Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium

The DfE has made additional funds available for improving the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils. This grant is known the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium. The funds are primarily aimed at improving Maths and English levels at key stage 2 (KS2). An allocation is made for every pupil who has not achieved the ‘expected standard’ in reading or maths at KS2 as per the October school census.

 

This short report summarises how the previous year’s funding was spent and how we intend to spend this year’s funding. Most importantly, it provides information on the outcomes of the spending and the improvements made amongst our pupils.

 

Previous performance of disadvantaged pupils

2015

2016

Pupils making expected progress in Maths: Girls / Boys

78% / 73%

83% / 57%

Pupils making expected progress in English: Girls / Boys

68% / 67%

86% / 76%

 

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2016/2017

Total number of pupils on roll:

Girls School: 138

Boys School: 107

Total number of pupils eligible for Year 7 Catch-Up Premium:

Girls School: 38

Boys School: 39

Amount of Year 7 Catch-Up Premium received per pupil:

Girls School: £116

Boys School: £178

Total amount of Year 7 Catch-Up Premium received

Girls School £4,434

Boys School £6,978

 

Spending of the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2016/2017

Objectives:

To support the attainment of these pupils and aid their progression into the secondary curriculum.

 

 

Summary of spending:

Appointment of internal staff with specific focus on Literacy and Numeracy for pupils

Programmes & Initiatives:

  • Lexia Programme
  • Units of Sound programme
  • Thinking Reading programme
  • Star reading initiative

 

Interventions:

Literacy Interventions at Bishop Challoner include:

Lexia Strategies – a phonics based programme for selected Year 7 and Year 8 pupils, to improve reading comprehension and spelling.

Units of Sound Programme – a literacy programme for selected Year 8 and Year 9 pupils, to improve reading comprehension, spelling, memory and note-taking skills.

Thinking Reading – a one-to-one literacy programme for all year groups, which promotes rapid improvement in reading age for students whose current reading age is significantly below their chronological age.

Star Reading – a whole cohort reading initiative to encourage Year 7 and Year 8 pupils to read for pleasure, both inside and outside school.

 

 

Outcomes of 2016/2017 spending - English

Pupils arriving in Year 7 below the expected standard

Girls School: 38

Boys School: 39

Pupils improving to the expected standard by the end of the year

Girls School: 31

Boys School: 29

Pupils remaining below the expected standard

Girls School: 7

Boys School: 10

 

How will we improve the attainment of those remaining below the expected standard?

Pupils will continue to have extra literacy support through an extra reading lesson based in the Library. Pupils will also be put in a smaller class with more 1:1 attention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcomes of 2016/2017 spending - Maths

Pupils arriving in Year 7 below the expected standard

Girls School: 33

Boys School: 30

Pupils improving to the expected standard by the end of the year

Girls School: 27

Boys School: 25

Pupils remaining below the expected standard

Girls School: 6

Boys School: 5

 

How will we improve the attainment of those remaining below the expected standard?

In Numeracy the following resources are going to be used: -

  1. Numeracy ninjas across year 7 and 8 to improve core skills.
  2. We are going to access the Cass foundation organisation to come in and work with our year 7 and 8 pupils who are underachieving in in mathematics due to them having inadequate numeracy skills.
  3. Interventions with year 7 and 8 will be on a carousel rota so that each child PP receives interventions.
  4. Focus for this intervention is our PP boys and girls in both years 7 and 8.
  5. Thursday intervention will focus on the year 9 girls and boys who are underachieving in mathematics due to similar reasons in year 7 and 8.  

 

 

 

 

Use of the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2017/2018

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2017/2018

Total number of pupils on roll:

Girls School: 132

Boys School: 116

Total number of pupils eligible for Year 7 Catch-Up Premium:

Girls School: 40

Boys School: 40

Amount of Year 7 Catch-Up Premium received per pupil:

Girls School: £116

Boys School: £178

Total amount of Year 7 Catch-Up Premium received

Girls School £4,667

Boys School £7,157

 

Planned Use of the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2017/2018

We will continue to offer the support as in the previous year to pupils whose attainment is below expected levels.

 

Documents

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