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Y7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Report 2015-16

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

The Y7 Catch-up allocation for The Dorcan Academy in 2015/16 was £22000

The Y7 catch-up money for 2015-16 was allocated as follows:

  • Contribution towards employment of specialist support staff 55%
  • Contribution towards employment of specialist teaching staff 35%
  • Other resources 10%

For the year 2015-16, 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:

As seen in the table below, percentages of students  who were below level 4 (nationally expected level at the end of Key Stage 2) in English on entry to Dorcan, made progress [i.e. nationally expected progress and beyond] by the end of the year.

82% of year 7, who had Premier League Reading Stars [National Literacy Strategy] intervention increased their reading age 92% of year 7, who had Catch-Up intervention increased their reading age Overall at the start of year 7, 75% had reading ages in the broad average range, By July 2016, this had increased to 90%

Maths:

In maths, percentages of the  students who were below level 4 (nationally expected level at the end of Key Stage 2) on entry to Dorcan, made progress (i.e. nationally expected progress and beyond ) by the end of the year.

In Terms 1&2 25% of students scored 70% or above, in the topics covered. The other 75% scored between 52% and 69%. The average score was 66%. From terms 3 to 6, 50% of students obtained an average score of 70% or above in the topics covered. A further 41% of students scored between 40% and 69%. The average score was 67%.

These Interventions will be in place for Year 7 Catch up students in 2016/2017