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Catch up programmes

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Year 7 Catch Up Premium

The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 student who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). The purpose of this funding is to enable schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, to accelerate the progress being made.

 

English Faculty 

The English Faculty use the Catch-up Premium  to provide additional support to identified Year 7 students to enable them to make progress  in literacy.

Objectives

  • to narrow the gap by providing literacy support to raise the attainment of those pupils in the Catch-up cohort
  • to enhance existing provision
  • to identify the areas for development generated by KS2 QLA and target intervention and provision of resources
  • to build students’ confidence and enthusiasm

Year 7 Catch-up Premium 2016-17 - £6,000

Planned Interventions

Catch Up Literacy

Superhero Writing Project

Resources

Enrichment activities

The Faculty is currently investigating and evaluating further catch-up strategies.

Year 7 Catch-up Premium 2015 -16 - £8,000

Interventions

Accelerated Reader

Guided Reading sessions

Scrabble Club

Premier League Reading Stars

One to one/small group withdrawal with a subject specialist KS3 Teaching Assistant

13 sets of Real Reads (accessible 19th Century texts such as “A Christmas Carol”)

Impact from 2015-16 interventions

  • 27% of students made one sub level of progress
  • 53% of students made two or more sub levels of progress

Quote  from a previous student: “ I didn’t like to read because it was just letters; I like reading now ‘cause there are no limits.”

 

Maths Faculty

Maths Faculty

Here at Broadgreen International School, we will be using this extra funding to provide additional support to identified Year 7 students so that they are able to reach their full potential in Mathematics.

This year the Catch Up Premium funding is being used to provide extra one to one tuition and small group Mathematics intervention support; to purchase extra numeracy and mathematical resources to support learning and teaching; and to provide incentives and reward schemes for our Catch Up students.

Objectives of Catch Up Funding

  • To narrow the gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support to raise the   attainment of students entitled to Catch Up Premium
  • To enhance existing provision
  • To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress
  • To intervene quickly if any chosen strategy or intervention fails to show impact

Y7 Catch-Up Premium 2016/17

In 2016/17 the additional funding provided by Catch Up Premium is £6000 in Mathematics.  

How we intend to spend our allocation :

  • Developing students understanding of core mathematical principles using bespoke software packages and kinaesthetic resources
  • Giving students the time and support to practise and master core mathematical and numerical skills in form and class time
  • Building student confidence in maths and fostering their enthusiasm for the subject  

                                                                                            

Accelerated Mathematics Program

£2000

iPad Software

£700

Numeracy Resources

£2300

Incentives and Rewards Schemes

£1000

 

The impact Catch-Up Premium had in 2015/16

The progress of the 2015/16 cohort of students was as follows:

  • 66% of pupils on the programme made at least one sublevel of improvement throughout the year
  • 33% of pupils made two or more sublevels of improvement        

Y7 Catch-Up Premium 2015/16

In 2015/16 the additional funding provided by Catch Up Premium was £8 000 in Mathematics.  

How we spent our allocation :

  • Catch-Up Premium targeted students were allocated the support that was appropriate for their needs through a range of intervention strategies including one to one and small group in class support
  • A one to one confidence building programme was delivered during registration time by a dedicated subject specific Teaching Assistants, managed by the KS3/Numeracy Coordinator
  • Students developed their understanding of core mathematical principles using bespoke software packages including Accelerated Maths
  • Students were given the time and support to practise and master core mathematical and numerical skills, with the majority of work being orally delivered to overcome literacy barriers

Specialist Staffing

£2000

Bespoke Software Packages & Resources

£6000

 

Quotes from Year 7 pupils in 2014/15

`‘Catch Up Maths has given me confidence to put my hand up in class and have a go at giving an answer when before I kept my hand down as I was scared of getting things wrong’

‘I feel as though things are making more sense now when I am in class’

‘Doing Catch Up has allowed me to become more confident in dealing with numbers’

‘Catch Up Maths has made me realise how important being able to improve my level of Maths is for the future’

The impact Catch-Up Premium had for year 8 in 2015/16

The progress of the 2015/16 cohort of students was as follows:

-59% of pupils on the programme made at least one sublevel of improvement throughout the year

-79% of pupils made two or more sublevels of improvement