Bradley Stoke Community School

Bradley Stoke Community School

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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 at least level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).

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).
  • From Sept 2016, all students in Year 7 and 8 will follow the ‘Accelerated Reader’ - a programme that supports students in reading, enjoying and understanding texts.
  • All vulnerable students in Year 8 and 9 will also have access to AR if they are making below expected progress in English or their reading scores are below their peers or the national average.
  • All LAP students are supported in their mathematics and English classes by smaller class sizes in the bottom sets, and smaller booster groups have also been created.
  • If students are identified as not making expected progress they can then access the additional intervention lessons in English and mathematics. There are 17 hours of additional teaching time per fortnight that could be used to work closely with these students.
  • We have increased the number of lessons students receive in Year 7, 8 and 9 in English and mathematics from 6 to 7 per fortnight in 2016.


What is the impact?

  • In 2013-2014 we received £18,000 additional funding for 9 students who entered school at Level 3 or below in both English and mathematics. Of these, 66% of students made above or expected progress in English and mathematics.
  • In 2014-2015 we received £10,500 additional funding for 21 students at £500.  All students are accessing a range of provision (see above). Their progress is carefully monitored by SENCO, Raising Standards Leader and the Team Leader for English and mathematics. On average all LAP students in Year 7 in 2016 made expected progress in English and 90% in mathematics.
  • In 2015-16 we received £9,500 in funding; 100% of students who were below expected levels at primary School made expected progress in English in Year 7, and 33% made above expected progress. 45% of students made expected progress in mathematics. These students have now been given additional intervention time until they reach the expected level in Year 8.
  • 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.

 

  • 2016-17 plans for allocation:

Intervention

 Cost

 Impact

Reading/SPAG/ CATS, PASS Tests for all Year 7 students

£1,200 CATS

£3,000 SPAG tests for all students in KS3

£1,100

Identify specific weaknesses or strengths in spelling and academic excellence. Thus providing appropriate provision for ABGT and SEN students

Extra intervention time for English and Maths 1 to 1

6 x 1hr per fortnight for Maths £12,000

12x 1hr per fortnight for English £24,000

All students to be making expected progress at the end of Year 7 in English and Maths

Students to have PLCs of the skills and topics that they cannot do and have specific intervention to improve these aspects

Additional Literacy lesson per fortnight where students do Accelerated Reader

£16, 000 staffing additional lesson for students in Year 7 and 8

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

£3,000 per year per Year group

Students reading ages are monitored closely, so that students can read the most appropriate books that promote their reading skills

 

 

2015-16 plans for allocation:

Intervention

 Cost

Impact 

Reading/SPAG/ CATS, PASS Tests for all Year 7 students

£1,200 CATS

£3,000 SPAG tests for all students in KS3

£1,100

Identify specific weaknesses or strengths in spelling and academic excellence. Thus providing appropriate provision for ABGT and SEN students

Readings and SPAG scores to be used by all teachers to identify weak students, so that teacher can differentiate the work. On average 85% of students made expected progress across all subject areas

Extra staffing in English and maths

6 x 1hr per fortnight for Maths £6,000

6x 1hr per fortnight for English £6,000

Continued improvement in English outcomes at KS3 and eventually KS4

English results are excellent with 100% of students making expected progress and 33% making above expected progress

Mathematics 45% of students are making expected progress and these students will need additional support in Year 8

Extra lesson allocation for English and maths in Year 7,8 and 9

1 extra lessons for English for 6 groups 6hrs per fortnight £36,000

1 extra lessons for Maths for 6 groups 6hrs per fortnight £36,000

All LAP and MAP students to make expected progress and all HAPs to make above expected progress

All LAPs are making expected progress by the end of Year 7, 97% of MAPs students are making progress and 58% are making above expected progress

Mathematics 39% of MAP students are making expected progress and 6% are making above expected progress

 

Additional Literacy lesson per fortnight where students do Accelerated Reader

£22, 000 for an additional lesson for students in Year 7 and 8 and the cost of the literacy scheme

95% of students reading age increased from the start of Accelerated reader at the start of term 3, to the end of term 6. Students who are still behind their expected reading age will have additional support from PAT team and AR teachers in Year 8. Their scores will be closely monitored by RSLs

Primary specialist teaching Year 7 mathematics and English

4 lesson per fortnight £4,000

 

All those students below level 4 in Year 7 make rapid progress and achieve above level 4 in English and mathematics by the end of academic year

All English students made rapid progress in English

Mathematics students made slower progress and more work is required in Year 8

Accelerated Reader staffing

£10,500

Students reading ages are monitored closely, so that students can read the most appropriate books that promote their reading skills

See above

IL Club every night 4 days a week with a TA

1hr per week x 39

Students to attend IL so that they are supported in their independent learning. Reduce the number of students who receive a detention for not doing IL

Term 1- term 6 should see a reduction in IL detentions when compared to previous years

11 hours of additional intervention time across Key Stage 3 and 4 for English

£22,000- 11hours per fortnight of dedicated intervention time

Increase in students’ literacy levels and students to be on track to reach their end of KS target

100% of students making expected progress in English

On average 85% of LAP students are making expected progress in all subjects in Year 7, and 34% are making above expected progress