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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

Find out more about the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium at:

www.gov.uk/guidance/year-7-literacy-and-numeracy-catch-up-premium-guide-for-schools

Financial Year Allocation
2015 - 2016 £27,000
2016 - 2017 Estimated £26,000

 

Academic Year 2016 - 2017
Targeted Strategy

Details

Allocation

Date

Impact                                                      

Mathematics Catch-Up

(high staff ratios, engaging theme/format, tracked progress)

www.pet-xi.co.uk/

Targeted Year 7 students (performing below the expected standard at the end of Year 6) will benefit from a 3 day intensive support programme based on arithmetic and basic mathematical reasoning.  £4,800 October 2016 Currently being evaluated
 

Literacy (writing) Catch-Up

(high staff ratios, engaging theme/format, tracked progress)

www.pet-xi.co.uk/

Targeted Year 7 students (performing below the expected standard at the end of Year 6) will benefit from a 3 day intensive support programme based on developing writing skills.  £4,800 October 2016  Currently being evaluated
Year 7 Progress Champions Bespoke academic support (based on literacy and numeracy) for targeted Year 7 students  performing below the expected standard at the end of Year 6.  This support is delivered by a member of teaching staff regularly during morning registration time.  £500 October 2016 onwards  Currently being evaluated

Provisional Mathematics Catch-Up

(high staff ratios, engaging theme/format, tracked progress)

www.pet-xi.co.uk/

Targeted Year 7 students (performing below the expected standard at the end of Year 6) will benefit from a 3 day intensive support programme based on arithmetic and basic mathematical reasoning.  £7,000 Spring 2017  

Provisional  Literacy (writing) Catch-Up

(high staff ratios, engaging theme/format, tracked progress)

www.pet-xi.co.uk/

Targeted Year 7 students (performing below the expected standard at the end of Year 6) will benefit from a 3 day intensive support programme based on developing writing skills.  £7,000 Spring 2017  
Academic Year 2015-2016
Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up Interventions delivered by Teaching Assistants and Higher Level Teaching Assistants Variety of bespoke interventions delivered in curriculum time by Teaching Assistants.  Includes use of ‘Catch-Up Literacy’ (as recommended by the Education Endowment Fund). £5,000 2015-2016

Average improvement in age performance, per month:

  • Catch up literacy. Reading accuracy – 2.6 months per month of intervention.
  • Catch up literacy.  Spelling – 2.8 months per month of intervention.
  • Bespoke literacy. Reading accuracy – 1.4 months per month of intervention
  • Bespoke Literacy. Spelling – 1.4 months per month of intervention
  • Numeracy – 5.3 months per month of intervention

Reading Community Reading Buddies

A strand of the TCC Reading Community aimed at developing greater literacy and engagement with reading among Year 7 students with lower reading scores.
Funding allocated to training Years 9 & 10 Reading Buddies, improving library stock and investing in ‘book bags’ for Year 7 students and their families.

£500

Spring 2016

  • Limited.  Insufficient uptake from the Year 7 students who were targeted.
  • Plans have been modified to enable greater engagement with families and to commence the programme prior to Year 6 students joining in September 2016.

PET-Xi Maths Catch-Up       

 (5 day programme, high staff ratios, engaging theme/format, tracked progress)

www.pet-xi.co.uk/

A targeted group of 20 Year 7 students took part in a week long themed Maths programme designed to boost numeracy levels. 

£9,400

 

Spring 2016

  • 90% of students made at least one national curriculum sub-level of progress.
  • 60% of students made at least 2 national curriculum sub-levels of progress.
  • 30% of students made at least 3 national curriculum sub-levels of progress.
  • Significant improvement in confidence tests.
  • Very high approval rating from students.
Appointment of a Year 7 Progress Champion
Strategic leadership role created to provide enhanced challenge and support for professionals working with academically vulnerable students and to drive and provide robust evaluation of interventions designed to support their progress.

      nil

Summer 2016 onwards
  • Evaluation as part of College Appraisal process