Year 7 Catch-up

 

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

Summary Information

School

Montsaye Academy

Academic Year

2017/18

Total Year 7 Catch-up Budget

£16,777.00

Total No. of Students

 

 

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 Numeracy and Literacy.
  • Contribution towards salary for a TA who has a focus on catch up
  • Contribution towards CAT base line tests
  • Contribution towards : Rapid Reader and Accelerated Reader programmes
  • Contribution towards: NGRT 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:

CATs tests and NRG reading tests alongside KS2 scores were used to identify the students.

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. From this data 8 students were identified to be part of the literacy intervention group.  All students in this group either met or exceeded their English target grade by the end of Y7.   The specific reading age data for this group showed that all students had improved their reading age when measured using the Salford test from September 17 to July / Sep 18.  

                                                                      

Salford      9/17    

Salford      12/17

 Salford      11/18

   

9.08

10.10

11.03+

   

7.11

10.05

10.06

   

7.11

10.05

11.02

   

8.04

10.05

A

   

9.06

10.10

10.11

   

8.03

9.00

10.06

   

8.07

10.05

A

 

 

Numeracy Support

Expenditure:

  • Contribution towards TLR specific to Numeracy
  • Contribution to Maths resources to support Numeracy
  • 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:

CATs tests alongside KS2 scores were used to identify the students.

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. There were 21 students in the group. 16 made positive progress with an average improvement of 51% from the input to output assessments completed.  The range of improvements for this group was 260% to 7%.   Pupils sat an initial assessment paper October, they then repeated this paper in July as part of their end of year assessment.

The year group as a whole made an average of 31.9% improvement in their scores.

The catch-up group made an average of 51% improvement in their scores.

 

 

 

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