Yr 7 Catch-up Premium

 

Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Funding 2016/2017

In 2013 the Government made a commitment to provide annual additional educational funding to schools for each year 7 pupil who had not achieved level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2. This now applies to pupils who have not reached age related expectation by the end of Key Stage 2.

Year 7 Catch-up funding

Background

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each year 7 student who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

The year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium grant 2016 to 2017 will be paid under Section 14 of the Education Act 2002.

The year 7 catch-up premium allocations for 2016 to 2017 have been allocated to schools using a new approach to the allocation calculation.

In 2016 to 2017 we have allocated funding to schools on the basis that they receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort between the October 2015 and the October 2016 school censuses as follows:

(the number of year 7 pupils recorded on the October 2015 school census) divided by (the number of year 7 pupils recorded on the October 2016 school census) multiplied by the 2015 to 2016 allocation.

15-16 Cohort

16-17 Cohort

% Change in Cohort between 15 and 16

Funding in 15-16

16-17 Funding

114

103

-9.65%

£9,000

£8,132

 

In January 2013, David Laws the Minister of State for Schools, wrote to the Head teachers of year 7 students about the year 7 catch-up premium and how this money should be used:

Essentially it should be used to access the needs of the individual students in the school to decide the best way to use the funding. If necessary select programmes and approaches can be used which have either been proved to be effective or are showing early promise.

Effective use of funding to support catch-up may include:

□ Individual tuition in addition to classroom teaching.

□ Intensive small-group tuition.

□ Purchasing external services and materials to add to those provided by the school, for example tutor services of proven computer-based learning or online support.

□ Summer or holiday schools to deliver intensive catch-up over a short period.

Provision

In order to meet the above requirements, Trevelyan Middle School will ensure that provisions are made which secure the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of the students.

As part of the additional provision made for students who belong to vulnerable groups, the school will ensure that the needs of students below age related expectations are adequately assessed and addressed through termly student progress meetings and reports.

We will use interventions which we believe have maximum impact on the student’s progress:

INTERVENTION: 

ACTION AND IMPACT:

English:

  • Accelerated Reader.
  • Staffing for small group lessons HLTA. Specific focus on reading comprehension, and developing writing.
  • Lexia Reading programme.
  • Achievement for all.

27 pupils were identified in September 2016.

All pupils use Accelerated Reader.

Pupils have received Lexia reading support.

Pupils have received small group catch up support with HLTA.

Maths:

  • Small group intervention in Year 7 provided by HLTA
  • Specialist teaching supplied for individuals
  • ECC training for staff to deliver intervention.

21 Pupils identified in September 2016.

HLTA also supports pupils in maths classes and removes for interventions when necessary

 

 

 

Literacy Support

Lexia Reading Strategies has been used in structured intervention and at home, encouraging parental support. Lexia Reading Strategies provides pupils immediate corrective feedback, multiple levels of scaffolding, and explicit instruction both online and through direct instruction with the teacher/LSA. Pupils work independently to develop reading skills in a structured, sequential manner with a focus on:

  • Foundational skills to develop automaticity and fluency
  • Listening and reading comprehension with complex text
  • Academic and domain-specific vocabulary to improve comprehension

Accelerated Reader programme has been used to develop reading skills in reluctant readers, which builds reading skills in a structured programme of reading and reviewing both fiction and non-fiction texts.

Targeted intervention groups set up within the English department focus on retrieve and select comprehension support, and interventions to develop writing strategies for pupils.

Reading Intervention

At the end of year 7 here is the impact of the interventions. Progress 55% of pupils in reading made accelerated progress. 92% of pupils made expected progress.  37% of pupil’s attained age related expectation by the end of year 7.

Numeracy

Three members of staff have attended a training course for ECC – Every Child Counts. This is a scheme of work specifically for year 7 children who did not achieve age related expectation in their SAT’s. This has been rolled out in classes in year 7 and LSA’s run an intervention group using the same scheme. The school has focused on the developing functional numeracy skills, and scaffolded support for the basic skills of handling numbers including adding, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals and fractions, working with time, brackets and equations, angles, areas and circumferences.

Maths Intervention

At the end of year 7 this is the impact of the interventions. 71% made expected progress, 29% made more than expected progress, and 29% of pupil’s attained age related progress by the end of year 7.

Overview of Year 7 Catch up Premium 2017/18

Objectives of catch up funding:

  • To narrow the gap by providing literacy and numeracy support and raise attainment of those pupils entitled to catch up premium.
  • To raise self-esteem and aspirations of pupils entitled to catch up premium.
  • To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress.
  • To close the attainment gap between low level learners and other learners.

Trevelyan Middle School 2017 – 2018

  • Amount of catch up funding received for academic year 2017-18 – £10579
  • 41(TBC) pupils qualified for the catch up premium in year 7.

Action Plan for 2017‐2018     

Target Pupils

Amount

Breakdown

Detail

Likely Impact

Targeting those pupils from vulnerable groups who did not attain at least Secure in their SATs test for Reading.

£1,000

 

 

Year 7 Reading Cusp intervention

 

PiXL resources to support HLTA targeted intervention

Training of HLTA by head of English, shared training through PiXL. PiXL resources to deliver the intervention.

Teachers have expertise and resources to deliver the course effectively. Pupils will achieve at least expected progress.

Targeting those pupils who did not attain at least Secure in their SATs test for Reading.

£1,500

Lexia Reading Strategies

 

Training of HLTA to deliver Lexia strategies to pupils.  This training will also be delivered to LSA’s to develop capacity within the school.

 

Pupils will complete sessions in school and develop these skills through home learning provided by the Lexia programme.  Additional skill builder sessions will be carried out during the in school Lexia sessions.    

Literacy intervention delivery of a high quality and student progress should be at least 50% accelerated and 100% expected.

 

95% of students increase their reading

age by over a year.

 

Monitoring how reading age increases are also evident in progress in comprehension and spelling.

 

 

Reading testing identify reading needs and adapted programme planned and delivered. For all pupils who didn’t achieve ARE in reading SAT’s 

£500

YARC reading assessments carried out on any pupil who didn’t achieve ARE in SAT’s. 

Training by School support on delivering reading tests.

YARC reading test to identify specific barriers to reading.  Information shared with teachers to ensure appropriate differentiation and support in lessons.  

All students make expected progress and above. Support across the curriculum through quality first teaching allows Gaps in attainment to be closed.

 

 

Targeting those pupils from vulnerable groups who did not attain at least Secure in their SATs test for Reading or their Writing end of KS2 Assessment.

£1000

 

 

 

 

Personalised Learning Checklists for catch-up pupils

Teachers to use PiXL Primary PLCs to better diagnose and differentiate for gaps in catch-up pupils’ learning.

For use within Quality First teaching, drawing on PiXL resources.

To see rapid progress in Catch-up pupils’ Reading and Writing.  

Targeting those pupils from vulnerable groups who did not attain at least Secure in their Writing end of KS2 Assessment.

£1000

Year 7 writing cusp intervention

Head of English developing and running these sessions, shared training through PiXL. PiXL resources to deliver the intervention.

Teachers have expertise and resources to deliver the course effectively. Pupils will achieve at least expected progress.

Increase the number of staff trained on ECC. To deliver specific targeted catch up for year 7 pupils who failed to achieve ARE in SAT’s.

 

£1,000

 

Extra staffing costs

ECC – Every Child Counts. This is a scheme of work specifically for year 7 children who did not achieve age related expectation in their SAT’s.

 

 

 Low ability student progress in year 7 and 8 is increased to achieve end of year target grade.

Achievement for All programme for pupils who failed to achieve ARE in SAT’s

£3,000

AFA coach to support school.

AFA bubble toolkit and audits.

Needs analysis to identify specific gaps.

Structured conversation training of staff.

Training time for all staff to raise awareness of AFA.

Training of key staff in delivering structured conversations.

Delivering structured conversations with parents to identify specific support to raise progress and attainment of selected group of children.

To increase parent and pupil engagement. To raise progress and attainment of focus group.