Year 7 Catch up Premium 2016-17


In 2016-2017 Broadoak School was allocated £8783 in funding as part of the Year 7 catch up initiative. Year 7 catch-up funding provides additional funding for every student who has below the expected standard 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 2016-2017:

In English:

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

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

Class sets of pupil-friendly texts for difficult to access texts.

AQA resources for the Step Up To English Silver and Gold qualifications.

Literacy resources to facilitate the increased emphasis on spelling, punctuation and grammar in the new GCSE.

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

Within English at the end of July 2017; 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 using GCSE style exam questions throughout the academic year which were 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 will also provide an intervention tutor to assist those with low KS2 attainment and literacy skills.

In Maths:

  • Recruitment of a specialist mathematics tutor for one day per week during the academic year to provide additional intervention; one to one tuition; for those below expected standard on entry in Year 7 in Mathematics for one lesson per week.
  • 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:

  • 8 pupils in total received the additional intervention. At the end of July 2017; 100% of the targeted pupils met their target and achieved their end of year grade. Almost two thirds (63%) exceeded the attainment target set for them at the end of the year.

How we assessed the effect on attainment:

  • Attainment was measured through half termly performance in related assessments. Areas for improvement on were focussed upon until pupils were working at the expected standard.

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

 

A Summer School programme of activities was provided to assist in the smooth transition of pupils from primary to secondary school.