George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Our Year 7 Catch-up Premium Funding

Overview

The Catch-Up Premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who need extra support in literacy and numeracy.

The Catch up cohort includes 2 students who have an EHCP and 17 students with K SEND code. Students are in sets, which allow them to access all aspects of the English and Maths curriculum.

 

English

  • 20.3% of students (54 students) in year 7 achieved a scaled score of 95 or less in their KS2 SATS English. From this group 33 students have a scaled score of less than 90.

Mathematics

  • 10% of students (27 students) in year 7 achieved a scaled score of 95 or less in their KS2 SATS Mathematics. 13 students have a scaled score less than 90.

English and Mathematics

  • 18 students (6.7% of the whole cohort) failed to achieve a scaled score of 95 in English and Maths.

 

Funding and proposed Allocation

In the year 2019-20, the Academy will receive £13,038 catch-up funding. The premium is allocated based on the proportion of students requiring support in each area of English, Reading and Maths.

Based on students, funded in Maths, English and Numeracy. Proportion % Funding £
Proportion of students scoring 95 or less for English (54 Students)
66.7%£8,705
Proportion of students scoring 95 or less for Maths (27 students) 33.3%£4,346
Table detailing Year 7 catch-up premium funding 2019 - 2020

 

Below are the initial plans for Catch-Up Premium allocation this year. Funding will be spent on both in class and before / after school interventions

Focus Intervention Rationale Target Impact
English

Accelerated Reader (AR)
Subscription
Targeted literacy sessions (1 session per week  through catch up funding 1:10)

Everybody Read in class
Resources for Catch up students

Library Club
Staffing

Booster Reading for targeted SEN students

Staffing Costs
1 additional session non-funded
Specific teaching materials support classroom delivery

Cultural Capital Opportunities 
Funding for literary visits

AR programme was found to have a “moderately positive effect upon participating pupils progress compared to pupils who did not participate.”  (Siddiqui, Gorard and See 2016)

To establish positive reading habits and encourage the love of reading for pleasure.

To improve comprehension skills.

To achieve 100 scaled score in English using GL Assessment

85% of students targeted for reading intervention to improve reading age by at least 10 months or more.

2018-2019

65% of students targeted for reading intervention improved their reading age by at least one month based on AR.

38.4% of targeted students improved reading age by 1 year or more based on AR.

Maths and numeracy

CGP KS 2 Catch- up Workbooks

Online subscription to Maths interactive resources

Use of resources that are engaging and targeted specifically on developing the key areas of Numeracy areas that students have previously found difficult.

Detailed tracking and targeting of students by topic success levels.

Focused interventions with smaller teacher to pupil ratios will enable more specific feedback and development.

To achieve 100 scaled score in Maths using GL assessment

2018-2019

End of year assessments showed that 91% of targeted pupils improved their grades in Mathematics by at least 1 GSA grade.


Table detailing funding and proposed allocation of Year 7 catch-up premium funding 2019 - 2019

 

 

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