Year 7 Catch up Analysis

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Catch-Up Students 2017-18

Definition: Catch-Up pupils were identified as those who were NS or 'not achieving the standard' as set by DfE, in 2 of the formally assessed skill sets (GVPS, reading or maths).

Income: £10,538. Spent on additional staffing (£6475) and educational resources (£4064)

 

Catch-up budget spent 2017-18

Staffing re Literacy support in registration              £6475
Reading resources                                               £438
Bedrock                                                               £3626

 

Objectives in spending catch-up premium

Increase the proportion of students achieving the expected standard or above in Reading (English) and/or Maths of those students who came into the Academy with low prior attainment (less than 100 in the Key Stage 2 SATs test) by the end of Year 7

Accelerate rates of progress in Reading (English) and/ or Maths for those students who came into the Academy with low prior attainment (less than 100 in the Key Stage 2 SATs test) by the end of Year 7

Close the gap in reading ages between students who came into the Academy with low reading levels (less than 100 in the Key Stage 2 SATs test) at the end of Key Stage 2 and the rest of the cohort in the Academy and nationally

Actions

  1. Students were monitored through school intervention tracker with all relevant re-test data and intervention logged at each AP
  2. Literacy catch-up was delivered through an adult paired reading scheme. This was established using ETA’s and staff without form responsibilities. Students received a 15 minute one to one session at least twice per week during form time. Reading materials were co-ordinated with the Literacy co-ordinator and were carefully chosen to ensure progression. Comprehension questions and discussion around the reading content was conducted each week and a log maintained for each student. 
  3. Chronological reading scores were baselined in September and re-testing was done in February and June
  4. Bedrock online reading scheme was introduced in December and this was used successfully by all students in Y7 and 8 during one session per week and two 15m prescribed homework sessions
  5. Numeracy catch-up was delivered through a paired peer scheme using high achieving Y10 students. Two maths teachers delivered Numeracy Ninja materials with one to one support from Y10 students. Catch-up students attended these sessions during form time once per week. Question sets were used after each session to test understanding and to focus input at the next session. This enabled a bespoke session to be delivered for each student. This was only a 7 week trial repeated over two terms and therefore has much more potential.

Outcomes

Cohort Student Number English / Maths % on track English 50 % on track Maths 32
Co2021 Catch-up 50/32 72% 19%
Pupil Premium 15/12 53% 9%
Boys 27/17 63% 24%
Girls 23/15 82% 15%
WBR 21/17 67% 19%
APKN 18/5 83% 40%
AIND 1/0 100% n/a
Maths 1/4 100% 25%

 

Notes: Based on AP4 Maths and AP4 English (combined with Reading and Spelling re-testing in June).

English successfully exceeded target when looking at best of AP3 or chronological age advance in reading and or spelling. Demonstrating catch-up for large proportion of cohort. The Paired Reading scheme has proven to be effective in advancing both reading and spelling ages. PP students have demonstrated the same improvement with 72% reaching target. Girls are slightly below boys and WBRI students are still not catching up quickly enough compared to other groups in English

Maths shows that only 19% have caught up completely (including sub levels) and only 9% of the PP students, this compares to 53% in English Boys have out-performed girls with 24% having caught up compared to 15% for girls.

WBR are also underperforming compared to other groups, APKN showing the greatest catch-up at 40%

We clearly need a development of the strategy to enable more rapid rate of catch-up for numeracy.

Catch-Up Students 2018-19

Catch-up allocation based on similar cohort £10,500 aprox


Students will continue to be monitored through the school Catch-up intervention tracker with all relevant re-test data and interventions logged for numeracy and literacy

Everybody Learns Phonics programme will continue to boost reading ages

We will continue the paired adult readers to focus on literacy development during registration sessions one to one, for students identified as having lower reading ability. (SATS Reading and entry tests for reading and spelling)

This programme will be staffed using ETA’s and other available classroom teachers during a 5 minute longer form time. Each student will have 2 sessions per week.

We have identified weaker comprehension skills (through Proficiency in English assessment) which are limiting reading levels with our EAL students and this has resulted in lower outcomes. We will focus on this group through intervention work and the use of adult readers.

Bedrock Vocabulary online reading programme will continue with a greater use of the diagnostic tools by English teachers to refine intervention.

Numeracy catch-up trial will be extended across three terms and delivered through a paired peer scheme using high achieving Y10 students. Two maths teachers (Ben Jarvis +1 (form cover during assembly)) will deliver Numeracy Ninja materials with one to one support from Y10 students. Catch-up students attended these sessions during form time once per week. Question sets will be used after each session to test understanding and to focus input at the next session. This will enable a bespoke session to be delivered for each student.

Maths teachers will use feedback from individual question results from Maths AP assessments to enable bespoke sessions to be run on identified weaker areas.

Mental maths pre-school sessions will continue with small groups of students identified as being in need of greatest catch-up. These will be run by SEN Dept.

Lower school Hegarty Maths programme will be used to raise numeracy levels across Y7.

 

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