What is Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Funding?

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Funding gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).

2018-19

Funding allocation - £15,500 (tbc)

How we intend to spend the allocation

  • Catch-up mentor to support pupils in-class (Maths and English where possible, and other curriculum areas including Humanities and Science) who arrived at Hodge Hill Girls School with KS2 scaled scores below 100 in English and/or Maths.
  • Catch-up mentor to provide organisational and study skills’ support for relevant identified catch-up pupils
  • Morning registration literacy activity and after-school interventions for catch-up pupils as identified by class teachers.

Please note that notional SEND funding has been used to support this provision too as some pupils are both catch-up and SEND.

Parents are informed that their daughter is in receipt of catch-up funding and receives additional intervention beyond the class teacher for all or part of the academic year.

2017-18

Funding allocation - £15,500

How this allocation was spent

  • Catch-up mentor to support pupils in-class (Maths and English where possible, and other curriculum areas including Humanities and Science) who arrived at Hodge Hill Girls School with KS2 scaled scores below 100 in English and/or Maths.
  • Morning registration, lunchtime and after-school interventions for catch-up pupils as identified by class teachers.
  • Parents’ briefing as part of Y7 Curriculum Evening.

Please note that notional SEND funding has been used to support this provision too as some pupils are both catch-up and SEND.

Parents are informed that their daughter is in receipt of catch-up funding and receives additional intervention beyond the class teacher for all or part of the academic year.

How the allocation made a difference in 2017-18 to the attainment of pupils who benefit from the funding

  • 87% of English Catch-up pupils were on or above target at the end of Year 7; it should be noted that 3 of the pupils below target are RADY+ pupils and have had their targets uplifted.
  • 25% of Maths Catch-up pupils were on or above target at the end of Year 7; it should be noted that 19 of the pupils below target are RADY+ pupils and have had their targets uplifted.

2016-17

Funding allocation£15,500

How this allocation was spent

  • Catch-up mentor to support pupils in-class (Maths and English where possible, and other curriculum areas including Humanities and Science) who arrived at Hodge Hill Girls School with KS2 scaled scores below 100 in English and/or Maths.
  • After-school interventions for catch-up pupils as identified by class teachers.
  • Parents’ briefing as part of Y7 Curriculum Evening.

Please note that notional SEND funding has been used to support this provision too as some pupils are both catch-up and SEND.

Parents are informed that their daughter is in receipt of catch-up funding and receives additional intervention beyond the class teacher for all or part of the academic year.

How the allocation made a difference in 2016-17 to the attainment of pupils who benefit from the funding

  • 70% of English Catch-up pupils were on or above target at the end of Year 7; it should be noted that 8 of the pupils below target are RADY+ pupils and have had their targets uplifted.
  • 53% of Maths Catch-up pupils were on or above target at the end of Year 7; it should be noted that 12 of the pupils below target are RADY+ pupils and have had their targets uplifted.

2015-16

Funding allocation£15,500

How this allocation was spent

  • Dedicated catch-up mentor to support in-class with predominantly English and Maths, and other literacy-based subjects.
  • Lunchtime and after-school interventions for catch-up pupils as directed by class teachers.

How the allocation made a difference to the attainment of pupils who benefit from the funding

Catch-up pupils made the following progress in 2015-16:

  No. of pupils Y7 Aut. Average Y7 Sum Average
Y7 English 20 3b 4c
Y7 Maths 19 3b 4c