Year 7 Catch up Funding

We identify students in year 7 as needing to ‘catch up’ if they arrive at the school

Either: not at expected level (KS2) in reading, writing, grammar or mathematics

Or: not at least Potential grade 5 (CATs) for students without a KS2 score.

During the 2017-18 academic year the school received £24,183. Which was spent on:

The school is expecting to receive the same level of funding in the 2018-2019 academic year and so we are continuing with this programme throughout this year. And the impact will be monitored by expecting these students to be graded working at least grade 4 in English and/or Maths

 

Year 7 catch Up Premium Priorities for 2018-2019

 

Students from all start points are GCSE ready by the end of year 9*.

 

Action Success Criteria
7-5 curriculum – small class sizes and a personalised curriculum to ensure students make accelerated progress. Students benefit from an experiential curriculum that links key subject areas together.
Literacy Booster Groups – timetabled Lexia lessons To promote progress in literacy. To enhance engagement and development of reading.
Curriculum Focus on PASS

(Pupil’s attitude on school and self)

Improvement in pupils’ self-management behaviours, social skills, self-awareness and confidence and skills for learning.

 

Learning mentors

Pastoral support

Promote aspirations, provide academic guidance. Support students to develop strategies to become self-assured learners.
Homework club Subject leads and Assistant Head with responsibility for PP will prioritise the attendance of PP students
Increased parental awareness KS3 core subject parental information evenings – targeted invitations

 

 

Measure Outcome 2017/2018
50% of year 7 students supported by catch up funding will be working at least DMA grade 4 in English and/or Maths. 48% of year 7 reached DMA grade 4 in English

62% of year 7 reached DMA grade 4 in maths

37% of year 7 reached DMA grade 4 in English and maths

60 % of year 8 students supported by catch up funding will be working at least DMA grade 4 in English and/or Maths.  

 

 

 

Funding received for the academic year 2017/2018
 

£24,183

 

 

*Downham Market grade 5 in English and Maths by the end of year 9 or making better than national progress.

 

 

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