Year 7 Catch-up Fund

 

Year 7 Catch-Up Evaluation 

The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium is funding which all schools receive to support students who enter Secondary School not having reached the expected standard in reading or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).

School Allocation 2016-17 was;

Allocation

We Spent

£16,000

£16,000

How did we support Numeracy?

Maths delivered a Summer School for a week and Saturday numeracy sessions took place for a total of 12 weeks for 14 students. They were planned to deliver the following;

  • Focused intervention to raise the attainment of the group of targeted students.
  • Support the students in grasping the basic Maths skills which they did not successfully achieve in Primary School.
  • Identify the students’ current strengths and weaknesses and feed this back to their classroom teachers.
  • Assess the students’ general attitude towards learning and ensure that the Growth Mindset values are further instilled.

The Maths Saturday intervention sessions were measured on a termly basis. At the start of the intervention students were set a baseline assessment.  The assessments showed that those who regularly attended the sessions made progress and a number of students showed improvements in their mental arithmetic skills, particularly with multiplication and division

How did we support Literacy? 

English delivered a summer school for a week and a Saturday school for 4 weeks to support the learning of the students that were the most significantly below the expected standard. 

Aside from the Year 7 Catch-up Programme Literacy and Numeracy was delivered to all Year 7s through the following initiatives;

  • Whole school literacy and numeracy activities delivered in Tutor Time
  • Planned activities focusing on literacy during morning tutor time.
  • Drop Everything and Read: Daily reading to support the development of reading skills
  • Reading lessons where teachers intervene and support
  • Setting which allows students with primary entry scores that did not met the required expected standard, to be taught in small class sizes
  • Collaborative planning time for English teachers to support those students that did reach to expected standard

English measured their impact during the School’s Data Harvest through not only the academic scores but also in the student’s attitude to learning for the subject. The results showed that the students made progress with regard to both those measures.

Year 7 Catch-Plan 2017-18

School Allocation 2016-17

Allocation

Planned Spend

£16,000

£18,000

 

Cost

Project

Purpose/Objective

£12000

 

4 extra lessons Literacy and 2 extra Numeracy lessons have been added to 22 targeted students’ timetables. The lessons are delivered by Specialist staff.

 

Develop skills and confidence in the targeted areas. Raise attainment and aid progress.

£6000

English and Maths Summer School and Maths Saturday School to boost grades and support sessions after school.

Develop skills and confidence in the targeted areas. Raise attainment and aid progress.

 

Literacy and Numeracy catch-up will run via a 3 prong approach;

  1. Summer School
  2. Saturday
  3. Targeted group of 22 students have extra Numeracy and Literacy lessons on their timetable

Maths

  • Summer School
  • Maths will run targeted Saturday School for those students that are flagged up as a concern after the Data Harvests
  • A targeted group of 22 students will receive 1 extra Maths lessons on their timetables and will be using a programme called MathsWhizz

How will we know if it’s had an Impact?

  • All Year 7s sat a test at the start of the year and will sit an end of year exam
  • MathsWhizz progress reports
  • Data Harvest – monitor the Gap Data Harvest 1, 2 & 3, looking at an average of the targeted students against the remainder of the cohort.

English

  • Summer School
  • A targeted group of 22 students will receive 2 extra Literacy lessons on their timetables and will be using a programme called Lexia

How will we know if it’s had an impact?

  • All Year 7s have a reading scaled score when they arrived in September and will be tested at the end of the year.  The target group of 22 will also be tested mid-way through the year
  • Lexia progress reports
  • Data Harvest – monitor the gap Data Harvest 1, 2 & 3, looking at an average of the targeted students against the remainder of the cohort

Other School activities that support literacy and Numeracy;

  • The Set 4 classes in both Maths and English will be using the MathsWhizz and Lexia respectively, to support the students with their weaknesses and aid progression.
  • English and Maths activities are delivered in tutor time
  • Drop Everything and Read: Daily reading to support the development of reading skills
  • Reading lessons where teachers intervene and support
  • Setting in both Maths and English allows for students to be taught in small class sizes
  • Collaborative planning time for English teachers to support those students that did not reach the expected standard at the end of KS2.

 

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