Year 7 Catch up Funding 2016/17

Year 7 Catch up Funding

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 2016/17 the school received £17,275

The school spent the funding 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 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 using programmes such as MyMaths, and MathsWatch.

In Maths there were 10x students in receipt of Catch Up funding. By the end of the academic year, 9 students made better than expected progress and had caught up.

Students in English were supported by the LSA team who worked on reading and core literacy skills during 2x Tutor periods per week.

In English there were 22x students who joined us in receipt of funding, by the end of the academic year 14x were making better than expected progress, 5x were making expected progress.

We have received our funding for the Academic year 2017-2018 of £20,985.

The school will spend our 2017-18 allocation in the following way:

  • Development of the Ruth Miskin programme to support Literacy in KS3
  • Continuation of the successful Maths Strategy.