Catch-up Report

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy ‘Catch up’ Strategy

and Funding Report (2019-2020)

The 2019-20 Year 7 catch up funding provided schools with funding for each Year 7 student who did not achieve the ‘expected standard’ in Reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

The Ramsey Academy was allocated £17,705 in funding, in the 2018-2019 academic year, to support the students who met the criteria in either Reading and/or Maths. This funding, as the name suggests, was to help these students to ‘catch up’ with their peers during their first year at the Academy.

The objectives of the funding:

  •  To close the attainment gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support to students entitled to catch up Premium
  •  To raise self-esteem and aspirations of students entitled to Catch up Premium
  •  To enhance existing provision
  •  To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress
  •  To ensure that parents are informed and involved where appropriate.

How we spent the 2018-19 funding:

Total Spending £17,705

Students have been added to SIMS as interventions for tracking purposes. These include starting points and individual targets.

Literacy Catch-up intervention 

33 students have been identified as not achieving the expected standard in reading at KS2. In addition there are 5, as they either have no prior data or were disapplied from KS2 SATs, students who we have included as our “catch-up cohort”. Student needs have been identified by using KS2 question-level analysis and by completing baseline assessments.

31 students have been identified as not achieving the expected standard in grammar, punctuation and spelling at KS2. In addition there are 5 students who we have included in our “catch-up cohort” as they have either have no prior data or were disapplied from KS2 SATS. Student needs have been identified by using KS2 question-level analysis and by completing baseline assessments.

Use of co-educators and teachers in specified lessons to support catch-up students £4,000.

£4400

 

Reading groups for identified catch up students during registration time led by co-educators. These students have been following a guided reading programme.

 

Additional guided reading resources to enhance available materials.

Materials and implementation of Accelerated Reader

£500

£2,500

DEAR time support for catch up students from Literacy Leaders in Year 10. Training of Literacy Leaders in preparation for reading support.

 

Spelling tests for all students to identify progress and further need in spelling (co-ordinated by SENCO). Tests taken in English lessons (photocopy costs of tests as well as other costs).

£400

Retesting of reading via Kirklees to establish reading progress in identified students, particularly those who have been participating in reading groups for intervention (photocopy costs of tests as well as other costs).

£300

Use of SOUND training materials in lessons for literacy and library/SPG targeted at moving students forward.

£2500

 

Retest of KS2 Reading Comprehension paper to check if students have moved on in their wider reading skills e.g. reading for inference.

 £105

Numeracy Catch-up intervention 

41 students have been identified as not achieving the expected standard in mathematics at KS2. In addition there are 3, as they have no prior data or were disapplied from KS2 tests, students who we have included in our “catch-up cohort”. Student needs have been identified by using KS2 question-level analysis and by completing baseline assessments.

Specific numeracy lessons for 24 of the students – 1 or 2 hours of numeracy lessons a fortnight.

25 students are taking part in an initiative numeracy intervention (the 'bird' intervention)

£4400

 

 

£4000

A whole school focus on numeracy during tutor time with a focus on problem solving and reasoning

 

Targeted intervention using student co-educators and LSAs

£3000

Regular analysis of progress data to ensure the right students are targeted.

Question-level analysis of KS2 outcomes leading to targeted interventions and a record of progress.

A whole-school focus on numeracy during tutor time with a particular emphasis on resilience and problem-solving.

Re-test using the KS2 papers to measure improvements.  

 

 

 

 

£400

What effect did the expenditure have on the attainment and progress of students for whom it was allocated?

Success measure Impact

 39 of students improved their performance significantly in numeracy.

 72% are making expected progress on their GCSE flightpath for mathematics.

 41% of students are expected to achieve grades 4 and above at GCSE Mathematics.

52% of students who were below the expected level for reading at the end of KS2 were at the expected level by the end of Year 7.

65% of students who were below the expected level for GPVS at the end of KS2 were at the expected level by the end of Year 7.

77% of children are expected to achieve grades 4 and above at GCSE. 85% are making the expected progress or better on their GCSE flight path.

Those students who were unable to attain expected standard in literacy will be given further support and interventions in Year 8. 

Year 7 Catch Up Funding 2018 – 2019

Total Spending £17,705