Sidney Stringer Academy Catch up Grant statement 2015-16

Year 7 Catch up Grant

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding of £500 per student to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or Maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). All state-funded schools with year 7 pupils receive this funding.  Our premium, amongst other things, has been used to implement a number of reading and phonics schemes, as well as to help us improve how we assess and monitor progress in Numeracy and Literacy.

 

How much do we get?

 In 2015-16 we had 62 pupils that were eligible and received funding of £31,000

 

Strategies for raising levels of literacy and Numeracy

·       Students reading ages are assessed during transition days and each student given a book to read over the holidays

        which is then reviewed and referred to in Autumn English lessons

·       Students are given a 2nd book corresponding to ZPD level at Christmas holiday

·       Increased the induction day programme for year 6 to 3 days at the start of July with lessons in English and Maths

·       A 3 week Activities’ Week programme offered with a focus of fun activities linked to reading and writing eg blogging and journal making

·       Harry Potter/Roald Dahl library themed events

·       Baseline testing at the start of the Autumn term

·       Smaller class sizes in English and Maths

·       Introduction of Ruth Miskin phonics programme and staff training on this

·       Accelerated Reader programme used to track reading ages and leads to personalised intervention plans led by the AR co-ordinator

·       Withdrawal 121 AR reading  support for identified students held in LSC

·       Promotion of reading across the school with competitions, DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) and constantly updating the books in the library

·       House focus on promoting AR achievement and AR sessions in tutor time

·       Rigorous tracking of pupil progress

·       House Heads and Assistant Principals and tutors are using the data to support pupils who need to catch up

·       Increased contact with parents with an additional parents evening for year 7 at the end of the first half term to ensure that parents are clear about how they can support their child and how well they have settled in and Drop In session in week 1 to meet with SEN and English/Maths HoF

·       Setting in Maths and English reviewed regularly

·       Appointment of HLTA in English and Maths to support intervention.

·       Additional LSAs appointed to support with literacy and numeracy

·       Funding for Chatterbox book club

·       Promotion of annual Scholastic Book Fair

·       Reduced price books offered via Scholastic

·       Promotion of World Book Day and related Library activities

·       Sessions in Waterstones book shop to encourage spending of World Book Day vouchers

·       Participation in the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards and transport to Ricoh

·       Participation in the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards

·       Transport to schools for sessions with visiting authors/speakers in the Coventry Literally Book Festival

·       Students involved in visits to Waterstones to select new books for the library

·       Patron of reading activities

·       Staffing of Study Zone

 

 Impact 2015-2016

 

Success measure Impact

 

% of students who have made expected or better progress since arriving below L4 in Reading by the end of Year 7

 

50 students were eligible for the catch up premium in English.

 

 82% (41pupils) are now making expected or better progress

 

2% (1 pupil) has made exceptional progress

16% (8 pupils) have made good progress

64% (32 pupils) have made expected progress

 

 

 

% of students who have made expected or better progress since arriving below L4 in Maths by the end of Year 7

 

39 students were eligible for the catch up premium in maths.

97% (38 pupils) making progress

92% (36 pupils) making the national expected 2 sub-levels of progress

67% ( 26 pupils) working at L4 or above

3%  (1 pupil) working at L5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact 2014-2015

 

Success measure Impact

 

% of students who have made expected or better progress since arriving below L4 in Reading by the end of Year 7

 

 

38 students were eligible for the catch up premium in English.

100% making progress

87% (33 pupils) making the national expected 2 sub-levels of progress

47% (18 pupils) working at a L4 or above

3% (1 pupil) working at L5

3% (1 pupil) working at L6

 

 

% of students who have made expected or better progress since arriving below L4 in Maths by the end of Year 7

 

 

39 students were eligible for the catch up premium in maths.

97% (38 pupils) making progress

92% (36 pupils) making the national expected 2 sub-levels of progress

67% ( 26 pupils) working at L4 or above

3%  (1 pupil) working at L5