Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
Financial Year 2018 to 2019 and Update and Plans for 2019 to 2020
The Literacy and Numeracy catch up premium provides schools with additional funding for each pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in English Reading and/or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.
We are expected to use this funding to deliver additional tuition or intensive support in small groups, giving pupils valuable strategies which will help in making progress.
Our school received the amount of £8,667 for the academic year 2018-19. We have received £9,000 for 2019-20 and we have an estimated budget of £8,600 for 2020-21.
Within our priority objectives for 2018-19 we identified the following:
“Continue to improve attainment and progress in Maths for all pupils.”
In the course of 2019 we made an additional priority objective:
“Improve pupil progress and attainment in core skills (Literacy and Numeracy) throughout the school with a focus on Lower School.”
To achieve success in this target we identified the following key actions:
- Make provision for appropriate curriculum time for Numeracy and Literacy including time for small group support of targeted pupil premium and SEN pupils;
- In school training for staff (teachers and LSAs) for differentiating teaching and learning for pupils with diverse learning profiles;
- Original work to develop a Maths curriculum framework, expanded to include Literacy and Numeracy: curriculum development group created to lead this work in Lower School (referred to henceforth as LS) with an aim of creating curriculum and assessment frameworks for LS;
- LS teachers collaborate in curriculum development sessions to devise materials for Numeracy and Literacy and take part in moderation sessions to develop confidence and continuity in teacher assessment of pupil progress;
- Literacy framework for LS created followed by a Numeracy framework;
- Upper School (referred to henceforth as US) Maths lead meets with US Maths teachers and discusses potential changes to C8 scheme of work to provide synergy with LS;
- US Maths lead to devise strategy for higher/foundation Maths split based on 2019 GCSE results.
Our results in both English and Maths are listed below.
Pupil Progress in English (data based on KS2 SATS to which we do not teach)
- The percentage of students achieving a standard pass in Reading was 46% in 2019 (46% in 2018)
- Average whole cohort Points Score for Reading: 97.3
- Average Pupil Premium cohort Points Score for Reading: 87
- Average SEN cohort Points Score for Reading: 90
Pupil Progress in Maths (data based on KS2 SATS to which we do not teach)
- The percentage of students achieving a standard pass in Mathematics was 0% in 2019 (0% in 2019), 5% of students made the expected progress or better in Mathematics.
- Average whole cohort Points Score for Maths: 90
- Average Pupil Premium cohort Points Score for Maths: 89
- Average SEN cohort Points Score for Reading: 89
During 2018-19 our specialist teacher continued to work 9 hours per week to concentrate on providing support in line with the Year 7 Catch up Premium. Her costs for the year were £6,731. Our specialist teacher was also supported in-house by our Learning Support Teacher who is employed on 19.50 hours per week.
In the current year 2019-20 we have again employed a specialist teacher and this year the weekly hours have been increased to 13 hours per week at a cost of £10,036.
We will continue to assess the impact of this funding at each data capture throughout the academic year and we will review our provision where necessary to meet the bespoke needs of the individual pupils.
Updated June 2020