Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium 2019-20

National Context:

​The DFE provides additional funding to schools to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

This funding is not ring-fenced, however there is an expectation that pupils are given the support required to ensure they are more likely to succeed at secondary school.

Funding for the 2019-20 academic year will be received on 1st March 2020.

The Heath School:

​We have identified 83 pupils eligible for the catch-up premium for the academic year 2019-2020.

Use of the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2019-2020

It is expected that in 2019-2020 schools will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2018-2019, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2019 census.

 

We therefore estimate that our 2019-2020 grant as follows:

Year 7 Catch-Up Grant 2019-2020
Number of pupils in English Year 7 cohort 2019-2020 69
Number of pupils in Maths Year 7 cohort 2019-2020 44
Number of pupil in both 2019 – 2020 30
Amount of Year 7 Catch-Up Grant received in 2018-2019 £9.958
Estimated mount of Year 7 Catch-Up Grant received in 2019-2020 £10,500
Planned Use of the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2019-2020
·         Small group teaching.

·         Small group phonics sessions.

·         Literacy intervention sessions.

·         School letterbox lunch club.

·         Handwriting intervention and support.

·         Enhanced transition support.

Resources including:

·         Age appropriate levelled books (fiction & non-fiction) for school library.

·         Accelerated reader subscriptions.

·         Introduction of new phonic resources.

·         Introduction of different resources to support more complex methods of communication.

·         Vocabulary books to facilitate cross-curricular literacy initiative.

·         Expansion of library stock – priority being age- appropriate girls’ fiction books for early readers and graphic novels to engage boys.

·         School letterbox lunch club – bespoke 6 week intervention session in English – engaging most disadvantaged and vulnerable literacy students with reading

 

b. Numeracy

·         Small group teaching.

·         Numeracy intervention sessions.

·         ‘Hungry for Maths’ reward system to promote engagement in maths homework.

·         School letterbox lunch club – bespoke 6 week intervention session in Maths – engaging most disadvantaged and vulnerable literacy students with numeracy

·         Enhanced transition support.

Resources including:

·         Maths puzzles and games.

·         Introduction of new maths teaching programs and practical resources.

·         School letterbox lunch club – bespoke 6 week intervention session in Maths – engaging most disadvantaged and vulnerable literacy students with numeracy.

Y7_Catch_Up_reports 2018-2019 THS updated

Year 7 Catch Up Premium over view 2019 – 2020 THS

Mrs H Newcombe

Assistant Principal The Heath School

Catch-up Premium 2016 – 2017

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

The Year 7 Catch-Up premium provides additional funding to schools to accelerate the progress of identified pupils in English and Mathematics. The funding is aimed at Year 7 pupils who have not met the national standard in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics. The funding enables the school to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it, so that they catch up with their peers.

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2016-17

We have identified 34 pupils eligible for the catch-up premium in the academic year 2016-17. This is made up from: Literacy ONLY 25 pupils
Numeracy ONLY 27 pupils
BOTH Literacy and Numeracy 18 pupils

The amount of funding for 2016-17 will be £____. We plan to spend this in a variety of ways, including:

Letterbox for literacy and numeracy: this resources sees pupils receive a parcel every half term with resources to support learning in both subjects. Lunch time sessions are run with the KS3 coordinators for English and mathematics to support the use of the resources.

Resources to support learning.

Teachers and Learning Support Assistants offering extra intervention and support in literacy and numeracy. 

Lexia reading/spelling programme.

Accelerated Reader- a programme designed to provide tailored reading support for all pupils. This tool monitors reading practice and promotes reading for pleasure.

Early Bird Reading programme.

Phonic focused support and intervention. The Letters and Sounds programme is taught through targeted intervention. The build-up of necessary skills through this programme means that interventions for literacy focus on “direct, explicit and systematic fluency, vocabulary and comprehension instruction” to build in the missing skills from Primary.

Handwriting Intervention and support.

Preview learning. Sessions are delivered to support the understanding of curriculum content before each half term.

Enhanced Transition and support. Summer school is used to support the transition of skills and is underpinned with literacy topic which runs through both maths and science. This cross curricular approach to learning supports the skills development from Primary.

Wider literacy and numeracy across the school.

Pupil and parent tutor sessions are run with a literacy and numeracy focus. After gaps have been identified a term of sessions is run which sees pupils delivery key lessons to their parents and an increase in understanding of the core elements of English and mathematics skills.

Catch-up Premium 2015 – 2016

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

The Year 7 Catch-Up premium provides additional funding to schools to accelerate the progress of identified pupils in English and Mathematics. The funding is aimed at Year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics. The funding enables the school to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it, so that they catch up with their peers.

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2015-16

We have identified 19 pupils eligible for the catch-up premium in the academic year 2015-16. This is made up from:

 Literacy ONLY 7 pupils
Numeracy ONLY 6 pupils
BOTH Literacy and Numeracy 6 pupils

The amount of funding for 2015-16 will be £9,500. We plan to spend this in a variety of ways, including:

  •  Reading Intervention (Big Cat Reader)
  •  Resources to support learning
  •  Teachers and Learning Support Assistants offering extra intervention and support in literacy and numeracy
  •  In-class support for literacy and numeracy
  •  Lexia reading / spelling programme
  •  Additional guided reading sessions
  •  Early Bird Reading programme
  •  Spelling support and intervention
  •  Preview learning
  •  Enhanced Transition and support
  •  Handwriting Intervention and support
  •  Empower engagement with Literature
  •  Letterbox
  •  Wider literacy across the school
  •  intervention cohort – peer tutors
  •  £1100 to support numeracy