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Small Heath School

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Literacy and Numeracy catch up   Statement  2015-2016

From 2012 onwards the Department for Education (DfE) has provided additional funding for all students in Year 7, who achieved below their age related expectations at the end of KS2. This additional funding is to be used by schools/academies to provide literacy and numeracy catch-up support for Year 7 students. It is designed to help students catch up as quickly as possible. In the case of our cohorts it is to be used to boost rates of progress as opposed to expectations for increasing attainment to age related in light of specific learning needs.

 

Action

Aims

  • To raise attainment in reading and writing.
  • To develop level of comprehension.
  • To develop fine motor skills to impact on quality of hand writing.
  • To narrow the gap between boys and girls progress in Maths and English. 

Tracking progress over time

  • To ensure that all pupils are baseline assessed to track progress over time.
  • To track reading ages of pupils on entry and monitor over time for progress.
  • To develop case studies for pupils to track interventions and impact using the Plan, Do and Review-SEND (COPE 2015).

Curriculum Organisation

  • Smaller class sets in all year groups for students below <L4 on entry to continue enabling targeted literacy and numeracy work.
  • Discrete teaching of literacy and numeracy for all students <L4 on entry
  • Discrete teaching of literacy within the Key Stage 3 curriculum for all students
  • Dedicated leadership time for literacy and numeracy.
  • Form Time activities through Pastoral system to be further developed for students to work together on literacy and numeracy activities

Parental engagement

Literacy input to all KS3 parents at SEND parent meetings to promote spelling and reading programmes

Basic skills support (both literacy and numeracy) for parents of students below Level 4 on entry.

Reading intervention

  • Continue to test all students  for Reading ages
  • Interventions for all students who are well below chronological reading age to continue
  • Peer readers are working alongside younger students to support and expand the reading intervention programme.

Numeracy interventions

  • Testing of all students to continue on entry and to be monitored over time.
  • Interventions for all students who are working below <L3 for numeracy

Spelling interventions

  • Testing of all students to continue on entry and to be monitored over time.
  • Interventions for all students who are well below chronological reading age to continue

Staff and training and Development

  • Specific training days to promote literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.
  • Staff focus groups to carry forward work on literacy and numeracy across the curriculum meeting the specific needs of students with additional needs in 2015/2016.

Summer transition programme

Literacy and numeracy themed enrichment and interventions targeted at Pupil Premium students and those identified as below 4 on entry will continue.

YEAR 7 CATCH-UP FUNDING

Funds received to support the Literacy and Numeracy Progress of students with Level 3 on entry to KS3 (Year 7)

   £ 
Received  12/3/14 £31,000 fin year 13/14  
Received 26/2/15 £25,500 Fin Year 14/15  
   
SEN teacher, Literacy and Numeracy      24,400.00
specialist support  
   
TAs - catch-up reading  - session 0       6,500.00
   
Resources   
Catch-Up Training & Resources        6,300.00
Freshstart programme           520.00
Diagnostic Reading Assessment           350.00
   
      38,070.00