In September 2018, the allocation for the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium was £12,556

This money will continue to be used to provide support for students in the following areas:

  • Support in English classes (Bridge, LSAs and small teaching groups)
  • Literacy intervention
  • Support in Maths classes (Bridge, LSAs and small teaching groups)

This support will be reviewed in October 2019.

The use and impact of the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2018-19

In September 2018, the allocation for the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium was £12,556.

As in previous years, we have used the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium to provide support in literacy and/or numeracy as appropriate for the individual pupils, with a view to improvement in these areas which in turn supports learning across the whole curriculum.   All eligible pupils either receive small group or 1:1 teaching to enable them to benefit from extra individual attention or extra support in mainstream lessons with LSAs and/or intervention.

Specific support in English

35 Year 7 students started in September 2017 with KS2 SATS score of below 100 in Reading. Of those, 8 were supported in Bridge, our dedicated small teaching class for our less able students, 10 were given individual weekly 1:1 with our literacy/dyslexia specialist and the other students, on the basis of school assessments at the start of Year 7, worked in mainstream lessons but with the support of LSAs for reading and writing.

Literacy Intervention

10 students received individual literacy tuition with a qualified specialist teacher

1:1 tuition continues for one hour a week throughout the academic year

Progress is evaluated through standardised testing. At the end of the year, all students had progressed their standard WRAT (Wide Range Achievement Test) in at least two of the three aspects, with 7 out of 10 improving one or more aspect by 6 standard points or more and 4 out of 10 improving one or more aspect by 10 standard points or more.

When asked to reflect on their support, students rated the sessions at an average score of 8.5/10. They reported that the sessions were useful in increasing their confidence and fluency in literacy.

Specific support in mathematics

31 students started in September 2018 with KS2 SATS score of below 100 in Maths. 8 were taught in Bridge and the rest were placed in the small mainstream Maths sets. In these two sets students had the support of LSAs in lessons and, where appropriate, support from one of the two maths Intervention Assistants.

In addition, all students have one lesson a fortnight of dedicated numeracy work in class time following the Numeracy Ninja scheme. This has built upon the success of the numeracy work that in previously years had been done in peer mentoring during registration.

 

In September 2017, the allocation for the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium was £12,556

This money will continue to be used to provide support for students in the following areas:

  • Support in English classes (Bridge, LSAs and small teaching groups)
  • Literacy intervention
  • Support in Maths classes (Bridge, LSAs and small teaching groups)

This support will be reviewed in October 2018.

The use and impact of the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2017-18

In September 2017, the allocation for the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium was £12,556.

As in previous years, we have used the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium to provide support in literacy and/or numeracy as appropriate for the individual pupils, with a view to improvement in these areas which in turn supports learning across the whole curriculum.   All eligible pupils either receive small group or 1:1 teaching to enable them to benefit from extra individual attention or extra support in mainstream lessons with LSAs and/or intervention.

Specific support in English

35 Year 7 students started in September 2017 with KS2 SATS score of below 100 in Reading. Of those, 12 were supported in Bridge, our dedicated small teaching class for our less able students, 14 were given individual weekly 1:1 with our literacy/dyslexia specialist and the other students, on the basis of school assessments at the start of Year 7, worked in mainstream lessons but with the support of LSAs for reading and writing.

Literacy Intervention

14 students received individual literacy tuition with a qualified specialist teacher

1:1 tuition continues for one hour a week throughout the academic year

Progress is evaluated through standardised testing. At the end of the year, all students had progressed their standard WRAT (Wide Range Achievement Test) in at least two of the three aspects, with 9 out of 14 improving one or more aspect by 7 standard points or more.

When asked to reflect on their support, students rated the sessions at an average score of 8.7/10. They reported that the sessions were useful in increasing their confidence and fluency in literacy.

Specific support in mathematics

33 students started in September 2017 with KS2 SATS score of below 100 in Maths. 11 were taught in TEAM and the rest were placed in the small mainstream Maths sets. In these two sets students had the support of LSAs in lessons and, where appropriate, support from one of the two maths Intervention Assistants.

In addition, all students have one lesson a fortnight of dedicated numeracy work in class time following the Numeracy Ninja scheme. This has built upon the success of the numeracy work that in previously years had been done in peer mentoring during registration.

 

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