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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up

Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up

Funding Allocations

February 2017: £10,442

February 2018: £10,239

February 2019: £9,935

LITERACY

Summary of Literacy Interventions September 2018 – July 2019

  • Students continued their Literacy for Learning lessons as part of their timetabled English lessons.
  • Targeted intervention through samlearning literacy catch up tasks and activities was utilised.
  • Additional small group literacy intervention took place with trained English teacher that mirrored the literacy curriculum.
  • Year 7 and 8 Literacy workshop with Positively Mad.
  • Teachers ensured that each student had additional work, support and preparation for their final assessment.

Impact on the Attainment of the Pupils who Benefitted from the Funding September 2018 – July 2019

Year 7 High Stakes AssessmentsAll English Catch up StudentsPupil Premium English Catch up Students
Working AtWorking BeyondWorking At and BeyondWorking AtWorking BeyondWorking At and Beyond

2018 – 2019

Formal Assessment A

5 students

16.7%

0 students

0%

6 students

16.7%

3 students

20%

0 students

0%

3 students

20%

2018 – 2019

Formal Assessment B

8 students

26.7%

3 students

10%

11 students

36.7%

7 students

46.7%

1 student

6.7%

8 students

53.0%

2018 – 2019

Formal Assessment C

13 students

41.9%

4 students

12.9%

17 students

54.8%

5 students

31.3%

2 students

12.5%

7 students

43.8%

GL Assessments Sept 2018 – July 2019

9 students

30%

0 students

0%

9 students

30%

4 students

26.7%

0 students

0%

4 students

26.7%

 

Year 8 High Stakes AssessmentsAll English Catch up StudentsPupil Premium English Catch up Students
Working AtWorking BeyondWorking At and BeyondWorking AtWorking BeyondWorking At and Beyond
2018 – 2019 Formal Assessment A

27 students

61.4%

0 students

27 students

61.4%

12 students

57.1%

0 students

12 students

57.1%

2018 – 2019

Formal Assessment B

35 students

77.8%

2 students

4.4%

37 students

82.2%

17 students

77.2%

1 student

4.5%

18 students

81.8%

2018 – 2019

Formal Assessment C

26 students

57.8%

2 students

4.4%

28 students

62.2%

10 students

45.5%

0 students

0%

10 students

45.5%

GL Assessments Sept 2018 – July 2019

27 students

60%

2 students

4.4%

29 students

64.4%

14 students

63.6%

1 student

4.5%

15 students

68.1%

 

Literacy Cohort September 2019 – July 2020

54 students are classed as catch up literacy students in Year 7 and 31 students are classed as catch up literacy students (16 who access the Pupil Premium) in Year 8.

Details of Spend September 2019 – July 2020

  • Academic Head of Year 7 to provide an intervention plan for all literacy catch up students.
  • Academic Head of Year 8 and 9 to provide an intervention plan for underperforming students in literacy.
  • Use of Senior Learning Coach with specific groups of students during their English curriculum time.
  • Library Manager to work with reluctant readers during Literacy reading time.
  • English teacher with a specialist Literacy focus to lead on Literacy curriculum.

 

NUMERACY

Summary of Numeracy Interventions September 2018 – July 2019

  • A new programme was developed for Year 7 catch up that mirrored the programme of study for the year, which was delivered as an extra hour once a week with a HLTA from the Mathematics Faculty. During the intervention, students followed the CGP workbooks to target all skills rather than only covering topics from the test.
  • During revision weeks for high stake assessments, the HLTA covered those topics taught to ensure progress was evident in the recorded formal assessments.
  • Two weeks of intensive intervention took place following the PiXL microwave developing and strengthening students’ number knowledge, understanding and skills, which was based on weaknesses identified.
  • Additional in-class support for 77/M for catch up students. The majority of catch up students were in this group.
  • Small group Maths lessons took place for Year 8 catch up students identified as not making expected progress in assessments and from teacher judgements.
  • Students have taken their workbooks home to work independently on, further resources have also be provided for all catch up students.
  • Year 7 and 8 Numeracy catch up workshop with Positively Mad.

Impact on the Attainment of the Pupils who Benefitted from the funding September 2018 – July 2019

 

Year 7 High Stakes AssessmentsAll Maths Catch up StudentsPupil Premium Maths Catch up Students
Working AtWorking BeyondWorking At and BeyondWorking AtWorking BeyondWorking At and Beyond
2018 – 2019 Formal Assessment A

6 students

21.4%

0 students

0%

6 students

21.4%

5 students

27.8%

0 students

0%

5 students

27.8%

2018 – 2019 Formal Assessment B

10 students

34.5%

2 students

6.9%

12 students

41.4%

5 students

26.3%

1 student

5.3%

6 students

31.6%

2018 – 2019

Formal Assessment C

17 students

56.7%

0 students

0%

17 students

56.7%

10 students

50%

0 students

0%

10 students

50%

GL Assessments Sept 2018 – July 2019

20 students

66.7%

5 students

16.7%

25 students

83.3%

14 students

70%

2 students

10%

16 students

80%

 

Year 8 High Stakes AssessmentsAll Maths Catch up StudentsPupil Premium Maths Catch up Students
Working AtWorking BeyondWorking At and BeyondWorking AtWorking BeyondWorking At and Beyond
2018 – 2019 Formal Assessment A

15 students

44.1%

6 students

17.6%

21 students

61.8%

8 students

40%

5 students

25%

13 students

65%

2018 – 2019 Formal Assessment B

13 students

38.2%

2 students

5.9%

15 students

44.1%

7 students

35%

0 students

0%

7 students

35%

2018 – 2019 Formal Assessment C

2 students

5.7%

14 students

40.0%

16 students

45.7%

8 students

38.1%

0 students

0%

8 students

38.1%

GL Assessments Sept 2018 – July 2019

16 students

45.7%

6 students

17.1%

22 students

62.9%

10 students

47.6%

5 students

23.8%

15 students

71.4%

 

Numeracy Cohort September 2019 – July 2020

45 students are classed as catch up numeracy students in Year 7 and 30 students are classed as catch up numeracy students (22 who access the Pupil Premium) in Year 8.

Details of Spend September 2019 – July 2020

  • Academic Head of Year 7 to provide an intervention plan for all numeracy catch up students.
  • Academic Head of Year 8 and 9 to provide an intervention plan for underperforming students in numeracy.
  • Senior Learning Coach in Maths to take Year 7 catch up students in both X band and Y band for all their Maths lessons each week throughout the year. Lessons will be focussed on written arithmetic and embedding the basic number skills.
  • Both 7X4 and 7Y4 will be taught using the new Oxford Press 1A workbooks. Students will have an online log in for Kerboodle and therefore be able to access both the student text book and any other online resources at home for further consolidation.

Bespoke Strategies for Specific Areas Delivered for Students with a SEND

  • IDL – literacy intervention with modules covering reading and spelling to comprehension and essay writing. The system is developed to be dyslexia friendly and support students with both dyslexia and/or visual stress. All results are logged and analysed, thereby ensuring each student has a personalised experience and targets.
  • IDL – numeracy intervention with modules including times table practice and all aspects of the numeracy curriculum up to and including Key Stage 3. All results are logged and analysed, thereby ensuring each student has a personalised experience and targets.
  • Literacy lessons for all students in Year 7.
  • Key Stage 3 students to be given specific reading and spelling tests at the end of each academic year to ensure progress is tracked and monitored.