Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Updated: 27/10/20

Purpose of the premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

Schools must identify pupils who need extra support from the year 7 catch-up premium, so they can decide the best way to use the funding and only select programmes and approaches that they know to be effective. For example, schools can use the funding to pay for:

  • individual tuition
  • intensive small-group tuition
  • external services and materials
  • academically focused summer schools that help students catch up over a short period of time through intensive expert tuition
 Financial Year
 Total Funds received
 April 2018 – March 2019 £8,820.00
 April 2019 – March 2020 £9,180.00
 April 2020 – March 2021 £8,880.00

 

 Year Overview of JFS strategies for enabling Year 7 pupils to catch up in literacy / numeracy
·        Small group intervention

·        Targeted support in class

·         Whole school literacy focus

·         Whole school focus on reading for pleasure

·         Differentiated classes set by ability with small nurture classes

·         Differentiated schemes of work and text book (numeracy)

·         Access to on-line websites

·         Maths club (pre- Covid19)

·         Paired reading programme

·         Accelerated Reader

·         Drop everything and read lessons

·         Reading booklets

·         Reciprocal reading programme

 

EEF suggest the most effective strategies are:

·         Small group interventions with focus on grammar, phonics and comprehension

·         One-to-one tuition

·         Increase in amount and range of materials students are reading

 

 Year 7 Catch-up Funding.  The total received by the school April 2020: £8,880.00
 Strategy Amount Description Outcome
 Accelerated Reader £4,793.40 Licence TBC
 Books for LRC £2,000.00 Increase number and   breadth of materials in the LRC for  reading material   relevant to students TBC
 ICT provision for LRC £2,140.60 Second hand iPads – for   use of AR TBC
 Reciprocal Reading     Programme £946.00 TBC
 Paired Reading Programme £1,000.00
 Training for 1:1 reading   programme
 TBC
Year 7 Catch-up Funding. The total received by the school April 2019 £9,180.00
 Accelerated Reader £4,793.40 LicenceAccelerated Reader Report reflects increase in Year 9 reading ages by14 months over two years; Year 8 reading ages have increased by 7 months over one year.
 Texts for Year 7 £2,020.30 TextsContribution for Year 7 to access to set texts and a range of reading materials
 SEND Nurture Numeracy   group £1,366.30 Small support groupIncrease in confidence Increase in numeracy skills
 Paired Reading programme £1,000.00 Training of students1:1 literacy programme See appendix
 

 Year 7 Catch-up Funding. The total received by the school April 2018 £8,820.00
  Accelerated Reader £4,793.40 LicenceSuccessful introduction of AR and systems to support wider reading.
 Nurture groups for year 7   maths and English (SEND)   Hackney Lit £2,500.00 Materials and trainingIncrease in confidence Increase in numeracy skills
 Literacy CPD £526.60 TrainingStaff training on prioritising literacy across the curriculum
 Paired Reading £1,000.00 Training of students1:1 literacy and reading programme

 

Appendix – Data and evaluation

 ·       ALL STUDENTS – Sep 2019 to Sep 2020 = 7 months’ progress in Reading Age despite the effects of lockdown

·       SEN – 8 months’ progress – this indicates the success of the Paired Reading programme

·       PP – 10 months’ progress – this indicates the success of the Paired Reading programme 

·       Year 9

·       ALL STUDENTS – Sep 18 to Sep 20 = 14 months’ progress in Reading Age despite the effects of lockdown

·       SEN – 7 months’ progress – more needs to be done to target this Year group

·       PP – 5 months’ progress – more needs to be done to target this Year group.