Data indicates that 42 students were identified for Catch-Up with 24 students in Mathematics, 18 students in Reading and with 11students needing both. Funding for 2015-2016 totalled £16,000.00
Reading analysis as of June 2016 indicated that 94.4% of pupils completed the year on or above their minimum expected grade.
Maths analysis as of June 2016 indicated that 62.5% of pupils completed the year on or above their minimum expected grade.
Overall analysis for 2015/2016 indicates that 8% of the cohort started the year below Level 4 for Reading and 11% of the cohort started the year below Level 4 for Maths.
The strategies employed to improve student achievement in reading and maths during the last academic year included:
• Staffing to support
Small group intervention with qualified English and maths teachers
1:1 reading support
Numeracy and literacy progress unit support
• Purchasing e-readers for students to use
• Attainment of pupils is measured through half termly teacher assessments as well as formative assessment by intervention teachers
• Intervention staff and subject teachers liaise regularly so work is undertaken on specific targets
• Timetables of intervention are created for individual pupils
• The impact of intervention is evaluated at the end of each term
• Pupils are requested to evaluate the success of the intervention with feedback used to inform next year’s provision
How will the funding be used in 2016-2017?
• To continue to deliver focused small group tuition for intervention
• Contribute to funding the Accelerated Reader programme for Yr7 Catch Up students
• To continue to add to the reading material available for Catch Up students in the library
• Purchase additional e-readers where necessary
• Use funding for staffing and resources for holiday schemes/ transition programmes
• Purchase additional resources to help students’ learning in and out of school