16-19 Tuition Fund
The funding will be used to provide additional tuition for students in the sixth form that still need to achieve at least a grade 4 in English and/or mathematics. Priority for the additional tuition will be given to those who fulfil disadvantaged criteria and had their learning disrupted by the COVID-19 school closure. The tuition will be provided by specialist tutors after school and is in addition to that already timetabled during the school day. It is our ambition to give these students the best possible chance of securing a good GCSE pass in the November examinations.
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 2020-21
Year 7 Catch Up Premium funding has not been allocated for 2020-21 but is part of the general catch up funding provided by the government as part of the Covid pandemic recovery. However, the school have still identified a cohort for Hackney Literacy Project and this will be delivered as it has been in previous years.
Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2019-20
We have identified the following groups of pupils eligible for Catch Up Premium:
Literacy only 28 pupils
Numeracy only 15 pupils
Both literacy and numeracy 31 pupils
We plan to spend this in a variety of ways, including:
Impact of Spending 2019-20
Due to the Covid pandemic the academic year was not completed in school. The most vulnerable of the Catch Up cohort were prioritised for 1-1 support via Google Meet to ensure continued practice of literacy and numeracy skills.
The Hackney Literacy cohort completed an online Accelerated Reader test in the Spring Term and this showed a gain on average of 3 points on the Standardised Age Score.
As WRAT 4 is only administered twice a year, at the start and end of the year, and the pupils were not in school during the Summer Term it is not possible to report on maths progress.
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:
Impact of Spending 2018-19
Pupils with KS2 scaled scores below 95 were prioritised.
Impact of literacy and numeracy interventions were tracked via the use of standardised scores. For literacy the Accelerated Reader scaled scores or Diagnostic Reading Analysis of months gained were used. DRA was used for pupils who still struggled to decode and were supported using Switch On Reading and Accelerated Reader for pupils who could decode but struggled with understanding text. For numeracy WRAT 4 was administered which focused on basic numeracy skills.
WRAT 4 showed on average an increase of 6 points on and standardised age score (SAS). As scaled scores track against average progress for an age range this shows the cohort made accelerated progress.
The Accelerated Reader scores showed an average of 4 points increase in the standardised age scores from September to July. Again, this is an indicator of accelerated progress.
For the 9 pupils additionally assessed via DRA the average gain over 9 months was 14 months.
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:
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.
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.
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.