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Year 7 Catch Up Funding 2015-2016

The Year 7 catch up funding provides schools with £500 for each Year 7 student who did not achieve at least a Level 4 in Reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

Earl Mortimer College was allocated £7,500 in funding for 15 students who met the criteria in either Reading and/or Maths.

This funding, as the name suggests, is to help these students to ‘catch up’ with their peers during their first year at Earl Mortimer College.

The objectives of the funding:

 to close the attainment gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support to students entitled to the Catch up Premium

 to raise self-esteem and aspirations of students entitled to Catch up Premium

 to enhance existing provision

 to identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress

 to ensure that parents are informed and involved where appropriate.

 

How we spent the 2015-16 funding:

Item Intervention  Cost

 

1:1 or 1:2 Specialist Learning Mentor support in English and in Maths,

10 hours per week

£6,870

 

Intervention resources    Exercise Books etc. £30.00

 

Intervention Sessions (small group) 2 hours per half term £600

 

                                                                       Total Spending £7,500

 

 

What effect did the expenditure have on the attainment and progress of students for whom it was allocated?

Success measure Impact

 

 

The % of students who moved from below Level 4 at the beginning of Year 7 in English to Level 4 and above at the end of Year 7

 

 

100% of students eligible for catch up premium

are working at Level 4 or above at the end of

Year 7

 

The % of students who demonstrate a

demonstrated an improved spelling age at the

end of Year 7

 

75% of students eligible for catch up premium

demonstrated an improved reading age at the

end of year 7

 

The % of students who moved from below Level

4 at the beginning of Year 7 in Maths to Level 4

and above at the end of Year 7

 

62.5% of students eligible for catch up premium

are working at Level 4 or above at the end of

Year 7 and 100% have made progress in Maths

 

The % of students who demonstrated an

improved reading age at the end of Year 7

 

100% of students eligible for catch up premium

demonstrated an accelerated improved reading age at the end of Year 7

 

  Those students who were unable to attain Level 4 will be given further support and interventions in Year 8.