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Catch up Premium

The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium 2019/2020.

Catch up funding principles

The Government allocates additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who do not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. The principle aim of this funding is to support those students to get them back on track and enable them to achieve the secondary ready standard.

2019 year 7 intake

Frederick Gent School have 162 students in Year 7. Students who met the criteria for the Year 7 catch-up premium are as follows:

Reading 3320% of cohort
Maths 26 16% of cohort
Crossover students, those who are NSR in both Reading and Maths138% of cohort
Intervention AreaDetails/CostingsResponsibilityImpact
Homework ClubIdentified Year 7 students (prior data KS2) follow an intervention programme to catch up against non- NSR students.
Small group literacy and numeracy interventions based on strategies identified in the EEF toolkit (as impactful) form the basis of the delivered programme. .
TAs to staff. Overtime costings for year 19/20 £2500.
DSTTo be assessed through:
A2L
Attendance
A/B points
APS scores
IDL Literacy and Numeracy ProgrammeIdentified students will follow IDL Intervention: a speaking-computer based multi-sensory system which supports learners with dyslexia and other learning difficulties to increase their reading and spelling ages. The design of the short, finely graduated exercises ensure over-learning and frequent positive feedback. Particular letter/sound correspondence is secured before moving on.
IDL Literacy effectively improves reading and spelling amongst pupils with various literacy problems, removes visual stress by the use of colour, and is designed to be particularly effective with those who have poor phonological skills. The effectiveness is due to the integration of reading and writing, the integration of visual and auditory cues to teach letter/sound and blend/sound correspondence, a continuum of exercises that start with recognising the alphabet, and the requirement to re-read typed sentences.
Costing £1000.
DSTAssessed through: Package own data
Power of 2 Numeracy package –intervention delivered through timetabled afterschool sessions.Power of 2 will enables the NSR students to make progress within Mathematics. It teaches all key concepts and skills required by the new Mathematics Curriculum.
Power of 2 builds key understanding of number develops skills with mental calculations. The aim is to boost the NSR students’ progress so they become secondary ready in to enable them to access the full Mathematics curriculum in line with their secondary ready peers.
One off payment, no recurring subscription.
ECHAssessed through: Own package data?
Access Maths (AME) re-test.
Accelerated Reader Introduced to support improved Literacy
Use based on national and school impact data.
Costing £6500 pa.
JFA Assessed through: Own package – Linked to RA
Hackney Literacy ProjectRuns as a core course within Y7 curriculum within English. Returns positive pupil progress scores on basic Literacy Skills. Based on national data the programme was introduced in school.
One off funding, no recurring subscription.
ABOAssessed through: Internal assessment.
Sound Training Introduced this year based on evidence of impact from TCT individual school’s case studies.
Compliments progress in Hackney Scheme
Catch up Funding.
DST Assessed through: Own package data – Linked to RA.
Costing running total £14,000 Review of Catch-Up Spend for 2018/19.
Actions Cost/ ResourcesJustification/Desired OutcomeImpact
TA Staffing – Targeted intervention in English and Maths.
2 TAs will be paid to run 4 intervention groups afterschool.
£2500 All Year 7 students enter mainstream provision as they enter the school. This is then followed by a review and students will then take part in intervention throughout the year to close gaps. Small group literacy and numeracy interventions based on strategies identified in the EEF toolkit as impactful form the basis of the delivered programme.Group - Av. Reading Age Sept 18 - Av. Reading July 18
NSR - 8.07 - 9.01
SR - 10.10 - 11.09

NSR group made + 6months progress over 10 months. SR group made +11 months progress over 10 months.
Great confidence and fluency in Literacy and Numeracy was seen in attainment and progress for identified pupils.
Students are increasing in confidence with the basic skills. They are developing understanding of number bonds to 10.
Project based curriculum £4800 The establishment of a specific class and curriculum, which focuses on the needs of the lowest performing students on entry who need a specialised curriculum to succeed.
The Project intervention programme will continue to run with further focus on developing the curriculum content to provide a supportive and progressive curriculum for those students who are significantly below the standardised score of 100 at the end of KS2.
Provision of the dedicated ‘Project’ classes allow for a higher teacher to student ratio to further support progress. The project class will use out of class experiences to enhance learning alongside workshops on the Art of Brilliance to raise aspirations and engagement in order to improve progress.
Group- APS E+M AUTUMN Y7 - APS E+M SUMMER Y7 - APS E+M AUTUMN Y8
NSR - 3.08 - 3.44 - 3.8
NSR progressed at a greater rate than SR.
The Project curriculum helped develop learning skills within the group and A2L. Engagement from the students saw an improvement and many benefitted from the adapted schemes and delivery.
IDL literacy and numeracy package – intervention delivered through timetabled afterschool sessions.£1000The IDL Intervention is a speaking-computer based multi-sensory system which supports learners with dyslexia and other learning difficulties to increase their reading and spelling ages. The design of the short, finely graduated exercises ensure over-learning and frequent positive feedback. Particular letter/sound correspondence is secured before moving on.
IDL Literacy effectively improves reading and spelling amongst pupils with various literacy problems, removes visual stress by the use of colour, and is designed to be particularly effective with those who have poor phonological skills. The effectiveness is due to the integration of reading and writing, the integration of visual and auditory cues to teach letter/sound and blend/sound correspondence, a continuum of exercises that start with recognising the alphabet, and the requirement to re-read typed sentences.
Intervention began to be comprehensively delivered in Sept ’19, first review due end of Autumn 1 2019.
Data to be added.
Progress testing for Maths and English. Online assessments, which provide baseline data on which progress can be measured.£1500 The Progress Test Series (PT Series) assesses pupils’ true comprehension of the core curriculum subjects, helping us to identify which pupils need extra support and which will rise to more challenging targets. Using the insights from PT Series reports, we can be confident that the targets and interventions we set are matched to each child’s attainment.
The PT series provides a reliable, consistent attainment measure against the backdrop of recent changes to national assessment and accountability. Question level analysis highlights any gaps in knowledge and understanding, helping us to personalise learning.
Power of 2 Numeracy package –intervention delivered through timetabled afterschool sessions.£1200 Power of 2 will enables the NSR students to make progress with Maths. Coaching manual allows non-specialists to deliver individual support. It teaches all key concepts and skills required by the new Mathematics Curriculum. Power of 2 builds key understanding of number develops skills with mental calculations. The aim is to boost the NSR students’ progress so they become secondary ready in to enable them to access the full Maths curriculum in line with their secondary ready peers.
Art of Brilliance workshop.
Promote Literacy and Numeracy with stakeholders, following the Art of Brilliance workshop.
£1000The ‘Brilliant Learners’ workshops are designed to work on the ‘whole person’ and are aimed at extending learning beyond the classroom. Individual workshops feed the principles of: positivity, confidence, flourishing, resilience, optimism, community spirit, kindness, aspiration and strength. The workshops inspire and invigorate learners to develop essential skills for success.
The aim is to improve students’ approaches to learning through developing their mindset, which will have a positive impact on their desire to learn, create learners that are more resilient and in turn improve progress.
An after school event to improve links with home and school for those students who meet the Catch-Up criteria. The event promoted the Catch-Up interventions with the aim of improving the links between home and school to support student progress.
Delivered to parents and students through academic year 2019/20.
Promote Literacy and Numeracy with stakeholders.£2000Improve links with home and school for those students who meet the catch up criteria. By running an afterschool ‘How to help your child’ event to promote the catch up interventions the aim is to improve the links between home and school to support student progress. The event will help parents and carers to understand the catch up programme offered and how they can then continue to support their child at home to ensure they are successful. We will be having a guest speaker who will be doing a talk on the Art of Brilliance and will explain how this workshop will be used in school and how this can then be supported at home. Refreshments will be provided and potentially resources for students to support them at home.Ran as a PHSE day with an evening parental meeting.
Intervention Area Details/Costings ResponsibilityImpact
Homework ClubIdentified Year 7 students (prior data KS2) follow an intervention programme (daily/weekly?) to catch up against non- NSR students.
Small group literacy and numeracy interventions based on strategies identified in the EEF toolkit (as impactful) form the basis of the delivered programme. TAs to staff. Overtime costings for year 19/20 £2500.
DSTTo be assessed through: A2L
Attendance
A/B points
APS scores
DL Literacy and Numeracy ProgrammeIdentified students will follow IDL Intervention: a speaking-computer based multi-sensory system which supports learners with dyslexia and other learning difficulties to increase their reading and spelling ages. The design of the short, finely graduated exercises ensure over-learning and frequent positive feedback. Particular letter/sound correspondence is secured before moving on.
IDL Literacy effectively improves reading and spelling amongst pupils with various literacy problems, removes visual stress by the use of colour, and is designed to be particularly effective with those who have poor phonological skills. The effectiveness is due to the integration of reading and writing, the integration of visual and auditory cues to teach letter/sound and blend/sound correspondence, a continuum of exercises that start with recognising the alphabet, and the requirement to re-read typed sentences.

Costing £1000.
DSTAssessed through: Package own data
Power of 2 Numeracy package –intervention delivered through timetabled afterschool sessions.Power of 2 will enables the NSR students to make progress within Mathematics. It teaches all key concepts and skills required by the new Mathematics Curriculum. Power of 2 builds key understanding of number develops skills with mental calculations. The aim is to boost the NSR students’ progress so they become secondary ready in to enable them to access the full Maths curriculum in line with their secondary ready peers.
Costing £1200.
ECHAssessed through: Own package data?
Access Maths (AME) re-test.
Accelerated Reader Introduced to support improved Literacy
Use based on national and school impact data.
Costing £6500 pa.
JFAAssessed through: Own package – Linked to RA
Hackney Literacy Project Runs as a core course within Y7 curriculum within English. Returns positive pupil progress scores on basic Literacy Skills.
Based on national data the programme was introduced in school.
Ongoing running cost, repro only £500.
ABOAssessed through: Internal assessment and data capture cycles.
Sound Training Introduced this year based on evidence of impact from TCT individual school’s case studies.
Compliments progress in Hackney Scheme to support Literacy.
Costings £3200.
DSTAssessed through: Own package data – Linked to RA.
Access Reading retests (ARE).
Progress Tests for English and Maths. The Progress Test Series (PT Series) assesses pupils’ true comprehension of the core curriculum subjects, helping us to identify which pupils need extra support and which will rise to more challenging targets. Using the insights from PT Series reports, we can be confident that the targets and interventions we set are matched to each child’s attainment.
The PT series provides a reliable, consistent attainment measure against the backdrop of recent changes to national assessment and accountability. Question level analysis highlights any gaps in knowledge and understanding, helping us to personalise learning.
Costing TBC.
ABO/ECH Assessed through: Own package data.