Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Last updated: 04/04/2019


Year 7 Catch-up Funding STATEMENT 2018–19

The literacy and numeracy Catch-up Premium is a government allocation which gives schools additional funding to support pupils in Year 7 who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). The funding is used to provide literacy and numeracy support to enable pupils to ‘catch-up’ as quickly as possible in order to provide maximum opportunity to succeed at secondary school.

Year 7 catch-up premium 2018 to 2019 Conditions of grant and allocations table for the 2018 to 2019 financial year [GOV.UK]

Year 7 catch-up premium 2017 to 2018 Conditions of grant and allocations table for the 2017 to 2018 financial year [GOV.UK]

We identify pupils who need extra support and use the funding provided to support effective programmes of intervention, such as, individual tuition, intensive small group work, access to external services and the purchase of extra resources to maximise progress.

Objectives of the Catch-up Funding

  • To close the gap in attainment of pupils eligible for ‘catch-up’ premium by providing intensive support in literacy and numeracy

  • To accelerate progress through rapid intervention

  • To further identify any potential barriers to learning

  • To raise the self-confidence and resilience of our pupils who are entitled to ‘catch-up’ premium.


2018–19

Funding allocation for the current academic year 2018–19

Funding allocation for
the current academic year 2018–19
Number of pupils in year 7 cohort 207
Numbers of pupils who did not achieve expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2 41
Numbers of pupils who did not achieve expected standard in reading at the end of KS2 22
Numbers of pupils who did not achieve expected standard in maths at the end of KS2 8
Numbers of pupils who did not achieve expected standard in reading and maths at the end of KS2 11
Year 7 Catch-up Premium allocation £6,424
 

How do we intend to spend our allocation?

Resource Cost Objective
Identified pupils supported in small nurture groups in maths north and south side £1,800 To close the attainment gap and accelerate progress through rapid intervention

To raise the self-confidence and resilience of our pupils who are entitled to ‘catch-up’ premium
Identified pupils supported by peer tutoring in English and maths. Administrative time No cost

£100 admin time
To close the attainment gap and accelerate progress through rapid intervention

To raise the self-confidence and resilience of our pupils who are entitled to ‘catch-up’ premium
KS3 co-ordinators in English and maths prioritise ‘catch-up’ pupils. Resources
created for the hub. Co-ordinators monitor key assessments to track progress.
£800 To close the attainment gap and accelerate progress through rapid intervention
Personal targets to be set at the end of Year 7 for Year 8 intervention. PLC areas
identified by teachers
no cost To close the attainment gap and accelerate progress through rapid intervention
Identified pupils discussed regularly in faculty meetings no cost To close the attainment gap and accelerate progress through rapid intervention
Resources material produced for parents/carers to use at home for independent work (literacy
booklet, maths prep steps - Hegarty maths)
£200 To close the attainment gap and accelerate progress through rapid intervention

To raise the self-confidence and resilience of our pupils who are entitled to ‘catch-up’ premium
Identified pupils supported with literacy morning intervention work,(1:1 literacy support, homework club, touch typing, word shark) £1,620
To close the attainment gap and accelerate progress through rapid intervention

To raise the self-confidence and resilience of our pupils who are entitled to ‘catch-up’ premium
Year 7 Early Intervention Evening in September – ‘catch-up’ plan and resources shared with parents/carers £400 To close the attainment gap and accelerate progress through rapid intervention

To further identify any potential barriers to learning

To raise the self-confidence and resilience of our pupils who are entitled to ‘catch-up’ premium
Learning support manager appointed and two level 3 TAs appointed to support pupil
progress
£2,500
To close the attainment gap and accelerate progress through rapid intervention

To further identify any potential barriers to learning

To raise the self-confidence and resilience of our pupils who are entitled to ‘catch-up’ premium
Total Expenditure £7,420

2017–18

Funding allocation for the previous academic year

Number of pupils in year 7 cohort 202
Numbers of students who did not achieve expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2
44
Year 7 Catch-up Premium allocation £6,104
 

How did last year’s allocation make a difference to attainment of pupils who benefitted from funding?

2017–18

Resource Cost Impact
Smaller group for mathematics and literacy £5,945 •82% achieved aspirational age and ability expectations in English by the end of Year 7

•100% achieved national average age and ability expectations in English by the end of Year 7

•91% achieved national or aspirational age and ability expectations in mathematics by the end of Year 7

•All pupils, with the exception of 1, moved from the prep step to maths step 1 by the start of Year 8
Reads united £400
Key stage leader- specialist maths intervention £5,635
Hegarty maths online tool £450
Year 12 mathematics -peer mentoring programme £250
Literacy programme,‘Go For it ’resources £275

Total spend £12,995 added to by Pupil Premium allocation and school budget

General outcomes

Targeted additional support strategies have resulted in improving levels of attainment and progress for identified pupils identified through Year 7 ‘catch-up’ in both reading and mathematics. Pupils were able to demonstrate measurable progress in reading, spelling and mathematics and interventions had a positive impact upon self-esteem and aspirations.