Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

 

The Year 7 Catch Up Fund provides schools with additional funding to support each Year 7 student who did not achieve a level 4 in English and / or Maths at the end of key stage 2.

 

At William de Ferrers School we have received the following funding:

 

£10,000.00 in the academic year 2015/2016 - 20 pupils

 

£8,312.00 in the academic year 2016/2017 - 18 pupils

 

£8,818.00 (estimate) in the academic year 2017/2018 - 15 pupils

 

The school uses its allocated catch up funding as detailed below but also commits funding from its main budget allocation to support lower ability students in maths and English.  We do this by ensuring that in maths an extra teaching group is created in each key stage 3 year group to allow specialist teachers to work with low attaining students. In English additional support is provided via a 1-1 specialist teacher.

 

This overview provides information on the following areas:

 

  • Details of how William de Ferrers School assigned the previous year’s allocation (2016/2017).  

 

  • An assessment of how the funding has made an impact on the attainment of the pupils who benefited from the funding

  • The planned use of the Year 7 catch up funding for the academic year 2017/2018

 

Academic year 2016/2017

Strategy

Cost

Impact

Accelerated Reader Programme

Collaborating with the Essex Library Service the programme is used to actively encourage a greater love of reading by using quizzes and progression strategies, directing students to suggested reading relevant to their reading ages.

£4,997.00

 

Progress analysis shows that all those students who started with low attainment on entry to Year 7 have made better than expected progress and have caught up their better performing peers from their KS2 exam results.

English Interventions:

1-1 and Small Groups

Sessions provided on general reading comprehension with a focus on language analysis, extended writing and general punctuation and grammar work.

 

Intervention group work in Supportive Education and small group tuition.

 

£1,000.00

Numeracy

Maths Department:

Increased staffing levels implemented to create a smaller class in Year 7 for intensive work with their teacher

 

Interventions in Supportive Education, one to one peer support after school focused on numeracy and one to one with a dedicated tutor.

£1,270.50

70% of students that started from low attainment levels on entry to Year 7 have made better than expected progress and have caught up their better performing peers from their ks2 exam results.

Resources

Grammar, punctuation and spelling textbooks

£1,044.50

Targeted resources for lower ability students to improve understanding.

 

£8,312.00

 

 

Planned use for the Academic year 2017/2018

Strategy

Cost

Impact

English Interventions:

1-1 and Small Groups

Sessions provided on general reading comprehension with a focus on language analysis, extended writing and general punctuation and grammar work.

£3,500.00

 

Literacy Programmes:

1. Small group work delivered by HLTA creates a safe environment for students and improve self-confidence.  Building blocks provided to underpin other subjects.

 

2. Literacy lessons

Contribution to extra teaching in year 7 to allow specialist teachers to work with low attaining students.

 

£750.00




 

£1,000.00

 

Numeracy Programmes

1. Small group work delivered by HLTA, provides alternative methods of teaching, intensive programme of one term only.

 

2. Contribution to extra teaching group created in year 7 to allow specialist teachers to work with low attaining students

 

£750.00


 

£2,368.00

 

Resources

£450.00

 

 

£8,818.00