Year 7 catch up premium
What is the Year 7 catch-up premium?
The Catch-Up Premium is additional funding given to schools in England to support Year 7 pupils who achieved below the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. It is the expectation that this funding is used to support the improvement of the students’ reading and maths in Year 7.
The impact of the funding is evaluated at the end of each term in Year 7 and this is followed through into Year 8
In 2019-2020, the school has received £2706 additional funding to support 31 students (21 in maths, 22 in reading with 12 overlapping in both).
In 2018-2019, the school has received £2706 additional funding to support 31 students (21 in maths, 22 in reading with 12 overlapping in both).
In 2017-2018 the school has received £2408 additional funding to support 21 students (14 in maths, 15 in reading with 8 overlapping in both).
Use of additional funding in 2019-2020
Pupils benefit from small group teaching in Year 7 following through to Year 8 as needed, to build up and re-enforce a strong skill base in reading, writing, spelling, comprehension and numeracy. The purpose is to provide pupils with a toolkit of skills that allows them to access the mainstream curriculum more effectively.
Depending on specific needs, some pupils receive one-to-one teaching from subject specialists during form time or after school in literacy and numeracy.
Pupils all have access to Lexia at home and some pupils have sessions in school to develop their literacy skills.
Support is available after school every day in our Laurea Centre for up to an hour and a half for pupils to receive support in English, maths and any homework needs.
Whole school literacy and numeracy
Literacy activities in form time weekly including opportunities for debate following newspaper reading and also a regular session devoted to reading.
Whole school development of the vocabulary of pupils through use of tier 2 and tier 3 words and the Frayer model for the explicit teaching of vocabulary.
Whole school focus on literacy and numeracy skills development across the curriculum. All departments ensure that literacy and numeracy are developed and enhanced within their curriculum as appropriate. This is reflected and supported in all exercise books across the school using the NELT ‘Keys’ and ‘Locks’ providing guidance and support to every pupil in basic reading, writing and maths.
Purchase of additional texts and resources to support students with low confidence and reluctance in reading, writing, spelling and numeracy.
Evaluation of the impact of additional funding 2019-2020
For those who entered school in September 2019, by the end of the Spring Term 2020;
75%of students who entered with reading scores below 100 have caught up with their peers are now working at or near the expected standard for students in year 7.
57%of the students who entered with maths scores below 100 have caught up with their peers and are now working at or near the expected standards for students in year 7.
All other students have made better than average progress and are closing the gap with their peers.
Please note – the cost for staffing the small group teaching in reading and maths is a great deal more than the allocated amount on its own.