Year 7 Catch-up Premium Grant

Allocation

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (pupils scoring a scaled score of 99 or below).

In 2016-2017 Chantry Middle School was allocated £15,000. In 2017-2018 the school will receive a similar allocation.

How we plan to spend our allocation in 2017-2018

Our knowledge of our pupils and detailed analysis of the key stage 2 test outcomes are used to identify specific areas to focus interventions. This ensures greater personalisation, monitoring and emotional support for key individuals.

Funding is being used to resource a qualified teacher to provide children with targeted weekly intervention. These interventions include small group tuition including reading comprehension intervention, writing intervention, numeracy (including problem solving) interventions. Pupils will also engage with the Accelerated Reader programme during literacy lessons.

How we spent our allocation in 2016-2017

  • Increased the focus on year 7 writing and maths small group tuition.
  • Resourced and implemented focused reading interventions with a teacher.

  • Continued to resource the Accelerated Reader Programme.

Impact of the Year 7 Catch Up Funding in 2016-2017

The Year 7 catch up allocation which was used to support;

  • 24 children who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in Reading
  • 25 children who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in Writing
  • 22 children who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in Maths

  • 24 children who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in SPAG

The impact of interventions are as follows. At the end of Year 7:

Reading: 15 out of the 24 children are now working within their age related expectations.

Writing: 11 out of the 25 children are now working within their age related expectations.

Maths: 7 out of the 22 children are now working within their age related expectations.

SPaG: 8 out of the 24 children are now working within their age related expectations.

Pupil’s that are still not working within their age related expectations will continue to be closely monitored and further support will be provided where necessary.