Our Plan & What We Did

The literacy and numeracy catch up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve expected progress in reading and /or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2(KS2).

Light Hall School’s catch up premium allocation for the current academic year is £12,500.

A summary of how we plan to use the Catch Up Premium to improve progress for students with low starting points is below:

WHAT WE WILL DO THIS YEAR

WHY WE WILL DO IT

WE WILL KNOW WE HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL WHEN

SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL BUDGET

END OF TERM REVIEW

(March 2020)

Identify target groups of students who have arrived from primary school with low levels of literacy and/or numeracy.

This will be based on:

·         KS2 indicators from primary schools

·         CAT testing

·         Baseline tests for core subjects

 

To identify target groups of students who need additional support

Target groups have been identified, and are receiving additional support

22 students have been identified as they have an average KS2 score of 95 and below

£5237.50

50% of students are working above their target grade of a D at grade “C/B”.

Literacy:

Overseen by SENCO, a combination of using toe by toe and Nessy weekly, ran by LSAs.

 

To boost students confidence with reading and writing (spelling)

Students reading age improves, to enable them to better access the wider curriculum

£660

 

Impact report not completed due to COVID.

Literacy:

Learning Plus support. A target group of students has to complete follow Lexia Program during form time.

 

To boost students confidence with reading and writing

Students reading age improves, to enable them to better access the wider curriculum

Ran by LRC manager – Paid through PP budget

£ 1153 per annum

 

Impact report for LEXIA not completed due to COVID.

Literacy:

Accelerated Reader, run during English lessons with teacher fortnightly

To boost students confidence with reading and writing

Students reading age improves to enable them to better access the wider curriculum

PP budget used to fund AR

£ 3,507

 

Impact was inconsistent, HPA PP students reading did not improve. Other HPA students reading did.

For 2020/21 AR on hold to be renewed.

Numeracy:

Qualified Maths teacher as tutor to act as a teaching assistant in lessons where the majority of the class are “catch up” pupils to support their progress to help improve maths skills.

Small group tuition (1:3) of MPA/LPA pupils.

Research shows high quality teaching assistants boost progress, keeping the students in class maintains consistency in teaching methods

Students make accelerated progress in maths, which also enables them to better access the wider curriculum

Maths Tutor

£2,340

Nine (MPA/LPA) Year 8 pupils were targeted for tuition, in October: 11% were on track by the mid year assessment :44% of pupils were on track.

 

Impact of tuition for other year groups was not evident due to school closures.