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    Year 7 catch up funding: Expenditure overview and impact assessment for 2015/16


    The literacy and numeracy catch up funding provides schools with an additional £500 for each pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in English reading and / or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. It is provided to all state funded schools with a Year 7 cohort. Brigshaw High School received an additional £16,000 for the academic year 2015-16.


    Expenditure


    Literacy and Numeracy Core Skills Intervention


    The curriculum has been restructured to enable those pupils who did not secure level 4 or higher in English and/or maths to have timetabled extra hours of the subjects. Students in this group now access three extra hours of English and maths teaching per week in small groups taught by Intervention teachers. This small group allows
    intensive and extended support to meet the needs of these pupils, ensuring that their core skills (which underpin the rest of the curriculum) are developed. This accounts for the majority of the catch up funding


    Accelerated Reader


    Accelerated Reader is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice while promoting reading for pleasure. This is used to accelerate the reading progress of those pupils who receive the catch-up funding, which is a skill which determines how well they can access the rest of the curriculum.


    Specialist Literacy Intervention


    This programme improves the literacy levels of pupils through working on vocabulary development, metacognition and phonological training. Y7 students requiring specialist literacy support were provided with this intervention.
    Nurture Group – A smaller cohort of students who do English and Maths in a primary nurturing environment with a smaller staff/student ratio.


    Impact assessment:


    Extra Literacy and Numeracy Intervention for targeted Y7 students. 64% of the Y7 Catchup students made progress in Maths or English or both subjects towards the challenging targets that have been set for them.

     

    Year 7 catch up funding: Expenditure overview and impact assessment for 2016/17


    The literacy and numeracy catch up funding provides schools with an additional £500 for each pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in English reading and / or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. It is provided to all state funded schools with a Year 7 cohort. Brigshaw High School received an additional £16,000 for the academic year 2015-16 and will receive the same in 2016/17.
    For 2016/17, we will be spending the funding on the following core areas:


    Expenditure


    Literacy and Numeracy Core Skills Intervention


    3 hours per week from a trained HLTA, delivering to a small group of chosen Y7’s
    6 hours per week from an English Intervention teacher, delivering to a small group of chosen Y7’s
    Accelerated Reader
    Accelerated Reader used to accelerate the reading progress of students in Year 7, particularly those pupils who receive the catch-up funding.
    Specialist Literacy Intervention
    This programme improves the literacy levels of pupils through working on vocabulary development, metacognition and phonological training. Y7 students requiring
    specialist literacy support were provided with this intervention.
    Nurture Group – A smaller cohort of students who do English and Maths in a primary nurturing environment with a smaller staff/student ratio.

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