Year 7 catch-up premium expenditure: impact on pupils’ attainment: 2015-2016

Rational

The Government made a commitment to provide additional funding for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in the Key stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or maths.

Number of pupils and catch-up premium received

  • Total number of pupils eligible for catch-up premium funding: 18
  • Amount of catch-up premium funding received per pupil: £500
  • Total amount of catch-up premium funding received:  £9000

Nature of support in 2015-2016

  • Additional resources for literacy and numeracy intervention
  • Additional reading support for 8 pupils and numeracy for intervention 17 pupils.( 7 pupils have both literacy and numeracy intervention)
  • Additional teaching support time deployed to English and Maths
  • 1:1 Reading and numeracy during the school day delivered by a dedicated member of teaching support. Where appropriate a number of boys moved on to small group work.

 

Impact of catch-up premium spending on numeracy related to the College target setting procedure

9 pupils made more than expected levels of progress.

6 pupils made expected progress

2 pupils did not make expected progress.

The average gain for the group receiving numeracy support was 2.4 National Curriculum sublevels.

Expected progress is considered to be 2 sub levels in an academic year.

Impact of catch-up premium spending on literacy

Reading ages assessed by Salford Reading Test. Spelling ages assessed by Vernon Spelling Test

The cohort was tested on entry in September-October. They were re-tested in February 2016.  Scores were as follows:

  • Reading:  4.3 months average progress in a 4+ month period
  • Spelling: 3.3 months average progress in a 4+ month period.
  • Spelling was retested again in June 16: 5 months average progress in a 4+ month period.
  • Spelling was retested at the start of Year 8: an average of 6.4 months progress was realised in a 4 month period.

 

Comment

Initially year 7 had 1:1 support however as their tuition progressed they were assessed by a specialist tutor and moved over to a programme of work  planned as a result of this, either on an individual basis, or as part of a small group.


 

Year 7 catch-up premium 2016/17

Rational

The Government made a continued commitment to provide additional funding for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at the expected standard in the Key stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or maths.

Number of pupils and catch-up premium received

  • Total number of pupils  “Not at the expected level” at the end of key stage 2 in reading is  67
  • Total number of pupils  “Not at the expected level” at the end of key stage 2 in maths  is 48

Number of pupils and catch-up premium received

  • School understand that the amount of funding will match last year’s allocation of £9,000.

Nature of support in 2016/17

  • Additional resources for literacy and numeracy intervention
  • Additional reading support for 67 pupils and numeracy for intervention 48 pupils.
  • Additional teaching  time deployed to English and Maths for a selected number of pupils.
  • Reading and numeracy intervention during the school day delivered by a  members of teaching support, ks3 co-ordinator of maths, SENCo, and  Assistant SENCo
  • Both literacy and numeracy intervention will be delivered in three waves; the most appropriate wave will be related to the gap between the pupil’s scaled score and the expected scaled score of 100.

Measurement of Impact

Literacy: Reading and spelling ages to be compared pre and post intervention.  Baseline tests at start of programme and then periodic assessment of progress.

School tracking system to measure progress also.

Numeracy: Baseline test to be completed at start of year and progress measured against this test.

School tracking system to measure progress also.