Teaching & Learning

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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up

Funding Allocations:

Allocations:    February 2017: £10,442

Allocations:    February 2018: £10,239

Details of spend 2017 – 2018:

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.

 Numeracy:

Targeted Intervention through Sam learning

Students who were below target in assessments were assigned additional tasks to complete on sam learning to aid their progress, which provided students with instant feedback on their understanding.

Small group intervention sessions

Our experience HLTA in Mathematics worked with all students in our cohort of catch-up students to ensure they made progress with our Year 7 curriculum. This was in addition to students curriculum time in Mathematics.

 Literacy:

Targeted Intervention through Sam learning

Students who were below target in assessments were assigned additional tasks to complete on sam learning to aid their progress, which provided students with instant feedback on their understanding.

 Small group English lessons with specialist teacher of reading

Pupils that were below target in their assessments and had a low entry score had extra literacy lessons that were delivered by our teacher of reading. This work has very specific and tailored to their needs and in most instances, took them right back to focussing on phonics, comprehension and the very basics of reading.

Six hour blocks of intervention with specialist support – teacher of English

On a carousel, our specialised, experienced teacher of English came to deliver ‘intense’ blocks of support. This was focused directly around their upcoming assessments and the skills needed to be successful in these. Each block had a different focus in terms of the pupils and their needs.

Weekly literacy lessons within the English curriculum

Our curriculum time in English provided all pupils with a dedicated ‘Literacy for Learning’ lesson once a week. This focuses on literacy skills and the development and use of them across all subjects.

 Impact on the attainment of the pupils who benefit from the funding:

 Numeracy Catch-up 2017-2018:

From September 2017 to July 2018 we had 32 students in Year 7 on catch-up programmes (20 PP) who took part in a variety interventions to ensure they progressed through the year well and made good progress.

 

  All Maths Catch up Students Pupil Premium Maths Catch up Students
Working At Working Beyond Working At and Beyond Working At Working Beyond Working At and Beyond
Formal Assessment A 12 students

37.5%

16 students

50%

28 students

87.5%

7 students

35%

10 students

50%

17 students

85%

Formal Assessment B 15 students

46.9%

12 students

37.5%

27 students

84.4%

11 students

55%

7 students

35%

18 students

90%

Formal Assessment C 18 students

56.3%

4 students

12.5%

22 students

68.8%

12 students

60%

2 students

10%

14 students

70%

 English Catch-up 2017-18:

From September 2017 to July 2018 we had 42 students in Year 7 on catch-up programmes (21 PP) who took part in a variety interventions to ensure they progressed through the year well and made good progress.

 

  All English Catch up Students Pupil Premium English Catch up Students
Working At Working Beyond Working At and Beyond Working At Working Beyond Working At and Beyond
Formal Assessment A 13 students

31.0%

21 students

50%

34 students

81.0%

5 students

23.8%

10 students

47.6%

15 students

71.4%

Formal Assessment B 13 students

31.0%

17 students

40.5%

30 students

71.4%

6 students

28.6%

10 students

47.6%

16 students

76.2%

Formal Assessment C 15 students

35.7%

11 students

26.1%

26 students

61.9%

7 students

33.3%

5 students

23.8%

12 students

57.1%

Planned spend 2018 – 2019:

In September 2018, 30 students are eligible for the literacy catch up (15 PP students) and 28 students are eligible for the numeracy catch up (18 PP students).

  • AHT appointment (Teaching development) for whole school Literacy and Numeracy development.
  • Impact will be measured using the progress tests and formal assessments

Numeracy:

  • Increased curriculum time for Y7 to 5 hours in Mathematics.
  • HLTA full time based the Maths department.
  • Create a new programme for the new Y7 catch up that mirrors the programme of study for the year, which will be delivered as an extra hour once a week with an advanced HLTA from the Mathematics department. During the intervention, pupils will now be following the CGP workbooks to target all skills rather than covering what is on the test.
  • During revision week for high stake assessments, the HTLA will cover those topics taught to ensure positive progress is also evident in the recorded formal assessments.

Literacy:

  • Pupils will continue with their Literacy for Learning lessons as part of their timetabled English lessons.
  • Targeted intervention through samlearning with be utilised during the year.