Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up

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

Funding Allocations:

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

Allocations:    February 2018: £10,239

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.

Maths mentoring

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.

Numeracy Ninjas

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.

Provision included

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.