Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium Overview
Academic Year 2019-2020 Y7 2018-2019 Results
What is the Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium?
The Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium gives all state-funded schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils, who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2. This equates to scoring less than 100 on either of their recent KS2 SATS.
This additional funding is granted by the government to every school nationally as figures show on average that this is group of students that do not achieve as well as their peers across the country. This group of students however are able to do just as well as all other students and the funding is therefore to support schools to address this issue with this key group of students..
Brixham College as in all schools, receive an additional £500 for each pupil in Year 7 only, who therefore did not score above 100 marks, in their Reading/SPAG and/or Maths SATS at the end of Year 6. Your Primary school will have communicated what your son or daughter achieved on the Y6 SATS either via letter/ or end of school year report.
Funding receive 2017- 2018: £12,392
Funding receive 2018- 2019: £14,067
Predicted Funding receive 2019- 2020: £15,000
How the Catch Up Premium has been used.
Once we receive notification from the Primary schools of the KS2 SATs results, as well as feedback from the numeracy and literacy leads at the primary on their group of students, we review each student individually and assess what their needs will be going forward. We then assess what programmes, approaches and resources are then needed in order to maximise the funding for all. We only select programmes and approaches that we know are effective, and that can be tracked throughout the time in which the Year 7 student, will undertake this additional support.
Catch Up Approach 1 – Literacy Focus: Lexia Intervention Programme.
Lexia enables our students that are individually at different starting points, the ability to master both literacy skills in SPAG and reading. The Lexia package is completed online and consistently provides personalised, and explicit tuition and practice for each student’s personal needs.
In addition, to extend the Lexia online package, a HLTA with a focus of Literacy will provide additional mini group sessions in order to focus on key areas in which students and Lexia have highlighted that they are finding difficulty with.
In additional we will work alongside the English faculty to ensure that through their use of Lexia, we can pre prep students for English lessons as well as scaffold and revisit lessons where students have not been able to solidify the information/or skill, this is line with our Mastery policy.
Students are continually assessed each time they log on the Lexia. The package also allows us the track progress in real time as well as across time milestone
Catch Up Approach 2 – Numeracy Focus: MathsWhizz Intervention Programme.
Maths Whizz, works in a very similar way to the Lexia on support package. By optimising the use of the package, Maths whizz highlights that students can make 18 months’ worth of progress in less than a year. With additional time spent at home with parental support this can be extended further.
In addition, to extend the MathsWhzz online package, a HLTA with a numeracy focus (currently a qualified Maths teacher) provides additional mini group sessions in order to focus on key areas in which students and Lexia have highlighted that they are finding difficulty with.
Students are continually assessed each time they log on to the MathsWhizz package. The package also allows us the track progress in real time as well as across time milestones
Catch Up Approach 3 – Use of 1:1 intervention
Throughout the year, students who receive the catch up funding will be mentored by a Teaching Assistant and will receive 1:1 intervention when topic change in Maths or English This allows them to make the transition through into the next topic areas with the reduction of anxiety levels and the effect on their confidence.
Catch Up Approach 4 – Summer School
English & Maths sessions during Y7 summer school are also funded via the catch up premium, ensuring that student/st have a head start on working to improve the literacy and numeracy skills before the main school year has begun.
How the catch up funding has been spent?
Summer school funding £1500
MathsWhizz £3000 (Yearly Licence)
Lexia Reading £3000 (Yearly Licence)
SENDCo Part Funding (Monitoring & Assessment of intervention) £1000
HLTA Funding per year Literacy: £1000
HLTA Funding per year Numeracy: £1000
1:1 intervention with HLTA in both Numeracy & Literacy: £2000
Development of Y7 Maths curriculum for Support sets in Y7 £500
HLTA support in Support sets: £1500
Impact on Students
The college tracks the progress of all students, including students who receive the catch up premium. Success is evidenced by the outcomes for these students over time, which demonstrates that they are making progress in line with the literacy or numeracy age they began Brixham College with. They are then making progress in line with their peers.