Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium funding for the current academic year is £12,000. 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 
  • Withdrawal in English and maths for specialist support using SEN Teacher. Additional withdrawal for key pupils by specialist teacher.
  • Part -fund the salary for ETAP – senior role to lead on Literacy and numeracy across the curriculum including extended writing
  • Teaching time across Humanities – Writing across the curriculum 
  • Accelerated Reader programme including toe to toe delivered by intervention manager 
  • Books and resources including invitation of poets and writers to support language and written skills development in Year 7

Strategy

  • Extra English and maths teaching groups (Curriculum re-modelling). Blocking with additional groups for English and maths
  • Withdrawal in English and maths for specialist support using SEN Teacher.
  • Additional withdrawal for key pupils 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 programme
  • Toe-to-toe literacy project delivered by intervention manager
  • Books and resources including invitation of poets and writers to support language and written skills development in Year 7
  • Reading boxes – compulsory silent reading pastoral program
  • Spelling B competitions
English Banding Below x.1 x.2 x.3 x.4 x.5 x.5+
H 100% 100% 100% 92% 92% 33% 8%
M 100% 100% 100% 91% 79% 21% 0%
Below expected Standard 100% 97% 97% 72% 39% 1% 0%
No banding 100% 89% 78% 33% 22% 0% 0%
TOTAL 100% 98% 98% 80% 61% 13% 1%
Maths Banding Below  x.1 x.2 x.3 x.4 x.5 x.5+
H 100% 100% 94% 88% 81% 81% 56%
M 100% 99% 86% 80% 69% 55% 23%
Below expected standard (72) 100% 90% 88% 79% 64% 44% 19%
No banding 100% 83% 67% 50% 50% 50% 33%
TOTAL 100% 95% 87% 79% 68% 53% 25%

For 2017-2018, approximately 30% of the cohort is not at the expected standards in GPS, Maths or Reading. All year 7 pupils who are not school ready will receive additional in class support in Literacy and Numeracy. Teaching groups 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.

Secondary Readiness

  GPS Expected Maths Expected Reading Expected
  No % No % No  %
Year 7 133 71 132 71 120 64
Not at expectations 59 29 66 29 78 36

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 1and 2 following the identification of this cohort of 66 pupils.

 

 

A range of numeracy resources from Collins Numeracy Framework and Singapore Maths strategies were used. Further work is being developed in aligning the curriculum across all schools within the Federation with a view to sharply measure the impact of this intervention.

 

 

Literacy

 

For 2017-2018, the literacy focus will be on writing and spelling with additional reading tuition provided by Y11 and 12 pupils and the SEN team. Participation in reading groups and compulsory silent reading built in the tutor program allows pupils to be more focused on reading comprehension and pupils with lower prior attainment will follow a training provided by our SEN language specialist.

 

The Year 7 Catch Up groups for 2017-2018 are much larger than in previous years, with a total of 78 pupils not meeting age related expectations in primary school in two or more literacy based assessments. They have been split into groups for the following: reading comprehension, phonics and literacy.

Next Review – September 2018