Year 7 Catch Up Premium: Literacy & Numeracy


2016/17

Number of Students                      68

2016/2017 Approximate Allocation                    £20,500

At Blackpool Aspire Academy this funding will be used to:

  • Provide additional classroom resources for those who have the most need
  • Support the delivery of English & Mathematics by having the teaching of Year 7 externally audited to assure the quality of delivery / provide suggestions for further improvement

Following the definitive funding allocation for this academic year and the outcomes from the departmental reviews further actions will be identified and strategies put in place to support those who need to Catch Up

 

2015/16

Number of Students                      41

2015/2016 Allocation                    £20,500

At Blackpool Aspire Academy this funding is used:

  • To provide additional support materials specifically designed to move students from a Level 3 to a Level 4 in Mathematics
  • To enrol all eligible students on a nationally recognised Accelerated Maths program via Renaissance Learning specifically focussing on the key concepts required to be secondary ready
  • To provide additional capacity within classrooms to enable these students to receive additional support during lesson times
  • To provide access to the Accelerated Reading program to develop their skills to allow them to access the entire school curriculum
  • To second an Assistant Headteacher from and Outstanding Primary School for one term to support English & Mathematics pedagogy

Impact of Interventions

English - Of the 23 students eligible for Catch Up Funding over the course of the academic year the average points progress was 8.23, or approximately 2.7 sublevels with 61% now working at Level 4 – this represents a 17% improvement on the previous academic year.

Maths - Of the 27 students eligible for Catch Up Funding, over the course of the academic year the average points progress was 3.85, or approximately 1.3 sublevels with 38% now working at level 4 – this represents a 7% improvement on the previous academic year.

 

2014/15

Number of Students                      14

2014/2015 Allocation                    £7000

This additional funding is given to schools to support student who have begun High School below the expected standards, ie below NC Level 4 in English and or Maths – this is funded at £500 per student that is eligible for the funding.

At Blackpool Aspire Academy this funding is used:

  • To provide additional support materials specifically designed to move students from a Level 3 to a Level 4 in Mathematics
  • To enrol all eligible students on a nationally recognised Passport Maths program via the National Mathematics Partnership specifically focussing on the key concepts required to be secondary ready
  • To provide additional capacity within classrooms to enable these students to receive additional support during lesson times
  • To provide capacity to deliver Form Time reading and numeracy work to improve their confidence and skills

To provide access to the Accelerated Reading program to develop their skills to allow them to access the entire school curriculum

Impact of Interventions

English - Of the 14 students eligible for Catch Up Funding over the course of the academic year the average points progress was 6.05, or approximately 2 sublevels with 44% now working at Level 4

Maths - Of the 10 students eligible for Catch Up Funding, over the course of the academic year the average points progress was 5.07, or approximately 1.7 sublevels with 31% now working at level 4