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Pupil Premium

Catch-Up

What is the Catch-Up premium?

The catch-up premium is an additional grant awarded by the Department for Education (DfE) to secondary schools to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or mathematics at the end of Key Stage Two (KS2). The money is to be used by schools to deliver additional tuition or intensive support in small groups in order that they may catch up and are more likely to succeed.

For the academic year 2019/20, schools will receive that same amount of Year 7 catch-up premium as they did last year (for Light Hall - £12,500). The funding is not ‘ring fenced’ for catch up activities but it is expected that this funding is used for additional literacy and numeracy catch up during Year 7.

At Light Hall, we use this money to offer a range of support including:

  • Accelerated Reader Programme
  • Lexia Learning
  • Toe by Toe Literacy
  • Beanstalk Reading support

Numeracy

Catch-up students are monitored by their progress towards end of Year 7 targets alongside the average grade achieved by the group compared with all other students in the cohort.  Additional needs and support may be identified and provided as appropriate. The additional support teacher in maths lessons works closely with the class teacher to target intervention in key aspects of maths when appropriate.

Homework

Progress Development Leaders and Transition Lead will support the students with their independent study.

Impact 2018/19:

English

8 students were identified as having a KS2 scaled score for reading of 92 or below. (The range is 80-120).

These catch up students make excellent progress with all achieving or exceeding their target grade for the end of Year 7.   Their average Expected Attainment Pathway (EAP) was +0.12.   This was 0.4 above non-catch up students.  Feedback from the Accelerated Reader and Beanstalk programmes was also positive. 

Maths

9 students were identified as having a KS2 scaled score for mathematics of 94 or below. (The range is 80-120).

70% of these students achieved or exceeded their target grade.  Their average EAP was -0.3.  This was 0.3 above non-catch up students. 

Impact 2019/20:

English

16 students have been identified this year with a KS2 scaled score of 92 or below for reading.

Maths

14 students have been identified this year with a KS2 scaled score or 94 or below for mathematics

The support programme for these students is underway.

 

 

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