Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

Year 7 Catch up Statement 2017-18

Impact of 2016 – 2017

80% of the targeted 15 students made progress: 12 students made at least 1 sub-level of progress and 5 students made 3 sub-levels of progress from their KS2 Maths Prior Attainment. 3 students didn’t make the desired progress and they are being closely tracked, provided with individual support and monitored.

Strategies to improve Literacy and Numeracy 2017-18

  • Provision of dedicated ‘progress’ classes with a very high teacher: student ratio in English and Maths
  • Homework Clubs
  • 1:2:1 and small group Literacy intervention
  • A full time Librarian ensures the Library is bookable by English teachers during lessons to support Literacy
  • Library is stocked with a large number of accessible reading books to support Literacy interventions
  • More regular testing in English for each of these students. Other students tested every term, whereas catch-up students tested every half-term to track progress and make adjustments to learning more quickly.
  • Each English test undertaken with the catch-up students will be done with one-to-one supervision with a member of support staff or class teacher.
  • Introduction of DEAR time for year 7
  • Each catch-up premium student will receive a pack of key support materials for English. These will be laminated question prompts to ensure that they can complete literacy based tasks at home.
  • Oracy mats will be given to take home and with parental communication, be used to develop better Standard English skills and presentation skills.
  • All students will be encouraged to join the Burnett News Club (a disadvantaged intervention journalism club for low achievers) and a letter sent home.
  • All catch-up students will have a booklet of subject-specific keywords linked to the GAC year 7 English curriculum. This will ensure that they can revise key concepts and topics at home to bridge the gap in learning.
  • As opposed to literacy intervention booklets, students’ needs will be assessed at the start of the year and given 1 of 3 support books based on their level of literacy need. This will be put across as ‘pathways’ whereby students stretch their level of need via different levels of challenge.
  • The use of literacy cards (like report cards) to be used in lessons for at least once a half-term where form tutors and literacy co-ordinator can assess what interventions are put in place on a daily basis, find where struggles are and see where literacy has been embedded within lessons.
  • Each class teacher will have a catch-up intervention log. Every time a teacher gives verbal feedback (which is a priority for catch-up students) or any other kind of literacy support, it is documented for English lessons.
  • Maths lunchtime and afterschool drop in sessions run by KS3 coordinator.
  • Each catch-up premium student will receive a pack of key support materials for Maths
  • Each student will have a laminated timetable in lesson
  • All catch-up students will have a booklet of subject-specific keywords linked to the GAC year 7 Maths curriculum. This will ensure that they can revise key concepts and topics at home to bridge the gap in learning
  • Liaise with support staff and send student to Nurture during break/lunch for Revision
  • Regular tests will be completed with Maths students. It is anticipated that students will follow the units outlined and will take the Year 7 Progress Test at the end of the year. The timings allocated in the medium term plan leave sufficient time for a consolidation period prior to the Progress Test.

2017-18 Y7 catchup statement