Year 7 Catch Up Funding

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium is funding from the EFA (Education Funding Agency) and provides schools with an additional fund for each Year 7 student who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

Ash Hill Academy is proud of the impact that this funding has on student attainment and progress on the personal, social and emotional development of these students.

The academy is committed to developing this programme, and continues to explore new and innovative ways of improving life chances for all students. Available by email are evaluation reports detailing how we have spent this funding.

 

Year 7 Maths Catch Up Funding 2017-18

Objectives:

  • To narrow the gap by providing intensive numeracy support and raise the attainment of those students entitled to Catch up Premium.
  • To use the results from KS2 exams to identify key gaps in knowledge and utilise them to build our intervention programs on.
  • To increase self-esteem and aspirations of students entitled to Catch up Premium.
  • The number of children who did not achieve at least 100 in reading and mathematics at Key Stage 2 = 93/131

Funding of nurture groups in English:

  • Small group withdrawal in Maths.
  • Additional TA support in Maths.
  • Bridge intervention for identified students.

Resources:

  • Investment in Hegarty Maths to promote independent study and work at home
  • Tailored resources that can be developed for the below expected students in Maths.
  • Introduction of a bespoke Mastery SOW for identified learners.

Outcomes:

  • Increase in the number of students making expected progress.
  • Improvement in basic numeracy skills.
  • Raise aspirations and develop confidence

Monitoring/evidence:

  • Monitoring of assessment trackers
  • Work scrutiny
  • Schemes of work to show evidence of key skills being taught and students showing an understanding.
  • Learning walks

 

Year 7 English Catch Up Funding 2017-18

Objectives:

  • To narrow the gap by providing intensive literacy support and raise the attainment of those students entitled to Catch up Premium.
  • To use the results from KS2 exams to identify key gaps in knowledge and utilise them to build our intervention programs on.
  • To increase self-esteem and aspirations of students entitled to Catch up Premium.
  • The number of children who did not achieve at least 100 in reading and mathematics at Key Stage 2 = 93/131

Funding of nurture groups in English:

  • Small group withdrawal in English.
  • Additional Lexia intervention for identified students.
  • Additional TA support in English.
  • Bridge intervention teaching group in English.

Resources:

  • More investment in Read Write Inc, Fresh Start program- To build and develop the phonics approach to reading and comprehension for our students taught in primary school. The program has a proven success rate at converting young students into confident readers especially boys.
  • Tailored resources that can be developed for the below expected students in English.
  • Appropriate reading age related books

Outcomes:

  • Increase in the number of students making expected progress.
  • Improvement in reading comprehension and fluency.
  • Raise aspirations and develop confidence

Monitoring/evidence:

  • Monitoring of assessment trackers
  • Work scrutiny
  • Schemes of work to show evidence of key skills being taught and students showing an understanding.
  • Learning walks