Year 7 Catch-up Premium

The Use of Year 7 Catch Up Premium Funding at Barlby High School

What is Year 7 Catch Up Premium?

Year 7 Catch Up Premium is funding made available by the Department for Education (DfE). The aim of this funding is to improve the attainment of disadvantaged students primarily in English and Maths.

How are Students Identified for the Year 7 Catch Up Premium?

An allocation is made for every student who has not achieved a level 4 in reading and/or Maths at Key stage 2.

Aims

Barlby High School aims to use Year 7 catch Up Premium funding;

  • to enable students who are entering the school below a Level 4 in English and/or Maths the best possible opportunity to catch up by the end of Year 7
  • to embed a robust process that demonstrates the impact of Year 7 catch Up Premium funding on our students
  • to evaluate our processes to ensure value for money and impact and make necessary adjustments
  • to use the funding for the purposes they were created for
  • to work effectively to narrow student attainment gaps 

2015-16 Year 7 Catch Up Premium Allocation

  • £500 per student that has not achieved a Level 4 in reading and/or Maths at KS2. Funding is expected to arrive at the school in March 2016.
Number of students eligible: 21
Amount of funding received per student: £500
Total amount of Catch Up Premium funding received: £10,500

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Funding will be spent in the following ways:

  • Providing HLTA support In Maths lessons
  • Students to access relevant evidenced based interventions
  • Support a Paired Reading Scheme between Year 7 and Year 9
  • Fund Personalised Learning Mentor Support for students in English and Maths
  • Continue to fund Summer School and BATs

2014-15Year 7 Catch Up Premium Allocation

Number of students eligible: 23
Amount of funding received per student: £500
Total amount of Catch Up Premium funding received: £11,500

The allocation for 2014-15 funded:

  • Small group tuition Maths (£5,000)
  • BATs group to introduce Year 6 students to the school, teachers and peer mentors in the summer term (£1,000)
  • Summer school to support students transition and literacy schools (£1,000)
  • Homelearning club (£3,000)
  • Literacy support: Inference training (£1,500)

Impact:

*2 students moved out of area.

Gap to be closed in English for 2 students

Gap to be closed in Maths for 17 students

Gap to be closed in English and Maths for 4 students

Student Progress:
Students making below expected progress in English 2
Students expected progress in English 3
Students above expected progress in English 0
Students making below expected progress in Maths 5
Students expected progress in Maths 12
Students above expected progress in Maths 4

 

English Outcomes:
Students starting Year 7 below Level 4 6
Students improving to Level 4 by the end of Year 7 3
Students remaining below a level 4 3

 

Maths Outcomes:
Students starting Year 7 below Level 4 21*
Students improving to Level 4 by the end of Year 7 16
Students remaining below a level 4 2
Students improving to level 5 by the end of the year 1

The students remaining below level 4 will:

  • be offered alternative evidenced based interventions
  • Continue to have access to HLTA and Personalised Learning Mentor support

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 students who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).  There is further information available on the DfE website regarding this please click on the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/year-7-literacy-and-numeracy-catch-up-premium-guide-for-schools