Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy

Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 students who did not achieve at least a level 4 in reading and/or a level 4 in Maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). This amounts to £500 per student. The aim of the funding is to raise achievement in these areas by enabling the school to strengthen the provision already in place, as well as initiating individual support programmes.

Allocation

Year Funding Actual spend Number Of Students
2015-16 £15,500 £33,599 36
2016-17 £14,775 £31,732** 34*
* In 2016 to 2017 funding has been allocated to schools on the basis that they receive the same overall amount of Year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their Year 7 cohort between the October 2015 and the October 2016 school censuses.’

** Predicted spend

Support and Impact 2015/16 Year 7 Catch Up English

For students below a KS2 level 4 reading score the following interventions were implemented.

 

2015/16 Year 7 Catch Up English

Area Of Expenditure Amount Strategies Impact Evidence
Year 7 “Units Of Sound” literacy workshops £2980 1 hour sessions per week during academic year during English lessons

Plus 4 hour interventions with HLTA

Spelling: 73% of students achieved a “Ratio Gain” between 1.4 and 4.0. Ratio Gains data information which establishes the most effective way to gauge the impact of literacy intervention over time on reading and spelling.
Year 7 literacy intervention programme £8520 1 hour sessions per week over 12 weeks led by the school Literacy

Co-ordinator.

The APS of the students on the programme increased from 25 to 26.9.

 

Targeted fundamental literacy skills eg. sentence structure, paragraphing, vocab development

PIVATs Score from pre and post assessments, writing assessments and student voice.
Accelerated Reader intervention programme.

 

£10539 20 minutes per day reading over the course of the year. 50% of the 33 catch-up premium students achieved a “Ratio Gain” of between 1.4 and 4.0. This equated from modest to remarkable impact AR scores from pre and post assessments using the “Ratio Gains” principle taking into account the time of the intervention.
Paired Reading Programme £2080 5 TAs for 15 minutes per day 83% of Y7 students involved in this programme achieved a Ratio Gain of 3.3 (substantial impact) or more Diagnostic Reading Analysis: Pre and post scores are used to calculate Ratio Gains to show impact 


Support and Impact 2015-16 Year 7 Catch Up Maths

For students below a KS2 level 4 score in Maths the following interventions were implemented.

Dyscalculia group progress 2015-16

Area Of Expenditure Amount Strategies Impact Evidence
Dyscalculia Project:

This involves using Maths staff, teaching assistants and Sixth Form Maths students working with small groups of Year 7 students.

£9480 Every Maths lesson over the course of the academic year. 92% of students made  expected progress over the three learning cycles in Year 7 Teacher assessments over the course of the three learning cycles in Year 7,

 

Proposed Plan 2016-17

Area Of Expenditure Amount Strategies Impact Evidence
Year 7 “Units of Sound” literacy workshops £2980 5 X 1 hour sessions per week over school year led by our Literacy HLTA/ATA. Impact to be assessed at the end of the intervention.
Year 7 literacy intervention programme £8520 1 hour sessions per week over 12 weeks led by the school Literacy

Co-ordinator.

Impact to be assessed at the end of the intervention.
Accelerated Reader intervention programme. £10539 20 minutes per day reading over the course of the year. Impact to be assessed at the end of the intervention.
Dyscalculia Project:

This involves using Maths staff, teaching assistants and Sixth Form Maths students working with small groups of Year 7 students.

£9480 Every Maths lesson over the course of the academic year. Impact to be assessed at the end of the intervention.
Paired Reading intervention programme:

 

This involves TAs working with identified students for 15 minutes per day.

 £2080 15 minutes per day over the course of the academic year. Impact measures to include comparative data from progress in DRA – diagnostic reading analysis through paired reading scheme.

Please click the link for further information on the Ratio Gain.