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Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Intro

At Kingswinford Academy, all members of staff, including LAB members, accept the responsibility of ensuring that Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium Grant is used effectively to support the progress of, and narrow the achievement gap for those students who qualify for this funding.

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Catch Up Premium was provided by the Government to support Year 7 pupils who did not reach the expected standard in the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics.

The purpose of this funding was to enable schools to provide the students concerned with additional support in literacy and numeracy. The aim was to ensure they make rapid progress and are able to access the curriculum, reaching their full potential at school.

Kingswinford Academy used this funding to enhance and support the learning for specifically identified pupils. Each child is assessed regularly to determine the correct provision and to adjust or amend that provision as circumstances evolve.

In 2019 to 2020, we were allocated funding on the basis that we receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding we received in 2018 to 2019, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2019 census.

The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium has not been offered to schools during the current academic year, being replaced by the Catch Up Premium funding received in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This document is, then, a review of spending during the academic year 2019-2020

Kingswinford Academy Overview

 

Metric

Data

School Name

Kingswinford Academy

Students in School

901

Number of students in year 7

192

Total catch up funding available

£12,567

Publish Date

September 2020

Statement Authorised by

T Macdonald

Review of 2019/20 Impact

 

Note that data collection was interrupted due to the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown restrictions. Scaled scored used at ‘End’ of reporting period were taken in March 2020 and represent progress following 2 from 3 teaching cycles.

 

Priority

Target

Start

End

Review

Status

Literacy

(Reading)

Progress at through Year 7 is above National and Trust average as measured by reading age benchmarks

KS2 Reading 103.1

Average reading age 

10y 11m

-

 

Average reading age

11y 6m

[March 2020]

Strong reading progress was being made during the year until March testing. COVID restricted access to the full programme, but progress was on track to bridge gaps prior to lockdown.

Partially Achieved

Literacy

(Writing)

Progress at through Year 7 is above National and Trust average as measured by WAT scaled scores

KS2 GPVS 106.1


GL Assess English 105.5

English Scaled Score


108.9

Despite lockdown English performance progress was strong with students making more than expected progress through the year.

Achieved

Numeracy

Progress at through Year 7 is above National and Trust average as measured by WAT scaled scores

KS2 Maths 104.4


GL Assess Maths

101.5

Maths Scaled Score

 105.9

Despite lockdown Maths performance progress was good with students making broadly expected or more than expected progress through the year.

Achieved

Intervention Strategies

 

Strategic Aim

Activity

Accelerated Reader

Year 7 students receive 1 x library lesson each week supported by a librarian and an English Teacher. This lesson provides specific literacy intervention and reading development with age appropriate reading material supported by the Accelerated Reader and STAR reader programmes.

Saturday School

Saturday school sessions are provided for targeted students to recover learning gaps. This programme is in place for both English and Maths recovery. This programme was interrupted by COVID-19 restrictions

Additional Support English & Maths

For a limited number of students, specific additional Maths and English intervention is offered through partial withdrawal from other subject areas. 

In class/Small group intervention support

Additional Assistant Teachers available to offer in class support or small group withdrawal to address Academic gaps.