We received £17,183 in 2017-2018 to support students who arrived at Wilmington with a score of below 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.
35% of cohort below expected level in English on entry based on key stage 2 tests.
53% 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.
39% of these students became secure or better by the end of year 7.
Average reading age June 2017 11 years 3 months.
57% of students improved their reading age by 6 months or more (+22% gain from 2016/17).
43% of students improved their reading age by 12 months or more (+25% gain from 2016/17).
Catch Up Numeracy Intervention Impact
Allocation for 2018/19 is £17,000 (Provisional). We propose continuing with the same interventions and have added Lexicology as extra literacy support.