Literacy and Numeracy Catch–up funding

LogoCATCH UP Funding for Year 7 Students 2018 – Falconer School

Introduction

The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium grant 2017-18 will be paid under Section 14 of the Education Act 2002. These monies are to pay for extra help for students who need extra support with literacy and numeracy. Retrospectively this money was allocated to Year 7 students who did not achieve a Curriculum level 4 in Reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2. However, since 2016 national curriculum levels were abolished in Key Stage 2 tests and scaled scores were introduced.

With the abolition of national curriculum levels, the DFE decided to allocate schools the same amount of catch up funding which they received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in their Year 7 cohort It will be adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2017 census.

These funds are paid to schools on 28th February.  on 28th February 2018 Falconer school received £5778.00.

In 2016 Falconer School received £4000.00 and in 2017 Falconer School Received £7111.00.

It is up to the school to decide how funding should be spent and which pupils will receive extra support.

How we spent our previous year’s allocation?

  • Purchases were made of materials to interest, stimulate and engage the pupils, such as library books.
  • Pupils received 1:1 Literacy and Numeracy support to support their learning. They also received other interventions to fulfil other needs related to their statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Heath and Care Plan.
  • Students had booster classes in English and Maths.
  • Students received support from the Literacy and Numeracy interventions coordinator.

How we spent our previous year’s allocation?

We intend to continue as we have above and concentrate more on:

  • Purchases were made of materials to interest, stimulate and engage the pupils, such as library books.
  • Pupils received 1:1 Literacy and Numeracy support to support their learning. They also received other interventions to fulfil other needs related to their statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Heath and Care Plan.
  • Students had booster classes in English and Maths.
  • Students received support from the Literacy and Numeracy interventions coordinator.
  • How we intend to spend our current allocation?

    We intend to continue as we have above and concentrate more on:

    • Individual tuition
    • Intensive small group tuition
    • External services and materials such as computer based learning resources.

    How did we determine students in need of catch up funding?

    In 2017/18 we identified 10 students who were most in need of catch up funding. We determined the students who needed funding by looking at the question level analysis in the DFE ASP service (formally known as RAISEONLINE) from this we made the following notes and this helped us determine how the monies should be allocated.

    • Of the 50 marks available for Reading, 22% was the average result of the test marks for Falconer students. Nationally this figure was 66%.
    • The weakest scoring section in KS2 reading tests for Falconer students was “explain how information/narrative content is related”. Students got 0 marks.
    • The weakest score in GPS for Falconer students was “combining words and phrases” were students got 16% compared to 65% nationally.
    • The KS2 spelling test was weak, Falconer students have a score of 26% compared to 60% nationally.
    • The weakest score for Maths papers was the Geometry section with 7% for Falconer students compared to 63% nationally.

    How our previous year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of pupils who benefit from the funding?

    Of these 10 students:

    • 70% made progress from the Spring to Summer term in English.
    • 100% made progress from the Spring to Summer term in Maths.
    • 60% met or exceeded their English end of year target.
    • 100% met or exceeded their English end of year target.
    • 60% of these students were pupil premium and also Current receiving Free School Meals.

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