Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium Statement
- SEN Support: To continue with the successful strategy developed (outlined above) in partnership with the SEN team and led by staff responsible now for catch-up programmes in literacy and numeracy.
- English and Maths Support: Beyond the support for students targeted after base-line tests in SEN, any students below level 4 in literacy or numeracy but not meeting the SEN criteria, will receive additional support from the English and Maths teams. Funding will be allocated to their teams to provide additional intervention support for named students. Progress is monitored and reviewed after each Progress Update throughout KS3.
Allocation: In 2014/15 the school received £12,000
- All students are tested for literacy and numeracy (SEN only)
- Mr Dooley and Mrs Baxter work with 10 – 15 students and achieve good impact in relation to progress from baseline testing. They provide weekly personalised learning sessions to support literacy and numeracy catch-up. There has then been regular re-testing to assess progress made at the start – middle – end of year for the target group.
- In 2014/15 this income was used on a combination of individual student assessment and to support wider whole school initiatives.
- All students below L4 on entry given specific literacy and numeracy testing through the learning support team.
- Specific SEN support for targeted students
- Funding for teaching assistant support where required
- Engagement in weekly library lessons
- Differentiated teaching in ability based classes in English and Maths.
- Whole school ‘drop everything and read’ initiative with support from Upper and Lower School Libraries.
- Funding: £12,000 in 2014-15; £9,500 in 2015-16
IMPACT IS GOOD
Over a 2 year period 2014-2016, students arriving at Longcroft with below L4 (L2/3) in English and/or Maths have made better progress than the all student average.
- Year 7 students: 2015-16 Cohort of 11 students:
Maths: 83% made expected or better progress; 50% made more than expected progress.
English: 60% students made expected or better progress; 40% made more than expected progress.
- Year 7 students: 2014-15 Cohort of 25 student
English: 100% made expected or btter progress; 64% made more than expected progress.
Maths: 71% made expected or better progress; 29% made more than expected progress.