In January 2013, the Government announced that secondary schools would receive an additional funding for each year 7 pupil who does not meet the expected standard in reading or maths at Key Stage 2. The expected standard is a scaled score below the expected 100 score (80-99) The money is there to help these pupils catch up in their literacy and numeracy as soon as possible.
In 2016/2017, our year 7 cohort consists of 13 pupils who do not meet the expected KS2 standard for reading and 11 pupils who do not meet the expected KS2 standard for maths.
In order to identify pupils for catch up provision in year 7, we adopt a graduated approach. We take into consideration the following factors: the KS 2 scaled score in reading and maths; is the pupil already on the SEN register from KS2; were they receiving interventions in KS2; does the pupil have traits of moderate learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
Pupils who are identified attend twice weekly, small group intervention led by specialist TAs. Their progress is tracked half termly and pupils are moved out of the intervention when they have made more than expected progress.
|What will the money be spent on?||What is the expected impact?|
|Small group literacy and numeracy intervention lessons twice weekly||Increase in pupil reading scores|
Positive attitude to learning scores in English and Maths
Expected or more than expected progress made in English and Maths at each interim data point
Close the gap in reading age between catch up and non- catch up children
Increase in reading scores, library borrowing, engagement and enjoyment of reading
Purchasing of appropriate books for library – AR categorised
|Benchmark testing to measure the impact of intervention|
|Addition of an extra English and Maths class|
|Extra English and Maths lessons – one of each per day|
|Dedicated TAs in English and Maths classes|
|Accelerated Reading programme – supporting students through a tailored reading plan based on reading ability and need|
|Specialist reading programme to promote reading for pleasure|
|Peer reading opportunities|
Case study one: (female year 7) School tested reading age SAS 79. Scaled reading score KS2 97. Attended literacy catch up from September. Twice weekly, small group intervention. End of Autumn term RA increase 1yr 1m. End of Spring term RA increase 2yr 2m (total RA increase 3yr 3m). No longer attends catch up lessons.
Case study two: (male year 7) School tested reading age SAS 82. Scaled reading score KS2 90. Attended literacy catch up from September. Twice weekly, small group intervention. End of Autumn term RA increase 7months. End of Spring term RA increase 3 m (total RA increase 1 year). No longer attends catch up lessons.
Case study three: (male year 7) Scaled maths score 80. Attended numeracy catch up from September. Twice weekly, small group intervention. Interim data: Oct half term making expected progress/attitude to learning 2; December making more than expected progress/attitude to learning 2.