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Year 7 Catch-up funding

Our approach is to use the Catch-up funding is based on the research and advice in: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/literacy-and-numeracy-catch-up-strategies

Below is a summary of:

  • our funding allocation for the current academic year
  • details of how you intend to spend your allocation
  • details of how you spent your previous year’s allocation
  • how last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefit from the funding

2017/2018 - £15 800 estimated

Action

(Cost)

Detail

Catch-up reading programme

(£6700)

  • We envisage 15 pupils being eligible to receive the Catch Up intervention.
  • Individual weekly 30 minute reading intervention with a trained member of staff.

Primary School intervention

(£2300)

  • Maths and English teachers teach lessons in July of Year 6 to improve literacy and numeracy.

Nurture Class

(£6800)

  • 15 students are currently being taught together in Maths, English and Science.
  • Extra literacy and numeracy provided by Deputy SENCO.

2016/2017 - £14 219 received

Action

(Cost)

Detail Impact
Catch-up reading programme (£6000)
  • 24 pupils received the Catch Up intervention.
  • Individual weekly 30 minute reading intervention with a trained member of staff.
Students made an average of 15 months reading progress in the 9 month programme.
Nurture Class (£6000)
  • 12 students taught together in Maths, English and Science.
  • Extra literacy and numeracy provided by Deputy SENCO.
Percentage of students meeting their target grades in Maths and English improved by 33% and 43% respectively.
Primary School intervention (£2200)
  • Maths and English teachers teach lessons in July of Year 6 to improve literacy and numeracy.
95% of Pupils’ showed improvements in both literacy and numeracy during the programme.