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.

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium Funding 2015-2016

In 2015/2016 Weatherhead High School received £27, 500 to target Year 7 students who needed intervention to improve their levels of numeracy and literacy. This funding was used to target Year 7 students who achieved below Level 4 for English and/or Mathematics at Key Stage 2.

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium Expenditure 2015-2016
Curriculum Support and Organisation:
  • Smaller sets in KS3 for students below Level 4 on entry
  • Increased number of literacy lessons for students below Level 4 on entry
  • English small group tuition delivered by experienced English teachers and the LRC Manager
  • Support from HLTA in Maths lessons
Reading, Spelling and Numeracy Intervention:
  • Testing of all students on entry
  • Intervention programme for students who are well below chronological reading and spelling age
  • Reading and Number Buddies programme
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium Spend 2015-16
Allocation  £     27,500
Action Cost
Numeracy Outreach  £       5,950
Maths Support  £       5,000
Additional Mathematics Lesson  £       1,000
Additional English Lesson/support  £       3,600
Reading Support Programme and Intervention (LRC)  £       9,000
Additional Resources for Reading Intervention  £          300
Summer School  £       2,150
TOTAL L3 CATCH UP PREMIUM EXPENDITURE 2015-16  £     27,000

In addition, we provide students with Maths equipment, if needed.

Impact of Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Programme
English
Number of Year 7 Students

KS2 Reading Test Level

KS2 Reading Test Level End Year Level 2015/2016
2 3 3

4

14

1 13 8

6

Maths
Number of Year 7 Students

KS2 Maths Test Level

KS2 Maths Test Level End Year Level 2015/2016
2 3 3

4

45

1

44 32

13

The End of Year Level is a Weatherhead Level and does not equate to a legacy National Curriculum Level.

Spelling and Reading Age Data:
At end of Year 7:
  • 50% of the L3 entry students improved their chronological reading age
  • 57% of the L3 entry students improved their chronological spelling age.
Actions for 2016-2017

The students who have remained static on a Weatherhead Level 3 will continue to receive some additional  intervention during the first term of Year 8.

Bespoke curriculum planning in Maths and English to ensure that students achieve a Weatherhead Level 4 or higher by the end of Year 8.

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Plans for Expenditure 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, Weatherhead High School will use the Literacy/Numeracy Catch-Up Premium to target Year 7 students who need intervention to improve their levels of numeracy and literacy and/or did not achieve the National Standard at the end of Key Stage Two.

The table below outlines the plans for intervention and support to raise attainment for this group of students.

Actions
Curriculum Support and Organisation
  • Smaller sets in all year groups for students below Level 4 on entry to continue enabling targeted literacy and numeracy work
  • Discrete teaching of literacy within the Key Stage 3 curriculum for all students to continue
  • Form Time activities continue to develop to enable students to work together on literacy and numeracy activities
Parental Engagement
  • Literacy and Numeracy input to all Year 7 and 8 parents at Parents’ Evenings
  • Update basic skills web resources to support (both literacy and numeracy) for parents of students below Level 4 on entry
Intervention
  • Testing of all students on entry to continue
  • Intervention programme for students who are well below chronological reading ages to continue
  • Peer readers are working alongside younger students to support and expand the reading intervention programme. Reading Buddies and one-to-one/small group catch up programme. LRC reading intervention programme
  • Peer mentors – working with younger students to develop numeracy – Number Buddies
Literacy Intervention
  • Testing of all students on entry to continue
  • Intervention programme for students who are well below chronological reading ages
Staff Training and Development
  • The role of Literacy and Numeracy Co-ordinator to continue to support literacy and numeracy across the school and provide specific staff training
Projected Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium Spend 2016-17
Allocation  £     27,500
Action Cost
Numeracy Outreach  £       6,000
One-to-One/Small group Maths tuition  £       5,000
Additional Mathematics Lesson  £       1,000
Additional English Lesson  £       2,500
Reading Support Programme and Intervention (LRC)  £       7,500
Additional Resources for Reading Intervention  £          500
One-to-One/Small group English tuition  £       5,000
TOTAL PROJECTED YEAR 7 CATCH-UP PREMIUM EXPENDITURE 2016-17  £     27,500