Year 7 catch-up

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium gives state-funded schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the Government’s expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

The ‘expected standard’ is derived from the scaled scores achieved by pupils in Year 6 English and Mathematics SATs. A scaled score of 100 will always represent the ‘expected standard’ on the test. Pupils scoring at least 100 will have met the expected standard on the test. The Catch-Up Premium is provided to secondary schools to support them in ensuring every pupil in Year 7 who does not meet the expected standard in English and Mathematics can be given additional support.

Catch Up Funding 2019 – 2020

In March 2020, St Bernard’s expect to receive somewhere in the region of £15,000 to contribute to the provision of additional support to raise achievement in English and Maths for the academic year 2019-20.

At the start of the 2019-20 academic year, 16 students were identified, based on their achievement in KS2 SATS, for targeted intervention for English. The students are being supported with focused, small group literacy intervention sessions and targeted in-class support in English lessons.

At the start of the 2019-20 academic year, 16 students were identified, based on their achievement in KS2 SATS, for targeted intervention for Maths. The students are being supported with focused, small group numeracy intervention sessions and targeted in-class support in Maths lessons.

These pupils were identified by the Head of English and the Head of Maths, using the detailed breakdown provided in the “Question Level Analysis” of KS2 SATS results. Specific areas in which these Year 7 students had not reached the expected standard have been identified, and targeted intervention sessions have been planned by the Literacy and Numeracy co-ordinator to address those identified areas for improvement.

Catch Up Funding 2018-19

In 2018/19, St Bernard’s received £17,882 to contribute to the provision of additional support to raise achievement in English and Maths.

13 students were identified, based on their achievement in KS2 SATS, for targeted intervention for English. The students were supported with small group literacy intervention sessions, IDL and targeted in class support in English lessons.

16 students were identified, based on their achievement in KS2 SATS, for targeted intervention for English. The students were supported with small group numeracy intervention sessions and targeted in-class support in Maths lessons.

The pupils needing additional support were identified by the Head of English and the Head of Maths, using the detailed breakdown provided in the “Question Level Analysis” of KS2 SATS results. Specific areas in which these Year 7 students had not reached the expected standard were identified, and targeted intervention sessions were planned and delivered by the Literacy and Numeracy co-ordinator to address those identified areas for improvement.

Impact - English

Only 1 of the 13 students remained “Below Expectation” in English by the end of the year; 31% of the students attained “Developing”, and 54 of students attained “Exceptional”.

100% of the students increased their spelling ages by the end of the year; with 82% improving by over 12 months; 73% improving by 18 months or more; and 27% improving by 24 months or more.

100% of the students increased their reading ages by the end of the year; with 83% improving by over 12 months; and 33% improving by 18 months or more.

Impact - Maths

None of the students remained “Below Expectation” in Maths by the end of the year; 75% of the students attained “Exceptional” and 25% of the students attained “Secure”.

 

Year 7 Catch Up Funding 2017 – 2018

In 2017/18, St Bernard’s received £16,470 to contribute to the provision of additional support to raise achievement in English and Maths.

14 students were identified, based on their achievement in KS2 SATS, for targeted intervention funded through the catch up funding allocation. The students were supported with small group literacy intervention sessions, IDL and targeted in class support in both Maths and English lessons.

Impact - English

86% of the students increased their spelling ages by the end of the year, with 64% improving by over 12 months.

86% of the students increased their reading ages by the end of the year, with 29% improving by over 12 months.

Impact - Maths

79% of the students attained developing or secure within Maths by the end of the year, 21% remained below expectation.

86% of the students attained developing or secure within Maths by the end of the year, 14% remained below expectation.