Announcement:

Catch up Funding

Catch Up Funding 2016-17

Of the students who received catch up funding students made students made 0.72 grades progress in English. Doddle showed particular strength acceleration in identified literacy skills.

In mathematics 80% made at least 1 grade progress. On average they made 1 grades progress.

Students who failed to make expected progress are identified for additional intervention in Year 8.

In the 2016-17 academic year, Queensbury Academy received £19,416 Catch Up Funding and it is spent as follows:

Intervention

Cost

Impact

Reading resources for students working below expected standards

£1000

77%

0.72 progress

Peer Group Reading Programme

£1000

Students made on average 1 year and 7 months progress.

E learning packages to support numeracy and literacy

£2000

Learning packages (Doddle) show significant progress for identified literacy skills

Staffing to support small group literacy and numeracy teaching

£15,000

Three students made enough progress to be withdrawn from this and pick up a modern foreign language

 

We are assuming the same allocation of funding is being used for this current year with an adjustment to last year’s allocation as a result of the increase cohort numbers. At present we have allocated the spending as noted below. This will be reviewed when final funding is known.

Intervention

Cost

Quality teaching and learning CPD for English and maths staff

£1000

Peer Group Reading Programme

£1000

E learning packages to support numeracy and literacy

£1000

Staffing to support small group literacy and numeracy teaching

£15,000

1-1 literacy support for identified students with additional needs

£2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). Schools receive £500 for each pupil in year 7 who meets this criteria.

2014-2015

In the school year 2014-15 Queensbury Academy received £7000 catch up funding and spent it as follows:

 

Staffing to support additional small group literacy and numeracy teaching

£7000

 

 

Outcomes:

In Maths, 7 students entered the Academy at level 3 and by the end of Year 7, 4 of these students were working at level 4, two were one sublevel below, and one was two sublevels below.  The students who are not yet Level 4 in Maths continue to receive additional support as part of their SEND provision.

 

In English, 3 students entered the Academy at Level 3, 2 at Level 2, and one student at Level 1.   All students except one have made at least one level of progress, with two remaining below Level 4 as a result of EAL and SEND issues.  All students who are not yet working at Level 4 continue to receive additional small group intervention.

 

2015-16

In the school year 2015-16, the Academy will receive £17,000 for students working below expected levels.  This is a significant increase on last year and will be spent as follows

 

Peer reading programme

£1000

Small group literacy and numeracy intervention

£15,000

E learning package

£1000

 

Catch Up Funding Impact 2015-16

Of the 16 students that received Catch Up funding to improve their Reading level, 9 students had secured a level 4 by July 2016, with four of these students having improved their scores by 2 sub levels.  Of the remaining students, one left the school mid-year, one had an EHCP plan and reads regularly, showing an increase of six months.  The other students continue to attend additional literacy and numeracy lessons in order to improve their literacy levels.

In Maths 12 students were deemed to be working at an equivalent to a NC level 4 in numeracy by the end of Year 7.  Of the remaining students, one is now off role, and the remainder receive additional numeracy support and/ or are on SEN support plans to improve their progress further.

 

Catch Up Funding 2016-17

In the 2016-17 academic year, Queensbury Academy received £19,416 Catch Up Funding and it is spent as follows:

 

Reading resources for students working below expected standards

£1000

Peer Group Reading Programme

£1000

E learning packages to support numeracy and literacy

£2000

Staffing to support small group literacy and numeracy teaching

£15,000

Last year's Details can be found here

 

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