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Year 7 Catch Up Plan for 2016-17

Literacy and Numeracy Catch up Funding Plan for 2016- 2017
In the academic year 2015-16, 20 the funding given to pupils eligible for the Catch Up premium was spent in a number of ways:
• A Literacy Assistant
• Access to the Accelerated Reader Programme.
• Resources to support learning
• In class support for literacy and numeracy from TA allocation
• Guided Reading intervention (from Literacy Assistant allocation)
• Visit from children’s book author to help with extended writing,

All pupils benefitted from the programme:
• 100% of the pupils made at least two sub levels of progress in English
• 100% are estimated to make at least 4 sub levels of progress by end of KS3.
• 100% of the pupils made at least two sub levels of progress in Mathematics
• 90% are estimated to make at least 4 sub levels of progress by end of KS3.
There was a range of qualitative progress observed by the Literacy Assistant and the HLTA. The pupils’ wellbeing was nurtured and their confidence in social, literacy and numeracy skills grew. Where the pupils made rapid progress, they were removed from the programme so they could fully access all subjects of the curriculum alongside their peers.
It is interesting to note that the funding for this year (2016-2017) will remain the same as for 2015-2016, simply adjusted to reflect any percentage change in cohort size for year 7.
The funding is designed to support those pupils below age expected standard in reading and mathematics to ‘catch up’ to their peers.
In 2016-17, we will receive the same amount of funding, £17,500, as we received in 2015-16. We will continue to spend the funding on:-
• A Literacy Assistant
• Access to the Accelerated Reader Programme / Lucid testing
• Resources to support learning
• In class support for literacy and numeracy from TA allocation
• Guided Reading intervention
• Visit from children’s book author to help with extended writing
• Online numeracy packages (mathswatch, Mathsbox, Mymaths , Pinpoint, Numeracy ninjas, TT rock star)
• Mathematics breakfast club
• Smaller groups sizes to allow additional access to specialised support (covered through curriculum funding – main school budget)
• Specialist KS2-3 mathematics teacher (main school budget)
• Partnership working with Primary schools to support them in reducing the number of pupils entering below standard.
Those pupils who are 5 or more away from standard are supported in the smaller set 4 groups in both mathematics and English. Pupils with scores of 96 or above are in the set 3’s and are being monitored by class teachers.

KS2 data for new year 7 GPVS Reading Maths Reading or Maths
Absent 1 1 1 1
B – below the standard of the test 1 1 4 4
NS- not achieved the standard 49(16%) 80(25%) 65(21%) 101
Adjusted figure (more than 5 away) 51(16%) 32(10%) 55(18%)

All year 7 will be lucid tested and further reading age tests completed for those pupils who need additional support. Progress towards age related standards will be both via teacher assessment and the GL assessment progress tests for English, mathematics and science.


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