Year 7 Catch Up Funding

 

The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium Funding aims to provide catch-up support for any Year 7 students who did not meet the expected standard (a score of 100) in Reading and/or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.

How the funding is paid to schools?

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) pays the grant to Local Authorities (LAs). LAs must certify that they have passed on the correct amount of funding to schools or, where they have spent funding centrally, that they have spent it in line with the conditions of grant. The funding is usually received in April, but is used throughout the academic year. Schools and academies do not have to spend the grant in the same financial year; they may carry forward some or all of the grant to future financial years.

How much additional funding is provided?

The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium allocations for 2018 to 2019 have been allocated to schools using the same approach as last year to the allocation calculation.

In 2018 to 2019 the funding has been allocated to schools on the basis that they receive the same overall amount of Year 7 Catch-Up Premium Funding they received in 2017 to 2018, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their Year 7 cohort between the October 2017 and the October 2018 school censuses as follows:

(the number of Year 7 pupils recorded on the October 2017 school census) ÷ (the number of Year 7 pupils recorded on the October 2018 school census) x (2017 to 2018 allocation).

In 2017-2018 academic year, St Philomena’s received £9702. We expect the Government to grant the same award in 2018- 2019. The funding is not received by the school until April of each year.

Who decides how this funding is used?

The Headtecher and the Governing Body decide how the premium funding is used. The Governing Body receives regular progress reports through the Standards and Progress Committee from all subjects relating to student progress including Year 7 students who did not meet the expected standard in Reading and/or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium Funding is used in a way to provide catch-up support for any Year 7 students who did not meet the expected standard in Reading and/or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. The Governing Body holds the ultimate responsibility of ensuring value for money.

What is the breakdown of our current Year 7 catch-up cohort?

We have identified 34 students eligible for the Catch-Up Premium in the academic year 2018-2019 (up from 24 in 2017-2018).

23 students have been identified from their end of KS2 Mathematics paper as not achieving the expected standard in Mathematics. These 23 students have been identified as our ‘catch up cohort’ for Numeracy, 5 of the students from this cohort are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

19 students have been identified from their end of KS2 Reading paper as not achieving the expected standard in Reading. These 19 students have been identified as our ‘catch up cohort’ for Literacy, 5 of the students from this cohort are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

8 students have been identified from their end of KS2 Mathematics and Reading papers as not achieving the expected standard in both Mathematics and English. 3 of the students from this cohort are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

 

  All PTG SEND EAL
Mathematics ONLY 15 2 3 3
Reading ONLY 11 2 2 6
BOTH Maths and Reading 8 3 5 3

 

The school has 6 students with no Key Stage 2 Prior Attainment data. These students’ progress has also been monitored, if they are identified as needing support to catch up.

How the current funding has been used?

The expected amount of funding for 2018-2019 will be £9702. We plan to spend this in a variety of ways, including:

  • Additional teaching staffing for targeted groups of students
  • In-class support for Literacy and Numeracy
  • Lexia reading / spelling programme
  • Small group and one to one tuition
  • Specific learning resources to support learning
  • Teachers and Learning Support Assistants offering extra intervention and support in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Additional guided reading sessions in the library

What was the impact of Year 7 catch-up interventions in 2017-2018?

We had 24 students eligible for the Catch-Up Premium in the academic year 2016-2017.

15 students were identified from their KS2 Mathematics paper as not achieving the expected standard in Mathematics. These 15 students were identified as our ‘catch up cohort’ for Numeracy, 1 of the students from this cohort were in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

18 students were identified from their KS2 Reading paper as not achieving the expected standard in Reading. These 18 students were identified as our ‘catch up cohort’ for Literacy, 6 of these students from this cohort were in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

 

  All PTG SEND EAL
Mathematics ONLY 6 0 0 2
Reading ONLY 9 5 1 7
BOTH Maths and Reading 9 1 4 4

 

The school’s allocation for 24 students was £9,702 and this was spent on:

  • Additional teaching staffing for targeted groups of students
  • In-class support for Literacy and Numeracy
  • Lexia reading / spelling programme
  • Small group and one to one tuition
  • Specific learning resources to support learning
  • Teachers and Learning Support Assistants offering extra intervention and support in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Additional guided reading sessions in the library

Numeracy Impact

We measured whether a student has ‘caught up’ by monitoring their levels of progress based on their End of Year Key Assessment (KA4) in Mathematics. 100% of the Numeracy catch up cohort met their Expected Attainment Pathway (EAP) Target, indicating that they are on track to meet their KS4 targets. 53% of the Numeracy catch up cohort exceeded their Expected Attainment Pathway Target. Students in Year 7 and Year 8 follow Mathematics Mastery programme, an evidence-based teaching and learning approach. Through this programme, students are given time and opportunities to fully explore mathematical concepts. They are encouraged to investigate ideas in new and complex ways- rather than accelerating through new topics. We are into the second year of implementing Mathematics Mastery programme and the impact of this programme is extremely encouraging based on the percentage of students in the Numeracy catch up cohort meeting or exceeding their targets.

Literacy Impact

We measured whether a student has ‘caught up’ by monitoring their levels of progress based on their End of Year Key Assessment (KA4) in English. 100% of the Literacy catch up cohort met their Expected Attainment Pathway (EAP) Target, indicating that they are on track to meet their KS4 target. 44% of the Literacy catch up cohort exceeded their Expected Attainment Pathway Target.

A detailed tracking document showing progress of Year 7 catch up students is available.

St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls

Pound Street

Carshalton Surrey

SM5 3PS

T: 020 8642 2025

 

For general enquiries please mail:

enquiries@stphils.org.uk

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