Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

2017/18.

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium (introduced by the government in 2013) gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least a level 4 in reading and or/maths at the end of key stage 2 (this is equivalent to a scaled score of less than 100). We also liaise closely with our feeder primaries to identify students who would benefit from this extra support. It is at the schools’ discretion as to how this additional funding should be spent in order to best support the boosting of these young people’s progress. By supporting these students intensively in year 7, we are aiming to raise their attainment levels and allow them full access to the secondary curriculum.

In 2017/18 the additional funding is £ 500 per pupil.

This academic year, 15 students qualify for catch-up premium funding at Clayton Hall Academy. The funding received was £5,472.

In 2017/18 the funding is being used to:

  • One to one English and Maths tuition, given by subject specialist teachers.
  • Use of Accelerated Reader.
  • Provide literacy support sessions in place of the study of one language (a first language is continued). Continue this provision in Year 8 for those in need.
  • Facilitate an extra Induction day at Clayton to fully assess the students’ needs prior to the start of the school year.
  • Provide an extra set in English and Maths in Year 7 to support those with weaker Literacy and Numeracy skills.

In 2016/17 we received £5,472 the funding was used to:

  • Mentor individual / small groups of students in English and Maths, given by subject specialist teachers.
  • Enrol all students in year 7 and then identified students in Year 8 onto Accelerated Reader.
  • Provide literacy support sessions in place of the study of an MFL.
  • Facilitate an extra Induction day at Clayton to fully assess the students’ needs prior to the start of the school year.
  • Provide an extra set in English and Maths in Year 7 to support those with weaker Literacy and Numeracy skills.

In terms of the impact made:

  • Confidence has been built in terms of students access to the whole curriculum.
  • Identified students made good progress in English and Maths with reading ages increasing by at least 1 year between September and April for 13/15 students.
  • Lucid Reading Centiles increased for all students and dramatically for some – moving from the 42-74 centile in one case and 42-72 in another.
  • Using the DfE lists of vocabulary for Year 5&6 students, words known increased in every case with 1/3 of the students being able to identify all 100 words.
  • 8/15 students remain in a literacy support group, focussing upon core skills as opposed to studying a language.
  • Students in maths are now able to tell the time, both using analogue and digital displays.
  • They have also secured basic skills such as simple addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, using lines of symmetry and basic algebra amongst other skills.