In September 2017, the allocation for the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium was £11,681

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 2016-17

In September 2016, the allocation for the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium was £11,681.

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

40 Year 7 students started in September 2016 with KS2 SATS score of below 100 in Reading. Of those, 14 were supported in TEAM, our dedicated small teaching class for our less able students, 13 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. All of these pupils have made progress this year above or in line with their flight path.

Literacy Intervention

13 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 one of the three aspects, with 7 out of 13 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 9/10. They reported that their ‘spelling and writing have got a lot better’, and that they are ‘more confident now’ in literacy.

Specific support in mathematics

30 students started in September 2016 with KS2 SATS score of below 100 in Maths. 12 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.

7 out of 12 students in the TEAM provision made strong enough progress to be reintegrated into the mainstream lessons for Year 8.

 

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