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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
Y7 Catch-Up Premium 2019/20
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard (a scaled score of 100) in reading and or/maths at the end of key stage 2. Using various interventions, we as a school focus on giving these students the opportunity to ‘catch up’ to their peers in their first year at secondary school. Schools decide how this additional funding should be spent to best support the boosting of these young people’s progress.
In 2019/20 we will identify the Catch-up premium cohort and using the Question Level Analysis (QLA) of the KS2 SATS papers, pin point the key areas that these students may need additional support with.
This academic year 75 students have been identified as Non Secondary Ready in Reading and a further 55 students were identified as Non Secondary Ready in Maths.
How we intend to spend our allocation for 2019/20
A Level 3 Teaching Assistant who specialises in numeracy has been employed since Sept’17 to give students a mix of small group extraction and 1:1 support focusing on;
- Developing students understanding of core mathematical principles.
- Giving students the time and support to practise and master core mathematical skills.
- Building student’s confidence in maths and fostering enthusiasm for the subject.
- Using innovative and enjoyable resources such as Times Table Rockstars, Numeracy Ninjas, Number shark, and the Catch up Numeracy programme.
- Three TAs will be leading a range of bespoke reading/literacy interventions before and after school. This will be the Toe by Toe and Word Wasp intervention.
- The SENDCo, Assistant SENDCo, HLTA and a level 3 Teaching Assistant will deliver literacy interventions in the inclusion department using a mix of a PIXL Phonics programme to deliver multisensory teaching approaches, accelerated reading, and the Catch up Literacy programme.
- We also offer Private Tuition after school to boost reading, handwriting, and word processing skills.
- The Literacy Co-ordinator delivers a bespoke reading catch up programme to students during form time.
How we spent our allocation in 2018/19
In September 2018, 52 students were identified as Non Secondary Ready in Reading and equally 50 students were identified as Non Secondary Ready in Maths. Gateacre School was allocated £10,284 as part of the Catch up Premium to help improve learning outcomes for our Catch up students
We provided a range of bespoke and individualised interventions for these students who were allocated support that was appropriate for their needs.
- 17 Catch-up premium students were taught Maths in a small nurture group.
- A Level 3 Teaching Assistant who specialises in numeracy was employed to deliver a variety of interventions i.e. Catch-up numeracy, Times Tables Rockstars, Numeracy Ninjas, and Number shark.
- The SEND champion from the Maths Department provided training and guidance for Teaching Assistants, the HLTA, and the SENDCO to help the inclusion department deliver the Maths PiXL programme to catch up students.
- Cross curricular interventions involving Food Tech, Science, and Gardening were used to boost student’s numeracy skills.
- 17 Catch up students were taught English in a small nurture group.
- A Level 3 Teaching Assistant who specialises in literacy was employed to deliver a variety of interventions i.e. Catch-up literacy, Accelerated Reading, PiXL Phonics and Word shark.
- Students were supported by being allocated to a Literacy Intervention Group, 1:1 individualised support and small group tuition focusing on reading, spelling, writing, and comprehension.
- The Literacy Co-ordinator delivered the Reading catch up programme to a specific cohort during form time.
- The SENDCO, and a teacher who specialises in teaching students with specific learning difficulties also worked with groups looking at phonics and delivered multisensory literacy lessons to catch up students.
The impact Catch-up Premium had in 2018/19
The progress of the cohort of 102 students was as follows;
50 students qualified for the Maths catch-up premium.
|Level of progress||Number of students||Percentage|
|Total number of Students||50|
|Students who were on target at Assessment Point 3||26||52%|
|Students who completed the Numeracy Cath up programme successfully||27||54%|
|Students who will continue to get support and be monitored in year 8||14||28%|
52 students qualified for the Reading/English catch-up premium
|Levels of progress||Number of students||Percentage|
|Total number of students||52|
|Students who were on target at Assessment Point 3||27||52%|
|Students who completed the Literacy Catch up programme successfully||14||27%|
|Students who will continue to get support and be monitored in year 8||17||37%|
As a school are now using PIVATS to track smaller steps of progress. We will continue to support our catch up students using the graduated approach.
Y7 Catch up Funding Allocation 2018 to 2019
|Yr 7 Catch up Support Activity||Time||Staff||Hrly Rate||Number of Staff||Number of Hrs||Number of weeks||Total Cost per week||Cost|
|Nurture Group Maths||TA||£10.65||1||4||38||£42.60||£1618.80|
|Nurture Group English||TA||£10.65||1||4||38||£42.60||£1618.80|
|Literacy Catch up and Accelerated Reading||8 hours per week||TA||£10.65||1||8||38||£85.20||£3237.60|
|Numeracy Catch up||15 hours per week||TA||£10.65||1||10||38||£159.75||£6070.50|