Year 7 Catch Up Premium

We receive funding for all students who are below age related expectation in Year 7. This academic year CLCC has received £23 173. We need to ensure that we have a considered approach to provide appropriate catch-up support that is value for money. Spending of this funding is based on strategies which are recommended by published good practice case studies such as; Greg Brook – What works for children and young people with literacy difficulties? 5thedition (2016) and the DFE document Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up strategies(updated November 2017). The funding is being spent to facilitate intervention in the following ways:

  • Increased small group support for students in reading and Maths
  • Further development of paired reading schemes
  • Greater use of assessment in teaching and monitoring of student progress
  • CPD for HLTAs and Intervention Team
  • Transition Activities (e.g. communication with feeder primary schools, induction activities)

Spending and Impact 2016-17

Initiative Detail Impact
Transition £1750 Transition activities aimed at lower ability students, including primary school visits by the Transition Leader and SENDCO Early identification of students to enable a smoother transition
Extra Group in Maths (9 periods over a cycle) Extra provision of a smaller group to work with individual students on particular areas of weakness Extra tuition in this form has allowed students to make accelerated progress in their numeracy by focussing on exactly areas that they did not understand previously. By the end of academic year 2016-17 60% of students were on track by the end of Year 7
Extra Group in English (9 periods over a cycle) Extra provision of a smaller group to work with individual students on particular areas of weakness Extra tuition in this form has allowed students to make accelerated progress in their numeracy by focussing on exactly areas that they did not understand previously.

By the end of academic year 2016-17 60% of students were on track by the end of Year 7

Staffing £21500 The staffing costs are part of a wider whole school initiative to raise standards of lower attaining and disadvantaged students. This includes the partial cost of: a teacher and 3 HLTAs. These members of staff report to the Assistant Principal who monitors the performance of this group following each data input. The staff are employed with specific roles. The teacher is a qualified primary teacher with a specialism in literacy. HLTAs have specialisms in Maths and English. This extra capacity to intervene has enabled students to make rapid progress in their literacy and numeracy
Reading Schemes £500 Dependent upon the individual student, a tailored reading scheme has been developed from individual phonics work to group reading sessions By the end of the academic year 70% of students who began the scheme had a reading age commensurate with their chronological age