Year 7 Catch-up Premium

 Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium is targeted at students who transfer into Year 7 from primary school in the ‘below average’ and ‘low average’ range in their SATs Reading and Maths papers.

The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium for 2018-2019 was £15,131.

Last year this funding was spent as follows:

  • An intervention programme planned by specialist teachers in the English and Maths departments and overseen by a Senior Member of Staff was put in place to help targeted students to improve their attainment in English and Maths as quickly as possible.
  • Additional support was provided either through small group catch-up sessions, additional Teaching Assistant support in class or a mixture of both depending on the need.

The impact of this intervention was tracked and evidenced through:

  • Students’ progress is tracked closely throughout the intervention to ensure maximum impact. The Senior member of staff overseeing the Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up programme has regular meetings with the targeted students’ English and Maths teachers to assess their progress towards age related expectations for Year 7. Typically, targeted students would be starting as ‘Working Towards’ and exit the intervention only when they are ‘Working At’ expected level.
  • Last year the majority of students supported through this programmer moved from ‘Working Towards’ to ‘Working At’ expected in Literacy and in Numeracy.
  • Individual students who continued to struggle to catch up despite the additional support and interventions because they may have additional learning needs were identified and referred to the SENCo or EAL Co-ordinator for further assessment and specialist support as needed.
  • The academy’s stunning KS4 Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores for English and maths year on year also show how effective the Year 7 Catch-Up programme is over time.

The academy is still awaiting the figures for the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium for 2019-2020.

The academy intends to spend the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium as follows:

  • The existing intervention programme has been reviewed by the Senior Staff responsible and specialist teachers in the English and Maths departments using the latest research in pedagogy including EEF reports on what works best to improve pupils progress in English and Maths as well as Ofsted research.
  • In Literacy, a new version of Read, Write Inc is being implemented through staff training and learning materials in order to maximize its impact on students’ progress.  
  • Additional support will continue to be provided either through small group catch-up sessions, additional Teaching Assistant support in class or a mixture of both. This has been increased this year because of the profile of the new cohort.
  • In English, all Teaching Assistants are receiving training on the administration, marking and interpretation of Standardised tests and it is planned to conduct standardised test to all year 7 students to establish a baseline and those will be used to measure the impact of intervention as well as evaluating progress by assessing against the WT or WAT outcomes at the end of the year.  This will also help to identify students who present a SEN. 
  • In Maths, the Year 7 scheme of work has been revised and students are tested internally after each topic as well as at the end of each term using standardised tests to track the impact of interventions on progress.

 

PERFORMANCE TABLES SUMMARY 2019

 

HEADLINE: Continuing a consistent and very strong ‘year on year’ trend, Cranford students in 2019, have performed WELL ABOVE NATIONAL AND LOCAL AVERAGES across a very broad curriculum, including across all the EBacc subjects, and this leads on to high destination rates to the sixth form, employment/training and higher education (including top universities). 

 

  • PROGRESS 8:  Cranford students make excellent progress over Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

 

The 2019 Progress 8 (P8) score is ‘WELL ABOVE AVERAGE’ and this has been the case at Cranford ‘year on year’, as confirmed in the national performance tables for each of the last three years. 

 

Cranford P8 students achieved +0.64 compared with the National average P8 -0.03.

 

The P8 score for all students is consistently ‘WELL ABOVE’ LA and National averages. This applies to all groups of students including boys, girls, disadvantaged pupils, SEND, EAL, all bands of prior attainment.

 

  • OVERALL ATTAINMENT 8:  The overall attainment 8 score for Cranford students is also ‘WELL ABOVE NATIONAL’.

 

Cranford students scored 54.13 compared with a National average A8 of 46.55.

 

ENGLISH & MATHS

  • 75% of Cranford students (‘WELL ABOVE NATIONAL’) achieved grade 4 or above in English and Maths (compared to 64% Nationally).

 

Additionally, the conversion rate for Cranford students who did not achieve a grade 4 by the end of KS4 but then does so in the sixth form is very high.

 

  • 58% of Cranford students (‘WELL ABOVE NATIONAL’) achieved grade 5 or above in English and Maths compared to 43% Nationally.

EBacc

  • The EBacc APS score for Cranford is also 'WELL ABOVE NATIONAL' (Cranford EBacc APS 5.17 - National EBacc APS 4.07).

 

Disadvantaged Pupils

 

  • Progress 8 score for disadvantaged students attending Cranford is 0.53 (‘WELL ABOVE NATIONAL’) compared to the disadvantaged pupils National average Progress 8 score of -0.45.

 

  • Attainment 8 score for disadvantaged in Cranford is 51.04 (‘WELL ABOVE NATIONAL’) compared to the disadvantaged pupils National Attainment 8 score of 36.54.

 

  • 69% of disadvantaged pupils achieved grade 4 or above in English and Maths (‘WELL ABOVE NATIONAL’) compared to 44% Nationally for disadvantaged pupils.

 

  • 50% of disadvantage pupils achieved grade 5 or above in English and Maths (‘WELL ABOVE NATIONAL’) compared to 24% Nationally for disadvantaged pupils.

 

  • EBacc APS score for disadvantage pupils is also WELL ABOVE NATIONAL (Cranford disadvantage pupils EBacc APS 4.83 - National EBacc APS 3.07).
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