Catch Up Premium

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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium Statement
The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium allocation for the academy financial year:
2017/18 = £10,000 (estimate)
2018/19 = £10,000 (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 2018/19 14% of students arrived at the Academy needing ‘catch up’ support in literacy (30 students). 68% of these students then made expected progress and met the national standard by the end of Year 7 (20 students)
  2. In 2018-19 28% of students arrived at the Academy needing ‘catch up’ support in numeracy (56 students). 45% of these students then made expects progress and met the national standard by the end of Year 7 (25 students)
  3. Literacy support / reading support programme
  • Terms 1 and 2
  • 30 students received literacy intervention for two periods a week
  • 29 pupils made 5.7 standardised points progress
  • Terms 3 and 4
  • 22 students received literacy intervention for two periods a week
  • 21 pupils made 8.6 standardised points progress
  • Terms 5 and 6
  • 16 pupils received literacy intervention for two periods a week
  • 16 pupils made 12.8 standardised score points progress

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