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Year 7 Catch-up

Y7 Catch Up Funding 2014 – 2015

6 pupils were allocated funding from the Catch Up programme for English (3 of whom also received funding for mathematics) 21 pupils were funded in total for English and mathematics (including the overlaps).

How the funding was spent for English:

  • Small group intervention with a focus on specific reading skills .e.g. inference and deduction
  • Rapid reading programme.
  • Word Shark programme.
  • TA support in lessons.
  • Homework club

The effect the expenditure had on the attainment of those for whom it was allocated:

  • All pupils made progress. 2 out of the 6 made a whole level’s progress and the other four made two sub levels of progress.

Attainment was measured through teacher assessment of reading as well the end of year 7 tests.

How the funding was spent for mathematics:

  • Small group intervention with a focus on specific mathematical skills.

The effect the expenditure had on the attainment of those for whom it was allocated:

  • All pupils made progress. Out of the 18 pupils, 14 pupils made at least expected progress from the KS2 mathematics paper to the end of year 7 test paper.
  • Individual pupil’s confidence in mathematics lessons improved.

This group of pupils will continue to be tracked through Year 8 as some received intervention towards the end of the year due to the timing of the funding being received in school. It is anticipated that the effects of the added support will be seen more at the start of Year 8.