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Year 7 Catch Up Funding
How Year 7 Catch-up funding has been spent 2016 - 2017:
Amount received: £20,659
2016 – 2017 Catch-up Funding - Impact Statement
Starting on November 1st 2016, seventeen Y7 students attended withdrawal sessions. Their starting points were assessed by our Primary specialist, using primary school reading, writing and Maths assessments. They worked on identified areas of need and every six weeks they were assessed. At the end of the first six weeks, their progress was measured using similar tests at a more challenging level.
In Maths, the average progress from KS2 scaled scores was +3.8 sub-levels of progress (local conversion). This represents rapid progress.
12/15 (80%) achieved ≥ L4b making them secondary ready in the areas which were addressed.
In reading, the average progress from KS2 scaled scores was +5.8 sub-levels of progress (local conversion). This represents rapid progress.
7/14 (50%) achieved ≥L4b making them secondary ready, in reading comprehension. After 6 weeks, 6 students returned to all mainstream lessons, 4 students stayed for further reading support (2 lessons per fortnight), 2 students stayed for further maths support (2 lessons per fortnight) and 3 students stayed for further support in all 3 areas.
By May half-term 5 students made an average of +3.6 sub levels of progress from KS2 in Maths and +7.4 sub-levels of progress in English.
10/15 (67%) who took a Star Reading test in September and in December and made an average progress of 8.4 months.
In February, 9 more students (with KS2 scaled scores much lower than the original 15 students above) joined the group. The CATs results for 5 of those students were ‘LS’ meaning: ‘very likely to need support in all areas of the curriculum and should be known to the Learning Support Specialist in the school.
The same assessment procedure for the ‘new’ students was applied.
After 6 weeks, in maths, the average progress from KS2 scaled scores was +4.3 sub-levels of progress (local conversion). Also, from school baseline assessment the average progress was +2.7 sub-levels of progress. This represents very good progress.
In English, the average progress from KS2 scaled scores was +7.9 sub-levels of progress.
This represents very good progress.
As students made the expected progress they returned to mainstream lessons. By May half-term the average progress in reading from KS2 scaled scores was +7.9 sub levels of progress (local conversion). This represents rapid progress.