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Y7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Report

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch up report 2017-18

Catch up money is used to support students who, for one reason or another, have fallen behind expectations in their primary school.

The allocation for The Dorcan Academy in 2017-18 was £11,710

The Y7 catch-up money for 2017-18 was allocated as follows:

Early school Maths group £1,742

Catch up English £5,606

Resources £4,362

For the year 2017-18, maths was delivered in small groups before school by specialist support staff. English was delivered in small groups by specialist support staff within lessons.

Outcomes

English:

The table below shows the progress of students who were below nationally expected level at the end of Key Stage 2 in Reading on entry to Dorcan, we use 2 different Interventions for reading to maximise the chance of improved outcomes.

83% of the year 7 students, who had Skills Academy [National Literacy Strategy] intervention sustained and increased on their reading age by the end of the year, although some dropped a few months from their post intervention reading age. 20 students have made over 1 year’s progress on their reading age since September 2017; 12 of these made over 2 years’ progress during this period.

In terms of English; at the Term 6 data drop, 86% of these students were AT expected levels.

 

85% of the year 7 students who have had Catch-Up intervention sustained an increase in their reading age by the end of the year, although some dropped a few months from their post intervention reading age. 18 students made over a year’s progress on their reading age since September; 9 of these made over 2 years’ progress during this period.

In terms of English; at the Term 6 data drop, 44% of these students were AT expected levels or Beyond.

Overall at the start of year 7, 78% had reading ages in the broad average range. Recent tests show that in the current Year 7 82% students are at or above broad average range for Reading, which is a sustained 4% increase, with 18 students remaining below the broad average range.

Maths:

In maths, students who did Catch up Maths and were previously below the nationally expected level at the end of Key Stage 2 on entry to Dorcan, had made progress by the end of the Maths Catch up intervention. See results below:

Year 7 Catch up NW Term 1-2 93% students made progress in Addition and met expected targets

Year 7 Catch up NW Term 1-2 86% students made progress in Subtraction and met expected targets

Year 7 Catch up NW Term 1-2 86% students made progress in Multiplication and met expected targets

These Interventions will be in place for Year 7 Catch up students in 2018-2019.