Catchup Premium

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Report (for academic year 2015-16)

The DfE has made additional funds available for improving the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils, known as the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium. The funds are primarily aimed at improving Maths and English levels at Key Stage 2. An allocation is made for every pupil who has not achieved a Level 4 in reading and/or writing at Key Stage 2 as per the October school census.

This short report summarises how the previous year’s funding was spent and how we intend to spend this year’s funding. Most importantly, it provides information on the outcomes of the spending and the improvements made amongst our pupils.

Previous Performance of pupils who entered HCC below level 4 (end of yr 11 GCSE result)

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

% Pupils making expected progress in English (below L4 end of KS2)

33%

45%

68%

% Pupils making expected progress in Maths (below L4 end of KS2)

 23%

37%

52%

 

Outcomes of intervention in  2015 -16 – English (Jan 2016-July 2016)

Number of students starting Year 7 below level 4

23

% Pupils improving to level 4 by the end of APB (Feb 2016)

26%

% Pupils improving to level 4 by APC (July 2016) 

22%

% Pupils remaining below level 4 APB (Feb 2016)

74%

% Pupils remaining below level 4 by APC (July 2016)

78%

% Pupil s making expected progress (1 sublevels) or better APB (Feb 2016)

83%

% Pupil making more than expected progress (more than 1 sublevel) APB (Feb 2016)

22%

% Pupil s making expected progress (2 sublevels) or better  APC (July 2016)

52%

% Pupils making more than expected progress (3 sublevels or better) APC (July 2016)

26%                

% of students making reading age progress from start point to APC

90%

% of students with an “average” or above standardised score at APC 

68%

 

Commentary :

  • At Feb 2016 the % of students making expected progress is 83%. This is 17% higher than expected progress for students with similar start points in their GCSE outcomes from 2014-15 (68%). Nationally 52% and 62% of prior attainment Level 2 and Level 3 students make expected progress in GCSE outcomes.
  • At July 2016 the % of students making expected progress is 52%. This is below expected progress for GCSE outcomes.
  • Of the 18 students below level 4 at APC, 13 of are on level 3A.
  • The % of students who have progressed their reading age is very positive at 90%. 32% of students remain “below average” in terms of their standardised score.
  • In summary – whilst there has been progress for students the relatively low start points mean that many students remain just below NC level 4 at the end of year 7. 

Outcomes of 2015-16 intervention - Maths

Number of students starting Year 7 below level 4

47

% Pupils improving to level 4 by the end of APB (Feb 2016)

64%

% Pupils improving to level 4 by APC (July 2016) 

87%

% Pupils remaining below level 4 APB (Feb 2016)

36%

% Pupils remaining below level 4 by APC (July 2016)

13%

% Pupil s making expected progress (1 sublevels) or better APB (Feb 2016)

89%

% Pupil making more than expected progress (more than 1 sublevel) APB (Feb 2016)

43%

% Pupil s making expected progress (2 sublevels) or better  APC (July 2016)

94%

% Pupils making more than expected progress (3 sublevels or better) APC (July 2016)

41%

 

Commentary:

  • At Feb 2016 the % of students making expected progress is 89%. This is 37% higher than expected progress for students with similar start points in their GCSE outcomes from 2014-15 (52%). Nationally 20% and 44% of prior attainment L2 and L3 students make expected progress in GCSE outcomes.
  • The highly positive trend is continued with the APC outcomes sitting well above national averages and previous trends.

Note: students who continue to make less than expected progress will receive additional support through department based intervention or from the Learners with Additional Needs team where a Special Educational Need has been identified.

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2015-16 

Total number of pupils on roll in Year 7

 200

Total number of pupils eligible for Year 7 Catch Up
Premium

 57

Amount of Year 7 Catch Up Premium to be received per pupil (Feb 2016)

£500

Total amount of Year 7 Catch Up Premium to be received

£27500

 

Spending of the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium Sept 15 - July16

Objectives

The objective of the “lesson 5” programme is to support current year 7 in securing aspirational rates of progress in Maths and English to allow them to “close the gap” with their peers.

Summary of Spending

The funding that will be released in February 2016 is to be used to provide additional small group tuition from qualified teachers and teaching assistants plus teaching resources to support an effective and engaging intervention programme.

Interventions (running from Jan 2016 – July 2016)

Current year 7 (2015-16)

Students who ended KS2 below level 4 for Maths are receiving small group additional Maths lessons 2 x 45 min per week from a lesson 5 tutor. Content is based on pre-learning/re-learning specific curriculum content in liaison with the curriculum time Maths teacher. The “Education City” software programme is also additionally being used this year to compliment tutor led activities. The focus is building student confidence around Maths, whilst promoting enjoyment in the subject.

Students who ended KS2 below level 4 for English are receiving small group additional English lessons 2 x 45 min per week from a lesson 5 tutor. Content is based on pre-learning/re-learning curriculum content in liaison with curriculum time English teacher. The focus again is on building student confidence plus promoting enjoyment in the subject area. “Lexia” and the “Accelerated Reader” programme are also used for these sessions to support reading progress.

For those students who ended KS2 below level 4 for both English and Maths a total of 4x45 min sessions per week are offered.

All of these lessons take place outside of the “normal” school day being offered at 8.00 - 8.45am or 3.15 – 4.00pm.