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Year 7 Numeracy & Literacy Catch Up

 

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding Report Context and Purpose The DFE provides additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved a Level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. All state-funded schools receive an additional £500 (maximum) for each Year 7 pupil who had not achieved at lease Level 4 in reading and /or maths at Key Stage 2. This funding has inherent expectation that pupils are given the support required to ensure they are more likely to succeed ‘at secondary school’.

The City of London Academy received a grant of £14,000 for academic year 2016 - 2017.  We have 11 students who transferred to COLA in September 2016 meeting the catch up funding criteria. We intend to use the allocated funds in the following ways:

1. Investment in staffing:  to allow smaller set teaching for lower ability students in Numeracy and Literacy. We personalised learning for these students and provide a high level of in-class support to enable teachers to deliver creative and engaging lessons. We also provided Numeracy and Literacy teachers to work with students in and out of lessons. The small group work with these targeted students is well-structured lessons embedded in SEAL to promote and build confidence and support students to make rapid progress.

 2. Nurture group teaching: We provide Nurture Group for vulnerable students   in years 7 and 8. This targeted cohort receives 4-6 hours nurture intervention per week. These students are some of our most emotionally needy students and the group provides a safe and calming space with focus on developing social skills, emotional wellbeing, literacy, speaking, listening, communication skills and preparation for life. Students are encouraged to develop the skills which contribute positively to their communities. The Nurture Group is facilitated by the SEN faculty and the staff maintain regular contact with the parents of this targeted cohort. This provision is highly valued by the pastoral teams, students and parents.

3. Literacy programs: Students received a wide range of Literacy programs to boost their literacy levels and to secure progress. These programs are delivered before school and after school.

4. Home Learning Provision: Students are supported with their Home learning; these clubs are delivered before and after school on Mondays to Thursdays.

5. Saturday School: Students are provided Saturday classes to boost Numeracy and Literacy.

 Key Priorities for Students benefitting from Catch up funding

Key Priorities 2016-2017

Expected outcomes 2016-2017

Narrowing the gap between students in receipt of Catch-up funding and their peers in Numeracy and Literacy,

 

Identifying and removing barriers to students learning

All students have made some progress and some students have caught up with their peers at the end of KS 3.

 

All students have made some progress in Literacy and Numeracy

 

Budget Allocation

Number of students

Amount

2015/16

7 students below level 4 in Numeracy

4 students below level 4 in Literacy

£12,000

2016/17

Xx students below level 4 in Numeracy

9 students below level 4 in Literacy

£14, 000

 

Tracking Information for Catch up Funding (2016-17)

Subject Name

   5+ %

4+ %

3+ %

2+ %

1+ %

Avg Pts

English

89.9

100

100

100

100

33.94

 

87.6

100

100

100

100

33.73

Mathematics

89.1

98.7

100

100

100

34.2

 

68.8

94

99.6

99.6

99.6

31.82

Summary

88.4

99.6

100

100

100

33.69

 

72.2

93.6

98.5

99.8

99.8

31.95

Year 7 English and Mathematics Progress (EoY)

 Year 8 English and Mathematics Progress (EoY)

Subject Name

Level 4+ %

Level 3+ %

Level 2+ %

3+ Sub LOP %

4+ Sub LOP %

Avg Pts

English

98.7

98.7

98.7

100

100

37.69

Maths

100

100

100

99.5

99.5

38.02

Summary

98.6

98.8

98.8

82.4

55.1

36.88

 

 

  1. Catch Up Premuim Report 2016 -17