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Year 7 Catch-up Funding

                         Year 7 Catch-up Premium Grant 2014-15

The Department for Education has allocated £500 per pupil for the number of year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least a level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2. This is based on Key Stage 2 data and the autumn school census.

In 2013-14 the allocation of funds for this purpose to Trinity Academy was £18,000 (36 students)

In 2014-15 the allocation of funds for this purpose to Trinity Academy was £28,000 (56 students)

In 2014-15 these monies are being used to fund:

  1. A reading intervention programme: Lexia;
  2. A handwriting intervention programme;
  3. Small group intensive support on ‘reading for meaning’;
  4. 1:1 LSA support and intervention with literacy and numeracy throughout the curriculum;
  5. The purchase of texts and resources for small, specifically focused classes in English and Mathematics (extra time given across the curriculum) – the English classes follow the Ruth Miskin Reading Scheme;
  6. 1:1 reading mentors;
  7. The hiring of English and Mathematics tutors who can enhance the small group work completed with these students prior to entering the Academy as well as throughout their early years at TA.

In 2013/14 the impact of the intervention can also be directly seen through levels of progress. 78% of those students who entered the Academy with a level 3 or below made expected progress which is above the progress made by those students who entered the Academy with a level 4 (69%) or 5(74%). The impact of the English and literacy intervention shows that 77% of those students made expected progress or above which is in line with the progress made with those students who entered the Academy with a level 4 (81%) or 5 (77%).

In 2014/15 the impact of the intervention is being tracked through six progress captures throughout the year. At progress capture 5 (May 2015) there is evidence of the impact this funding is making on the progress of students. In English and mathematics students are making progress in line with or above that of similar students nationally.

KS2 National Curriculum Level

% of Pupils Making Expected Progress

National Average

English level 2

86%

51%

English Level 3

57%

60%

Mathematics Level 2

50%

15%

Mathematics Level 3

48%

41%

 

In addition, the percentage of these students making greater than expected progress is above national averages in English and mathematics and is improving.

There were 17 students in year 7 who entered the academy with a reading level below a level 4. Over the course of this academic year, their reading ages have improved on average by 17 months.