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Year 7 Literacy And Numeracy Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy And Numeracy Catch Up Premium

The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium funding for the academic year 2019 - 2021 was £12,000.

The catch up funding was used to target the 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.

Strategy

  • Extra English and Maths teaching groups were provided.

  • Students were withdrawn from English and Maths for specialist support with a SEN Teacher.

  • Mastery for writing curriculum at KS3.

  • An NGRT reading test was taken by all Year 7 pupils on entry.

  • High-quality reads provided for Year 7 and Year 8 reading for pleasure in tutor time.

  • KS3 lead teacher role and lead for Catch Up literacy plan.

  • Part-funded the salary for Curriculum Director in English – a senior role to lead on Literacy and Numeracy across the curriculum, including extended writing.

  • 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 Bee competitions

 

Year 7 Data Drop 1 and 2
English Banding DD1 Below x.1 x.2 x.3 x.5 x.6
100% 100% 100% 95% 57% 4%
M 98% 98% 90% 71% 32% 2%
Below Expected Standard (85) 100% 100% 76% 32% 10% 0%
No Banding 100% 85% 62% 38% 8% 0%
Total 99% 98% 87% 65% 31% 3%

 

English Banding DD2 Below x.1 x.2 x.3 x.5 x.6
H 100% 100% 100% 955 66% 34%
M 100% 100% 98% 94% 46% 8%
Below Expected Standard (85) 100% 100% 91% 69% 33% 5%
No Banding 100% 100% 88% 56% 6% 0%
Total 100% 100% 96% 86% 44% 12%

 

 

Year & Data Drop 1 and 2
Maths Banding DD1 Below x.1 x.2 x.3 x.4 x.5
H 100% 100% 100% 100% 685 24%
M 99% 98% 965 78% 37% 13%
Below Expected Standard (72) 98% 95% 73% 17% 3% 0%
No Banding 92% 77% 54% 31% 15% 8%
Total 99% 97% 89% 67% 34% 12%

 

Maths Banding DD2 Below x.1 x.2 x.3 x.4 x.5
H 100% 100% 97% 84% 32% 16%
M 100% 98% 90% 41% 3% 1%
Below Expected Standard (72) 100% 95% 52% 7% 0% 0%
No Banding 100% 69% 44% 12% 0% 0%
Total 100% 96% 80% 40% 8% 4%

For 2019-20, 40% of pupils (29% in 2018-2019) were not at the expected standards in GPS, Maths or Reading.

 

All year 7 pupils who were not school-ready received additional in-class support in Literacy and Numeracy. In addition, the accelerated reading was delivered by a SEN Literacy specialist teacher to ensure that appropriate and structured support was offered to pupils.

Secondary Readiness

Year Secondary Reading Reading Writing Maths
No % No % No % No %
7 121 59.3% 140 68.8% 151 74.0% 155 76.0%
Not at Expected Level 83 40.7% 64 31.4% 53 26.0% 49 24.0%

 

Numeracy

For the 2019-2020 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 could access more difficult components from the KS3 Curriculum. This was delivered in Term 1 and 2 following the identification of a cohort of 49 pupils.

A range of numeracy resources from Collins Numeracy Framework and Singapore Maths strategies were used. Further work was carried out to align the curriculum across all schools within the Federation with a view to sharply measure the impact of this intervention.

Literacy

For 2019-2020 the literacy focus was on writing and spelling with additional reading tuition provided by Year 11 and 12 pupils and the SEN team.

Participation in reading groups and compulsory silent reading was built into the tutor program.  This allowed pupils to be more focused on reading comprehension and pupils with lower prior attainment followed a programme provided by our SEN language specialist.

Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding 2018-2019

 

Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding 2017-2018

 

Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding 2016-2017