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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium funding

Find out more about the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium at:

www.gov.uk/guidance/year-7-literacy-and-numeracy-catch-up-premium-guide-for-schools

Funding allocation for 2019-20: TBC. At present, no further details available on funding for 2019-20 (expected January 2020).

Intended spending 2019-2020:

Numeracy Maths 'Nuture' Teaching Groups (see description below for 2018-29)
Allocated Funding (£14,736) Cost of staffing (6 periods of mathematics per timetable cycle).
£14,736

 

Literacy
  • Parent & Student Reading Club & Library Reading Buddies (see description below for 2018-19)
  • Year 7 English ‘adjusted curriculum’ group (4 periods per timetable cycle).
  • Year 7 Literacy Interventions, Catch-Up & Bespoke (30 minutes per week, 1:1).
Allocated Funding (9730.13)
  • Cost of Reading Club staffing and reading stock £700
  • Cost of HLTA staffing £1884.42 + £3868.02
  • Cost of TA staffing (including Catch-Up trained staff) £3277.69
Intended Implementation
  • Parent & Student Reading Club & Library Reading Buddies (see description below for 2018-19)
  • Year 7 English ‘adjusted curriculum’ group (4 periods per timetable cycle). Small group intervention for students working significantly below age expectations. Core focus on phonics.
  • Year 7 Literacy Interventions, Catch-Up & Bespoke (30 minutes per week, 1:1). Some students will follow the Catch-Up literacy programme (https://www.catchup.org/interventions/literacy.php) others will benefit from a bespoke programme of phonics and comprehension.

Funding allocation for 2018-19:         £24,660

Implementation & Impact of Funding

Evaluation of Catch-Up interventions in 2017-18 lead to the prioritisation of two strategies for 2018-19 designed to accelerate the progress of Year 7 students who were below and significantly below age related expectations (and judged to be making limited progress) at the end of KS2.

Literacy
  • Parent & Student Reading Club & Library Reading Buddies (see description below for 2018-19)
  • Year 7 Literacy Interventions, Catch-Up & Bespoke (30 minutes per week, 1:1). Some students will follow the Catch-Up literacy programme (https://www.catchup.org/interventions/literacy.php)
Allocated Funding (7645.71)
  • Cost of Reading Club staffing (senior librarian) and reading stock £500
  • Cost of HLTA staffing £3868.02
  • Cost of TA staffing (including Catch-Up trained staff) £3277.69
  • Year 7 Literacy Interventions, Catch-Up & Bespoke (30 minutes per week, 1:1). Delivered by HLTA and TA colleagues. The summary of progress made is described in the table below.

 

Measure of Attainment

Bespoke

(progress in mpm*)

Catch Up

(progress in mpm*)

YARC Comprehension

3.7

n/a

SRS 2

n/a

0.7

Vernon Spelling

1.6

2.1

Salford Comprehension

1.8

1.2

*mpm = months of progress made for each month on the intervention
  • Parent & Student Reading Club & Library Reading Buddies: 14 families participated in an after-school reading club running from October to February (hour long sessions on a Thursday).   The group was lead and supported by members of the college leadership team and the senior librarian. The content covered included: some basic phonics, frequent errors in English, reading strategies, ways for parents to support their children at home, and the collaborative reading of four books.   At the conclusion of the Reading Club, students were allocated to reading buddies to continue their reading support with weekly meetings during morning registration. All participating students reported more positive feelings regarding choosing books; their levels of reading confidence and their having added to their repertoire of reading strategies. A majority of students recorded improvements in their reading scores (as measured on the Suffolk Reading Scale). Standardised assessment, using GL Assessment’s Progress Test in English was carried out at the beginning and end of the academic year. It was found that 62% of participants improved their standardised age score (38% decreased). Overall, the improvement was 1.1 standard age score point (this compares favourably with the 1.0 improvement average for the rest of the cohort).

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