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Year 7 Catch Up Premium

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Year 7 Catch Up Premium:

Year 7 Catch up Premium

The catch up premium is additional funding given to the school to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in any one of the three key stage 2 tests (Mathematics, Reading, Grammar, punctuation and spelling). This funding is to enable schools to provide additional support to student who are admitted to secondary school with a lower starting point.

As with other secondary schools our funding has been frozen and therefore remains at £15,000.

Please click here to see the Catch Up Premium Evaluation for 2018-2019.

The 2019-2020 Strategy will be uploaded after the October census.

 

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Expenditure 2017-18 

The money provided to the school for the support of Catch Up Premium students was 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

£12,000

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

£15,000

 

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Impact 2017-18 

During the year, Catch Up Premium students were supported by Maths intervention mentors, who worked with them in small groups or 1:1 – predominantly during their 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

PP Catch Up 44 students  
  27.3% Excellent Progress
  56.8% Good Progress
  15.9% Just Behind
Non PP Catch Up  170 students  
  19.4% Excellent Progress
  62.9% Good Progress
  17.6% Just Behind

Maths

PP Catch Up 38 students  
  15.8% Excellent Progress
  68.4% Good Progress
  15.8% Just Behind
Non PP Catch Up  176 students  
  18.8% Excellent Progress
  71.6% Good Progress
  9.7% Just Behind

While not all of our Catch Up Premium students may be meeting targets, as a cohort they made better progress in both English and Maths than other students. 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 the expected attainment 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 2018 -19 

This year 88 students started Furze Platt Senior School not meeting the expected progress from Key Stage 2 in Numeracy and Literacy. The money provided to the school for the support of Catch Up Premium students has been allocated in the following ways for this academic year:

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.

ABC charity will be explored to hire in small group intervention services.

£1,200

Total

£14,000

Literacy Catch Up Premium Year 7 - Number of students and strategies:

In September 2018, 58 students have arrived at Furze Platt Senior School who are not yet meeting the expected standard at Key Stage 2. These students will be supported in the following ways this year:

• Class teachers of students are aware of the students and target support through their input and LSAs if available, focusing on literacy skills within the curriculum.

• Use Go4Schools to monitor progress throughout the year.

• Moderation of end of term assessments to ensure accuracy in marking across the department.

• Regular work scrutinies to check consistency of teaching and learning across the department.

• Liaise with SEN department to track progress of students within reading intervention groups.

• Identify Year 7 students for mentoring from Year 10 students within form time.

 

Numeracy Catch Up Premium Year 7 - Number of students and strategies:

Whereas 69 students started Year 7 without meeting the expected standard of Mathematics at Key Stage 2. These students will be supported in the following ways this year:

• Intervention from our teacher in smaller class sizes during Maths lessons

• Lessons focused on numeracy, using a variety of resources created in house and resources created by organisations to help these students close the gap.

• Every student has access to MyMaths to develop numeracy.

• Regular teacher assessments to see how the students are making progress in numeracy, and this is then used to inform teaching and learning.