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Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding

 

Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding

 What is it?

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding from the Department of Education to support our Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the required score in English and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). These students are deemed “not secondary ready”.

What do we do?

We assess the individual needs of each of the students who attract the Year 7 catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding. We carefully monitor the progress of all of our students and design a range of programmes and approaches that we know are effective.

How do we do it?

  • All Yr 7, 8 and 9 students are screened using a diagnostic reading and spelling test on ‘Accelerated Reader’ (AR).
  • All students in Year 7, 8 and 9 will follow the ‘Accelerated Reader’ - a programme that supports students in reading, enjoying and understanding of texts.
  • All lower attaining students; including those who are not ‘secondary ready’ are supported in their mathematics and English by smaller class sizes in the support/nurture groups.
  • All students who are deemed not secondary ready will all have additional support in their English or maths after School and they follow a bespoke intervention support plan.
  • Students continue on this intervention until they catch up to their peers and are making expected progress. For some students this additional support may continue throughout their time at BSCS.


What is the impact?

  • In 2016-17 we will receive funding of about £9,000 for the students who haven’t achieved Age related expectations. Their progress will be carefully monitored by SENCO, Raising Standards Leader for Year 7 and the Team Leader for English and mathematics. It is expected at the end of Year 7 that all students who are not making expected progress will receive additional lessons in English and mathematics to ensure that any progress gap is closed.
  • In 2017-18 we received funding of £8,000 for the students who hadn’t achieved age related expectations. There are 48 students who didn’t meet the standard for English and only 16 for maths. Their progress was monitored by the Special Education Needs Coordinator, The Raising Standards Leader for Year 7, 8 and 9 and the TLR holder for CUS in English. It is expected at the end of Year 7 that all students who are not making expected progress will receive additional lessons in English and mathematics to ensure that any progress gap is closed. The English intervention was delivered to two parts; retrieval and recording and inference. The students who were involved all redid their KS2 tests at the end of the intervention and passed at the required level. The students on average made a 60 mark improvement out of a total score of 100, which was hugely significant. The maths students were seen each week across the year for a 10week programme, where they covered the fundamental of mathematics and consolidated the learning from lessons. All students improved across the year and only 7 students haven’t met their expected grades by the end of Year 7. However their progress in the programme was difficult to assess and more work next year is needed to monitor the impact of the intervention and support they received.
  • In 2018-19 we received £8000 for students who had hadn’t achieved age related expectations. There are 48 students who didn’t meet the standard for English and only 16 for maths. Their progress was monitored by the Special Education Needs Coordinator, The Raising Standards Leader for Year 7, 8 and 9 and the TLR holder for CUS in English and maths. It is expected at the end of Year 7 that all students who are not making expected progress will receive additional lessons in English and mathematics to ensure that any progress gap is closed. The English intervention was delivered to two parts; retrieval & recording and inference. The students who were involved all redid their KS2 tests at the end of the intervention and passed at the required level. The maths students studied a bespoke programme where they concentrated on the following topics, place value, multiplying and dividing by powers of 10, negative numbers, number bonds, column addition, column subtraction, multiplying whole numbers, multiplying decimals and division. There were 48 students who were not secondary ready in maths at the end of KS2 and 36 students for English. All these students took part in the bespoke catch-up programme organised by the School. Only 12 of the 48 students in maths were now not making expected progress following the programme and will continue with additional support in Year 8. 12 of the 36 English students are still not making expected progress and will do the same.

 

 2018-19 plans for allocation: 

Intervention

 Cost

 Impact

Additional Literacy lesson per fortnight where students do Accelerated Reader

£24, 000 staffing additional lesson for students in Year 7, 8 and 9

A positive residual score between Star reader test 1 and Star reader test 6. All students’ scores should have increased and those who have been identified as below expected literacy levels in Year 6 would have made more progress than other students to allow them to catch up

Accelerated Reader scheme

£6,000 per year per Year group

Students reading ages will be monitored closely, so that students can read the most appropriate books that promote their reading skills. Any students who isn’t achieving the expected level will be given additional support. By the end of the year all students reading ages should have increased.

Catch up funding responsibility for English and maths

£2400

Following on from the success of the English programme last year we have created a TLR role for maths. This post holder will create resources for Catch-up students for maths. The programme will be rolled out for Year 7, 8 and 9 students across the year and they will be tested at the start and the end of the programme to assess its impact more clearly.

Total

£32,400

 

   

2019-20 plans for allocation: As the plans put in place, and the impact has been significant, there are no planned changes to the system in this year.

Intervention

 Cost

 Impact

Additional Literacy lesson per fortnight where students do Accelerated Reader

£24, 000 staffing additional lesson for students in Year 7, 8 and 9

 

Accelerated Reader scheme

£6,000 per year per Year group

 

Catch up funding responsibility for English and maths

£2400

 

Total

£32,400