Numeracy and Literacy Catch Up Premium Funding

How the school used the funding and Impact of the funding 2014/15 & 2015/16

The impact of the money spent in 2014-2015  

Budget Received £13,500

Staffing £7,600
Resources £1,200
Accelerated Maths programme £1,500
Accelerated reader £1,500
Admin £500
Total £12,300

Summary of Intervention

All students who achieved below a level 4 at Key Stage 2 received intervention during the course of Year 7.
This has included Catch Up using Springboard Math’s delivered by 2 Higher Level Teaching Assistants.  Each student received 2 x 20 minute lunch time sessions each week.
Higher Level Teaching Assistant intervention for sets 6 and 7 every lesson.
Higher Level Teaching Assistant intervention throughout the course of the year at lunch time/afterschool when appropriate.

Summary of Impact
The expected progress for all students is 2 sublevels.
Students who made better than expected progress (0.66 or higher) 3/19
Students who made expected or better than expected progress (0.34 – 0.65) 9/19
The data above is based on the end of year test.

All pupils who attended Catch Up made progress.
At the end of the summer term all pupils had at least ‘emerging’ skills at a level 4, whilst the vast majority demonstrate that they are ‘consolidating’ those skills.  One pupil’s results showed that he is ‘secure’ at level 4 by the end of the catch up programme.
The pupil demonstrating the most significant improvement progressed from ‘Level not achieved’ to ‘Consolidating’ punctuation and grammar skills in level 4.  This is a 14 point progress and is a credit to the effort and enthusiasm he committed throughout the programme.
Pupils were assessed using ‘Graded Grammar Level 4’ which focuses on basic grammar and punctuation.  Results indicate whether pupils are not achieving, emerging, consolidating or require support into Year 8. Students will continue to receive an additional lesson of literacy in Year 8.

2014/15   How the school used the funding and Impact of the funding

After reflecting on the programme delivery and number of changes have been made for the 2015/16 school year.

There have been changes to the model of delivery in order to increase the level engagement.

An Assistant Head has responsibility for reporting the ‘impact’ of both programmes to the Governors ‘Standards Committee’.
Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium 2015-2016
The school receives funding each year for any Year 7 pupil recorded in the key stage 2 assessment data as not having achieved level 4, 5 or 6 in reading or mathematics. The school has 46 pupils who have not achieved the above levels in either reading or mathematics or in both.
In 2015-2016 the school will receive around £20,000 which will be used specifically to deliver programmes of study to these students.
The funding will be broken down into the following areas of expenditure:

Staffing for one to one- Small group £10,000
Texts for reading £600
Assessments throughout the year £1,200
SLT management £3,000
Author visit and refreshments (pupils and parents) £400
Admin and stationary, postage etc. £1,000
Software programmes used to support £3,000
Photocopying and other materials £800

The funding allows staff to work with the pupils to help them ‘catch up’ by accelerating their progress in Year 7. This work will include working with the students in small groups/ one to one with Higher Level Teaching Assistants. Interventions like reading a novel and then inviting the author into school to inspire the pupils and talk about his book. We work with parents throughout the year ensuring they work with the school in supporting their child in the work around this intervention. This year we have given the students in sets 6 and 7 an additional lesson in literacy and numeracy to help consolidate the work of Catch Up.
Year 8 Planned Intervention
Students who are in sets 6 and 7 in year 8 receive one extra numeracy lesson per week. The students will be working through the entry level certificate in Mathematics. The course helps students to develop and apply their mathematical skills in relevant contexts as well as engaging them in problem solving activities at an appropriate level. Entry Level Certificates are suitable for students currently working below the level required to obtain a GCSE grade G and can be taken by students of any age (the cohort we are looking at here). For this qualification, students are required to complete eight units of work for a portfolio which is marked by the teacher and then sent for moderation. This course will continue to develop the basic numeracy and continue to further prepare the cohort fully before embarking on GCSE in 2016.

Students will also be expected to work with our two Higher Level Teaching Assistants in Math’s during form, lunch or afterschool to continue to make progress.

In addition to this students will have specialist Higher Level Teaching Assistants support during their Math’s lessons.


Staff involved in the delivery: 2 HLTA’s

Maths catch up for 2015-2016 Year 7 cohort involves 25 students. These students achieved below level 4 (level 3, N or B at KS2) so are consequently in 7.6 or 7.7 for Maths.

Letters were sent to parents two weeks ago and catch up has started w/c 21st September.

7.6 students come on Monday/Wednesday lunch times
7.7 students come on Tuesday/Thursday lunch times

Each session is for 25 minutes, taking place in 28A. HLTA’s run all of these sessions.

The scheme of work is based around Springboard maths.  Students complete an initial assessment which diagnoses the exact problems the students have. From here the Springboard SoW units are used to ensure areas of difficulty identified in the initial assessment are rectified.

Progress measures.
The decimalised level at KS2 is our baseline (as will be CATs Quants). With the move away from levels in all year groups means we will not have this to compare against for progress. We will be making a comparison between the initial diagnostic assessment taken at the beginning of Catch Up and at the end to see the progress made on the same test.
Staff  involved: 2 HLTA’s & Learning Resourse Manager

28th September – 18th December total running weeks.
x11 40 minute afterschool sessions
x10 20 minute lunchtime sessions
28th September – parents’ evening
11th December – author visit (parents invited)
14th December – assessment

24 copies of Everest = £108.96
Author visit plus expenses – £300
Exercise books – £10 approx
Variety of texts – £200 approx
Refreshments for parent and author visits – £100 approx

Pupils and parents will be invited to the first session in order to explain what the pupils will be taking part in and what is expected of them. We will stress the importance of parental engagement with the scheme; reading at home, discussing work and novel, ensuring homework is completed, keeping in contact with staff regarding work and attitude to learning.  Each pupil will receive a novel, Everest, which is theirs to use throughout the scheme and keep at the end.
The penultimate week will be celebrated by a visit from the author of the book.  Catch up pupils and parents will attend a private party which will include a speech, Q&A session and refreshment.
Afterschool sessions – 15:20 – 16:00
Pupils will be split into three groups of seven.  Teaching to be delivered by the 3 members of staff.
Teacher will read ‘Everest’ to the class for the first ten minutes followed by a short discussion; what has happened, what they predict will happen next etc.
Texts/extracts will be selected according to ability (using AR data) and pupils will be guided through reading activities covering the following skills:
Sentence completion
Context comprehension
Organisation of texts
Information retrieval
Writer’s purpose and viewpoint
Writer’s use of language
Inference and deduction

No homework will be set on these days.
Lunchtime sessions – 12:45 – 13:05
This session will be reading and discussion.
Pupils will receive a link each week to an online quiz to check the comprehension of the text they have covered.  This must be completed by the following Friday.  Pupils without access to a computer at home can either request a paper copy of the quiz or ensure they attend the library in their own time.
The library will be reserved for the entire break time to allow catch up pupils to have lunch following the reading.  Pupils can bring a packed lunch or can pre-order a cold lunch from the canteen (8/21 pupils receive FSM.)

Behaviour and attendance
Usual school sanctions will be adhered to during sessions (warnings, detentions etc.)
Attendance to catch up is compulsory therefore any non-attendees will be referred to Assistant Headteacher immediately.
Attendance will be registered on SIMS
Assessment and Impact
Data from NGRT (year 7 reading tests) completed 11th September will be used as entry data.  A second test will be taken on 14th December to assess progress and impact.