Year 7 Catch Up Premium: Literacy & Numeracy


The government allocates funding to schools for those students who did not achieve the expected standard in Key Stage 2 English (Reading) and Mathematics tests (from 2016-17 below a scaled score of 100).

At Aspire Academy we are committed to the allocation of this funding in order to secure improved progress and outcomes for our students.

 

2017/18 Allocation £17,795

Number of students eligible for funding:

43 students (33%) arrived below the expected standard in English (reading) at the end of Key Stage 2.

31 students (24%) arrived below the expected standard in mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.

 

At Blackpool Aspire Academy this funding is used for:

  • Employment of a Year 7 catch up teacher to deliver high quality, bespoke intervention to accelerate progress in English and maths.  This includes:
    • PiXL Code Phonics programme to assist with basic reading skills.
    • Basic literacy skills in writing compositions.
    • Scholastic Reading programme to monitor progress in reading lexis.
  • Mathematics summer school programme designed to bridge the gap to enable pupils to be more ‘secondary ready’.
  • A bespoke mathematics programme of study designed to accelerate progress. This included:
    • Numeracy Ninjas resources.
    • Golden Morning Meetings used to consolidate basic mathematical skills.
    • Pixl Maths Numeracy resources to highlight basic skills requiring intervention.
    • Golden Stars intervention session to run after school consolidating skills requiring intervention following data collection. 
    • Maths Mastery CPD for all Mathematics teachers to embed good practice of the mastery process.

Impact of Interventions

•    33% of students arrived below the expected standard in English at the end of Key Stage 2.  71.4% of these students were on track to make expected progress and 2.4% were on track to make more than expected progress by the end of Year 7 from their starting points.

•    24% of students arrived below the expected standard in Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.  64.3% of these students were on track to make expected progress and 10.7% were on track to make more than expected progress by the end of Year 7 from their starting points.

 

2016/17 Allocation £25,056

Number of students eligible for funding:

86 students (49%) arrived below the expected standard in English (reading) at the end of Key Stage 2.

47 students (27%) arrived below the expected standard in Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.

 

At Blackpool Aspire Academy this funding was used for:

  • Employment of a Year 7 catch up teacher to deliver high quality, bespoke intervention to accelerate progress in English and maths.  This included:
    • Reading intervention using the Rapid Plus Reading Programme.
    • Spelling, punctuation and grammar intervention resources.
  • A tailored mathematics programme of study designed to accelerate progress. This included:
    • Rising Stars Accelerated Maths programme.
    • Times Tables Rockstars resources.
    • Springboard intervention resources.

Impact of interventions

  • 49% of students arrived below the expected standard in English at the end of Key Stage 2. 62% of these students made expected progress and 3% made above expected progress by the end of Year 7 from their starting points.
  • 27% of students arrived below the expected standard in Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. 11% of these made expected progress and 11% made above expected progress by the end of Year 7 from their starting points.