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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

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Catch-up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

The background

Schools receive additional funding for students in Year 7 who have not met the expected standard at the end of KS2.  Spending is outlined below and the measurement of impact is at the foot of the page.

Catch-Up Premium Spend and Impact

Academic Year 2019 – 2020

Funding for this academic year is estimated to be £9,025.

Description of Spending

Cost

1

Directors of Learning & Student Welfare Officers

£1 500

2

Extension of Doddle to more subjects

£500

3

Literacy

Learning Support provision – screening, IDL software (multi-sensory spelling and reading software, aimed specifically at students with dyslexic traits), specialist LSA work in  English, buddy reading.  From December 2019 there will be extra capacity in English to provide more small group teaching for the catch up students.  The KS3 Co-ordinator in English is involved in supporting the progress of these students

 

 

Numeracy

Specialist LSA work in Maths to support progress.  Numicon (multi-sensory mathematics resources (including Cuisenaire rods)), guided use of Doodle Maths app (including leader board to motivate students).  KS2 SATs-benchmarked testing programme in place throughout the year to monitor impact.  The KS3 Co-ordinator in Maths and the SENCo-designate are involved in supporting the progress of these students.

 

 

 

£7 025

Total

£9 025

 

Academic Year 2018 – 2019

Funding for this academic year was £9,025.

Description of Spending

Cost

1

Directors of Learning & Student Welfare Officers

£1 500

2

Extension of Doddle to more subjects

£500

3

Learning Support provision – screening, IDL package, specialist LSA work in maths and English, buddy reading, numeracy resources, including Doodle Maths

Intervention & Catch up teaching (Literacy - reading, inference and spelling). For numeracy and literacy, there is support with LSAs supporting in the class or withdrawing students as appropriate

£7 025

Total

£9 025

Academic Year 2017 – 2018

Funding for this academic year was £9, 502.

Description of Spending

Cost

1

Directors of Learning & Student Welfare Officers

£1 500

2

Extension of Doddle for home learning

£500

3

Learning Support provision – screening, IDL package, LSAs, buddy reading

£4 000

4

Intervention & Catch up teaching (Literacy - reading, inference and spelling).  For numeracy there is small group provision with LSAs supporting in the class or withdrawing students as appropriate

£3 502

Total

£9 502

Impact in 2018-19

Numeracy – Compared with students of similar ability, the progress of those who engaged the most with the Doodle Maths app was favourable, however the number of students who engaged extensively with the programme was small.  A key focus in 2019-20 is the deep engagement of a more significant proportion of the cohort.  To this end, 2019-20 sees the launch of Doodle Maths to parents, a leader board celebrating students’ engagement with the programme and weekly guided sessions, run by the dedicated mathematics LSA.  Students in receipt of the catch-up premium continue to be taught in smaller classes, facilitating greater teacher-pupil interaction.

 

In 2019-20 the progress will be tracked by termly SATs-style tests for these students.

Literacy - Again the progress is tracked through English.  It is clear that the use of buddy reading can be very effective and having an English LSA is also a strategy to continue.  Learning Support WRAT testing was used and this demonstrated good progress in reading.

In 2019-20 the progress will be monitored by students being tested for reading at the end of Year 7.