Wheatley Park School

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Report

Catch Up Premium 2017-18

2017-18 Catch Up Premium review

Wheatley Park School was allocated £18000 for the academic year September 2017 to August 2018. This funding was used to support 12 year 7 students who joined the school not having achieved the ‘expected standard’ in Maths and support for low prior attainers in English. Standardised scores provided by Key Stage 2 SATs results in year 6 provide an average score of 100 within a range from 80 to 120. We therefore considered all those with reading and maths average of 93 or below to be significantly behind their peers and in need of further support. The purpose of the intervention is to ensure they catch up with their peers who achieved the expected standard. Interventions are designed to accelerate student progress; these include in-class support, after-school support and small class intervention and teaching groups.

Expenditure relates to salaries of various school staff, as well as interventions and projects outlined below.

Expenditure

Intended impact

Sum

Hub resources (Fresh Start) and staff training.

Improved Reading age data, progress in English and Maths curriculum. Salary in Intervention lead teacher

£8000

Maths/Literacy  hub regular intervention

HLTA individual support programme, range of interventions in Maths/Literacy Hub.

£2000

Small groups Maths/English

Maths and English intervention group . Students show Improved percentile in Progress tests.

£7000

English as an Additional language and literacy testing

Updating staff about EAL and children with literacy difficulties.

£1000

Total

£18,000

Impact

The overall purpose of the Catch Up premium expenditure is to deliver accelerated progress for young people who arrive in secondary education with low levels of attainment.

Evaluation of impact will be using the following:

Additional ‘in year tracking’ in Raising Achievement panels includes;

Summary of Impact

Maths Progress Test (12PTM)

17 Low Prior Attainers in cohort  

No of students

Much Higher than expected

Higher than Expected

Expected Progress

Lower than Expected

Much lower than expected

0

3

8

2

4

Engish Progress Test (12 PTE)

17 Low Prior Attainers in cohort

No of students

Much Higher than expected

Higher than Expected

Expected Progress

Lower than Expected

Much lower than expected

9

7

1

As you can see we had some mixed progress of students in the hub and have reviewed our provision further (see overview of changes below).

Overview of changes for 2018-19

We have increased the size of interventions for students with Low prior attainment to come out of more than just English/Maths lessons in 2017-18 and now run additional literacy and numeracy intervention group in Year 7 (x2 groups on each side of Year group). There are 18 children identified as Low Prior attainers in the class of 2023 that will access this support this year.

There will need to be a review of the impact of these changes in 2019-20 against the funding we receive (currently unknown but estimated to be £18,000). The following plan is in place for 2018-19:

Proposed Expenditure

Intended impact

Sum

Hub resources and staff training including Maths intervention programme and training.

Improved Reading age data, Progress in English and Maths curriculum.  Progress test improvement in English and Maths.

£8000

Interventions lead teacher leadership time to support interventions in Maths and Literacy hub.

HLTA individual support programme, range of interventions in Maths/Literacy Hub.

£2000

Small groups Maths/English

Maths and English intervention group . Students show expected or better progress in GL assessment tests.

£7000

English as an Additional language and literacy testing

Updating staff about EAL and children with literacy difficulties to ensure improved progress of EAL children.

£1000

Total

£18,000

October 2018