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Y7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Report

Report 2018-19

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 2018-2019 was £12,508

The Y7 catch-up money for 2018-19 was allocated as follows:

Early school Maths group £2,493

Catch up English £7,880

Resources £2,135

For the year 2018-19, 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.

100% of the year 7 students, who had Skills Academy [National Literacy Strategy] intervention sustained an increase on their reading age by the end of the year, although some dropped a few months from their post intervention reading age.

61% 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.

Overall at the start of year 7, 86% had reading ages in the broad average range. Recent tests show that in the current Year 8 94% students are at or above the broad average range for Reading, which is a sustained 5% increase, with only 9 students in this year group remaining below the broad average range.

Maths:

Students who did Catch up Maths were previously below nationally expected level at the end of Key Stage 2 on entry to Dorcan. Results of progress made are below:

94% of students made progress in Addition and met their targets

100% of students made progress in Subtraction and met their targets

100% of students made progress in Multiplication and met their targets

These Interventions remain in place for Year 7 Catch up students in 2019-2020.