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Year 7 catch up grant

Year 7 Catch Up Grant – allocated £24,652*


The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). This is then used to provide additional support to help students catch up and make accelerated progress in Year 7.

Heron Hall Academy will receive £20,137 for the 2017-18 academic year. 

This is being used to fund extra support sessions for students in addition to the taught curriculum.

Proposed Impact of Catch-Up Grant for 2017-18: 100% of the students to have made accelerated progress in English with at least 75% of the students to have made accelerated progress in Maths.

Proposed Strategies        

Literacy Tuition 

Rationale

Students are targeted to improved literacy outcomes in small group sessions; Improved uptake on Enrichment activities, increasing student self-esteem, and confidence particularly for EAL beginners. These sessions are additional to their English lesson.    

Approximated Amount £

£3K    

Evaluative commentary/impact

Student progress will be tracked against their English progress grade. Students will be expected to make more than expected progress as a result of this intervention.

Maths tuition    

Rationale

Students are targeted to improved numeracy outcomes in small group sessions; Improved uptake on Enrichment activities, increasing student self-esteem and confidence particularly for EAL beginners. These sessions are additional to their Maths lesson.    

Approximated Amount £

£3K    

Evaluative commentary/impact

Student progress will be tracked against their Maths progress grade. Students will be expected to make more than expected progress as a result of this intervention.

Re-examination of baseline tests 

Rationale

CATS and STAR reading assessments provides an accurate assessment of student needs and allows the basis for targeted interventions and proper group setting.   

Approximated Amount £

£6.40 Per Pupil    

Evaluative commentary/impact

Students are settled and placed in the correct sets and form groups.

Staff CPD    

Rationale

Staff are more confident in working with EAL/SEN students and are aware of strategies to support both EAL/SEN and advanced bilingual learners. Staff develop differentiation techniques as well as stretch and challenge practice.    

Approximated Amount £

£8K    

Evaluative commentary/impact

The use of differentiation and stretch and challenge strategies are incorporated during lessons. Higher attainment levels in English and accelerated progress in all other subjects.

Use of EAL TA’S during Yr 7 admissions meetings and induction days    

Rationale

Meeting all EAL students and parents ensuring the application and information is correct.  This information is used for targeted interventions throughout Yr 7.  

Approximated Amount £

£500    

Evaluative commentary/impact

There will be a robust transition programme that meets the needs of students, by identifying needs at the starting point

Reading recovery LEXIA    

Rationale

Reading programme for students whose reading age is below their chronological age 3 times a week    

Approximated Amount £

£40 per pupil    

Evaluative commentary/impact

Students will be tracked through half termly reading age assessments, impact documents and accelerated progress in English.

Social Inclusion Coordinator    

Rationale

Working with Turkish / Eastern European students building up self-esteem and supporting in lessons    

Approximated Amount £

Appropriated form yearly salary

Evaluative commentary/impact

To improve confidence and self-esteem which will enhance their social skills allowing them to be fully integrated into the school community.

Accelerated Reader

Rationale

Reading programme which identifies reading ages, and helps students to build reading and comprehension skills.   

Approximated Amount £

£9 per pupil. All Year Groups involved.

Evaluative commentary/impact

Students across Key Stage 3 improve their reading ages which shows a direct impact on pupil progress across year groups.

Weekend Tuition  

Rationale

Pupils take part in small group interventions on Saturdays with teachers to improve reading and maths skills.   

Approximated Amount £

£30 per staffed hour    

Evaluative commentary/impact

Value added pupils show progress across areas of Maths and English.


*allocation estimates for 2017/18

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