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Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Catch Up Premium 2019-2020

For our Year 7 cohort we have the following percentages of students that are not yet Secondary Ready and have not reached the Expected Standard:

English (Reading): 35.8% of students not mot reach the expected standard.  21.6% nearly met the expected standard with a score of between 95-99.

Maths: 21.1% of students did not reach the expected standard.  12.9% nearly met the expected standard with a score of between 95-99.

Allocation of Funding.

We have received £26,000 Catch Up Premium funding for the academic year 2019-2020.  Within this allocation of funding £19,000 has be used to support staffing in both English and Maths.  The remaining £9,000 has been allocated to support the intervention work undertaken in the two subject areas to support the Catch Up programme.  £8000 of this £9000 allocation will be used to support the staffing costs for the formal catch up programme. 

English Programme

English continues to utilise the Accelerated Reader Programme to support progress.  Some funding has been used to ensure this programme is available in school.  The Library continues to be a strong focal point of the programme and has continued to strengthen the books available to students.  The curriculum also supports the programme with a dedicated Accelerated Reader lesson each week and regular tutor time reading slots.  Alongside these those students identified as not Secondary Ready also receive a block of small group reading intervention involving 1 lesson per week.  Those who have not yet reached the Expected Standard will continue to receive regular interventions.

Assessment as with Maths is through the Key Stage 2 SATs Reading paper at the end of their intervention block.  We can also monitor progress within the Accelerated Reader Programme through the regular quizzing students undertake and the termly testing undertaken in lessons.

To facilitate this English staff have been well trained to deliver the programme and year 7 tutors receive regular CPD to enable them to track progress of their tutees.

As with Maths Catch Up Funding has been used to strengthen the management structure in English to help facilitate progress in reading.

Daisi provides key topic evaluation to prioritise areas of focus in the catch up sessions enabling more targeted and focussed intervention to take place.

Activity

Lead

Detail

Allocation of Funding

Paired reading

T Seston

Identified students have a series of paired reading sessions with older students in years 10-12 during morning registration

Funding for books that will be used for the sessions

Catch Up intervention

P Lennie & T Seston

Small group intervention over a block of time.

Letters to parents

Intervention support resources

TBC

Maths Programme

This year maths intervention is being led by the departments specialist intervention teacher who has been number count trained. There is the capacity for the intervention to be delivered by the team. PiXL DTT strategies are being used with students receiving individualized tailored sessions which address their personal gaps coming out of KS2 which have been identified using a KS2 SATS paper. Students attend a session a week for between 6-10 weeks when they sit a test of KS2 Level questions on their gaps for us to monitor progress.

In addition to individual sessions non-secondary ready students all have a dedicated lesson of class time with their class teacher each week in a computer room following an online transition program which covers KS2 topics needed for success in KS3. They can also access this at home and the software feeds back individual areas for improvement to allow for a personalised revision resource.

Daisi provides key topic evaluation to prioritise areas of focus in the catch up sessions enabling more targeted and focussed intervention to take place.

Activity

Lead

Detail

Allocation of Funding

Paired Maths

S Robinson

Identified students have a series of paired maths sessions with older students in years 10-12 during morning registration.*

Photocopying x £100

Catch Up intervention

P Lennie & C Barham

Small group intervention over a block of time.**

Letters to parents

Intervention support resources

TBC

*This targets students considered through Daisi analysis to have been near miss students.  These are students who scored between 95-99 on their maths KS2 result.  These students will follow a programme purely through tutor period over the course of the year.

**This group of students are students who scored 94 or less for their scaled score on their Maths papers.

Other resources

Resource

Cost

Detail

Daisi Key Stage 2 Data Analysis

£400

Package purchased from Daisi to provide detailed analysis of gaps in knowledge & skill for incoming year 7 cohort.

Hegarty Maths

£ TBC

Subscription renewal to enable it to be used through lessons and as part of home learning. (Contribution)

Accelerated Reader

£ TBC

To ensure students can still access this programme through lessons and as part of home learning.  It will also ensure staff can track reading throughout year 7. (Contribution)