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Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

The Year 7 Catch-Up premium provides additional funding to schools to accelerate the progress of identified pupils in English and Mathematics. The funding is aimed at Year 7 pupils who did not achieve age related expectations in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics.  The funding enables the school to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it, so that they catch up with their peers.

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2018-19

 

We have identified 50 pupils eligible for the catch-up premium in the academic year 2018-19 based on students entering KS3 with KS2 reading and maths scores of less than 96. This is made up from:

 

Literacy ONLY 26 pupils
Numeracy ONLY 8 pupils
BOTH Literacy and Numeracy 16 pupils

The amount of funding for 2018-19 will be approximately £21,000 based on the government statement:

In 2018 to 2019, we will allocate funding to schools on the basis that they receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2017 to 2018. It will be adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2018 census.

We plan to spend this in a variety of ways, including:

  • The Hackney Literacy Project
  • Reading Intervention (Switch On)
  • Small group and one to one tuition in literacy and numeracy
  • Resources to support learning
  • Teachers and Learning Support Assistants offering extra intervention and support in literacy and numeracy including Catch Up Numeracy
  • In-class support for literacy and numeracy
  • Lexia reading / spelling programme

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2017-18

 

We identified 29 pupils eligible for the catch-up premium in the academic year 2017-18 based on KS2 maths and reading scores of less than 96. This is made up from:

 

Literacy ONLY 18 pupils
Numeracy ONLY 15 pupils
BOTH Literacy and Numeracy 17 pupils

The amount of funding received was approximately £23 100. We spent this in a variety of ways, including:

  • Reading Intervention (Switch On)
  • Catch Up Numeracy
  • Small group and one to one tuition in literacy and numeracy
  • Resources to support learning
  • Teachers and Learning Support Assistants offering extra intervention and support in literacy and numeracy
  • In-class support for literacy and numeracy
  • Introduction of a mastery approach to teaching maths in Y7 with mixed ability teaching for pupils and specialised small group classes for pupils with identified learning difficulties

Impact of Spending 2017-18

 

With the exit of National Curriculum levels we have chosen to measure the impact of our interventions using standardised tests to measure reading and maths. These will be either WRAT 4 (Wide Range Achievement Test), Diagnostic Reading Analysis or Accelerated Reader Star Reading Test. As standardised scores take account of pupils’ ages any increase in a standardised score show accelerated progress. Our aim is to make sure all pupils reach a standardised score of at least 85 and more (putting them in the low average range), the majority a score of over 90. In addition we have also used end of year exam results for Y7 pupils in maths.

Numeracy

 

Pupils with scores below 90 had 1-1 teaching, including Catch Up Numeracy. Pupils between 90 and 95 had additional teaching of key numeracy skills during tutor time. Pupils with scores above 95 but below 100 were given targeted support in mastery lessons.

Overall the pupils who completed Catch Up Numeracy for a term gained on average 3 standardised score points using the WRAT 4, which shows accelerated progress over time.

Of the pupils with scores between 90 and 95, 38% showed accelerated progress in the end of year exams by scoring higher than their target grade based on prior attainment.

Literacy

Using Accelerated Reader standardised tests the pupils with the lowest scores were given Switch On as an intervention for one or two terms. On average the standardised scores improved by 6 points over the year. Two students improved by more than 10 points.

Other pupils had small group / paired work and use of the Lexia programme for a term and on average their standardised scores improved by 5 points.

Pupils under an SAS (standardised age score) of 90 will continue to receive support.