Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Year 7 ‘Catch-Up’ Premium

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

Impact of Y7 catch up strategies 2018-19

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.

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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