English Progress Report: Sept 2016 – Feb 2017
Mathematics Progress Report: Sept 2016 – Feb 2017
Reading & Spelling Analysis 2015-2016
Literacy Catch Up: October 2016
Literacy 2016: Planned Provision
Literacy Development Plan 2016
Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Premium
Allocations: February 2013: £11,000
Allocations: February 2014: £17,000
Allocations: February 2015: £ 7,500
Allocations: February 2016: £11,000
Allocations: February 2017: £10,442
How we spent the money from the previous year:
In addition to the specific Literacy lessons for all students and the programmes of additional support provided through the Learning Support department, school has employed a specialist teacher to work with students most in need of support in the area of literacy to the equivalent of one day per week for 38 weeks per year and a permanently employed advanced HLTA. As of September 2015 we appointed, from the primary sector, a full time Teacher of Reading as an additional resource in this area.
Numeracy support is provided through an advanced HLTA employed permanently by school on a full time basis and targeted support from specialist maths teachers. From Janauary 2106 appointment of a qualified maths teacher as a learning mentor.
Information relating to progress can be obtained from either Mrs Beaney (Deputy Headteacher) or Mrs Jones (Deputy Headteacher).
How do we intend to spend the money, this year:
HLTA full time based the English department
HLTA full time based the Maths department
Full time Learning Mentor with Maths teacher experience
Six hours per week from Literacy specialist
Two teacher appointments (TLRs) for whole school Literacy development and Year7 specifically.
Specialist rescources purchased from RHS
Full time Reading Teacher in post.
How did last year allocation make a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefit from the funding:
Numeracy Catch-up 2015-16:
From September 2015 to July 2016 we had 14 students in Year 7 on catch-up programmes (7 PP) who took part in a variety interventions to ensure they progressed through the year well and made good progress.
During a form period each week students attended maths mentoring. The sessions focused heavily on numeracy skills to ensure fluency when working with numbers. All catch-up students attended maths mentoring with 64.3% of this group of learners making expected progress or beyond, and 35.7% of students achieving above their expected targets.
Small group intervention sessions
Our experience HLTA in mathematics worked with 78.6% of our cohort of catch-up students to ensure they made progress with our Year 7 curriculum. Overall, 54.5% of these students made expected progress and beyond, and 27.3% made more than expected progress.
For the summer term all students spent an hour a week completing numeracy ninjas. This intervention fills gaps in mental calculation strategies, through a personalised approach where students are given feedback, and move forward during each sessions. 64.3% of students made expected progress or beyond with 35.7% achieving above their expected target.
Interventions and catch-up programmes will continue for all students in this cohort not achieving to at least expected target.
All PP students achieved to expected targets.
English Catch-up 2015-16:
Eighteen students were the focus of catch-up provision in 2015-16. Of these 78% made progress between Assessments A & D. Expected progress in Year 7 was 2+ sublevels. 89% of the catch-up group made 2 or more sublevels of progress. Of these 66% made 3-7 sublevels progression.
Small group English lessons with specialist teacher of reading
Six hour blocks of intervention with specialist support – teacher of English
Learning support provision ranging from on-to-one lessons to early morning interventions.
Weekly literacy lessons within the English curriculum
Students not achieving to at least expected target will continue programmes in Year 8.