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Year 7 Impact Fund 2017-2018

The literacy and numeracy premium helps schools provide additional support in literacy and numeracy to pupils.

Which students benefit from the Catch-Up funding?

The funding is provided for all pupils who did not achieve at least a scaled score of 100 in reading and/or mathematics at the end of key stage 2.

How much additional funding is this school entitled to?

We received £27,784 for the 2017-18 academic year.

How will this school use this funding?

Effective funding to support catch-up may include:

  • Individual tuition in addition to classroom teaching;
  • Intensive small-group tuition;
  • Purchasing external services and materials to add to those provided by the school;
  • Resources to support teaching and learning;
  • Additional staffing to support interventions.

Our Leadership team will regularly monitor, evaluate and review these strategies.  We will then report back to the governing body on the progress and impact of the Catch-up funding.

Spending and Impact 2017/2018

34% of Year 7 pupils began Holte School with a scaled SATS score which was below 100 for Reading.

21% of Year 7 pupils began Holte School with a scaled score which was below 100 for Mathematics.

Holte School uses a system of Steps to track progress; based on this system the following progress has been made by pupils who are eligible for the Catch Up fund:

  • In English, 100 % of Catch up pupils made progress during intervention with 88% of Catch up pupils having made at least expected progress in terms of steps and 60% of pupils making accelerated progress by the end of Year 7.
  • In Mathematics, 100% of Catch up pupils made progress during intervention with 72% of Catch up pupils have made at least expected progress in terms of steps and 28% making accelerated progress by the end of Year 7.

There is a continued programme of support and intervention for those pupils who were working below their chronological age, at the end of Year 7.

To support our pupils and narrow the attainment gap, we used a number of different strategies financed by the Impact fund:

  • A nurture group was created to support pupils who were well below the 100 scaled score in both English and mathematics;
  • A dedicated teaching assistant was assigned to this class;
  • Star Reader and Accelerated Reader were renewed to test reading ages and monitor progress of reading skills, with a view to provide appropriate intervention;
  • Books to support pupils with lower reading ages;
  • Targeted Mathematics support from Sixth Form Mentors;
  • Targeted Reading support from Sixth Form Mentors;
  • Small group intervention with a teacher during registration, where appropriate;
  • Catch up Literacy and numeracy were delivered 1:1 by Teaching Assistants.
  • Sound Training for pupils who are near to a scaled score of 100.

       Pupil feedback

Pupils were asked how they felt about the support they received this year, these are just some of the comments;

  • “I don’t mind reading out in front of my class now because my Teaching Assistant and Sixth Form helpers have helped me be more confident in front of the class.”
  • “I like working with my TA because she helps me to understand a problem in maths.”
  • “My Teaching Assistant and Sixth Former always read with me because I find it hard and this helps me to get better.”
  • “My Sixth Form Mentor helped me with reading and spellings, I am a lot better at spelling now.”
  • “Sometimes I didn’t read my book but just got to talk about what I had read at home, I liked this and it helped to build my confidence.”
  • “My TA has helped me because I understand more when I go to my maths lessons, he helped me get better at addition and counting backwards. The Sixth Formers helped me with fractions and spelling tests.”

Intended Spending and Impact 2018/2019

  • Staff to deliver bespoke catch up programs for Literacy and Numeracy to pupils considerably lower than the scaled score of 100;
  • Training and resources for the Sound Training program; Sound Training to be expanded across more pupils in year 7.
  • Numeracy intervention for students just below a scaled scored of 100 to be developed and integrated into curriculum;
  • Intensive small-group tuition; using Catch Up resources. This is to be extended as staffing hours have been increased;
  • Purchasing additional resources to further develop a wider reading program;
  • Purchasing external services and materials to add to those provided by the school just as continued use of accelerated reader and the possibility of user accelerated numeracy for some pupils;
  • Hold Parental Workshops to enable parents to better support their children at home.
   
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