Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy & Mathematics Catch-Up Premium 2015 / 16

The Literacy and mathematics Catch-Up Premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and / or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).

At St Mary's, this funding is used to employ specialist teachers to provide additional support, through enhancement lessons, for pupils whose skills in literacy and mathematics are not yet at the expected level upon entry to secondary school.

How we use the Catch-Up Premium

We provide structured weekly small group intervention sessions to support the achievement and confidence of learners who find literacy and / or mathematics difficult. Each intervention begins with diagnostic, formative assessment of each child's specific needs based upon prior and current attainment data, discussions with each child and information from classroom teachers. Intervention sessions are delivered by fully qualified, highly experienced subject specialists.

Number of students eligible and catch-up premium received

  • Year 7 students on roll - 77
  • Number of students eligible for catch-up premium - 17
  • Total amount of Catch-Up Premium - £8,500

Impact Statement

Literacy:

Further to literacy intervention

  • 71% of pupils made the expected 2 sub-levels of progress throughout the year
  • 43% of pupils made greater than expected progress
  • 71% of pupils attained a secure level 4

Mathematics:

Further to mathematics intervention

  • 59% of pupils made the expected 2 sub-levels of progress throughout the year
  • 27% of pupils made greater than expected progress
  • 50% of pupils attained a secure level 4

Year 7 Literacy & Mathematics Catch-Up Premium 2016 / 17

The Literacy and mathematics Catch-Up Premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve a standardised score of 100 in reading and / or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

At St Mary's, this funding is used to employ specialist teachers to provide additional support, through enhancement lessons, for pupils whose skills in literacy and mathematics are not yet at the expected level upon entry to secondary school.

How we use the Catch-Up Premium

We provide structured weekly small group intervention sessions to support the achievement and confidence of learners who find literacy and / or mathematics difficult. Each intervention begins with diagnostic, formative assessment of each child's specific needs based upon prior and current attainment data, discussions with each child and information from classroom teachers. Intervention sessions are delivered by fully qualified, highly experienced subject specialists.

Number of students eligible and catch-up premium received

  • Year 7 students on roll - 120
  • Number of students in receipt of Catch-Up provision - 21
  • Total amount of Catch-Up Premium £12,807

Impact Statement

Literacy:

Further to literacy intervention,

  • 50% of pupils made the expected 2 sub-levels of progress throughout the year
  • 22% of pupils made greater than expected progress
  • 94% of pupils attained a secure level 4

Mathematics:

Further to mathematics intervention,

  • 67% of pupils made the expected 2 sub-levels of progress throughout the year
  • 40% of pupils made greater than expected progress
  • 34% of pupils attained a secure level 4

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium: What the Pupils Say

At St Mary’s, we regularly canvass the views of our pupils about the provision we make for them. Below is a summary of pupils’ responses and then a small selection of comments made by Year 7 pupils about the literacy and mathematics support they received.

  • 96% of pupils agreed / strongly agreed that the intervention had been helpful and that they would welcome similar support in the future, should they find themselves to be struggling
  • 96% of pupils felt that the current model of intervention was successful and should continue for future cohorts
  • 100% of pupils stated that they now felt more confident in their literacy and mathematics skills

“This literacy intervention has helped me gained confidence and make improvements. Plus, my concentration is better.”

“I don’t like writing, but this group has made me want to write more.”

“Intervention has helped me a lot!”

“I enjoy writing stories more.”

“This intervention has helped me through my other lessons.”

“I love coming to extra maths classes because it makes me feel that I can do maths.”

“I would be happy to come again because it gave me a boost.”

“I feel like this is the best way of learning so you can gain more confidence. This is what I enjoy about intervention.”