As a publically funded school Heart of England school receives funding called the literacy and numeracy catch-up premium. This gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2. In 2016/17 we received an additional £11,895 in Year 7 Catch Up Premium funding; this funding was allocated on the basis of the same overall amount of Year 7 catch-up premium funding in 2015 and 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of the Year 7 cohort between 2015 and 2016. 

Where we spent the Year 7 Catch Up Premium (2016/17):

Intervention

Commentary

Introduction of DEAR Time

All students have ‘Drop Everything and Read’ as part of their regular registration time

Staff training on the importance of reading and modeling this

Intervention for reluctant readers (suggestions of texts, modeling of reading, parental contact)

Reading Buddies

Student mentoring to establish reading buddies.  High levels of satisfaction from both mentee and mentor in evidence.

Evidence of impact with analysis of impact upon reading ages

Thinking Reading

Staff training

Purchase of resources including (but not limited to) GL assessments, LASS testing software and PROBE

Development of CORE (Centre of Reading Excellence) room

Twilight Literacy

Small group intervention led by Year 7 Manager and Senco

ATLAS – Small Group Sessions

Small intervention groups working in ATLAS on numeracy and literacy skills

Tutor Time Maths

KS3 Maths coordinator led intervention sessions twice a week on key skills such as multiplication tables

Parental Workshops

Parent workshops giving information on the curriculum and how to support learning at home 


Impact of Year 7 Catch Up Premium Funding 2016-17

Reading

45 students joined us in 2016-17 below the nationally expected level for reading at Key Stage 2 (this meant they scored below 100).  As a means of measuring impact we are using reading ages to look at impact and identifying students for whom further intervention is necessary; this is a long term approach that will transcend beyond Year 7.

It is not our Policy to set students targets related to GCSE grades at any point in Key Stage 3, rather our Curriculum is designed to diagnose the gaps in skills and understanding and to remedy these so that they are fully prepared for the rigours of GCSE examinations and beyond.

95% of the 45 students made demonstrable progress, demonstrated in their English assessments during the course of the year.

Maths

53 students joined us in 2016-17 below the nationally expected level for maths at Key Stage 2.

It is not our Policy to set students targets related to GCSE grades at any point in Key Stage 3, rather our Curriculum is designed to diagnose the gaps in skills and understanding and see to remedy these so that they are fully prepared for the rigours of GCSE examinations.

79% of the 53 students made demonstrable progress, demonstrated in their maths assessments during the course of the year.

Year 7 Catch Up Premium 2017/18

Heart of England School expects to receive £11,500 in Year 7 Catch Up Premium funding for 2017/18.

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