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. 

English

  • 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.

Mathematics

  • 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)
54%£7,290
Proportion of students scoring 95 or less for Maths (22 students) 46%£6,210
Table detailing Year 7 catch-up premium funding 2018 - 2019

 

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
EnglishAccelerated 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

 

 

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