Yr 7 Catch-up Premium
Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Funding 2015/2016
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.
Year 7 Catch-up funding
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.
In January 2013, David Laws the Minister of State for Schools, wrote to the Headteachers 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
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 level 4 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.
ACTION AND IMPACT
□ Accelerated Reader
□ Staffing for small group lessons HLTA
□ Lexia programme
8 students identified in Sept 2015.
All students use Accelerated Reader
All students have received Lexia reading support.
□ Small group intervention in Year 7 provided by HLTA
□ Specialist teaching supplied for individuals
10 students identified in Sept 2015.
HLTA also supports students in maths classes and removes for interventions when necessary
An additional small teaching group in literacy was set up in year 7 & 8 led by members of the SLT. Driving expectations and high standards.
Lexia Reading Core 5 has been introduced to pupils to use in structured intervention and at home, encouraging parental support. Lexia Reading Core5 provides students immediate corrective feedback, multiple levels of scaffolding, and explicit instruction both online and through direct instruction with the teacher. 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.
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 level 4 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 focussed 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.