Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium funding for the current academic year is £14,258. Like the previous academic year, the catch up funding is still used to target the new Year 7 pupils who arrived below the expected standard in English or Maths. The table below identifies what this funding was used for and the impact of this.

 

How we spent the previous year's allocation

  • Extra English and Maths teaching groups (Curriculum re-modelling). Blocking with additional group for English and Mathematics. 
  • Withdrawal in English and Maths for specialist support using Subject Specialist
  • Teaching time across Humanities – Writing across the curriculum 
  • Accelerated Reader programme

Strategy

  • Extra English and maths teaching groups (curriculum re-moddling). Blocking with additional groups for English and maths
  • Withdrawal in English and maths for specialist support by specialist teacher
  • Part-fund the salary for Curriculum Director in English - senior role to lead on literacy and numeracy across the curriculum including extended writing
  • Accelerated Reader progreamme
  • Reading boxes- compulsory silent reading pastoral program
English Banding x.1 x.2 x.3 x.4 x.5
H (23) 100% 87% 78% 39% 0%
M (82) 99% 84% 56% 20% 1%
Below expected standard (61) 97% 52% 16% 5% 2%
No banding (12) 90% 40% 20% 0% 0%
TOTAL (177) 98& 71% 43% 16% 1%
Maths Banding x.1 x.2 x.3 x.4 x.5
H (16) 100% 100% 100% 63% 6%
M (99) 98% `97% 80% 19% 3%
Below expected standard (52) 94% 52% 12% 0% 0%
No banding (10) 100% 44% 33% 0% 0%
TOTAL (177) 97% 81% 59% 17% 3%

For 2017/2018, approximately 43% of the cohort is not at the expected standards in GPS, maths or reading.

All year 7 pupils who are not school ready will received additional in-class support in Literacy and Numeracy. Teaching group have been identified where this can be provided. In addition, the accelerated reading is delivered by the SEN Literacy specialist teacher to ensure that appropriate and structured support is offered to pupils.

 

  GPS Expected Maths Expected Reading Expected
  No. % No. % No. %
Year 7 116 66% 114 64% 104 59%
Not at expectations 54 31% 56 32% 66 37%

Numeracy

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Maths department ran a Year 7 Catch-Up Programme for selected Year 7 pupils who entered the Academy with a below national average KS2 baseline score. The aim of this programme was to substantially improve the numeracy and basic number skills of these pupils so that they can access more difficult components from the KS3 Curriculum. This was delivered in Term 1 and 2 following the identification of this cohort of 56 pupils.

Literacy

The Year 7 Catch Up groups for 2017-2018 are much larger than in previous years, with a total of 54 pupils not meeting age related expectatons in two or more literacy based assessments. They have been split into groups for the following:

  • reading comprehension
  • phonics
  • literacy

Next Review- September 2018