Year 7 Catch Up Funding

 

Student Data for 2019- 2020 & Review of impact for  2018-2019

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 was allocated to schools using the same approach as the previous year’s  allocation calculation.

In 2018-2019 academic year, St Philomena’s received £9743. We expect the Government to  calculate the grant for 2019 - 2020 in the same manner. However the award for 2019- 2020 will not be confirmed until March 2020.

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 45 students eligible for the Catch-Up Premium in the academic year 2019-2020 (up from 34 in 2018-2019).

26 students have been identified from their end of KS2 Mathematics paper as not achieving the expected standard in Mathematics. These 26  students have been identified as our ‘catch up cohort’ for Numeracy; 3 of the students from this cohort are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

38 students have been identified from their end of KS2 Reading paper as not achieving the expected standard in Reading. These 38 students have been identified as our ‘catch up cohort’ for Literacy; 4 of the students from this cohort are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

19 students have been identified from their end of KS2 Mathematics and Reading papers as not achieving the expected standard in both Mathematics and English.  

 

All

PTG

SEND

EAL

Mathematics ONLY

7

1

2

2

Reading ONLY

19

2

8

8

BOTH Maths and Reading

19

2

8

8

The school has 5 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 2019-2020 will hopefully exceed £9743. 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
  • Alpha - Omega 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 2018-2019?

We had 34 students eligible for the Catch-Up Premium in the academic year 2018-2019.

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

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

 

 

All

PTG

SEND

EAL

Mathematics ONLY

15

2

6

3

Reading ONLY

11

2

1

6

BOTH Maths and Reading

8

3

4

3

Numeracy Impact

We measured whether a student has ‘caught up’ by monitoring their levels of progress based on their End of Year 7 attainment in Mathematics. 52% of the Numeracy catch up cohort met or exceeded their Expected Attainment Pathway (EAP) Target; A further 48% were less than 1 grade below their EAP. No student was more than 1 grade below their EAP.  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. 

Literacy Impact

We measured whether a student has ‘caught up’ by monitoring their levels of progress based on their End of Year attainment in English. 11% of the Literacy catch up cohort met or  exceeded their Expected Attainment Pathway (EAP) Target, A further  84% of this cohort were less than 1 grade below their Expected Attainment Pathway Target. Only 1 student was more than 1 grade below their EAP.

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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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