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Year 7 Catch Up Funding

The Year 7 Catch Up premium is a government initiative to help raise the achievement of students who arrive in Year 7 below the expected level required at KS2. (scaled score of 100 in Reading and Maths).

The money is used to provide extra tuition, intensive small group support and other initiatives to improve literacy and numeracy.  Additionally a number of our students are EAL learners and arrive with no prior data or below the levels of the KS2 test due to language barriers.  Therefore, the needs of our ‘Catch Up’ cohort are diverse and intervention varies year on year.

Ruskin has decided to spend the money to provide targeted interventions and small group support throughout KS3, so these students can catch up with their peers. 

For 2016-17 we received £14,362

During 2017-18 the following strategies are being used:

  • Nurture group – small teaching group with 1 main teacher who delivers most of the curriculum, including literacy and numeracy catch up.

  • Reading support – small group withdrawal to develop reading skills.

  • Numeracy support – peer tuition and small group intervention.

  • Support for EAL learners in completing homework and improving reading.

     

    Year 7 in 2018 – This table shows the number of students who did not achieve ‘Secondary ready’ scores at KS2

 

Number of Students

% of Students

Below data

Reading

52

34

41 – KS2 data

11 – b or npd *

Maths

55

36

45 – KS2 data

10 – b or npd *

Both Reading and Maths

38

25

 

*B means Below, NPD means no prior data

Year 7 in 2016-17 – This table shows the number of students who did not achieve ‘Secondary ready’ scores at KS2 

 

Number of Students

% of Students

Below data

Reading

73

49%

52KS2 data

21 – b or npd

Maths

75

51%

57 – KS2 data

18 – b or npd

Both Reading and Maths

56

38%

 

                 Of the 52 students who had KS2 scores Ruskin achieved the following results 

Reading

23

44%

Made excellent progress

 

10

19%

Made good progress

               Of the 57 students who had KS2 scores Ruskin achieved the following results

Maths

25

44%

Made excellent progress

 

7

12%

Made good progress