Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Y7 Catch-Up Premium 2017/18

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 2017/18 the additional funding is £ 500 per pupil.

This academic year 30 students qualify for catch-up premium funding.

How we intend to spend our allocation for 2017/18

Maths Interventions

A Level 3 Teaching Assistant who specialises in numeracy has been employed to 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 a range of bespoke reading/literacy interventions before and after school.
  • The SENDCO, a teacher who specialises in Dyslexia and a level 3 Teaching Assistant will deliver literacy interventions in the inclusion department using a PIXL Phonics programme to deliver multisensory teaching approaches.
  • We also offer Private Tuition after school to boost reading and handwriting skills.

How we spent our allocation in 2016/17

In 2016/17, 25 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.
  • Four Teaching Assistants one of whom is the numeracy specialist delivered weekly Catch up numeracy sessions.
  • The SEND champion from the Maths Department provided training and guidance for Teaching Assistants to help them deliver the Maths PiXL programme to catch up students.
  • Cross curricular interventions involving Food Tech, Science, and Gardening were used to boost student’s numeracy skills.

English/Reading Intervention

  • Catch up students were taught English in a small nurture group.
  • Students were supported by the Literacy Intervention Group. 1:1 and small group tuition focused on reading, spelling, writing, and comprehension.
  • A TA provided small group and 1:1 support and delivered the Reading catch up programme.
  • The SENDCO, and a teacher who specialises in teaching students with specific learning difficulties also worked with groups looking at phonics and delivered multisensory literacy lessons to catch up students.

The impact Catch-up Premium had in 2016/17 

The progress of the cohort of 25 students (some students qualified for both Maths and English catch up) was as follows;

Reading/English

17 students qualified for the reading catch-up premium.

Levels of progress

Number of students

Percentage

Number of Students

17

 

Students achieving above their target grade

0

0%

Students who are on target

7

41%

Students who are below target

10

59%

Students who will continue to get support and be monitored in year 8

10

59%

 

Maths

13 students qualified for the Maths catch-up premium

Levels of progress

Number of students

Percentage

Number of Students

13

 

Students achieving above their target grade

3

23%

Students who are on target

2

15%

Students who are below target

8

62%

Students who will continue to get support and be monitored in year 8

8

62%

 

As a school are now looking into using PIVATS to track smaller steps of progress. We will continue to support our catch up students using the graduated approach.

Y7 Catch up Funding Allocation 2017 to 2018

Yr 7 Catch up Support Activity Time Staff Hrly Rate Number of Staff Number of Hrs Number of weeks Total Cost per week Cost
Nurture Group   TA £13.50 1   24 £108 £2,592
Literacy Catch up 8 hours per week TA £13.50 1 8 24 £108 £2,592
Numeracy Catch up 10.5 hours per week TA £13.50 1 10 24 £108 £3,402
Literacy Intervention 2 hours per week Teacher £39 2 4 24 £156 £3,744
Total Spend               £12,330