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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 2017/18 Entry)

Literacy:

In 2017, 67 students started Weatherhead below the national standard at the end of KS2 in reading. The students received extensive literacy intervention delivered by a specialist primary trained teacher and a higher level teaching assistant.

The table below illustrates the end of year levels achieved by the 67 students in English at the end of Year 7 (2018).

Progress in relation to WHS Levels 67 Students
Weatherhead Level 6 3 4.5%
Weatherhead Level 5 18 26.9%
Weatherhead Level 4 41 61.2%
Weatherhead Level 3 5 7.5%

 

  • In relation to the Weatherhead KS2-4 progression flightpath, students in the middle prior attainment band, are expected to achieve a Weatherhead Level 4+ at the end of Year 7. It is pleasing that 84% of students achieved a WHS Level 4+ in English at the end of Year 7.

 

The table below illustrates the progress made by the targeted students in relation to achieving their Weatherhead target in English at the end of Year 7 (2018).

Progress in relation to end of Year 7 target Level 67 Students
Above Target in English 12 17.9%
On Target in English 43 64.2%
Working Towards Target in English 11 16.4%
Below Target in English 1 1.5%

 

  • It is pleasing that 12 students finished Year 7 above target in English and that the majority of students (64%) achieved their WHS target at the end of the Year.
  • Additional support will be made available to the 11 working towards their target and the 1 student below target, in Year 8.
  • This cohort of 12 students will attend the Harry Potter reading intervention support group and continue to receive intervention from the specialist primary trained teacher.

 

Spelling and Reading Ages:

85% improved their chronological reading age. The average reading age improvement was 1.2 years.

83% improved their chronological spelling age. The average spelling age improvement was 2.1 years.

 

Numeracy:

In 2017, 70 students started Weatherhead below the national standard at the end of KS2 in mathematics

The students have benefitted from following the ‘Maths Mastery’ curriculum, which enabled them to receive a bespoke Maths Mastery lesson each week. Some of the students received intervention from a specialist trained teaching assistant who delivers the Orret’s Meadow numeracy support programme.

The table below illustrates the end of year levels achieved by the 70 students in Maths at the end of Year 7 (2018)

Progress in relation to end of Year 7 target Level 70 Students
Above Target in Maths 2 2.9%
On Target in Maths 33 47.1%
Working Towards Target in Maths 24 34.3%
Below Target in Maths 11 15.7%

 

  • Over 50% of the students achieved or exceeded their end of Year 7 Weatherhead target.
  • The 24 students working towards their WHS target will receive teacher-led intervention and take part in Catch Up Numeracy or Success at Arithmetic programmes.
  • The 11 students below their Maths target will receive numeracy support from a trained teaching assistant and take part in Catch Up Numeracy or Success at Arithmetic programmes.

 

Actions for students achieving a Weatherhead Level 3 or less at the end of Year 7:
  • Close monitoring and pupil tracking
  • Harry Potter Reading Support Club
  • Continue with form time spelling intervention
  • Take part in the Accelerated Programme delivered by the LRC manager
  • Maths Catch Up Numeracy and/or Success at Arithmetic intervention programmes

 

Impact of Year 8 Catch-Up Intervention for 2016 Entry Students

Literacy:

12 students started Year 8 in 2017 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.

Progress in relation to Weatherhead Levels 12 Students
End of Y8 Level 3 3 25%
End of Y8 Level 4 8 67%
End of Y8 Level 5 1 8%

 

At the end of Year 8, 67% of these students improved by one Weatherhead Level and 8% progressed by two Weatherhead Levels.

The 3 students who have remained on a Weatherhead Level 3 or lower will complete the Accelerated Reader intervention programme.

 

Numeracy:

44 students started Year 8 in 2017 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.

Progress in relation to Weatherhead Levels 44 Students
End of Y8 Level 3 12 27%
End of Y8 Level 4 28 64%
End of Y8 Level 5 4 9%

 

At the end of Year 8, 70% of these students improved by one Weatherhead Level and 9% progressed by two Weatherhead Levels.

The 12 students who have remained on a Weatherhead Level 3 will receive additional Maths intervention during Year 9 by completing Maths Catch Up Numeracy and/or Success at Arithmetic intervention programmes.

 

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium Spend 2017-18

Numeracy Outreach £5,600
One-to-One Literacy Support £4,000
Reading Support programme and Intervention (LRC) £8,500
Transition Summer School £1,500
Maths Intervention packages £4,600
Accelerated and Star Reading Programmes £2,500
Additional English Lessons £2,500
Additional Maths Lessons £1,500
Budget £27,500
Total: £30,700

 

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Projected Premium Spend 2018-19

Numeracy Outreach £6,000
One-to-One Literacy Support £3,000
Reading Support programme and Intervention (LRC) £8,500
Additional Resources for Reading Intervention £500
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 Form Time Maths Intervention £1,000
Total: £27,500