Year 7 Catch-Up Premium
Please click on the link below for information and analysis of Year 7 Catch-Up Premium.
Year 7 Catch-Up funding was introduced in 2013 for all Year 7 pupils achieving below Level 4. Each pupil achieving below L4 was allocated £500 to help support achievement in Literacy and Numeracy in particular. Last year we received £12,000, this year we will receive £9500 to support this Yr 7 population.
In the academic year beginning September 2013, Year 7 Catch-Up Premium was put towards training a teacher to lead the development of Numeracy interventions throughout the school, reducing their whole class timetable to enable a comprehensive programme of support to be put into place. Following the training the Maths specialist has been targeting pupils and it is pleasing to note that all these pupils made measureable progress; the average progress from the intervention was 11.0 months in number age, with 79% making 8 or more months progress. We have now also appointed Specialist Teaching Assistants for Numeracy and for Literacy who work with pupils on a 1:1 basis and in small groups. These assistants have been trained in interventions such as 1st Class@Number or Numbers Count (Maths) and Project X Code (Literacy) and will initially target support for Yr 7 pupils with a broadening remit as the year progresses. Following intervention for the academic year 2013-14, in Literacy all Yr 7’s made expected progress or above and in Numeracy all but 3 pupils made expected progress or above. Those 3 pupils will continue to be targeted this academic year despite moving into Yr8.
As 6 of this years’ Yr 7 population have profound and multiple learning difficulties £3500 of funds will be dedicated to additional specialist resources. The remainder of the Catch-Up funding this academic year will go towards the Specialist Maths and Literacy support teams.
More details on the resources purchased and the impact will be available as the year progresses.
If you require any more information in relation to the Yr 7 Catch-Up Premium or its use at Brookfields please don’t hesitate to contact either Sarah Strudley (Assistant Head Teacher) or Andrew Brown (Finance), who will be happy to answer any questions in relation to additional funding.