We received £17,000 in 2016-2017 to support students who arrived at Wilmington below a score of 100 (secondary ready) in English and/or maths. We put a range of interventions in place such as Fresh Start, Accelerated Reader and Catch up Numeracy to support these students. We also used the extra funding to create smaller class sizes for our bottom sets, so that these students could have more teacher time. The impact of these interventions is shown below.
37% of cohort below expected level in English on entry based on key stage 2 tests
51% of these students became secure or better by the end of year 7
28% of cohort below expected level in maths on entry based on key stage 2 tests
48% of these students became secure or better by the end of year 7
average reading age June 2016 12 years 7 months
35% of students improved their reading age by 6 months or more
18% of students improved by 12 months or more
100% of students on catch-up numeracy programme improved their numeracy age by 12 months or more
Allocation for 2017-2018 is £17,000 (provisional).
We will use it to continue the same programmes as in 2016-2017.