Catch-up Premium

The Year 7 catch-up premium provides additional funding to schools to accelerate the progress of identified pupils in English and Mathematics. The funding is aimed at Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the national expected standard in Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics. The funding enables the school to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it, so that they catch up with their peers. John Henry Newman Year 7 catch-up programme aims to effectively target the students with specific additional support strategies alongside integrated whole school systems designed to benefit every student.

Catch-up Premium Impact 2016 – 2017

In the academic year 2016-17 we were allocated £12,603. Plans are in place for curriculum year 2017-18 based on similar funding.

 

Catch up Premium (11 pupils)

Non Catch up Premium

 

% On Track

% > On Track

% On Track

% > On Track

English

72

18

83

10

Maths

63

0

85

7

All subjects (average)

72

11

 79

16

This demonstrates that the catch up premium is being used effectively to positively impact on pupil achievement as the gap between the progress of those in the catch-up group and their peers is narrowing.

Catch-up support 2017-2018

Pupils who receive a standardised score at KS2 below 100 in reading, maths or both are targeted for catch-up premium.

Reading

37 pupils

Maths

36 pupils

Reading and Maths

39 pupils

Pupils receiving support in English

All students complete a NFER  baseline reading test.   Pupils who join year 7 with a KS2 standardised score of below 100 are placed on a programme of intervention where they are offered a tailored curriculum with additional support in English to undertake small group work with a dedicated Literacy and Numeracy tutor. The programme is designed around improving students reading and writing. During this time, they are assessed regularly in order that their progress is monitored and there is collaboration between the small group teacher and the child’s English class teacher in order that targeting is specific and precise. In addition, those with low reading age scores are offered support through phonics style small group intensive training.  This group of pupils do not study a modern foreign language in order to access additional curriculum time to dedicate to supporting their literacy skills.

Pupils receiving support in Maths

Pupils who join Year 7 with a KS 2 standardised score between 90 and 100 are placed on a programme of intervention where they are offered a tailored curriculum with additional support in Maths. The programme is designed to support pupils with their main-stream lessons and supports pupils to develop and master a numeracy skill.  During this time, they are assessed regularly to monitor progress and benefit from a high pupil to teacher ratio.   Pupils in this group follow a specific humanities pathway in order to access additional curriculum time to dedicate to supporting their numeracy skills

Catch up Premium Spending Overview 2016-2017

Provision

Description

Approximate cost

English small support group

Pupils with a KS 2 standardised score of below 100 and low NFER reading age  follow a specific pathway and receive additional English support with a teacher and Literacy/Numeracy tutor

£5000

Maths small support group

Pupils with a KS 2 standardised score of below 100 follow a specific pathway and receive additional Maths support with a teacher and Literacy/Numeracy tutor

£5000

Phonics Support

Pupils identified from NFER Reading screening receive additional intensive phonics training to support literacy, led on small group withdrawal and led by literacy tutor and LSAs

£2600