Year 7 Catch Up Premium Report

October 2017

The Year 7 Catch Up Premium is to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved national expectations in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2.

In 2016-17, Newman RC College received a premium of £18,120.It is expected that this figure will be the same in 2017-18.

The money is used by schools to deliver additional tuition, intervention or intensive support in small groups, giving pupils valuable support to bring them up to speed so that they are more likely to succeed at secondary school.

2017-18

Estimated allowance

£18,120
Planned Interventions
Literacy Resources and Reading programme

(50% funded, 50% Pupil Premium fund)

Corrective Reading Programme, inference and grammar resources.

Corrective reading is delivered to 3 sets of pupils 2 lessons per week in year 7. The programme is a phonics based scheme. This is also complimented by inference training into reading texts.

Literacy and English curriculum Interventions

(Salary of Literacy mentor to be 50% with 50% funded from Pupil Premium fund)

IDL (Indirect Dyslexia Learning):

An electronic program originally designed to increase the literacy of dyslexic students. However, it has now been developed and proven to have a rapid impact in the reading comprehension and spelling of all learners.

The students selected are all have a reading age that is (some up to 4 years) below their biological age.

This takes place one day a week in form and after school on the same day.

Reading Partners:

Involved 60 Y9 students who mentor 30 Y7 and 30 Y8 students. The Y7 and Y8 students have been selected as they have a reading age that is ‘just’ (up to a year) below their biological age.

Literacy Mentor Intervention:

Interventions include:

-A group to stretch and challenge the more able/avid readers across a number of year groups.

-An intervention group for students that have a reading age that is below their biological age that fall somewhere between the students identified for IDL and Reading Partners.

-Further intervention for students that have SEN.

Cross-curricular projects:

At least one cross-curricular project will take place throughout the year to develop vocabulary and literacy skills.

Numeracy and mathematics curriculum Interventions· Numeracy activities take place in form time weekly and there is a weekly focus on a key numeracy concept.

· Small group interventions in form time for pupils who have achieved below 100 score in mathematics at KS2. Delivered by Assistant Director of Maths.

· Year 10 Maths Mentors work with pupils on a weekly basis in form time.

· Students work on a different medium term plan to support their development. Hegarty Maths will be used for home learning to promote student independence and retention.

· Staff will be encouraged to ‘teach less and review more’ to build retention. Drip-feed starters are employed to develop retention.

2016-17

Allocated allowance

£18,120
Interventions
Literacy Resources and Reading programme

(50% funded, 50% Pupil Premium fund)

Corrective Reading Programme, handwriting and grammar resources.
Literacy and English curriculum Interventions

(Salary of Literacy mentor to be 50% with 50% funded from Pupil Premium fund)

· Literacy mentor to work one-to-one with pupils and in small groups. Teaching assistants delivering one-to-one interventions. Academic Co-ordinator support in class and small group work.

· Wider reading takes place 1 form time per week for all year groups. There is a literacy focus delivered by form tutors weekly.

· There are handwriting intervention groups set up for years 7 during form time.

· Literacy mentor interventions – small group work.

· CGP SATS workbooks provided for ALL set 3 and 4 students. 1 page completed per week.

· Engaging play scripts purchased for use with the afterschool intervention groups – Dracula and Frankenstein.

· Wednesday after school intervention offered to all students under 100.

· Training session for teachers of set 3 and 4 explaining the KS2 tests and the use using question level data.

Paired Reading programmePaired reading takes place once per week with year 9 literacy champions buddying up with year 7.
Numeracy Interventions· Numeracy activities take place in form time weekly and there is a weekly focus on a key numeracy concept.

· Small group interventions in form time for pupils who have achieved below 100 score in mathematics at KS2. Delivered by Lead Teacher for Maths.

· Year 7 pupils below the 100 scaled score on entry have a curriculum tailored to addressing gaps in knowledge.

· Year 10 Maths Mentors work with pupils on a weekly basis in form time.

Impact
Literacy resources and reading programme60% of the Year 7 pupils who took part in Literacy interventions improved their reading ages by at least 1 year. 40% of pupils made more than 2 years of progress in just 8 months.

In English, 15% of the cohort below the 100 scaled score on entry exceeded expected progress, 60% made expected progress and 25% were working towards expected progress by the end on the academic year.

Literacy and English curriculum Interventions
Paired reading programme
Numeracy InterventionsStudents achieved an average Attitude to Learning score of 4.88 for preparation for learning and 4.7 for college ATL.

72% of students demonstrated improved levels of numeracy based on numeracy baselines completed at the start of year 7 and the start of year 8.

2015-16

Allocated allowance
£18,000
Eligible pupils36
Planned Interventions
Literacy Resources and Reading programme

(50% funded, 50% Pupil Premium fund)

Corrective Reading Programme, handwriting and grammar resources
Literacy Interventions

(Salary of Literacy mentor to be 50% with 50% funded from Pupil Premium fund)

Literacy mentor to work one-to-one with pupils and in small groups. Teaching assistants delivering one-to-one interventions. Academic Co-ordinator support in class and small group work.

Wider reading takes place 1 form time per week for all year groups. Year 7 group is set spellings once per week and there is a literacy focus delivered by form tutors weekly.

There is a hot chocolate and reading club in the LRC 3 mornings per week.

There are handwriting intervention groups set up for years 7 during form time.

Literacy mentor interventions continue in year 7.

Paired Reading programmePaired reading takes place once per week with year 9 literacy champions buddying up with year 7.
Numeracy InterventionsAcademic Co-ordinator support in class and small group work. Small group interventions with TAs. Numeracy activities take place in form time weekly and there is a weekly focus on a key numeracy concept.
Impact
Literacy resources and reading programme73% of pupils who took part in the corrective reading programme made progress in their reading age.
Literacy Interventions84% of the Year 7 pupils in the paired reading programme improved their reading ages. 78% of pupils who received small group intervention from the Literacy mentor made improvements to their reading ages.

In English, 56% of the cohort below level 4 on entry exceeded expected progress, 38% made expected progress and 6% were working towards expected progress by the end on the academic year.

Paired reading programme
Numeracy InterventionsIn maths, 29% of the cohort below level 4 on entry exceeded expected progress, 25% made expected progress and 46% were working towards expected progress by the end on the academic year.