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Year 7 Catch Up

 

 

Use of The Year 7 Catch Up 2016 -2017

 

What is Year 7 Catch UP?

The Year 7 Catch Up provides additional funding to schools to accelerate the progress of identified pupils in Literacy and Numeracy. The funding is aimed at Year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in key Stage 2 in National Curriculum tests in reading and/or maths. The funding enables the school to deliver additional support such as individual tuition, intensive support, additional staffing and purchasing external resources and materials to add to those provided by the school.

 

The government believe that the Year 7 Catch Up funding, which is in addition to main school funding, is the best way to address the gap in attainment by pupils in Year 7 who work below the age expected level.

 

The year 7 Catch Up is paid directly to schools for each pupil who is Year 7 on school roll according to the last census.

 

All our pupils are unique and individual and we strive to ensure all our pupils have access to learning opportunities that challenge them, support their communication and independence and prepare them for life beyond school. 

 

We do this:

  • Through a proper analysis of where pupils are underachieving and why
  • Through a deep understanding of the needs of individual pupils and their barriers to learning
  • Through regular Pupil Progress meetings enabling a close scrutiny of the pupil's achievement
  • Through a holistic approach to supporting all aspect of the pupil's development and pre-empting and responding rapidly to any support identified
  • By robust monitoring
  • By having strategies available for improving attendance, behavior and family links where these are barriers to learning

 

Any intervention implemented must have an expected impact which will be evaluated and reported against at the end of the academic year. Progress of all pupils receiving year 7 Catch Up funding is tracked termly to monitor and evaluate the impact of the interventions used.

 

 

 

 

Watling View

Year 7 Catch Up Reporting 2016-2017

Funding Allocation £2500

 

 

 

Initiative

Cost

Objective

Impact

 

 

 

To provide individual pupils with additional phonics support to overcome specific barriers

£1000

To improve progress for pupils who were identified as emerging readers

 

 

 

Green (positive impact)

Amber (some impact)

Red (none/negative impact)

Basic skills such as reading, writing and communication are developing and measured with external moderation.

Numeracy Enrichment Activities

Dance Equations

£600

To improve addition understanding in order to use numbers in a practical real life situation e.g. using money in a shop

Pupils were able to use simple addition correctly through ‘physical’ dance activities. This was then evident in their improved numeracy outcomes in particular completing simple additions

Purchase of Read Write Inc resources

£400

To ensure pupils have the appropriate resources

Pupils were catching up and making expected progress

Purchase of augmentative communication resources

£500

To ensure pupils have resources to support their communication

To support pupils to progress and narrow the attainment gap

What are our next steps? 2017-2018

Funding for 5 pupils

Additional staffing and resources provided to support identified pupils to work towards achieving literacy and numeracy priority targets

 

 

 

 

Outcome: Pupils made the following progress in Year 7 during 2016 -2017

Pupil A:

Met expected progress when compared to pupils across the school in Maths

Did not meet expected when compared to pupils across the school in progress in English

Pupil B:

Met expected progress when compared to pupils across the school in Maths

Met expected progress when compared to pupils across the school in English

Pupil C:

Met expected progress when compared to pupils across the school in Maths

Exceeded expected progress when compared to pupils across the school in English

Pupil D:

Met expected progress when compared to pupils across the school in Maths

Exceeded expected progress when compared to pupils across the school in English

Pupil E:

Met expected progress when compared to pupils across the school in Maths

Exceeded expected progress when compared to pupils across the school in English

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