OBJECTIVES OF YEAR 7 CATCH-UP FUNDING

  • To close the gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support and raise the attainment of those students entitled to Catch-Up Premium.
  • To raise self-esteem and aspirations of students entitled to Catch-Up Premium.
  • To support curriculum access for all
  • To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress
  • To intervene if any chosen strategy or intervention fails to show impact
  • To ensure that parents are informed and involved where appropriate

AMOUNT OF YEAR 7 CATCH-UP FUNDING RECEIVING 2017/18

Year 7 students on 2017/18 roll: 172

Total amount of Catch-Up Premium Received: £13,069.00

SUMMARY OF 2017/18 YEAR 7 CATCH-UP FUNDING SPEND

  • Intensive, low student-to-teacher ratio class sizes in Orchard Centre
  • Additional specialist Literacy and Numeracy provision through Orchard Centre
  • Numeracy intervention program ‘Passport Maths’ – early intervention helping Year 7 to master the basics they may have missed at primary level education
  • Literacy intervention workbook for 1-to-1 support
  • Smaller class sizes in lower set classes in Year 7 to enable the provision of additional support and attention to benefit these students
  • Reading resources – Book series for reading programs
  • 1-to-1 Maths coaching resources
  • Children’s author visit and workshops
  • Transition support to feed primary schools

BREAKDOWN OF 2017/18 FUNDING EXPENDITURE

ITEMINTERVENTION COST
Multi-sensory reading manual428.80
Multi-sensory reading manual533.40
Literacy workbooks339.00
Educational books869.17
Maths practical resources331.97
National Numeracy program (resources)230.67
Children’s author workshop195.00
Online school licence (Maths)200.00
Specialist teacher8186.78
‘Passport Maths’ resources324.18
TA support1357.00
TOTAL SPEND1357.00

IMPACT DATA FOR 2017/18

Literacy Outcomes: 100% of students who had Catch-Up intervention made progress, bringing them into the broadly average range and ‘secondary ready’.

Numeracy Outcomes: 42% of students who had Catch-Up intervention made progress, bringing them into the broadly average range and ‘secondary ready’ 

CATCH-UP PREMIUM FUNDING FOR 2018/19

Data will be analysed from KS2 SATS information received and new students will be tested to ascertain their levels of ability in literacy and numeracy and, as always, we will ensure that students who need intervention support in literacy and numeracy will obtain a targeted package of support.

A planned intervention programme is already in place and will be implemented to support and enable students who have literacy and numeracy difficulties next year.

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