Allocation for 2016 – 2017 is £14,000 (provisional). We will use it to continue the same programmes as in 2015 – 2016.
Year 7 Catch Up Premium – Impact 2015-2016
We received £14,000 in 2015-2016 to support students who arrive at Wilmington below a level 4 in English and/or maths. We put a range of interventions in place such as Fresh Start, Accelerated Reader, Lexia and Catch up Numeracy to support these students. We also use the extra funding to support smaller class sizes for our bottom sets, so that these students can have more teacher time. The impact of these interventions is shown below.
In Year 7 15 students were identified as needing numeracy support. Timetables were adapted to include a bespoke programme called Catch Up Numeracy. Students were taken out of non-core subjects to complete these. A member of staff completed the Catch Up Numeracy training and facilitated the programme from April 2016. Baseline assessments were completed in April and progress tests were completed 3 months later.
The students were assessed at 7 years and 6 months. As a result of the Catch Up Numeracy Programme, students gained an average of ‘1 year and 5 months’ in 3 months. 100% of students made progress, most notably the SEN students with a progress of 5 years and 8 months.
11% of cohort below Level 4 in September 2015.
91% of these students achieved a Secure grade 4 or better by module 6
8% of cohort below Level 4
47% of these students achieved a Secure grade 4 or better in module 6
Average reading age of this group June 2015 8 years 7 months
73% of students improved their reading age by June 2016