Our Year 7 Catch-up Premium Funding
The Catch-Up Premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who need extra support in literacy and numeracy.
- 12.8% of students (26 students) in year 7 achieved a scaled score of 95 or less in their KS2 SATS English. This includes 4 students who did not sit the SATS paper and have been placed within the nurture group. Other students have been set in groups that will support their learning needs.
- 11% of students (22 students) in year 7 achieved a scaled score of 95 or less in their KS2 SATS Mathematics. This includes 4 students who did not sit the SATS paper and have been placed within the nurture group.
- 8.9 % of 202 students who sat the 2018 SATS achieved a scaled score of 95 or lower in their KS2 SATS Maths.
English and Mathematics
- 16 students (7.9% of the whole cohort) failed to achieve a scaled score of 95 in English and Maths.
Funding and proposed Allocation
In the year 2018-19, the Academy will receive £13,500 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 (26 Students)
|Proportion of students scoring 95 or less for Maths (22 students)||46%||£6,210|
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.
|English||Accelerated Reader (AR) - Subscription |
Breakfast Club - Staffing, resources and refreshments
After School reading Club - Targeted literacy sessions (1 session per week through catch up funding 1:10)
Staffing Costs - 1 additional session non-funded Specific teaching materials support classroom delivery
Keep Calm and Read - Project Resources for Catch up students
Cultural Capital Opportunities - Funding for literary visits
|In 2015 the AR programme accounted for an average improved reading age of over 10 months. The following year (2016) the reading age improved the reading age by over 6 months. Progress in reading age continues in 2017 |
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)
|100% of the targeted cohort to improve their reading age by 10 months.|
|Maths and numeracy||The renewal of renaissance maths. To use this to target weak areas for targeted pupils|
Support of Learning Support Staff in timetabled afterschool sessions (small groups - staffing costs)
|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
For 100% of targeted students to improve their baseline teacher assessment by at least 1 whole GSA grade.
For 100% of targeted students to achieve a percentage in line with their target
Table detailing funding and proposed allocation of Year 7 catch-up premium funding 2018 - 2019