Year 7 Catch up Funding 2015/16

Year 7 Catch up Funding 2015/16

Year 7 catch up funding is allocated to each student for which key stage 2 assessment data showed them as achieving below a level 4 in reading or mathematics. Funding is £500 per student.

In 2015/16 the school received £16,000.

The school spent the funding in the following way:

The Maths department were timetabled an additional hour in year 7 to focus on Numeracy. Students used interactive ICT programmes to improve their basic numeracy skills, using programmes such as MyMaths, and MathsWatch. These sessions were taught in a carrousel across the academic year.

In Maths there were 16x students in receipt of Catch Up funding. By the end of the academic year 9 made better than expected progress, 4 made expected progress.

Students who are below level 4 in English on entry were supported by the LSA team who worked on reading and core literacy skills during 2x Tutor period per week.

In English there were 12x students who joined us with outcomes below level 4, by the end of the academic year 10 were making better than expected progress, 2 were making expected progress.

We have not yet received our funding for the Academic year 2016-2017

The school will spend our 2016-17 allocation in the following way:

The maths department undertook initial baseline tests on each year 7 student and compared to the KS2 maths scaled score for each student. The students with the biggest gap between these two assessment measures were then targeted to be part of a support programme to bridge these gaps. The tasks for each student will be based around their baseline assessment and areas of apparent weakness highlighted and targeted.

Students where were below level 4 in English on entry were supported by the LSA team who worked on reading and core literacy skills during 2x Tutor period per week.