Catch Up Funding

In 2019/20 the catch up funding has a wider focus on both numeracy and literacy over the academic year to rapidly accelerate literacy and numeracy levels that provide a strong foundation for their year 8 studies where, as a United Learning academy, we aspire for all students to reach age related expectations and be within 6 months of their chronological reading age.

Low literacy levels on entry to the school remain a challenge.  38% of students (115) in our current year 7 have been tested as below the benchmark for reading (according to the New Group Reading Test, NGRT, SAS Score 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 2019-20. 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 SAS score. 

July 2019 Update


We are pleased to announce that as a result of additional support and intervention, 71% of year 7 who sat a reading test on entry have now met the national benchmark for reading at some point during the year (NGRT reading score of SAS 95+).  5 students who received intervention made a remarkable 30months progress. We will continue to provide targeted intervention and support for students who are not yet at this benchmark through the year 8 catch up programme, continuously monitoring the progress of individual students who are receiving reading support.

 

July 2018 Update


We are pleased to announce that as a result of additional support and intervention, 70% of our current year 7 who sat the STAR reading test in July 2018 have now reached ARE  have now met the national benchmark for reading in one of the reading tests that they have completed this year (STAR reading score of NRSS 95+). We will continue to provide targeted intervention and support for students in year 7 who are not yet at this benchmark through the year 8 catch up programme, continuously monitoring the progress of individual students who are receiving reading support.


We intend to use our below level 4 funding of £64,900 to support the following provision which totals £74,293:

Overstaffing in English and Maths to provide increased capacity in classrooms
£10,000
Literacy intervention
£22,243
HLTA/TA in Class Support (NWS/GTE/DCS)
£12,615
Full time reading catch-up assistance 
£17,245
Accelerated reader programme
£1,800 (Only year 7)
Lexia Programme
£6,850 (Over 3 years)
Continued Inference training
£1,300
Literacy resources funding
£2,000
Parent intervention & support days
£240

 

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