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Year 7 Catch Up Premium

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Year 7 Catch Up Premium: the facts

The DfE provides additional funding to schools for each Year 7 student who has not achieved a Level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. All state funded schools receive an additional £500 for each Year 7 student who is eligible for the funding based on their Key Stage 2 levels.

The funding is to enable schools to provide additional support to student who are admitted to Secondary school with a lower starting point.

In addition to the Pupil Premium funding, the school also received £14,000 in 2015-16 to support the literacy and numeracy of students who did not achieve the expected standard (Level 4) in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. In 2015-16, 28 Year 7 students arrived at Furze Platt Senior School with reading and / or maths attainment below a Level 4.

As with other secondary schools our 2015-16 funding has been matched for 2016-17, and therefore remains at £14,000. For 2016-17, there are 65 Year 7 students who failed to achieve the new Key Stage 2 benchmark score of 100+ for Reading and 51 who did not achieve the target for Maths.

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Expenditure 2015-16 

The money provided to the school for the support of Catch Up Premium students was spent in the following ways:

Additional staffing hours in English & mathematics to support small group and 1:1 intervention work

(Specialist intervention workers). Time split between Catch Up Premium and Pupil Premium

£12,000

 

Reading Programme

Contribution towards Reading and Phonics programme

£1,500

Teaching resources and student support material

Resources for students’ use, both in the classroom and for independent learning activities

£500

 

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Impact 2015-16 

During the year, Catch Up Premium students were supported by English and Maths intervention mentors, who worked with them in small groups or 1:1 – predominantly during their English or Maths lessons. In addition to this, Reading Catch Up students were also supported by our Reading and Phonics programme – which aims to accelerate reading age to a minimum of 11 years, in order to enable each student to fully access the full school curriculum. Maths Catch Up students were provided with additional support as an alternative to Tutor Time activities. This was either with the Maths intervention mentor, or with A Level Maths students as part of a Paired Maths programme.

 

English

12 Year 7 students entered the school on Level 3 or below in English in September 2015. 

42% (5 students) achieved Level 4 by the end of Year 7.  17% (2 students) finished the Year on 3a and are close to Level 4.

42% (5 students) entered the school with Level 2 or below. They have made an average of 7 Sub Levels of Progress.

Number of students

Sub Levels of Progress

25% (3)

6+

42% (5)

5+

42% (5)

4+

42% (5)

3+

50% (6)

2+

67% (8)

1+

 

Maths

20 Year 7 students entered the school on Level 3 or below in maths in September 2015. 

85% (17 students) achieved Level 4 by the end of Year 7.  A further 5% (1 student) finished the Year on 3a and are close to Level 4.

5 students entered the school with Level 2 or below. They have made an average of 8 Sub Levels of Progress.

Number of students

Sub Levels of Progress

10% (2)

6+

20% (4)

5+

35% (7)

4+

45% (9)

3+

60% (12)

2+

85% (17)

1+

While not all Year 7 Catch Up Premium students achieved Level 4 by the end of the year, as a cohort they made better progress in both English and Maths than other students (an average of 2 Sub Levels better in English and just under one in Maths). Students who have not yet achieved Level 4 in English will continue to be supported on the Reading and Phonics programme into Year 8. In Maths, anyone who is yet to achieve Level 4 will continue to have additional support through both the Paired Maths programme and with the Maths intervention mentor.

 

Provisional Year 7 Catch Up Premium Planned Expenditure 2016 -17 

The money provided to the school for the support of Catch Up Premium students was spent in the following ways:

Additional staffing hours in English & mathematics to support small group and 1:1 intervention work

(Specialist intervention workers). Time split between Catch Up Premium and Pupil Premium

£11,000

Reading Programme

Contribution towards Reading and Phonics programme

£1,300

Teaching resources and student support material

Resources for students’ use, both in the classroom and for independent learning activities

£500

Literacy catch-up support

Targeted specialist research and support provision – providing strategies for use in the classroom by all staff

£1200

Total

£14,000