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Catch-Up Funding

Overview

Year 7 Catch-up funding is an initiative introduced by the Government to ensure that students that have underperformed at Key Stage 2 have the ability to have extra support in which to make the progress that should have been made in primary school.  The Catch-up premium provides schools with additional funding for each pupil who did not achieve at least a 100 in reading and/or mathematics at the end of key stage 2.

At The Sutton Academy the catch-up premium funding is clearly identifiable within the academy budget and the impact of intervention is monitored.  The academy is accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of eligible students and the Principal reports to the governing body and parents on how effective the interventions have been in achieving its aims.

Eligible Students 2016-17

Number of students on roll in Year 7 = 230

Total number of Catch-up premium students = 93 (40% of the year group)

Reading Only

Maths Only

Both

Number of students

Percentage of cohort

Number of students

Percentage of cohort

Number of students

Percentage of cohort

93

40%

57

25%

57

25%

Funding Allocation: £19,841

Strategies

Strategies to meet the needs of students eligible for catch-up premium at The Sutton Academy are assessed based on the individual needs of eligible students, and the funding allocation is spent on targeted support through:

  • One-to-one and small group tuition in English and mathematics delivered by trained coaches
  • Additional afterschool Catch-up sessions in English and mathematics
  • Lexia on-line reading programme
  • Accelerated Reader programme
  • High quality classroom provision for the teaching of reading and mathematics
  • One day a week focused reading during Ready to Learn
  • Adapted Key Stage 3 PACE Curriculum to ensure that students consolidate crucial Key Stage 2 assessment objectives and provides appropriate stretch and challenge
  • Designated library and reading club at lunchtime for catch-up premium students

Catch-up Premium Funding Allocations

Renaissance Learning Literacy package

Accelerated reader programme

£7154.44

Lexia on-line programme

£3760.00

1-1 and small group sessions

£8425.56

Literacy resources/reading materials for library club

£501.00

Impact

The impact of the intervention has been measured through the assessment of students against Key Stage 2 scores, which has then been converted into our own tracking system. Students are measured as being above, on, below or significantly below by the end of year 7.

Reading

Maths

Catch-up cohort

Number of students who have made progress and are on/above target at the end of year 7

Catch-up cohort

Number of students who have made progress and are on/above target at the end of year 7

93

37

57

 23

 

Intended strategies for 2017-18

Strategies to meet the needs of students eligible for catch-up premium at The Sutton Academy in the academic year 2017-18 will include those listed above.  In addition to these the following interventions will be targeted to students on the basis of their needs:

  • Targeted ready to learn literacy groups to raise reading ages
  • Access to Lexia programme
  • Extraction groups for an intense 6 week intervention programme in both English and mathematics
  • Ready to learn intervention extraction groups in mathematics.
  • Paired reading with KS5 students during lunch time.
  • Numeracy Ninja with KS4 students.
  • Numeracy breakfast club.