Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium Statement
The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium allocation for the academy financial year:
2015/16 = £18,500 (estimate)
2016/17 = £10,056 (estimate)
The funding is spent on the following support strategies:
• Student Support Officer work with students in small groups (English) = 0.3 FTE = £6k
Each student will receive 1h 45 minutes per week of ‘catch up ‘ support in dedicated small group work
• Teachers working with students in small groups (Maths) = 0.3 FTE = £13.5k
Students are organised into small groups. Vice Principal (CH) has responsibility for the co-ordination of the arrangements for the additional tuition.
Examples of further additional tuition for students in Y7 needing to ‘catch up ‘ to expected levels of attainment include:
1. Literacy support/reading support programmes led by TA specialists
2. Small English and Maths class sizes – especially for lowest ability students in Y7 (approx. 50% smaller than other classes)
3. Reading lesson as integral part of English curriculum
Low ability English and Maths groups have additional teaching support staff assigned – so together with the small class sizes there is a very good adult to student ratio in Y7 classrooms for students in greatest need.
Impact on students’ progress and attainment
1. In 2015/16 77% of students arriving at the academy needing ‘catch up’ support made expected progress in English – (61% of students needing ‘catch-up’ support make expected progress in schools nationally whilst in secondary education)
2. In 2015/16 52% of students arriving at the academy needing ‘catch up’ support made expected progress in Maths – (41% of students needing ‘catch-up’ support make expected progress in schools nationally whilst in secondary education)
3. Literacy support/reading support programme
• In Y7 15 students have received literacy intervention 3 periods per week.
• The average increase in reading age is approximately 3.6 (standardised score) progress (from Sept 16 – June 17).
• The average increase in spelling age is approximately 3.4 (standardised score) progress (from Sept 16 – June 17).
• In Y7 7 students have received spelling intervention 2 periods a week
• The average increase in reading age is approximately 4.1 (standardised score) progress (from Sept 16 – June 17).
• The average increase in spelling age is approximately 3.1 (standardised score) progress (from Sept 16 – June 17).

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