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Year 7 Catch up Funding 2018-19

Level of funding: £4773

The cohort applies to students eligible for catch up funding are those deemed to be below the expected norm in English and maths at KS2 testing; i.e. below a reading score of 100 or maths score of 100

To refine the cohort we also triangulate with CAT – 4 scores, Lucid Exact reading abilities and classroom observation

The cohort: Identified for English from KS2 SATs

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    The cohort: Identified for Maths from KS2 SATs

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    The cohort: Identified for both maths and English from KS2 SATs

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Interventions – English

  • Whole year group screened via Lucid Exact, relevant cohort analysed for indicators of particular difficulties within literacy.
  • One term small group teaching with SENCo. Curriculum highly differentiated and use of reading programme to improve reading confidence, vocabulary building, writing skills
  • English specialist TA support in lessons
  • Progress monitored closely via English and in conjunction with TA feedback and SENCo.
  • Use of small group teaching by literacy specialist within the Independent Learning Centre, using ‘Red Box’ or ‘Fresh Start’
  • Where required specialist input from the Speech and Language Team
  • More detailed testing, including screening test for dyslexia carried out if still indicated in Spring Term

Interventions - Maths

  • Students identified to class teachers
  • One term small group teaching
  • Consolidation of learning numeracy skills high priority in lessons (in line with whole school).
  • Bi-weekly numeracy tests to determine progress.
  • Bespoke invitation to intervention for additional targeted support with the maths department.
  • Use of peer teaching to support progress
  • Use of maths specialist TA to support weakest students
  • Screening tests for dyscalculia if still indicated in Spring term
  • Dyscalculia tutorials and resources available to work with maths high need small group/individual students within the ILC.

Evaluation

Of the students identified as below average progress at KS2 for English 83% no longer require additional intervention. Those identified as at risk of dyslexia or from a Lucid Exact indicator will continue their specific intervention into 2019/20. In addition phonics training and literacy training will be implemented across all subjects as a standard part of curriculum delivery to further support good progress in English.

Of the students identified as below average progress at KS2 for Maths 58% have made significant improvement, particularly in numeracy. The method of teaching for the whole cohort will continue through year 8. Those whose progress remains depressed will be sorted in withdrawal sessions with a TA specialising in maths.

Year 7 Catch up Funding 2019-20

Level of funding: £4773 2018/19 (to be confirmed)

The cohort applies to students eligible for catch up funding are those deemed to be below the expected norm in English and maths at KS2 testing; i.e. below a reading score of 100 or maths score of 100

To refine the cohort we also triangulate with CAT – 4 scores, Lucid Exact reading abilities and classroom observation

The cohort: Identified for English from KS2 SATs

  • 18

    The cohort: Identified for Maths from KS2 SATs

  • 16

    The cohort: Identified for both maths and English from KS2 SATs

  • 13

Interventions – English

  • Whole year group screened via Lucid Exact, relevant cohort analysed for indicators of particular difficulties within literacy.
  • TA support in lessons
  • Progress monitored closely via English and in conjunction with TA feedback and SENCo.
  • Use of small group teaching by literacy specialist within the Independent Learning Centre, using ‘Red Box’ or ‘Fresh Start’
  • Where required specialist input from the Speech and Language Team
  • More detailed testing, including screening test for dyslexia carried out if still indicated in Spring Term
  • Basic phonics training for all staff at the start of year
  • Use of phonics and high emphasis on vocabulary exposure in all lessons

Interventions - Maths

  • Students identified to class teachers
  • Consolidation of learning numeracy skills high priority in lessons (in line with whole school).
  • Bi-weekly numeracy tests to determine progress.
  • Bespoke invitation to intervention for additional targeted support with the maths department.
  • Use of peer teaching to support progress
  • Use of maths specialist TA to support weakest students
  • Screening tests for dyscalculia if still indicated in Spring term
  • Dyscalculia tutorials and resources available to work with maths high need small group/individual students within the ILC.

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Level 4 Literacy and Numeracy catch-up funding evaluation 2015-2016

Level 4 catch–up premium funding

The Academy has been provided with funding annually to support students in Year 7 who arrive with literacy and/or numeracy levels below a Level 4 in their Key Stage 2 Assessments.

The funding is £500 per student.

How 2014-15 funding was used :

  • Provision of numeracy and literacy intervention groups led by an HTLA
  • Delivery of Accelerated Reading programme via English teachers
  • Delivery of a transition Summer School

How 2015-16 funding was used:

  • Provision of numeracy and literacy intervention groups
  • Delivery of a transition Summer School
  • Delivery of Accelerated Reading

How 2016-17 funding will be used:

  • Provision of numeracy and literacy intervention groups led by Inclusion teachers
  • Delivery of Accelerated Reading programme via Inclusion Teachers
  • Small group withdrawal with specialist TA’s

The following table indicates the statistics for the last three years and the current academic year:

 

 

 

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Funding

£11,000

£7,500

£7,000

TBC

ENGLISH

Percentage of students who reached a level 4 or above by the end of year 7 (from a start point of a B,N,2, 3)

48

13

10 

 

ENGLISH

Percentage of students who reached a level 4 or above by the end of year 7 (from a start point of a level 3)

63

14

 

MATHS

Percentage of students who reached a level 4 or above by the end of year 7 (from a start point of a B,N,2,3)

50

56

 10

 

MATHS

Percentage of students who reached a level 4 or above by the end of year 7 (from a start point of a level 3)

44

56

 11