Year 7 Catch up Premium 2014-15


In 2014 – 2015 Broadoak School was allocated £8000 in funding as part of the Year 7 catch up initiative. Year 7 catch-up funding provides an additional £500 for every student who has not achieved Level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2. This funding aims to help these students to ‘catch up’ with their peers during their first year at the school.

How we spent the allocation of funds during 2014-2015:

In English

  • Step-by-step activity flip charts for the key assessment foci in English for Teaching Assistant use in withdrawal intervention sessions. These included the electronic provision for use online.
  • Schemes of work for KS3 that offer age-appropriate work levelled at level 3, 4 and 5, ensuring thorough assessment differentiation and not a watered down version of main curriculum. This includes an electronic version for use online and has included topics such as ‘Survival’, ‘Gothic Horror’ and ‘War’.
  • Reading comprehension and inference blocks for use in Teaching Assistant and library one-to –one sessions. These are levelled and follow a ladder approach increasing in challenge.
  • ‘Flip-it’ games for learners below a level 4 upon entry, which they decorated and embellished to become their mechanism for consolidation question cards on all basic literacy principles. We now have monsters and dragons testing apostrophe use and synonyms!
  • A handwriting scheme to be completed in handwriting club through the learning support area which offers a license and photocopiable resources for learners to improve their presentation.
  • Phonics training and resources.

The impact of the expenditure on the attainment of pupils is demonstrated as follows:

  • Within English at the end of July 2015; 100% of the targeted pupils had made expected progress and 89% had exceeded their expected targets.

How we assessed the effect on attainment:

  • Attainment was measured through teacher assessment of their levels and an end of year examination marked by the Faculty and moderated.

How we plan to spend the current academic year’s allocation:

  • Continue to invest in appropriate and engaging schemes of work and materials to be used on a one-to-one basis. Investigate the online homework packages that offer our learners instant feedback and opportunities to further their learning beyond the classroom.

In Maths:

  • Context related resources in mathematics lessons (e.g. large foam dice for probability lessons, plastic money to assist on studying decimals)
  • Step-up and Catch up textbooks to assist in identifying areas of pupil weakness

The impact of the expenditure on the attainment of pupils is demonstrated as follows:

  • Within Maths at the end of July 2015; 100% of the targeted pupils had exceeded their expected targets.

How we assessed the effect on attainment:

  • Attainment was measured through teacher assessment of their levels.

How we plan to spend the current academic year’s allocation:

  • Continue to purchase specialist context related resources.