Use of Y7 Catch Up Money

We believe that every school has a duty to ensure that each individual child is entitled to the best possible chance of achieving their potential

Consequently, we have a full plan to ensure that we use our Y7 Catch-Up funding to address the shortfall of those students who joined our school below the ‘secondary-ready’ threshold.

Historically, the students defined as not being ‘secondary-ready’ entered the school sub-Level 4 on their KS2 SATs scores and the current Y8-Y11 cohorts have the following proportions of such students:

Year  English Maths
 N B Sub-Level 4 % Sub-Level 4 N B Sub-Level 4 % Sub-Level 4
8

(210)

1 0 10 5% 1 0 14 7%
9

(172)

1 0 17 10% 1 0 15 9%
10

(185)

6 0 15 8% 6 0 16 9%
11

(209)

5 2 23 12% 5 2 16 9%

The new KS2 assessment system produced standardised scores and the following proportions of students are now determined as being secondary-ready are:

Year  English (Reading) Maths
Sub-Secondary Ready % Sub-Level 4 Sub-Secondary Ready % Sub-Level 4
7

(201)

59 30% 49 25%


September 2016 to August 2017:

The Friary School received £10,000 of Y7 Catch-Up Funding from the Education Funding Agency in the current financial year and are directing that funding to support learning from that point up until the final transition into Y8 in Summer 2017.

Effectively, we are using the Y7 Catch-Up Funding for three types of support and these combine new approaches alongside the more successful tried-and-trusted methods from 2015-2016. The interventions and approximate costings are laid out below:

Y7 Homework Club:                                                                                                                              £1,000

This pre-school club runs daily between 8.15-8.45am and is targeted by the SENCO towards those students who are identified as falling in the Y7 Catch-Up cohort.

Literacy Support:                                                                                                                                   £4,000

Those students in the Y7 Catch-Up cohort are withdrawn from lesson once per week to attend either 2 x 30mins sessions or 1 x 60mins session focussing on core literacy skills. This is further supported by extended sessions of 2 x 15 mins per week on a computer-based literacy programme.

Speech & Language Support:                                                                                                               £2,000

Those students in the Y7 Catch-Up cohort are withdrawn from lesson once per week to attend either 2 x 30mins sessions or 1 x 60mins session focussing on key speech and language skills.

Numeracy Support:                                                                                                                               £2,000

Those students in the Y7 Catch-Up cohort are withdrawn from tutor time twice per week (2 x 20mins) to focus on core numeracy skills.

Lunch-Time Support Club:                                                                                                                       £800

Those students in the Y7 Catch-Up cohort are offered a lunch-time homework and social club designed to develop confidence and study skills.

Accelerated Reading:                                                                                                                               £200

This reading package is used by all KS3 students and the data is used by the English Department and the SENCO to track and monitor the Y7 Catch-Up cohort’s progression.

Outcomes 2015-2016:

The Y7 Catch-Up cohort are now tracked as a specific group via our SISRA data programme and by the start of Y8 80% of the cohort had successfully progressed to a Level 4+:

Year  English Maths
 Y7 Catch-Up Cohort

(2015-2016)

No. to Level 4+ % Moved at Secondary-Ready  Y7 Catch-Up Cohort

(2015-2016)

No. to Level 4+ % Moved at Secondary-Ready
8

(210)

10 8 80% 14 10 71%