Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Year 7 Catch Up Funding Report

Academic Year 2016 – 2017

 

What is the Yr 7 Catch Up funding?

Secondary schools receive the premium to help to support year 7 pupils who fail to reach the government's “expected standard” — previously a level 4, now a score of 100 — in reading and maths by the time they leave primary school.

 

Catch Up funding allocation

For the financial year 2016-2017 the allocation is provisionally estimated to be £14,000*.

*As confirmed on 7th July 2016 by the DfE ‘In 2016 to 2017 schools will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2016 census.’

 

Intervention and support will be targeted at two groups within each core area, literacy and numeracy. Those pupils with a scaled score below 100 have not met the National standard.  These pupils will be supported with catch up funding and their progress will be tracked and targeted intervention will be put in place.

 

  • For the academic year 2016 2-17 we are looking to employ a part time primary trained intervention teacher to focus on literacy and numeracy with targeted students
  • Introduction of Accelerated Reader
  • Introduction of ‘Maths Mastery’ – focuses understanding of basic key skills
  • ‘TRUGs’ software and intervention to enhance the small group literacy intervention
  • Further resources for literacy interventions, games, books and software
  • Improve the reading ages of the catch up student cohort by administering a bespoke programme of reading support
  • Reduced class sizes
  • Online support and ICT resources eg My Maths
  • Additional LSA support in the classroom

 

Overview of expenditure at Fearnhill school 2015 – 2016

Fearnhill received £14,000 of Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding in 2015/16.
The school identified the following activities and support which were funded as a result of this Government initiative:

  • 121 and small group English intervention with an external tutor
  • 121 and small group maths intervention with an external tutor
  • ‘TRUGs’ software and intervention to enhance the small group literacy intervention
  • Further resources for literacy interventions, games, books and software
  • Improve the reading ages of the catch up student cohort by administering a bespoke programme of reading support
  • Reduced class sizes
  • Online support and ICT resources eg My Maths
  • Additional LSA support in the classroom

 

 

The table below shows the percentage of students who entered below a level 4 who made the expected 2 levels of progress

 

Yr7 Progress based on KS2 prior attainment Summer 2016

 

  English   Maths  
Made
2LOP
       
<L4 14%   0%  
% of whole cohort 1%   6%  
         
 
 
% PP
cohort
 
% PP
Cohort
PP 0% 0% 6% (l4) 3%
Other 20% (L2) 2% 16% (L4) 8%