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Catch-Up

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Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium


In 2013, the Year 7 Catch Up Premium was introduced. Like Pupil Premium funding, this is additional funding for students and is allocated to students who did not achieve a level 4 in either Maths or English at the end of Key Stage 2.

As of 2016 this was those students who did not meet the Expected Standard in the KS2 SATs. The Expected Standard in the tests is a scaled score of 100 or more.

In 2016 The East Midlands (along with the South West) had the highest percentage of schools below the floor standard (7%).
 

Year 7 Catch Up

Financial Year Year 7 Catch Up Funding Total No. of Yr 7 Catch Up Students Total % of Yr 7 Students that are Yr 7 Catch Up Total No. of Students in Yr 7
2014-15 £25,500 45 22.5% 200
2015-16 £16,500 26 14% 184
2016-17 £18,178 69 students scored below 100 in either English or Maths or both 35% 195
2017-18 £18,360 54 students scored below 100 in either English or Maths or both 27% 197


Literacy Catch-Up Interventions

 

  • Quality First Teaching is a priority across the school.
  • High quality teaching and learning and staff training ensures that work is suitably differentiated to support the development of reading across the curriculum.
  • Regular analysis of progress data is undertaken to ensure that students are making sufficient progress and are receiving appropriate interventions.
  • A whole school initiative to promote reading for pleasure. This is carried out through Mentor Time literacy activities, mentor Time reading, staff promoting what they are currently reading, reading groups with the English Academic Mentor, the use of the library at break and lunchtime and a community book shelf in the foyer of the school.
  • Small group work and 1-2-1 sessions with an Academic Mentor in English, supports students to develop reading skills.
  • Workshops with professional actor/director develop students literacy skills through the reading of scripts and script writing, and the development of inference skills when analysing text e.g. Shakespeare.
  • Peer tutoring – Year 9 HPA students teach/mentor Year 7 students with a focus on creative writing.
  • Students complete the Fresh Start programme within English with the aim of developing key skills in both reading and writing, to close any gaps and help students to ‘catch up’ with their peers.
  • Skills Academy - Year 7 students who enter school at significantly below their key stage 2 target and who are also identified as being vulnerable are supported in a ‘nurture group’ environment with the aim of integrating into all main stream lessons by the end of the year.
  • 1-2-1 tuition in the Summer Term (2017) for all Year 7 Catch Up Cohort – focusing on KPI’s not met at KS2 and key skills in literacy.

Numeracy Catch-Up Interventions

 

  • Quality First Teaching is a priority across the school.
  • High quality teaching and learning and staff training ensures that work is suitably differentiated to support the development of numeracy across the curriculum.
  • Regular analysis of progress data is undertaken to ensure that students are making sufficient progress and are receiving appropriate interventions.
  • Weekly Mentor time Numeracy Challenge - Weekly challenge to be completed by mentor groups offers a range of ‘thinking’ tasks to be completed in a comfortable environment.
  • Maths Boosters - Weekly email sent to the whole school emailing list to provide videos, practice questions and solutions to access at home which link directly to learning going on in classes on a weekly basis.
  • Small Group and 1-2-1 with HLTA in Maths - Small group work and 1-2-1 sessions focusing on understanding of key basic skills.
  • Skills Academy - Year 7 students who enter school at significantly below their key stage 2 target and who are also identified as being vulnerable are supported in a ‘nurture group’ environment with the aim of integrating into all main stream lessons by the end of the year.
  • 1-2-1 tuition in the Summer Term (2017) for all Year 7 Catch Up Cohort – focusing on KPI’s not met at KS2 and key skills in numeracy.
     

Current Cohort of Students 2017

 

  Reaching Expected Standard (School) Reaching Expected Standard (National) Difference Reaching a High Standard (School) Reaching a High Standard (National) Difference
Reading 73% (138 students) 71% 2% 23% (44 students) 25% -2%
Maths 79% (149 students) 75% 4% 22% (41 students) 23% -1%
GPS 75% (142 students) 77% -2% 29% (55 students) 31% -2%


English


In 2016-2017 (our current Year 7 cohort), there were 49 students who arrived not having met the ‘Expected Standard’ at Key Stage 3 in reading.
 

Maths


In 2016-2017 (our current Year 7 cohort), there were 40 students who arrived not having met the ‘Expected Standard’ at Key Stage 3 in Maths.
 

Impact of Literacy and Numeracy Interventions on Year 7 2016-2017


In 2016-2017 there were 68 students (36%) who arrived not having achieved the expected standard in Reading. By the end of Year 7, 51% (35 students) of these had achieved a Secure Pathway or above in English, meaning they were building their skills and knowledge for a grade 5+ in GCSE. All but 2 students had achieved or exceeded their Expected Pathway.

In 2016-2017 there were 60 students (32%) who arrived not having achieved the expected standard in Maths. By the end of Year 7, 53% (32 students) of these had achieved a Secure Pathway or above in Maths, meaning they were building their skills and knowledge for a grade 5+ GCSE. All but 3 students had achieved or exceeded their Expected Pathway.
 

Impact of Literacy and Numeracy Interventions on Year 7 2015-2016


In 2015-2016 there were 26 students who arrived not having achieved Level 4 in Reading. 11 of these students are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

By the end of Year 7, 54% (14 students) of these had achieved a Level 4.

In 2015-2016 there were 22 students who arrived not having achieved Level 4 in Maths. 10 of these students were in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

By the end of Year 7, 55% (12 students) of these had achieved a Level 4.


Impact of Literacy and Numeracy Interventions on Year 7 2014-2015


In 2014-2015 there were 30 students who arrived not having achieved Level 4 in Reading. 11 of these students are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

By the end of Year 7, 60% (18 students) of these had achieved a Level 4.

In 2014-2015 there were 45 students who arrived not having achieved Level 4 in Maths. 21 of these students are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

By the end of Year 7, 62% (28 students) of these had achieved a Level 4.