Catch-up Premium Funding

What is the Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium?

 

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded

schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings,

additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the

expected standard in reading or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2

(KS2).

 

 

Catch-Up Allocation

 

2019-20 = £22,391

 

 

Our Catch-Up Strategy at Redbridge

The Literacy Programme:

 

Session Aims:

  • To improve students’ knowledge of various areas of literacy (predominantly sentence construction) in preparation for the literacy knowledge test

  • To improve students’ reading skills

  • To improve students’ knowledge of spelling rules

  • To improve students’ confidence in their reading and writing ability

 

Specific Teaching:

  • Sentence parts and types, punctuation and proof reading (using the iBridge)

  • Use ‘Scarborough’s Reading Rope’ to teach different elements of reading focusing on vocabulary and inference

  • Teaching definition of root words, prefixes and suffixes to help students begin understand spelling rules and to aid with decoding of unfamiliar words

  • Teaching linked to curriculum support spelling rules

 

Tracking and Monitoring of Progress:

  • Pre and post-test across the year

  • Mini AFL checks at the end of each session

  • Literacy Knowledge and Skills test data

  • Reading Age Data

  • Case Studies

 

 

Catch-Up Strategy Impact: Literacy

 

2018/19

Each session included a pre and post-test, to gauge student progress:

  • 100% of students improved in all sessions

 

Retention of this knowledge is vital to ensure that skills are transferred to lessons:

 

 

 

Whole school focus on reading:

 

 

 

 

2017/18

Each session included a pre and post-test, to gauge student progress:

  • 100% of students improved in all sessions

  • On average, students improved by 55%

2016/17

  • Assessment 1 – 13% of the Catch-Up Premium students achieved  “on or above expected progress” in both their knowledge and skills tests

  • Assessment 2 – 69% of the Catch-Up Premium students achieved  “on or above expected progress” in both their knowledge and skills tests

  • Assessment 3 – 89% of the Catch-Up Premium students achieved  “on or above expected progress” in both their knowledge and skills tests

  • Assessment 4 – 75% of the Catch-Up Premium students achieved  “on or above expected progress” in both their knowledge and skills tests

We also provide these students with a Read2 mentor.  This involves our readers having a one-to-one session with a mentor where they can read a book of their choice in a safe environment. 

 

For some students, reading can be a daunting task, especially if they cannot find a book that engages them or they find too challenging.  Read2 allows them to spend time with a mentor talking about books, taking the time to find something they will enjoy reading and having the opportunity to read with someone who can support them. 

 

Some students read novels whilst others read factual books and this is entirely up to them. Ultimately, we want students to take pleasure in reading and have the opportunity to read, or be read to by someone, for a period of time.  This has been a very successful scheme alongside the Accelerated Reader programme, as students feel more confident when reading out loud in lessons and begin to use the library on a more regular basis.

 

 

Read2 Impact

 

2018/19

  • 61% of Catch up students closed the gap between their reading age and actual age

  • 83% or students felt more confident when reading

  • 92% of students said they wanted to read more from our new library selection

  • 42% of students said they would read more at home

  • 67% of students enjoy reading more

2017/18

  • 50% of Catch-Up students closed the gap between their reading age and actual age

  • 100% of students thought they were more confident readers or had read a book they enjoyed

 

2016/17 (Now tracking if students are closing the reading age gap)

  • 50% of Catch-Up students have closed the gap between their reading age and their actual age.  This is a more precise figure and allows us to track real progress in reading

  • 100% of students felt that this was a worthwhile experience and that they were growing in confidence as a reader.  The regular reading tests are helpful to allow students to track their own progress

Students said:

 

“I like working with my mentor – she is nice”

 

“I like reading”

 

“I’ve improved my communication skills”

 

“It has built up my confidence with reading”

 

 “My mentor has helped me with the words I found difficult”

 

“I enjoy it”

Redbridge Community School

Cuckmere Lane

Southampton

SO16 9RJ

 

t:  02380 771 381      

f:  02380 510 004

e: head@redbridgeschool.co.uk