Year 7 Catch-up

Montsaye Academy - Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Funding Review 2018/19

Total Year 7 Catch-up Budget: £16,602.00

Total No. of Students: 71

Purpose of the funding

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, 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 (KS2).

Literacy Support

Expenditure:

Contribution towards TLR specific to Literacy. Contribution towards salary for a TA who has a focus on catch up Contribution towards : Rapid Reader and Accelerated Reader programmes Contribution towards: reading tests Contribution to data team salaries to track and monitor.

Activities/ Resources:

Withdrawal from some language lessons for small group or 1:1 intervention lessons

Use of whole school DEAR (Drop Everything and READ).

Impact:

KS2 scores were used to identify the students not achieving the expected standard. There were 53 of them.

The groups were then given individual and small group intensive tuition and then re tests to look at progress and impact of the work. The intervention was put in place to bring the reading ages and literacy skills up to an age appropriate level. All students in this group either met or exceeded their English target grade by the end of Y7. On average as a group they achieved 0.9 grades higher than the target set. The reading ages for the 53 students had improved by 1.67 years overall over 8 months (0.67 years) from Oct 18 to June 19. All of the students in the group had an improved reading age from first to final test.

Numeracy Support

Expenditure:

Contribution towards TLR specific to Numeracy Contribution to Maths resources to support Numeracy Contribution towards Maths Whizz resource package Contribution towards Times Tables Rock Stars Subscription Contribution to data team salaries to track and monitor.

Activities: 

Sessions were run during PPA time to minimize cover. Pupils worked together and individually on whiteboards, solving problems and practicing key skills. The smaller group sizes enabled them to ask questions and build confidence. Pupils enjoyed the sessions and many asked if they would continue next year.

Impact:

KS2 scores were used to identify the students not achieving the expected standard. There were 54 of them.

The groups were then given individual and small group intensive tuition and then re tests to look at progress and impact of the work. This work was based on maths non calculator skills. All but 1 students in this group either met or exceeded their Maths target grade by the end of Y7. On average as a group they achieved 0.72 grades higher than the target set. 41 (76%) made positive progress from assessment point 1 to end of year assessment.

The year group as a whole achieved an average of 0.66 grades higher than target

The catch-up group achieved an average of 0.72 grades higher than target.

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