Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2. Funding for the 2015 to 2016 financial year has been allocated to schools based on the number of eligible pupils listed in autumn 2015 census returns and the 2015 KS2 assessments. For The Telford Langley School in 2012-13 this was for £22,000 for 44 students. For 2013-14 this was £16,500 for 33 students. For 2014-15 this was £14000 for 28 students. Based on the KS2 data of the year 7 pupils joining the Academy in 2015-16 our funding will be £12,500 for 25 students.
We assess the needs of the individual pupils in our academy and decide on the best way to use the funding.
We select programmes and approaches which have either been proved to be effective or are showing early promise.
We have employed additional time from a specialist teacher to ensure that reading recovery and literacy and numeracy is improved for these students who do not make Level 4 on entry.
We were allocated £14000 for PCP in 2014-2015 this equates to 28 students.
Effective use of funding to support catch-up included:
Individual tuition (reading) in addition to classroom teaching
Intensive small-group tuition – SENCo and TA team
Homework clubs and social group support for vulnerable learners
Investment in better transfer and transition arrangements from primary schools – time for SENCo and Transfer Lead to visit all schools
Paired reading and reading recovery (including EASIE)
Reduction in class sizes in English and Maths to target reading and numeracy support (evidence based) – split groups
Additional TA time in targeted classes to focus on PCP students
Breakfast club for students with attendance and behaviour problems
Predicted Students in Year 7 (2015-2016) =25 students based on KS2 data – already identified and receiving targeted intervention
Corrective and Accelerated Reader programme.
Pupils are closely monitored in their progress throughout their time at the School and their reading ages are tested on a regular basis.
Impact of Catchup Premium
Cup Students in Year Progress
The KS4 data shows the in-year progress of CUP students, from the first data point to their current working at grade. Based on the following measures:
The KS3 data shows the in-year progress of CUP students and non-CUP students compared to their end of year step target. The sections highlighted in green indicate subjects where students are making more progress towards their target than non-CUP students.