Year 7 Catch-up Funding

Year 7 Additional funding: Overview review 2017 -2018

 

What is Year 7 ‘catch up ‘funding?

Year 7 ‘Catch-up’ funding is money allocated to students who have not met Government floor standards for maths and English on entry to secondary education to ensure a rapid acceleration in progress to endeavour to ‘catch- up ‘to the levels of their peers.

This money can be used in a variety of ways to ensure students have every opportunity to make accelerated progress.

Funding overview for 2017-2018

Total amount of catch up funding:     £ 7 073

20 students were supported by this additional money- 13 for both English and maths; 3 for English alone and 4 for maths alone.

What was this money spent on?

This money was spent on a range of activities to support the required acceleration of progress.

These include:

  • Lexia programme activities
  • Accelerated reader activities
  • Small group maths teaching
  • Small group English teaching
  • Teaching assistant 1:1 working with students (maths)
  • Numicon catch up resource purchased to use with students
  • Additional resources in maths purchased for individual students
  • Transition activities

What was the impact?

On average student eligible for the additional funding made the following progress across year 7 in comparison to their peers:

Students eligible for year 7 additional funding v all students Commentary
English progress across year 7 on average Catch – up students made considerably better progress across the year than non-catch up students (using the school’s internal scores) Improvements  in reading scores are in line with non-catch up students This confirms that the use of this funding was purposeful and appropriate. Children made accelerated progress to catch up to their peers and gaps have been narrowed and have accelerated the pace of improvement as their reading scores demonstrate similar progress..
Maths progress across year 7 on average Catch – up students made considerably better progress across the year than non-catch up students (using the school’s internal scores). Maths progress for these students was even more compelling that English.

Next steps for 2018-2019

The steps taken in 2017-2018 have brought about the accelerated progress we had hoped for and the plan for 2018 – 2019 will be formatted in an even more detailed way.  Individual elements will be monitored to ensure greater progress is made and where, following in year analysis, elements appear not to be having the impact, strategies will be re-directed.