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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 score of 100 in either Maths or English in the end of Key Stage 2 SATS.

 

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 29% 201
2018-19 TBC Feburary 2019 61 Students scored below 100 in either English or Maths or both 30% 204


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.
  • CPD provided for support staff to promote effective and relevant support for catch up students.
  • A whole school initiative to promote reading for pleasure. This is carried out through staff promoting what they are currently reading, 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 these students carried out by member of our staff who has KS2 experience in Numeracy and Literacy.
  • 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.
  • Ability groups - Year 7 students who enter school at significantly below in their key stage 2 reading SATS have been placed in a smaller classes which has had the curriculum shaped to support the needs of these students. Additional support has been placed in these classed to aid the learning and catch up needed.
  • Extra allocation of literacy lessons within the school week to support the learning and catch required by these students.
  • Weekly Catch Up - Weekly email sent to the parents of Yr 7 Catch Up students to provide videos, practice questions and solutions to access at home which link directly to learning going on in classes on a weekly basis.

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.
  • CPD provided for support staff to promote effective and relevant support for catch up students.
  • Regular analysis of progress data is undertaken to ensure that students are making sufficient progress and are receiving appropriate interventions.
  • 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.
  • Ability groups - Year 7 students who enter school at significantly below in their key stage 2 Mathematics SATS have been placed in a smaller classes which has had the curriculum shaped to support the needs of these students. Additional support has been placed in these classed to aid the learning and catch up needed.
  • Small group work and 1-2-1 sessions with these students carried out by member of our staff who has KS2 experience in Numeracy and Literacy.
  • Extra support provided by an experienced mathematics teacher for these students during the Autumn term.
  • Support offered for parents of the Catch Up students so to allow another layer of support and access to resources at home.
  • Weekly Catch Up - Weekly email sent to the parents of Yr 7 Catch Up students to provide videos, practice questions and solutions to access at home which link directly to learning going on in classes on a weekly basis.

 

Current Cohort of Students - September 2018

  Reaching Expected Standard (School) Reaching Expected Standard (National) Difference Reaching a High Standard (School) Reaching a High Standard (National) Difference
Reading 74% (150 students) 75% -1% 24% (48 students) 28% -4%
Maths 77% (158 students) 76% +1% 22% (45 students) 24% -2%
GPS 64% (130 students) 78% -14% 49% (100 students) 34% +15%

English

In 2018-2019 (our current Year 7 cohort), there were 52 students who arrived not having met the ‘Expected Standard’ at Key Stage 3 in reading.

Maths

In 2018-2019 (our current Year 7 cohort), there were 44 students who arrived not having met the ‘Expected Standard’ at Key Stage 3 in Maths.
 

 

Impact of Literacy and Numeracy Interventions on Year 7 2017-2018
 

In 2017-2018 there were 55 students (27%) who arrived not having achieved the expected standard in Reading. By the end of Year 7, 37% (20 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 6 students had achieved or exceeded their Expected Pathway.

In 2017-2018 there were 43 students (21%) who arrived not having achieved the expected standard in Mathematics. By the end of Year 7, 33% (14 students) of these had achieved a Secure Pathway or above in Mathematics, meaning they were building their skills and knowledge for a grade 5+ GCSE. All but 6 students had achieved or exceeded their Expected Pathway.

 

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.