Year 7 Catch up Premium 2015-16


In 2015 – 2016 Broadoak School was allocated £7500 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 2015-2016:

In English:

Step-by-step phonics activity booklets for use in withdrawal intervention sessions.

Class sets of novels aimed at lower-abilities with assisting scaffolded resources.

Class sets of pupil-friendly texts for difficult to access novels such as ‘The Sign of Four’ and differentiated comic-strip versions for pupils who found it difficult to access the archaic language.

Investment in Clicker 7 personalised literacy software for a variety of learners including struggling writers, learners with dyslexia, children learning English and those with disabilities.

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

Within English at the end of July 2016; 80% of the targeted pupils had made expected progress and 30% had exceeded their expected targets.

How we assessed the effect on attainment:

Attainment was measured through teacher assessment of their levels at 6 intervals throughout the academic year and an end of year examination marked and moderated by the faculty.

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

We intend to continue to invest in appropriate and engaging schemes of work and materials to be used on a one-to-one basis to allow pupils to access the more difficult requirements of the new GCSE from Y7. We also intend to investigate digital offerings and 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 2016; 90% of the targeted pupils had made expected progress. 80% of pupils exceeded expected progress.

How we assessed the effect on attainment:

  • Attainment was measured through half termly performance in related assessments. How we plan to spend the current academic year’s allocation:
  • Continue to purchase specialist context related resources.

Provision of an intervention tutor to assist those with low KS2 attainment in mathematics