Catch-Up 7

 

Year 7 Catch-up Funding 2016-17

 
The literacy and numeracy catch-up funding gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2.

Schools in receipt of catch-up 7 funding must publish the following online:

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

Impact 2015-16

 
In 2015-16 catch-up 7 funding was received for Year 7 students who did not attain level 4, 5 or 6 in reading and/or mathematics. In 2015-16 £12,500 was received by the school.

The funds are primarily intended to help students to improve their level of attainment in maths and/or reading.

This funding was used in the following ways:

  • TA interventions in classes, particularly specialist maths and English TAs
  • In-class small group work
  • Standon Bowers literacy intervention in English
  • Storywolf intervention – guided group reading for comprehension
  • 1:1 reading interventions
  • Homework club
  • Pupils in smaller classes
  • Home access to Education City learning package

12 of the pupils identified have ‘K’ SEN status.

7 of the 9 pupils who entered at below 4 in reading were assessed at least 1.7 in English (corresponding to 4+) by the end of Year 7. These students also made at least the expected progress over that period.

5 of the 18 pupils who entered at below 4 in maths were assessed as at least 1E in maths (corresponding to 4+). 11 of the 18 pupils made at least the expected progress over that period.

2016-17

 
Due to changes to the assessment regime at Key Stage 2, substantially more pupils fall into the catch-up 7 funding category in maths and/or English. In spite of this, in 2016 to 2017 schools will receive the same overall amount of Year 7 catch-up funding they received in 2015/2016, only adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their Year 7 cohort, based on the October 2016 census. Since there has been no substantial change in the size of the cohort entering in 2016, we will receive the same funding as 2015/16: £12,500.
 

Intended use of allocation

  • Catch-up 7 students will be taught in smaller sets
  • One extra set has been created in Year 7 English to specifically cater for the needs of these students, each class receiving TA support
  • Home access to Education City for the 15 students who would benefit most from it
  • Both the English and maths department will review the catch-up 7 students as a specific cohort and intervene if necessary to ensure that students are making the maximum progress
  • Literacy intervention in English
  • Storywolf intervention – guided group reading for comprehension
  • 1:1 reading interventions
  • Homework club
  • Grammar and comprehension lesson (6-week programme)
  • Maths lesson addressing gaps in Year6/7 knowledge and understanding (6-week programme)