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. This was spent on:
- learning mentor time;
- lexia programme;
- PSW time in English and Maths;
- small class sizes
- cost of CAT tests
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
- 50% end of year 7
- 60% end of year 8
Year 7 catch Up Premium Priorities for 2018-2019
Students from all start points are GCSE ready by the end of year 9*.
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.
|Promote aspirations, provide academic guidance. Support students to develop strategies to become self-assured learners.|
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
|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.||
73% of year 8 reached DMA grade 4 in English
70% of year 8 reached DMA grade 4 in maths
66% of year 8 reached DMA grade 4 in English and maths
| Funding for the academic year 2018/2019 is £23,439
*Downham Market grade 5 in English and Maths by the end of year 9 or making better than national progress.