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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up

Overview

The Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

In 2016 to 2017 schools will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2016 census. Funding is based on a premium of £500 per pupil.

Premium Funding for 2015-16

School Name

School Status

Number of Eligible Pupils

Catch-Up Payment

Harris Academy Merton

Academy Sponsor Led

29

£14,500

The national curriculum tests at the end of key stage 2 (KS2) are administered in mathematics, English reading and English grammar punctuation and spelling. Scaled scores have been used to report the results of these tests in 2016.

A pupil’s scaled score is based on their raw score which are converted into a scaled score, to ensure accurate comparisons of pupil performance over time. Every scaled score represents the same level of attainment for a pupil each year, so a pupil who scores 103, for example, in 2016 will have demonstrated the same attainment as a pupil who scores 103 in 2017. A scaled score of 100 will always represent the expected standard on the test. Pupils scoring 100 or more will have met the expected standard on the test.

The range of scaled scores available for each KS2 test is the same and will stay the same in future years:

• 80 is the lowest scaled score that can be awarded

• 120 is the highest scaled score

A pupil awarded a scaled score of 100 or more has met the expected standard in each test.

A pupil awarded a scaled score of 99 or less has not met the expected standard in the test.

This document identifies catch-up strategies and interventions which are specifically aimed at students in Year 7 who are behind in literacy and numeracy. Low attainment is defined as attainment below age-related expectations in a particular curriculum subject or skill. This includes basic skills such as reading and numeracy.

The focus is on high impact strategies that will bring about quick and sustainable improvements in literacy and numeracy for identified students. 

 

     NUMERACY Strategy / Details

    Impact / Success Criteria

  • Yr7 Catch-up maths sessions.

Tues and Thursday for Green/Yellow tie 8.30-8.50am (additional 40 minutes maths per week).

Wednesday and Friday for Red/Blue tie 8.30-8.50am (additional 40 minutes maths per week).

Assessments demonstrating mastery in topics

First assessment at the end of Autumn 2

  • Additional bespoke maths lessons coordinated by KS3 manager and delivered by maths staff.

Programme to include ‘MathsWatch’ - which contains video clips covering the entire new curriculum.

Each video gives a clear explanation of every Standard (Emerging, Expected, Exceeding and Excelling) followed by questions for pupils to do. It includes:  200+ video clips; 250+ worksheets with answers.

Sessions run on Tuesday and Wednesday each week from 2.40-3.30pm. Identified students attend one session per week.

Diminish differences between identified and non-identified students in termly assessments

  • Catch-up group set up in ‘MyMaths’ so activities can be personalised for the ability range within this group.

Diminish differences between identified and non-identified students in termly assessments

  • AEN Numeracy withdrawal support sessions.

Diminish differences between identified and non-identified students in termly assessments

     LITERACY Strategy / Details

    Impact / Success Criteria

  • Reading Club   (identified students with RA 10+)

Each reader is paired with a “reading mentor” that will meet with them during 1 tutor period per week. The Year 7 student will read aloud to their mentor who will help them with fluency and accuracy. The Year 7 students will receive a notebook which will help them to record any new or challenging vocabulary which will be re-tested by the mentor the following week.

Improved reading age

Inculcate a love of reading

Mentor-style programme to foster rapport with older students for literacy help

  • Reading Club (identified students with RA <10)

Each reader is paired with a “reading mentor” that will meet with them during 1 tutor period per week. The Year 7 student will read aloud to their mentor who will help them with fluency and accuracy. The Year 7 students will receive a notebook which will help them to record any new or challenging vocabulary which will be re-tested by the mentor the following week.

Improved reading age

Inculcate a love of reading

Mentor-style programme to foster rapport with older students for literacy help

  • Hackney Lit Programme.

Three groups will follow the programme during a single English lesson per week. One group will focus on reading, one on SPAG & writing and one on a combination of each. These groups will be based on their reading ages and the outcomes of the Year 7 Autumn English Language assessments, which will accurately identify areas of weakness within students’ literacy knowledge.

Diminish differences between identified and non-identified students in termly assessments

  • Bedrock (all)

Bedrock is an online programme that assists in the teaching of Tier Two vocabulary that is vital for all subjects. Students are exposed to four new pieces of vocabulary per week in a research-proven way in order to commit this to their long term memory. The English department set and monitor this for homework each week.

Key Tier Two vocabulary introduced to students

Student exposure to a wide range of fiction/non-fiction texts

  • Lexia (bottom sets)

Lexia is a phonics-based reading programme that is run in bottom set English lessons, which provides a reading lesson for students to work independently. It automatically assesses and accelerates At-Risk students and adapts the work to the individual needs of the students.

Motivates the reluctant learner due to online nature

Students learn independently

Works at the pace of the individual

Promotes independent learning of new words through phonics

  • Speech, Language and communication (SLC) sessions

Identified students (see student list) 50 mins per week. S&L therapist test students in November.

Measure extent to which students are closing gaps in English assessments.  Re-tested (S&L) approx. every 6 weeks

  • Literacy Programme (LP) using SRA reading programme

Identified students (see student list) 50 mins per week.

Students assessed, using Selford and Vernin reading tests, every 3 months to monitor progress. Results recorded in AEN area

Updated: November 2016