Year 7 Catch-Up Funding

Literacy and Numeracy Support Funding Allocation

2018-2019

 

The funding allocated to St Thomas More in 2018/2019 was £9,649.

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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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.

First News

1099

A weekly newspaper to support reading throughout the school. Literacy is key in Form time sessions and the newspapers are used widely throughout the school. We now have a year’s stock to lend out to form groups so we will not invest in this for a second year.

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

478

Use of resources such as exercise books, purple pens, photocopying,

Library Support

1562

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

Library Stock

1222.50

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

PiXL Unlock

195

Application to use in literacy lessons to support spellings

 

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% 

 

Spending Plan 2019-2020

Funding allocation for 19/20 is £10,094 (estimated).

Intervention

Funds

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

2280

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

2280

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

532.50

Literacy and Numeracy Resources including exercise books and reading set texts

£1000

Library Support

£1593

Library Stock

£660

Reading competitions

£100

Book club

£150

MFL reading magazines

£325

 

Underspend of £1173.50 to be allocated throughout the year.

 

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)