Year 7 Catch-Up Funding

The government provides Catch up English and Catch up Maths funding for all pupils who begin at secondary school with scores of under 100.

The funding allocated to St Thomas More in 2019/2020 was £9501.

The allocation of funds was as follows:

Intervention

Funds

Impact of spend

Qualified Literacy teaching staff @ 1 x lesson a fortnight for 3 classes

2280

Impact is seen in the progression of the pupils. See scores for 2019-2020 data. The assessment points used are through the Reading Ages. This is key to improving the pupil’s literacy and how they access the work at a suitable level. This is more important with the current GCSE’s with a high literacy rate.

Qualified Numeracy teaching staff @ 1 x lesson a fortnight for 3 classes

2280

Impact is seen in the progression of the pupils. See scores for 2019-2020 data. The assessment points will track the progression of the pupils and support pupils to an accurate standard for learning. Basic Maths is taught throughout the numeracy lessons to allow the pupils to access their core maths lessons.

Edukey online reading age testing facility for up to 500 pupils for testing over 2 years.

532.50

Use of the resource to measure our progress with pupils reading ages. Ability to use the data to pick out areas of need, intervene then re-assess

Literacy and Numeracy Resources

£1375.50

Use of resources such as exercise books, purple pens, photocopying, set reading texts. Significant purchase of set reading texts this year to resource the Reading lessons.

Library Support

£1593

L Whitworth with responsibility for the library. Encouraging a love of reading through new books, library group, competitions and book groups.

Library Stock

£490

Money to fund new texts for pupils. Support with the Year 7 book readers Book Buzz for all of year 7.

Capita Reading Cloud Library- Sora

£625

Purchase of an online reading library to support readers. This was particularly beneficial over the school partial closure.

MFL Reading Magazines

£325

French magazines to support reading in MFL

 

Impact of Spend will be released after the Year 8 data Collection Point in October, due to having no data collection in the summer term due to the school partial closure.

Year 7 Catch up funding has been discontinued from the Government for the September 2020 cohort.

 

Current % of pupils in the Year 7 cohort 2019-2020

MATHS

Baseline

                           

% of pupils under 100 Maths

21% (27 pupils)

% of pupils studying numeracy

53% (68 pupils)

 

ENGLISH

Baseline

                            

% of pupils under 100 English Reading

21% (27 pupils)

% of pupils studying literacy

53% (68 pupils)

 

 

How the funds have impacted on the Year 7 cohort 2018-2019

 MATHS

Baseline

Success

% of pupils under 100 maths or no data

29%  (37 pupils)

% of pupils on target at the end of Year 7 from this cohort

16%

% of pupils working towards target at the end of Year 7 from this cohort

59%

% of pupils below target at the end of Year 7 from this cohort

24%

Numeracy lesson assessed scores:

improvement

62%

Numeracy lesson assessed scores:

stayed at a similar point

24%

Numeracy lesson assessed scores:

weakened

13%

 

ENGLISH

Baseline

Success

% of pupils under 100 English or no data

 

25% (32 pupils)

% of pupils on target at the end of Year 7 from this cohort

0%

% of pupils working towards target at the end of Year 7 from this cohort

91%

% of pupils below target at the end of Year 7 from this cohort

3%

Reading age assessed scores:

Average or above

13% positive RA score

Reading age assessed scores:

Average to -6months

3%

Reading age assessed scores:

-6months to -1year

3%

Reading age assessed scores:

-1year to -2years

22%

Reading age assessed scores:

-2years and below

50%