Year 7 catch-up

Year 7 catch up 2019/20

This spending plan was approved by the LGB on 26th September 2019

In 2019/20 the allocated funding is £14,113.

Strategy statement

A statement outlining the academy’s strategy for spending the catch up allocation is outlined in the table below.

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). This amounts to £500 per pupil to whom it applies. The DfE decide to whom this applies and informs schools. Date for review: September 2020.

Identified AreaRationaleMonitoringResources / Budget
Specialist primary trained teacher of literacy and numeracyTo make rapid progress and support students in catching up with their peers though an ‘accelerate’ group in Year 7, with further support in Year 8. To improve access to the curriculum.CLP data NGRT and Progress Tests End of term/year assessments£10,130
Provision of Teaching Assistants for Y7 LATS (apprentice)TAs will support students in accessing the curriculum.Reviews of TAs£3,805
GL Assessment TestsFocused testing will ensure teachers have good information to identify intervention needs and track progress.Report to governors on impact of using additional tests£1,170
TOTAL SPEND  £15,105

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium 2018/19

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7
pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
This amounts to £500 per pupil to whom it applies. The DfE decide to whom this applies and
informs schools. In 2018/19 the allocated funding was £13,000.

Strategy Statement

A statement outlining the academy’s strategy for spending the Year 7 Catch up allocation is
outlined in the table below. Date of review: September 2019.

Spending AllocationReasonsMonitoringResources / BudgetImpactRAGContinue in 2019/2020
Specialist primary trained teacher of literacy and numeracyTo make rapid progress and support students in catching up with their peers though an ‘accelerate’ group in Year 7. To improve access to the curriculum.CLP data NGRT and Progress Tests End of term/year assessments£9,648Improvement in some students reading scores. Teacher Performance Indicators show a significant improvement in this group across the year. Continue. Use specialist teacher to train and collaboratively plan with colleagues.
Provision of Teaching Assistants for Y7 LATS (apprentice)TAs will support students in accessing the curriculum.Reviews of TAs£3,625Mixed – students in the accelerate group, where support is focused, show significant progress. Students are engaged across the curriculum. Review deployment of TAs so support has further impact on SEN (K) students.
Additional GL Assessment TestsImproved testing will ensure teachers have good information to identify intervention needs and track progress.Report to governors on impact of using additional tests£2,224Was used effectively to identify students for literacy support but could have more impact if used more widely. CPD for SLT was effective but needs to be disseminated further. Resource will continue (and is part subsidised by OAT) but additional CPD is needed on further understanding the data to impact on outcomes. Focus on fewer tests but with more use of data from these.
£15,497