Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

Overview

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up funding is additional money which is allocated to support any Year 7 students who did not achieve at least Level 4 in reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

Catch-up premium funding is received by the school for all students who join us with a Key Stage 2 score below the national standard in either English, reading, and/or Maths. £500 is received per student in the February following their start with us. This does not mean an individual entitlement to the funding; rather the school has the discretion to spend this money to ensure that identified students are able to make the necessary progress.

Secondary schools are expected to use this money to provide support and intervention which enables these Year 7 students to make accelerated progress at the beginning of Key Stage 3.

 

Impact of Year 7 Catch-Up Literacy and Numeracy Provision (Year 7 2016 Entry)

End of Year 7 Level in English for those Students Below KS2 National Standard in Reading (91 Students)

Weatherhead End of Year 7 Level Students % Students
Level 3 14 14.3%
Level 4 46 50.5%
Level 5 31 34.1%
Level 6 1 1.1%

 

End of Year 7 Level in Maths for those Students Below KS2 National Standard in Maths (92 Students)

Weatherhead End of Year 7 Level Students % Students
Level 3 47 51.1%
Level 4 29 31.5%
Level 5 16 17.4%

 

Spelling and Reading Ages

79% (72 out of the 91 students) improved their chronological reading age.

76% (69 out of the 91 students) improved their chronological spelling age.

 

Actions for students achieving a Weatherhead Level 3 at the end of Year 7:

  • Close monitoring and pupil tracking
  • Harry Potter Reading Support Club
  • Continue with form time spelling intervention
  • Maths Catch Up Numeracy and Success at Arithmetic intervention programmes

 

Impact of Year 8 Catch-Up Intervention for 2015 Entry Students

English

21 students started Year 8 in 2016 after achieving a Weatherhead Level 3 in English at the end of Year 7.

These students received targeted intervention and where part of the L3 Harry Potter Reading Intervention group.

Weatherhead End of Year 8 Level Students % Students
Level 3 3 14.3%
Level 4 12 57.1%
Level 5 6 28.6%

 

At the end of Year 8, 57.1% of students improve by one Weatherhead Level and 28.6 progressed by two Weatherhead Levels.

The 3 students who have remained on a Weatherhead Level 3 will receive additional support and intervention this academic year.

 

Maths

47 students started Year 8 in 2016 after achieving a Weatherhead Level 3 in Maths at the end of Year 7.

These students received targeted intervention and additional revision support in the lead up to the End of Year Exams.

Weatherhead End of Year 8 Level Students % Students
Level 3 4 8.5%
Level 4 34 72.4%
Level 5 9 19.1%

 

At the end of Year 8, 72.3% of students improved by one Weatherhead Level and 19.1% progressed by two Weatherhead Levels.

The 4 students who have remained on a Weatherhead Level 3 will receive additional Maths intervention during Year 9.

 

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium Spend 2017-18

Numeracy Outreach £6,000
One-to-One Literacy Support £3,000
Reading Support programme and Intervention (LRC) £7,500
Additional Resources for Reading Intervention £1,000
Maths Intervention packages i.e Catch Up Numeracy and Success at Arithmetic £4,000
Accelerated and Star Reading Programmes 2,000
Additional English Lessons £2,500
Additional Maths Lessons £1,500
Total: £27,500