Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

Expenditure and Impact – Financial Year 2014 – 2015

Context

Old Buckenham High School (OBHS) is committed to ensuring that all students achieve at the highest level, this includes students who did not achieve Level 4 in Reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2. A key priority of the school is that we use our Year 7 Catch-Up Premium funding to further raise the attainment of our Year 7 Catch-Up students. It is the key aim of the school that every student entitled to this funding achieves, or at the very least makes positive progress towards achieving, a Level 4 in Literacy/Numeracy by the end of Year 7.

What is the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium?

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in Reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2. This funding is intended to provide additional support and strategies to ensure that they reach at least Level 4 or above in Literacy/Numeracy by the end of Year 7.

How much Year 7 Catch-Up Premium does OBHS receive?

Old Buckenham High School (OBHS) currently has 22 students who are eligible for the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium in the 2014-15 financial year. The school therefore receives £11,000 of funding to provide its Year 7 Catch-Up programme.

Catch-Up Table 1

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Key Objectives

To maximise the impact of our Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up funding OBHS will ensure that Literacy and Numeracy funding is used to:

     * Fully support all students to make at least positive progress in Literacy and/or Numeracy in Year 7 towards achieving a NC Level 4

     * Motivate, encourage and create a positive student approach and attitude to their Literacy and Numeracy in school

     * Provide appropriate and relevant support and intervention programmes using the allocated catch-up funding

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Strategies

To raise the attainment of ‘Catch-Up’ students at OBHS we will first and foremost strive to provide ‘Outstanding’ teaching and learning in every lesson combined with ‘Outstanding’ pastoral care, guidance and support. In addition the school will provide additional small group catch-up and intervention support for the identified students.

The table below details the interventions, strategies and provision that OBHS has used its Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up funding for in order to support the Year 7 students entitled to this funding.

Catch-Up Table 2

The Impact of Literacy Catch-Up Premium in 2014 – 2015

There are 14 students in Year 7 at OBHS that are in receipt of the Literacy Catch-Up Premium funding. The data below provides an overview of the gains made by these students at OBHS in Literacy for the 2014 -2015 academic year.

     * 57% (8) of students are now working at Level 4+ in English

     * 93% (13) of students are making expected progress towards their GCSE target grade in English

     * 7% (1) of students has made below expected progress towards their GCSE target grade in English

The Impact of Numeracy Catch-Up Premium in 2014 – 2015

There are 21 students in Year 7 at OBHS that are in receipt of the Numeracy Catch-Up Premium funding. The data below provides an overview of the gains made by these students at OBHS in Numeracy for the 2014 -2015 academic year.

     * 43% (9) of students are now working at Level 4+ in Maths

     * 29% (6) of students have made above expected progress towards their GCSE target grade in Maths

     * 57% (12) of students are making expected progress towards their GCSE target grade in Maths

     * 14% (3) of students have made below expected progress towards their GCSE target grade in Maths