Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Year 7 ‘Catch-Up’ Premium

We have been allocated £7,500 in catch up funding for 2018-19. Funding is currently being used to support the accelerated reading programme and small group/1-1 tuition.  In addition, we have created an intervention lesson each week for the students who require this support using the expertise of our own teaching staff.

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 have created a timetabled support lesson for students who arrived with us in need of intervention in English and Maths.  this will be complimented by the accelerated reading programme and 1-1/small group tuition where appropriate.

75% of students who received small group or 1-1 literacy support narrowed the gap between their reading age and their chronological age.  The average increase for these students was 17 months over a period of 9 months of support.  50% of the students improved their reading age by 12 months in this period.  83% of the cohort are on track to achieve their GCSE target grade in English.  In Maths, 67% of the students are on target to achieve their GCSE target grade.  The school has also invested funds to support develop teacher capacity to support students who require catch-up literacy or numeracy

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.

In 2015-16, we received £8,500 in Year 7 ‘Catch-Up’ premium.  This funding was designed to support progress for all students who started Y7 in September 2015 with a KS2 level in English and/or Maths below level 4.

25 Y7 pupils received literacy support, all of whom were Level 3 or below in KS2 English GPS test and/or Reading. 15 (60%) of these pupils were in receipt of pupil premium. 77% of those identified as Level 3 or below in Reading at KS2 achieved Level 4+ in July 2016, with 46% achieving L5+.79% of those identified as Level 3 or below in Writing at KS2 achieved Level 4+ in July 2016 , with 42% achieving Level 5+.

18 Y7 pupils received numeracy support, all of whom were Level 3 or below in their KS2 Maths test.  11 (58%) of these pupils were in receipt of pupil premium.86% of those identified as Level 3 or below in Maths at KS2 achieved Level 4+ in July 2016 , with 21% achieving L5+.

In 2014-15 we received £13,000 in Year 7 ‘Catch-Up’ premium.This funding was designed to support progress for all students who started Y7 in September 2014 with a KS2 level in English and/or Maths below level 4. We spent our allocation on 1-1 and small group tuition for the relevant students

At the end of Year 7, 78% of the students who received support were working at or above Level 4 in English. 60% of students made progress from their Year 7 starting point in Maths. For those who have not made the required progress, support will continue to be provided into Year 8.

In 2013-14 we received £14,500 in Year 7 ‘Catch-Up’ premium. As a result, 89% of students below level 4 in English on arrival are now working at level 4 or better. In Maths, 50% of students below level 4 in Maths are now working at level 4 or better. Students who are not yet working at level 4 in either subject will continue to be supported to ensure they make the best possible progress.

 

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