Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with additional funding to support year 7 students who did not achieve at least level 4 in Reading or Mathematics at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

Owing to the learning difficulties of the students at The Foreland School we receive £500 for each of our Year 7 students (measure taken from the autumn school census). This money is allocated to the group to provide additional resources and/or support in order to improve outcomes for the target group.

“The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools and academies in the financial year beginning 1 April 2014; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years”.

DFE Year 7 Catch-up Premium Grant 2014-2015: Conditions of Grant

   

2015/16 Allocation

The Foreland School received £4,500 for Year 7 Catch Up Premium for the 2015/16 academic Year. Money was allocated to provide:

Sessions were led by one of the Key Stage 3 teachers and/or a Teaching Assistant and had a focus on both reading and number. It was anticipated that these weekly sessions would have a positive effect on the pupils and their literacy and numeracy development.

Each term there was a different focus in order to ensure concepts could be fully explored and understood by students before moving on.

A full breakdown of the expenditure for the year can be found in the table below:

Intervention

Rationale/Intended   Outcomes

Cost

Literacy and Numeracy Resources

Support learning and lead to   improvement in writing and number.

£324.84

Reading resources

(Half Moon books)

Support reading development.

£102.65

Money resources

Supported development in using and   applying money.

£25.49

Drama Workshop

Pupils worked  with specialists in drama – Drama benefits pupils by encouraging their creativity,   movement and supports confidence, concentration, language development, emotional intelligence and literacy and numeracy development.

£390.50

Teaching Assistant Support

Support in literacy and numeracy for   individual pupils and small groups.

£392.90

 

Total Spend

£1,236.38

 

Total Income

£4,500

 

Difference

+£3,263.62

Impact / Outcomes

Level and progress comparisons were made between students in Year 7 and the rest of the school.

Comparisons made in all English and Mathematics strands:

English – Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Overall.

Mathematics – Number, Shape, Space and Measures, Using and Applying and Overall. 

 

Average Level

Year 7 students were assessed at a significantly higher level than the rest of the school in all English and Mathematics strands.

 

Average Increase

Year 7 students achieved a higher average increase in English (overall) and also higher in Writing, Speaking and Listening. Year 7 students scored the same average increase (0.8) as the rest of the school in Reading.

Pupils in receipt of the Year 7 funding scored a lower average increase in Mathemtics (overall). The rest of the school had a higher average increase in Number and Using and Applying with each having the same average increase in Shape, Space and Measures.

 

% Making 1 or More Level Progress

Whilst overall a higher number of Year 7 students made 1 or more levels of progress in English (45%), a greater percentage of the rest of the school (non-Year 7) made progress in separate English strands.

A greater percentage of Non-Year 7 pupils (rest of the school) made 1 or more level progress in Mathematics overall (45%) plus in all subject strands.  

 

See attached ‘Year 7 Catch Up Premium Comparisons 2016’ file for full details.

 

 

2016/17 Allocation

The Foreland School has been allocated £6,000 Year 7 Catch-Up Premium for the 2016/17 academic Year (TBC). In addition, £3,362.62 remained unspent from the 2015/16 academic year therefore the total Year 7 Catch-Up funding available is £9,362.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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