Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Funding
What is it?
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding from the Department of Education to support our Year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.
What we do?
We assess the individual needs of each of the students who attract the Year 7 catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding. We carefully monitor the progress of all our students and design a range of programmes and approaches that we know are effective.
How do we do it?
- All Year 7 students are screened using a diagnostic reading test
- All follow ‘Accelerated Reader’, a programme that supports students in reading, enjoying and understanding texts
- All students are supported in their mathematics and English classes by highly skilled support staff
- Most are screened for working memory and dyslexia tendencies
- Most students take part in a one-to-one reading scheme at least once a week
- Some students are taught mathematics in a small group by a specialist teacher and teaching assistant
- Some students access a literacy programme instead of French lessons throughout Key Stage 3
- If students are identified as not making progress, they access small group intervention in English and mathematics
What is the impact?
- In 2016-2017 we received £18375.00 additional funding for 37 students who entered the school at below 100 in both English and mathematics. Of these, 80% made 4 or more Average Point Scores (2 sub-levels) and 70% of students achieved grade 4 or above in English and mathematics.
- In 2017-2018 we have received £14219.00 additional funding for 28 students. All students are accessing a range of provision. Their progress is carefully monitored.
Hackney LIT Groups
LIT Programme Training
Staffing costs – now being delivered throughout Years 7 to 10.
|A small group Hackney LIT programme which improved comprehension and accelerated progress. 90% of students made accelerated progress, with one student making 2.5 years progress in 1 year.|
Maths interventions and boosters
Staffing and resources.
|Small group booster classes showed 90% improvement in test scores. 100% of students stated that their confidence in their mathematics ability was greater.|
|£651.69||Literacy Intervention Resources: Laburnum for Literacy and MBE books for literacy.||After-school intervention provided for students who are not making progress.|
After-school literacy clubs
Staffing and resources
|Students benefitted from targeted sessions on spelling, punctuation and grammar. Spelling age tests revealed that students rose on average by one year in their spelling ages.|
After-school reading club
Class sets of texts
|Students have benefitted from reading a range of enjoyable and challenging texts after school. 85% of students improved their reading ages by over 6 months. 70% of students improved their reading ages by over one year.|
|£5250||Sound training||All students taking part increased their reading ages as a result. 90% of students improved their English grades following the training.|
2017-2018 plans for allocation:
|Literacy Support staff – one member of staff is employed solely to lead on catch-up reading. Two members of staff provide further literacy interventions and support students in class||TBA|
|Mathematics Support Staff– two members of staff (one Higher Level Teaching Assistant) are employed to provide additional support in class and to run booster sessions.||TBA|
Additional training for staff.