Year 7 Catch-up Premium
We have been allocated funding as part of the government’s support for schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will be allocating this money to programmes of 1-1 and small group support in a range of subjects, as well as specific resources on a subject by subject basis. Impact will be measured through internal and external assessment.
We were allocated approximately £7,000 in Y7 catch up funding for 2019-20. This funding was used to support small group/1-1 tuition.
We were allocated £7,500 in catch up funding for 2018-19. Funding was used to support small group/1-1 tuition.
We were allocated £8,500 in catch-up funding for 2017-18. We used the funding to provide 1-1 and small group tuition and an accelerated reading intervention, informed by the positive impact of the strategies employed in 2016-17. We created a timetabled support lesson for students who arrived with us in need of intervention in English and Maths. This was complimented by the accelerated reading programme and 1-1/small group tuition where appropriate.
12 Y7 pupils received one to one or small group literacy support each week, all of whom achieved a KS2 Reading SAS below 97. 10 of these pupils were also PP.
- 9 out of 12 (75%) narrowed the gap between their reading age and their actual age between Sept 2017 and June 2018 (according to National Group Reading Test Data).
- The average increase in reading age for this group was +17 months over a time period of 9 months, with 50% of pupils improving their reading ages by more than 12 months in this time.
- 10 out of 12 (83%) are currently ‘on track’ to achieve their expected target grade in English (50% of pupils have a GCSE target of 4 and 50% have a GCSE target of 3).
- 7 out of 12 (58%) pupils are currently ‘on track’ to achieve their expected target grade in all subjects.
- 8 pupils have continued to receive literacy support through the Accelerated Reading Programme in Y8 with an additional pupil receiving continued support through the Paired Reading Programme.
12 Y7 pupils received one to one or small group numeracy support each week, all of whom achieved a KS2 Maths SAS below 97. 7 of these pupils were also PP. 8 out of 12 (67%) are currently ‘on track’ to achieve their expected target grade in Maths (67% of pupils have a GCSE target of 4/5 and 33% have a GCSE target of 3). This is an improvement on the 3 out of 12 (25%) who were on target in the Spring term of Y7.
We were allocated approximately £8,500 in catch-up funding for 2016-17. We decided to spend this funding on 1-1 support for students who have arrived in Year 7 below age-related expectations and on an accelerated reading programme.
75% of disadvantaged students receiving tuition increased their reading ages in the GL Reading Test from first testing in September 2016 to June 2017, with 50% increasing by more than 9 months. All pupils receiving tuition were awarded a ‘Progress towards target grade‘ of ‘developing’ or better, with 83% graded ‘secure’ in their target grade at the end of Y7.
75% of those receiving tuition increased their SAS in the GL Progress Test in Maths from first testing in Oct to June. All pupils receiving tuition were awarded a ‘Progress towards target grade‘ of ‘developing’ or better.