In 2016 – 2017, Earl Mortimer College was allocated £8,200 in funding for students who met the criteria of not having achieved a score of 100 in reading and/or Maths.
The funding was used to:
- Close the attainment gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support to students entitled to the Catch up premium. Qualified learning mentors, with specialist degrees, ran small group sessions focussing on the skills which the Catch-up students were lacking.
- Enhance the existing provision by providing in class support from LSA and the Learning mentors to work directly with the Catch-up students during lessons. This prevented students missing the chance to work with their peers.
2016-17 Impact by the end of term 3.
Out of the 43 students who had not achieved the floor standard of 100 in their KS2 SATS in September 2016, 79% reached the equivalent grade 2e by the final data collection point in term 3.
Out of the 30 students who had not achieved the floor standard of 100 in their KS2 SATS in September 2016, 70% reached the equivalent grade 2e or higher by the final data collection point in term 3.
The students who did not make progress during year 7, and have still not caught up are the focus of early intervention in year 8 with Learning Mentors , and in-class support.