Pupil Premium and Catch-up Funding
Review due October 2017
For 2016-2017, the Catch-Up Funding allocated was £7,769.
The English department purchased the ‘Read, Write, Inc: Fresh Start’ and new reading texts for students.
- Students’ reading ages increased by an average of 17 months.
- 80% of students had an increase in their reading ages.
- 4% (2 students) made no progress.
- 16% of students were still 15y+ as they had been in September.
- 80% of students made a 6+ month increase.
- 64% of students made a 12+ month increase.
- 50% of students made a 18+ month increase.
Full details on the way this money has been spent by the Maths department will follow shortly.
For 2015-2016, the Catch-Up Funding allocated was £7500. The money was divided between the English and Maths departments.
English purchased the ‘Read, Write, Inc: Fresh Start’ programme and new reading texts for students.
Students’ reading ages increased by an average of 14.4 months.
- 86% of students had an increase in their reading ages.
- 79% of students made a 6+ month increase.
- 50% of students made a 12+ month increase.
- 43% of students made a 18+ month increase.
- 7% (one student) made no progress.
- 7% (one student) declined. They will have further testing to get a wider picture.
Maths purchased ‘Maths No Problem’ materials and used them this academic year. These materials encourage pupils to rebuild their maths skills in a deeper way by: thinking about concepts pictorially, using hands on resources and getting pupils to discuss strategies for solving problems. We supported the use of these materials with practical resources such as place value discs.
There are 10 students within the year group who were targeted under the category for extra funding in Maths, the results can be summarised as follows
- 20% moved up to set 6 and are now progressing tremendously in this group. Their summer exam group placed them both at SL which is their upper target level for the year.
- 50% have really benefitted from this slower more methodical and practical approach. Of these 5 students, 4 have gained a SL on their end of year exam which places them at the upper target level predicted for them at the end of Year 8. However one student achieved a mid- target grade which showed progress but less so than the others. All have made above average progress for the year.
- 20% failed to make the progress we expected due to high absence rates throughout the year which have impacted on their progress a huge amount.
- 10% (1 student) initially made excellent progress, gained in confidence and moved up a set. However this pupils could not cope with such a change, being in a larger group with no TA support, slightly faster pace of work and the behavioural issues which had improved then rose to the fore as her inability to cope increased.