Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Y7 Catch-Up Premium 2015/16

 

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least a level 4 in reading and or/maths at the end of key stage 2. Schools decide how this additional funding should be spent to best support the boosting of these young people’s progress.

In 2016/17 the additional funding was £500 per pupil.

How we intend to spend our allocation for 2016/17

This academic year 32 students qualify for catch-up premium funding.

 

Maths Interventions

A Maths teacher working alongside four TA’s will give students a mix of small group extraction and 1:1 support focusing on;

  • Developing students understanding of core mathematical principles
  • Giving students the time and support to practise and master core mathematical skills
  • Building student’s confidence in maths and fostering enthusiasm for the subject

 

English/Reading interventions

  • Three TAs will be leading range of bespoke reading/literacy interventions
  • The SENDCO and two teaching staff will deliver literacy intervention in the student support unit.

How we spent our allocation in 2015/16

In 2015/16, 35 students qualified for catch-up premium

We provided a range of interventions for students. Students were allocated to the support that was appropriate for their needs.

Maths Interventions

  • Catch-up premium students were taught in a smaller maths group
  • A Teaching Assistant worked alongside a maths teacher to support the group

providing small group and 1:1 support

English/Reading Intervention

  • The nurture group was used to support student’s literacy development and improve organisation and homework.
  • Students were supported by the Literacy Intervention Group. 1:1 and small group tuition focused on reading, writing, and comprehension.
  • Three specialist TAs provided small group and 1:1 support and delivered the Reading catch up programme.

 

The impact Catch-up Premium had in 2015/16

At Gateacre School, catch–up funding in 2015-16 was £14,500.

The progress of the cohort of 35 students was as follows;

Reading/English

16 students qualified for the reading catch-up premium.

Levels of progress

Number of students

Percentage

Number of Students

16

 

Students making 0 or below levels of   progress

1

6%

Students making 1 level of progress

0

0%

Students making 2 levels of progress

4

25%

Students making 3 levels of progress

5

31%

Students making 4 levels of progress

5

31%

Maths

19 students qualified for the Maths catch-up premium.

Levels of progress

Number of students

Percentage

Total number of students

19

 

Students making 0 levels of progress

9

47%

Students making 1 level of progress

5

26%

Students making 2 levels of progress

2

11%

Students making 3 levels of progress

3

16%

Students making 4 levels of progress

0

0%

 

As a school we are now looking into using PIVATS to track smaller steps of progress.

 

Year 7 Catch up Funding Allocation 2014 to 2015

Yr 7 Catch up Support Activity

Time

Staff

Hrly Rate

Number of Staff

Number of Hrs

Number of weeks

Total Cost per week

Cost

TA support Eng/Maths

8 hours per week

TA

£13.50

1

8

24

£108.00

£2,592.00

Nurture Group

 

TA

£13.50

1

 

24

£108.00

£2,592.00

Literacy Catch up

8 hours per week

TA

£13.50

1

8

24

£108.00

£2,592.00

Numeracy Catch up

10.5 hours per week

TA

£13.50

1

10

24

£108.00

£3,402.00

Numeracy Intervention

4 hours per week

Teacher

£39

1

4

24

£156.00

£3,744.00

Total Spend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£14,922.00