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Catch up Funding 2017/2018 

43% of students (111) in our current year 7 have been tested as below the benchmark for reading (according to Accelerated Reader scores achieved in June-September 17, NRSS score of 95+). We will continue to use effective and targeted catch up intervention in literacy to ensure that this percentage again reduces significantly in the year 2017-18. We predict that by the end of the academic year, 80% of the current year 7 will be at ARE for reading, according to their NRSS score. 

As of 19th September 2017, 11 students in our current year 7 have not yet been tested for their reading age. Student level data is available in school. 

We are also continuing to use Hegarty Maths as a tool to improve numeracy skills through independent learning that supports in class Maths tuition. 

Catch up Funding 2016/2017

In 2016/2017 the catch up funding has a heavy focus on literacy and reading as we believe this core skill effects all learning.  It is allocated as follows:

Specialist Literacy Teachers £36,804
HLTA Specialist Literacy Leaders £17,503
HLTA/TA in Class Support (NWS/GTE/DCS) £9,555
In class reading support £5,471
Full time reading catch-up assistance £15,635
Accelerated reader programme £1,800 (Only year 7)
Lexia Programme £6,850 (Over 3 years)
Inference training £1,300
Literacy resources funding £2,000

Parent intervention & support days

£240


Of the 48% of students (134) who entered the school below the benchmark for reading (according to Accelerated Reader scores achieved in June 16), we expect to see this percentage reduced significantly as a result of catch up intervention in 2016-2107.

We are also using Hegarty Maths as a tool to improve numeracy skills through independent learning that supports in class Maths tuition. 

Update July 2017 

Students in our current year 7 (July 2017) have received intervention to support with reading since September 2016 if they were assessed as below the benchmark score of 95 (NRSS scores) on STAR Reader tests (either at entry, December 2016 or March 2017)

As a result of the reading catch up and intervention, students have made significant progress. 70% of the year group are now at Age Related Expectations (having achieved the STAR reader score of 95+) by the end of the academic year. Student-level data is available in school. 

We will continue to provide support to students in the current year 7 who have not yet met ARE when they are in year 8.  

 

Catch up Funding 2015/16

In 2015/16 the additional funding was spent on:

  • TA support for small groups in English and maths

  • Additional resources in English including the Accelerated Reader programme and Lexius

  • HLTA support in English and maths

  • Curriculum alteration and associated staffing: establishing withdrawal groups to teach children in smaller groups.

Student numbers 2015/16:       English

                                                  Maths

Allocated Funding:                    £60,500*

Our curriculum and assessment policies and procedures were changed during this academic year in response to life without levels. We now use a mastery curriculum in Key Stage 3. This curriculum is far more academically demanding than the previous national curriculum and is designed to provide better preparation for new GCSEs.

Due to lack of SAT test information from one of our significant feeder schools, we base line assessed all students on reading using Star Reader and focused on these students to improve their reading and comprehension skills. Out of the 122 students who achieved scores below level 4, 60% made at least expected progress and 20% made more than expected progress (using Star reader scores) over the academic year.  Student level data is available in school.

Smaller groups of students had bespoke support to accelerate literacy and numeracy skills with the following outcomes:

Catch up Literacy:  14/28 made at least 6 months gain during 4 months of provision

Withdrawal literacy students using Lexia (computer based literacy programme):  15/28 students progressed by at least 1 level, the most progress was made by students who engaged 20 minutes per day.

Catch up numeracy:  16/19 achieved at least 50% of KPIs taught and 9/19 achieved at least 75% of KPIs taught.

Nurture group (numeracy):  5/11 achieved at least 50% of KPIs taught during focus from Dec15-May16

* The higher funding was applied due to no SAT information being verified from a main feeder school due to maladministration.