Year 7 Catch Up Premium Report

November 2018

The Year 7 Catch Up Premium is to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved national expectations in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2.

In 2017-8, Newman RC College received a premium of £18,720.It is expected that this figure will be the same in 2017-18.

The money is used by schools to deliver additional tuition, intervention or intensive support in small groups, giving pupils valuable support to bring them up to speed so that they are more likely to succeed at secondary school.

2018-19

Estimated allowance

£18,720
Planned Interventions
Literacy Resources and Reading programme

(50% funded, 50% Pupil Premium fund)

Reading Partners:

23 Year 7 students who were identified as ‘Just Below’ (Reading Age between 1 and 6 months behind their biological age)

Purchase of: Books for Reading Partners and Year 7 ‘Book Busters’ Programme.

Literacy and English curriculum Interventions

(Salary of Literacy mentor to be 50% with 50% funded from Pupil Premium fund)

Literacy Mentor (Meg Barwick) Timetabled and Form-Time Intervention:

9 PPG Year 7 students identified as either ‘Below’ (Reading Age between 7 and 24 months behind their biological age) or ‘Well Below’ (Reading Age 25 months or more behind their biological age)

Purchase of: Lexia and IDL program (currently through Literacy budget)

Literacy Mentor (Meg Barwick) Wednesday Afternoon Intervention:

7 PPG Year 7 students who were identified as being below the 100 score in Literacy but not Numeracy.

Purchase of: Lexia and IDL program (currently through Literacy budget) and text books (not yet purchased)

Literacy SEND Mentor (Marie Rigby) Timetabled Intervention:

8 SEND Year 7 students identified as either ‘Below’ (Reading Age between 7 and 24 months behind their biological age) or ‘Well Below’ (Reading Age 25 months or more behind their biological age)

Purchase of: Lexia and IDL program (currently through Literacy budget)

Literacy SEND Mentor (Marie Rigby) Wednesday Afternoon Intervention:

4 SEND Year 7 students who were identified as being below the 100 score in Literacy but not Numeracy.

Purchase of: Lexia and IDL program (currently through Literacy budget) and text books (not yet purchased)

Additional Interventions:

There are currently 50 Year 7 students in need of Literacy intervention after being identified as ‘Below’ or ‘Well Below’ with Reading Ages that we currently do not have staffing or finances to accredit to interventions.

Numeracy and mathematics curriculum InterventionsWednesday sessions

We have bought into a programme called Passport Maths for 20 students with a stamp for 2 teachers :

Pupil progress booklets and log ins – £10 per pupil (+VAT) (20 pupils)

Passport Stamp – £8 per member of staff (+VAT) (2 staff)

Total Cost = £259.20

Numeracy Lessons with sets 4 in A and B band

60 papers printed once per half term (Usually an A4 booklet consisting of around 20 pages)

Working off 1p per page. Approx. = 20p per child, per half term.

So £72 for the year.

Passport Maths

A cohort of 20 pupils selected to participate in the Passport Maths programme through National Numeracy. This is an early intervention programme for year 7 students who are require further support in key Numeracy areas. It help them to master the basic they may have missed at primary level. The programme supports progression in fundamental Mathematical concepts, helping students to grow in confidence in these key areas. The cohort we have selected are disadvantaged students who have starter Year 7 without the expected standard in Mathematics (below to 100 score).

These students receive 1 additional hour of Numeracy intervention per week in 2 cohorts of 10 students. This allows the pupils to receive individual tasks and personalised feedback on a range of key Numeracy skills such as ‘Whole Numbers’ and ‘Fractions’. Through the programme students learn with a variety of individual and group tasks learning to problem solve and logically set up solutions to everyday tasks.

To promote the programme we invited parents and carers of all 20 students involved in the intervention into school for a welcome evening where they were invited to work together to solve a range of problems and were introduced to the programme and the rationale behind it.

Numeracy curriculum

Each week selected students from Year 7, 8 and 9 receive an additional hour of Numeracy within their school timetable. These lessons are focussed on improving their core Numeracy skills and use the PIXL Numeracy curriculum. Regular testing takes place to track pupil’s progress against the 100 score data gathered from primary schools. This allows each class to receive an individualised programme with differentiated work to allow each student can reach their potential.

Khan Academy

Every student has the opportunity to use Khan Academy, an online app that allows students to practice a range of fundamental skills in Numeracy. This programme has videos, hints and quizzes for a vast amount of topics ranging from ‘Pre-algebra’ to ‘Geometry’ to ‘Trigonometry’.

2017-18

Allocated allowance

£18,120
Interventions
Literacy Resources and Reading programme

(50% funded, 50% Pupil Premium fund)

Corrective Reading Programme, inference and grammar resources.

Corrective reading is delivered to 3 sets of pupils 2 lessons per week in year 7. The programme is a phonics based scheme. This is also complimented by inference training into reading texts.

Literacy and English curriculum Interventions

(Salary of Literacy mentor to be 50% with 50% funded from Pupil Premium fund)

IDL (Indirect Dyslexia Learning):

An electronic program originally designed to increase the literacy of dyslexic students. However, it has now been developed and proven to have a rapid impact in the reading comprehension and spelling of all learners.

The students selected are all have a reading age that is (some up to 4 years) below their biological age.

This takes place one day a week in form and after school on the same day.

Reading Partners:

Involved 60 Y9 students who mentor 30 Y7 and 30 Y8 students. The Y7 and Y8 students have been selected as they have a reading age that is ‘just’ (up to a year) below their biological age.

Literacy Mentor Intervention:

Interventions include:

-A group to stretch and challenge the more able/avid readers across a number of year groups.

-An intervention group for students that have a reading age that is below their biological age that fall somewhere between the students identified for IDL and Reading Partners.

-Further intervention for students that have SEN.

Cross-curricular projects:

At least one cross-curricular project will take place throughout the year to develop vocabulary and literacy skills.

Numeracy InterventionsSmall group interventions in form time for pupils who have achieved below 100 score in mathematics at KS2. Delivered by Assistant Director of Maths.

Year 10 Maths Mentors work wih pupils on a weekly basis in form time.

Hegarty Maths will be used for home learning to promote student independence and retention.

Staff will be encouraged to ‘teach less and review more’ to build retention. Drip-feed starters are employed to develop retention.

Impact
Literacy resources and reading programmePC data at the end of year 7 showed of the 80 pupils that came in below the 100 score 63% by the end of year 7 were working at target, of these there was 23% working above.

Paired reading:

Literacy and English curriculum Interventions
Paired reading programme
Numeracy InterventionsPC data at the end of year 7 showed that of the 75 pupils that came in below the 100 score 64% were working at target by the end of the year, of those 27% were working above target.