Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up 2015-16

The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

In the academic year 2015-16 the school received £12,500 catch-up funding.

This was spent on Teaching Assistant Support, and time to plan sessions with the Subject Leaders for English and Maths.  The impact of these programmes can be seen below.

The school has not yet been informed of the funding allocation for 2016-17, but has again budgeted £12,500 and the Teaching Assistants will continue to deliver programmes.  The evaluation of the impact of 2015-16 programmes has led to a continuation of the English Rapid Reading Scheme as this proved very successful.  The maths programme is being reviewed and re-designed to ensure it has greater impact for the coming year. 


English

22 students were identified within English for catch up intervention due to arriving in year 7 below level 4. These students received 20mins support 3 times per week, following the Rapid Reading Scheme.

18 out of the 22 improved their reading comprehension age over the 8 months the intervention took place. The average improvement of the 18 students was 14.39 months.

2 students Reading Comprehension age remained the same and 2 students reading comprehension age reduced. This was due to below average attendance at the sessions.

The table below shows the progress made by students in terms of their academic levels within English.

Number of sub levels progress

Number of students

-1

1

0

2

1

2

2

7

3

9

4

0

5

1

 

For students who gained 3 or more sub levels progress, this does represent an increased rate of progress than historically seen. 


Maths

In total 18 students were identified as being eligible for Numeracy catch up intervention due to arriving at PGS below level 4. One student left mid way through the year and therefore 17 results have been considered.

A Teaching Assistant worked alongside the Subject Leader for Maths in identifying the most suitable work that should be undertaken during Catch Up sessions. Each student received 30mins twice per week.

The table below shows the progress made by students in terms of their academic levels within Maths

Number of sub levels progress

Number of students

-1

1

1

6

2

5

3

4

4

1

The student who made negative progress is now attending offsite provision. He missed a lot of learning due to being excluded internally or externally.