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Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium 2015-2016

Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Context

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium was introduced by the Government in January 2013 and is paid to schools to rapidly raise levels of achievement for students in year 7 who have not reached the level expected for students of their age.

The premium is allocated to schools and it is for schools to decide how it is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils in their care. Selwood Academy uses the funding to support the needs of the identified pupils, by ensuring that it impacts on their progress in literacy and numeracy. Further details regarding the specific usage is provided below:

Funding

Total funding in 2014/15         £15,500

Total funding in 2015/16         £22,000

Total funding in 2016/17 (to be confirmed)

Expenditure 2015/16

At Selwood Academy we provide additional educational support to improve progress, raise the standard of achievement in literacy and/ or numeracy and improve the life chances for pupils who are eligible for funding.

We monitor the progress of those pupils and this is continuously analysed to ensure that it is having a positive impact.

In 2015 16, the additional support was provided by two part time staff and one full-time member of staff delivering targeted individual and small group intervention for both literacy and numeracy – the full-time member of staff also offering in-class support over a longer period.

Impact of additional support – cohort 2015-16

  • In reading, the percentage of pupils who had reached the expected standard for their age increased from 89% to 99% following this targeted intervention.
  • In writing, the percentage of pupils who had reached the expected standard for their age increased from 90% to 97% following this targeted intervention.
  • In maths, the percentage of pupils who had reached the expected standard for their age increased from 79% to 95% following this targeted intervention.

 

Expenditure (2016-17)

  • In addition to providing additional support as above, we will determine additional strategies to give further support to pupils at risk of not achieving the required standard, once funding levels have been confirmed.

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