Year 7 Catch-Up Premium
Year 7 catch-up premium is additional to the main school funding and is targeted for each student in Year 7 who did not achieve at least Level 4 in reading and/or Mathematics at Key Stage 2.
Year 7 Catch-Up Premium – Review of 2017-18
For the academic year 2017-18 the school received £10, 586 in catch-up premium funding. This is designed to support students who have not reached secondary ready levels in English and/or Maths at Key Stage 2. The impact of our interventions has been generally successful and will be adapted to increase progress for 2018-19.
At Claydon High School 51 students who were below the expected end of key stage levels in one or more of the subjects received catch-up premium.
The following strategies were undertaken:
- Increased focus upon class support and additional tuition in Year 7 English and Maths classes
- Purchase of new assessment materials for group intervention sessions.
- Targeted use of LSAs to support these students across the curriculum
- Liaison with subject teams to develop common approaches to literacy and numeracy across the curriculum using the new look student planner
- Every student encouraged to undertake the PiXL Apprentice qualification
- Raising the profile of lifelong learning skills in “Be the best for life” focus including a team building day of problem solving challenges at Mersea Outdoor Education Centre
- Change to the curriculum structure to target support for groups of students.
- 36 students received intervention and additional support.
- 86% of students made positive progress.
- 36% of students made more than expected progress.
- 38 students received intervention and additional support.
- 68% of students made positive progress.
- 8% of students made more than expected progress.
English and Maths
- 49 students received support across subjects.
- 58% made progress in both subjects.
- In addition all Year 7s undertook ‘Numeracy Ninjas’ in tutor time.
Plans for 2018-19
For the current academic year (anticipated funding of £10, 586) we plan to:
- Continue to support students with class groupings and additional LSA support
- Continue to offer bespoke interventions for students to boost literacy and/or numeracy skills
- Purchase additional texts and resources for class and additional interventions
- Undertake EEF funded research with Northgate High School to explore effective strategies for developing reading skills
- Continue with WOW words and Numeracy Ninja foci during tutor time for all students
- Support all students in undertaking the PiXL Apprentice qualification