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Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Catch Up Premium is a government initiative which gives pupils additional funding if they arrive at the school in Year 7 below the expected level in English and/or Maths. In previous years this was when a student was below Level 4 and each student received £500 if they were below Level 4 in English, £500 if they were below Level 4 in Maths and £900 if they were below Level 4 in English and Maths.

For 2016/17 The funding is for pupils who arrive in Year 7 with a Scale Score of below 100 for combined English and Maths but is calculated by the funding received in 2015/16 times the percentage of increase of students on roll between 2015/16 and 2016/17 regardless of the actual number of students who have arrived in 2016/17 who are below a Scaled Score of 100.

Year Funding
2015/16 £22,000
2016/17 £23,000

                                                                                                                                    

Catch-up strategy statement: Whitefield School 2017-2018

Summary information

School

Whitefield School

Academic Year

2017/18

Total Catch-up budget

Apox £23,000 (TBC)

Date of most recent PP Review

Nov 17

Total number of Y7 pupils 2017-18

126

Number of pupils eligible for catch-up 2017-18

32

Date for next internal review of this strategy

Nov 18

 

KS2 entry data

 

Total No of students below expected 100 score

Percentage of Y7 Cohort

Numeracy

25

20%

Reading

29

23%

Spag

19

15%

 

 

Strategy

Academic year

2017-18

The headings below enable schools to demonstrate how they are using the Pupil Premium to improve classroom pedagogy, provide targeted support and support whole school strategies.

  1. Literacy

Approach(s)

Rational

Implementation

Staff lead

Review

KS3 lead on raising attainment

Expert lead teachers in charge of every key stage to ensure consistency and a high level of challenge across all year groups.

AKH appointed this half term. AKH will lead on assessment planning at KS3, in-class intervention strategies, Google classroom and high quality teaching and learning resources, and data analysis.

AKH

 

Assessment and setting

To increase the level of challenge at KS3 and ensure high achievers make exceptional progress.

Assessments take place at the end of every half term, following two summative written pieces.Setting based on Edexcel baseline test. Targeted support in setted groups thereafter.

AMN/AKH

Nov 18

Skills booklets

Transition skills booklets have been created to ensure KS2 pupils get a head start on the level of challenge required at KS3

Pupils will receive these as part of their transition packs.

 

AKH

Nov 18

Home readers

To encourage more boys to read and increase reading habits across KS3

Each half term, Year 7 pupils receive a home read book. They must read this over the half term. Final homework task is about the book read. This ensure all Year 7 pupils will read four books this year, in addition to their class reads.

AMN

Nov 18

Finding your voice

Speaking and listening project designed to increase confidence in our Year 9 pupils. If they can speak formally and confidently, they can write in the same way.

 

 

Top media firm planned a programme that teachers deliver in lessons once a fortnight.

 

AMN/ZBA

Nov 18

Boys focus

Improve progress and engagement of boys at all levels.

Sharing good practice at every department meeting. All teachers have a PM target linked to improving boys’ progress or improving high achiever’s progress.’I heard a Wispa’ award - every teacher nominates one student a week to receive the award from the DOL.

 

AMN

Nov 18

Extra curricular activities

To improve engagement and enjoyment in English in all key stages.

First story - after school project designed to improve pupils’ creative writing skills. Six word story - a writing competition aimed at KS3.

 

AMA/ZBA

Nov 18

           

 

 

 

Strategy

 

Academic year

2017-18

The headings below enable schools to demonstrate how they are using the Pupil Premium to improve classroom pedagogy, provide targeted support and support whole school strategies.

  1. Numeracy

Approach(s)

Rational

Implementation

Staff lead

Review

Key stage 3 Curriculum

A new scheme of learning has been introduced to ensure that all pupils strengthen their foundation skills. This allows us to measure their numerical fluency and reasoning skills on entry into key stage 3 whilst planning structured and timely  interventions.

The use of uniformed and prepared departmental powerpoints, home learning sheets and kinesthetic enrichment tasks for each unit of work during a half term.

 

Half termly insets are arranged for staff on appropriate techniques to use when modelling and using manipulatives when teaching numeracy.

 

LTO/MNG/IDM/DAS

Nov 18

Key stage 3 Virtual Learning Environment

Pupils are provided with online tutorials /videos in order to ensure that they can gain additional support outside of the classroom.

Pupils provided with a personalised virtual learning environment whereby they are able to self assess their progress, access additional models and manipulatives and communicate with their teacher, peers and key stage 3 lead. 

LTO

 Nov 18

Question Level/ Gap Analysis and Key stage 3 Maths intervention

An analysis is completed at the end of each half term with a review of the progress made with key micro populations within groups in year 7 and year 8.

Yellow intervention booklets printed and provided to pupils within focus groups. Pupils will then visit the key stage 3 lead during the a 6-7 week period in order to revise and strengthen their areas of weakness.

 

Teaching and learning is reviewed for the focus group during this time. Pupils are then reassessed on the intervention topics at the next assessment point.

LTO

Nov 18

Form time Catch Up® Numeracy

Catch-up numeracy is an initiative that is implemented outside of curriculum time. This to ensure students continue to explore new areas of mathematics. The intervention breaks numeracy down into ten elements, including counting verbally, counting objects, word problems and estimation. 

Year 7 pupils complete numeracy assessments during the Monday PM registration with Year 8 completing numeracy assessments during the Tuesday PM registration. Staff record results of the numeracy assessment with the data then collated for a 6 weekly intervention which is to commence in January 2018.

 

Numeracy activities completed over 11 weeks during form, this data is used to identify students for program. We in the final week of the first phase of this project.

LTO/IDM

Nov 18

Written Calculation initiative

All Year 7 pupils with a proportion of year 8 pupils are provided with written and or mental calculation booklets. The workbooks are designed to improve pupil’s foundation of written calculation of the four key operations, long and short multiplication, long and short division,long addition and long subtraction.

Pupils have been provided with a home learning letter that instructs them to complete between two to three hours of home learning each week. This include 60 minutes of computational/numerical thinking.

LTO/ DAS/CBE/IDM

Nov 18

Parental engagement and communication

Parents kept informed about  progress of pupils.

Parents receive letters, text messages or emails regarding the length, duration, nature and reason for interventions.

LTO/CJO

Nov 18

           

 

 

 

 

  1. SEN

Approach(s)

Rational

Implementation

Staff lead

Review

Star phonics groups

A phonics based intervention based on the Read, Write Inc. Fresh Start programme. The intervention is aimed at Year 7 students with reading ages below 9.0 on entry to the school.

The intervention is run for 30 weeks. 4 one hour sessions per week.

DTa/SPo

Nov 18

SNIP literacy

NEW FOR 2017-18

A reading programme appropriate for students with a reading age two years below their chronological age, who have already been exposed to effective

phonic/literacy teaching but are still struggling.

 

The programme approaches literacy

acquisition at the word level and addresses the gaps in phonics knowledge through the

application of analytic phonics (drawing pupils’ attention to the make up of words as they break up the target word).

 

The intervention is run for 30 weeks. 3, one hour sessions per week.

DTa/SPo

Nov 18

Toe to Toe

Toe by toe is a decoding book. It combines a multi-sensory approach with a memory bonding technique. It is aimed at weak or struggling readers of all ages who have a reading age of 3 or more years below their chronological age.

The intervention is run for 34 weeks. 4, 15 minute sessions per week.

DTa/SPo

Nov 18

Reading fluency  group

Aimed at improving reading fluency for students who have a reading rate score of below 80. A combination of choral, cloze and partner reading is used to improve reading fluency rates.

The intervention is run for 12 weeks. 2, 20 minute sessions per week.

DTaSPo

Nov 18

Specialist inset

Supporting Students with Literacy Difficulties

 

Autism

 

Supporting Students with Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties

 

Teaching Reading: Supporting Students across the Curriculum at KS3 and KS4

 

 

One hour training for TAs

 

One hour training for TAs

 

One hour training for TAs

 

 

Two hours twilight for all staff

 

Liz Severn - Specific Learning Difficulties Teacher

 

Sara Mansi - Autism Advisory Teacher

 

Parisha Chadha - Speech and Language Therapist

 

Fiona Oakley - Literacy Advisor (National Literacy Trust)

Nov 18

Specialist staffing to support SEN Catch-Up projects

Specialist staff are required to deliver projects and support wider staff body in supporting these students.

SEN Department staffed with SENCO, specialist TA’s and experts brought into advise and support.

Liz Severn - Specific Learning Difficulties Teacher

 

Sara Mansi - Autism Advisory Teacher

 

Parisha Chadha - Speech and Language Therapist

Nov 18

Counselling

Aimed at students who show anxiety and other complex issues which impact on learning

1 hour per week for 12 week, or 1 hour per week for 3 week

Mhu/BLa

Nov 18

After school clubs

Clubs aimed at supporting academic and social outcomes

Homework clubs daily (this includes buddying, numeracy and literacy)

DTa/SPo

 

Read comprehension group

Aimed at improving comprehension for students who are below 85

6 weeks programme, 3 times a week (1 hour each)

DTa/SPo

Nov 18

Break and lunchtime clubs

Aimed at students with social development needs

Daily food break 1 and 2 clubs

DTa/SPO

Nov 18