Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
Financial Year 2016 to 2017 Update and Plans for 2017 to 2018
The literacy and numeracy catch up premium provides schools with additional funding for each pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in English reading and / or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.
We are expected to use this funding to deliver additional tuition or intensive support in small groups, giving pupils valuable strategies which will help in making progress.
Our school received the amount of £8,667 for the academic year 2016-17 and we are expecting a similar amount for 2017/18.
Within our priority objectives for 2016/17 we identified the following:
“Improve attainment and progress in Maths (with particular attention to groups to ensure no “gaps” are evident and with particular focus on Lower School)”.
To achieve success in this target, we identified the following key actions:
- Identify if and where gaps are evident in Lower School Maths.
- Upskill Maths Lead in Lower School in Maths pedagogy.
- Identify frequency, quality and level of Maths teaching in Lower School.
- Improve Maths teaching capacity in Lower School learning support team.
- Use Inset training days to support Lower School teachers in their delivery of Maths.
- Ensure there is a sustained frequency to Maths challenges.
- Ensure high expectations are being set in Maths books and work completion.
Our results in both English and Maths are listed below.
Pupil Progress in English (data based on KS2 SATS to which we do not teach)
- The percentage of students achieving a standard pass in English rose from 84% in 2016 to 96% in 2017. 88% of students gained a strong pass in 2017.
- 88% made expected progress or better in English.
- 66% of SEN cohort made expected progress or better in English.
Pupil Progress in Maths (data based on KS2 SATS to which we do not teach)
- The percentage of students achieving a standard pass in mathematics rose from 66% in 2016 to 72% in 2017. 48% of students gained a strong pass in 2017.
- 84% made expected progress or better in Maths.
- 55% of the SEN cohort made expected progress or better in Maths.
During 2016/17 we employed a specialist teacher to work 6 hours per week to concentrate on providing support in line with the Year 7 Catch up Premium. Her costs for the year were £5,162. Our specialist teacher was also supported in-house by our Learning Support Teacher who is employed for 19.50 hours per week
In the current year 2017/18 we have again employed a specialist teacher to work 9 hours per week at a cost of £7,840 again supported in-house.
We will continue to assess the impact of this funding at each data capture throughout the academic year and we will review our provision where necessary to meet the bespoke needs of the individual pupils.