Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
Financial Year 2017 to 2018 and Update and Plans for 2018 to 2019
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 £8,000 for the academic year 2017-18 and we are expecting a similar amount for 2018/19.
Within our priority objectives for 2017/18 we identified the following:
“Continue to improve attainment and progress in Maths for all pupils.”
To achieve success in this target we identified the following key actions:
- build into timetable planning for 2017-18;
- develop learning resources to support the delivery of the Maths framework;
- students in Lower School (referred to henceforth as LS) develop the Maths skills and capacities that they need to succeed in Upper School. Liaise with Upper School;
- finalise rubrics and extend into Class 7;
- create detailed guidelines to support the rubrics;
- support Class Teachers in their Maths teaching;
- create appropriate assessment guidelines and material for each class;
- create Teacher Guides and provide training and support as required;
- Upper School (referred to henceforth as US) maths lead to meet with US maths teachers and discuss potential changes to C8 scheme of work;
- US maths lead to devise strategy for higher/foundation maths split based on 2017 GCSE results.
Realistic timetabled time was made available for Lower School (LS) Maths Lead to construct, implement and train staff in the effective use of a LS Maths Framework. Teachers use a coherent LS Maths Framework to inform their teaching and assessment. Rubrics for Class 1 to 6 complete. Initial training completed for Class 1 to 3. Upper school to review possible progress from Class 8 onwards and make proposals for improvements and implement.
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 English dropped from 96% in 2017 to 88% in 2018. The percentage of students gaining a strong pass dropped from 88% in 2017 to 64% in 2018.
- 95% of students made the expected progress or better in English.
- 100% of SEN cohort made expected progress or better in English.
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 rose from 72% in 2017 to 76% in 2018. The percentage of students gaining a strong pass rose from 48% in 2017 to 64% in 2018.
- 5% of students made the expected progress or better in mathematics.
- 70% of the SEN cohort made the expected progress or better in mathematics.
During 2017/18 we employed a specialist teacher 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 2018/19 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 £11,072.
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.