Year 7 Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
The DfE has made available additional funds to schools to improve the progress of students, known as the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium. Bentley Wood High School receives Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium to improve the attainment of pupils who have not achieved level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.

Objective
To improve progress and attainment of students in English and/or mathematics who have not achieved a Level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2 and thus ensure full access to the secondary curriculum.


Funding Allocation


 Year

No of students receiving the funding

Funding per student

Total funding

 2014-15

30

£500

£15,000

 2015-16

36

£500

£18,000

Summary of Spending

Stream

Activity Description

Cost
2014-15

Cost in
2015-16

 Literacy

Assessment and Testing – Use of GL Assessments and data analysis

£3,000

£4,000

 Literacy

Extra parental meetings

£200

£200

 Literacy

Purchase of additional materials – Kensuke Kingdom, Laminated writing frames, Toe by Toe

£500

£200

 Literacy

Training Toe by Toe coaches

£1,000

£1,000

 Literacy

Whole staff CPD on writing frames, seating plans, teach talks half termly

£1,800

£1,800

 Numeracy

Research into mixed attainment teaching in mathematics (honorarium)

 

£1,500

 Numeracy

Specialist Graduate Teaching Assistant targeted intervention

£6,500

£6,300

 Combined

Delivery of growth mindset lessons – supported intervention with partner Portsmouth University

£2,000

£3,000

Total spend

 

 £15,000

£18,000


Outcomes 2014/15

The majority of students on the programme made positive progress as shown below:


Literacy

 Number of students starting Year 7 below Level 4 in English

13

 Number of these students making two sub-levels or more progress in Year 7 (expected progress)

11

 Number of these students making three sub-levels or more progress in Year 7 (above expected  progress)

7

 Number of these students improving to Level 4 or higher in English

11


Numeracy

 Number of students starting Year 7 below Level 4 in mathematics

26

 Number of these students making two sub-levels or more progress in Year 7 (expected progress)

21

 Number of these students making three sub-levels or more progress in Year 7 (above expected progress)

11

 Number of these students improving to Level 4 or higher in mathematics

23


Future Plans
Bentley Wood will continue with the current programme of interventions and monitoring impact closely. The school will consider whether to add additional provisions and resources for targeted students