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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding Plan 2018-2019

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in reading and/or mathematics at the end of key stage 2 (KS2- Primary School). Funding is capped to be equivalent to the amount received in the last academic year.

All state-funded schools with year 7 pupils receive this funding, including:

  • local-authority-maintained schools
  • academies
  • free schools
  • local-authority-maintained special schools
  • special academies
  • special free schools
  • pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • alternative provision (AP) academies
  • AP free schools

Bluecoat Beechdale Academy will receive £29,492 of Year 7 catch up funding for the 2018 – 19 academic year. Pupils who qualify for the funding will be tracked and monitored carefully in an effort to make sure that they catch up in English and Mathematics as quickly as possible so to aid further progression.

The academy plan to use this money for the following projects and interventions:

StrategyCost
Additional staffing in Maths and English lessons£16,850
CAT tests £1,490
GL assessments£3,480
Literacy Group£3,836
Numeracy Group£3,836
Total£29,492

In our Year 7 cohort we have 66 pupils (35%) with a SATs scaled score below 100 in English and 64 pupils (34%) who are below in Maths. We will assess the impact of our intervention on attainment in Literacy and Numeracy using a combination of the following methods:

  • Key Stage 2 tests
  • CATs
  • Internal baseline assessments
  • Class Teacher monitoring
  • Reading and spelling age tests

Additional staffing in our LSB/SSB – a number of these pupils are quite vulnerable and require both an area away from the general population where they can go and a person who they feel safe to go and talk to. The hub provides this for these pupils. The lunchtime club also takes place in the hub.

Buddy reading – During tutor time our year 11 prefects are paired with year 7 pupils who require assistance with their reading. This both improves their literacy and gives them more confidence when around the school site.

Additional staffing in year 7 Maths and English lessons – this funding goes towards the creation of an additional teaching group in both of these subjects. It means that we can provide more individualised support using experienced subject specialists.

Numeracy Group – This support provides even greater support to those pupils with weak numeracy skills and/or pupils with additional educational needs. Identified pupils are withdrawn from some lessons to receive expert guidance in small groups using a new program that we are trialing.

Literacy Group – Pupils with very low literacy skills are withdrawn from some lessons and given extra literacy intervention. They work in small groups to imrove their reading skills and learn how to apply these in comprehension exercises.

Impact of Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Fund 2017-2018

Bluecoat Beechdale Academy received £29,492 of Year 7 catch up funding for the 2017 – 18 academic year. Pupils who qualified for the funding were tracked and monitored carefully in an effort to ensure that they caught up in English and Mathematics as quickly as possible so to aid further progression.

In the 2017-2018 Year 7 cohort we had 72 pupils (40%) with a SATs scaled score below 100 in English and 57 pupils (31%) who were below in Maths. In addition we had pupils who came to us with no KS2 data and who needed help with literacy, numeracy or both.

The academy plan was to use this money for the following projects and interventions:

StrategyCost
Additional staffing in Maths and English lessons£16,850
CAT tests£1,490
GL assessments£3,480
Literacy Group£3,836
Numeracy Group£3,836
Total£29,492

Pupils were identified through our testing procedure and interventions organised and delivered as a result. The majority of pupils following each form of intervention made improvements in that area and found this a positive experience. We will be continuing with these strategies in the 2018-19 academic year and monitoring the progress of pupils closely.

Last Updated: October 2018

Next Review: September 2019

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Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
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E-mail: admin@bluecoatbeechdale.uk.com
Tel: 0115 913 5211

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