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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 students who has not secured a Key stage 2 scored above 100. In terms of life before levels this is the equivalent of a Level 4b in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. This is now being referred to as Secondary Ready.  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 a 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 2016-17 to support the literacy and numeracy of students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. In 2016-17, 36 Year 7 students arrived at Furze Platt Senior School with reading and / or maths attainment below a score of 100.

Year 7 Catch Up Premium 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

 

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Impact 2016-17 

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

58 Year 7 students entered the school with a score below 100 in English in September 2016.   

78% (45 students) were making good progress towards their GCSE targets by the end of Year 7. 11 students (19%) were slightly behind

Number of students

Progress Measure

45 (78%)

Good Progress (towards their GCSE target)

11 (19%)

Just Behind (on their progress towards their GCSE target)

2 (3%)

Cause for Concern

 

Maths

33 Year 7 students entered the school with a score below 100 in Maths in September 2016.   

52% (17 students) were making good to excellent progress towards their GCSE targets by the end of Year 7. 39% (13 students were slightly behind at the end of Year 7.

Number of students

Progress Measure

2 (6%)

Excellent Progress (towards their GCSE target)

15 (45%)

Good Progress (towards their GCSE target)

13 (39%)

Just Behind (on their progress towards their GCSE target)

3 (9%)

Cause for Concern

While not all Year 7 Catch Up Premium students achieved ‘good’ progress by the end of the year, as a cohort they made better progress in both English and Maths than other students. Students who are not there yet in English will continue to be supported on the Reading and Phonics programme into Year 8. In Maths, anyone who is yet to achieve excellent progress 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 2017 -18 

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

Additional staffing hours in 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