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 2018-2019 Chantry Middle School was allocated £14,885 In 2019-2020 school will receive a similar allocation.

How we plan to spend our allocation in 2019-2020

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 with a focus on reading, writing or numeracy, and the delivery of Lexonik where appropriate (a reading and spelling support programme) .Pupils will also engage with the Accelerated Reader programme during literacy lessons.

How we spent our allocation in 2018-2019

  • Increased the focus on year 7 writing and maths small group tuition.
  • Resourced and implemented focused reading interventions with a teacher.
  • Resourced and implemented focused spelling, punctuation and grammar intervention with a teacher.
  • Continued to resource the Accelerated Reader Programme.

Impact of the Year 7 Catch Up Funding in 2018-2019

The Year 7 catch up allocation was used to support;

  • 27 children who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in Reading
  • 18 children who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in Writing
  • 23 children who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in Maths
  • 40 children who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in SPAG

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

Reading: 18 out of the 27 children were working within the expected standard for their age.

Writing: 5 out of the 18 children were working at at least the expected standard for their age.

SPaG: 13 out of the 23 children were working at at least the expected standard for their age.

Maths: 32 of the 40 children were working at at least the expected standard for their age.