Review of Year 7 Catch-up premium 2018-19

Ovingham Middle School was allocated funding as part of the Year 7 Catch-up initiative. Year 7 catch‐up funding provides additional funding for every student who did not achieve the expected standard in reading, writing and/or maths at key stage 2. This funding aims to help these students to ‘catch up’ with their peers during their first year in KS3. This involved 17 pupils below the expected standard in Reading, 13 in writing and 12 in Maths as assessed at KS2. 

The funding was used to:   

  • Increase the focus on year 7 small group tuition.  
  • Employ extra teachers to create a small focus group in Maths and English every lesson.
  • Target the use of TAs to support ‘catch‐up’ pupils in lessons.
  • Resource and implement focused 1: 1 interventions and group interventions with a TA or teacher.

What effect the expenditure had on the attainment of students for whom it was allocated? 

Reading

  • By the end of Year 7 87% of pupils were working at the expected standard.  
  • Out of the pupils that did not achieve the expected standard at KS2 100% of the pupils made the expected amount of progress and 47% of the pupils made more than expected progress during Year 7.

Writing

  • By the end of Year 7 77% of pupils were working at the expected standard.  
  • Out of the pupils that did not achieve the expected standard at KS2 100% of the pupils made the expected amount of progress and 27% of the pupils made more than expected progress during Year 7.

 

Maths 

  • By the end of Year 7 96% of pupils were working at the expected standard.  
  • Out of the pupils that did not achieve the expected standard at KS2 100% of the pupils made the expected amount of progress and 89% of the pupils made more than expected progress during Year 7.

 

 

Year 7 Catch-up funding 2019-20

This academic year the school will receive the same amount as in 2018-19 for Year 7 catch up funding.

The funding will allow each of the English and Maths classes to have a teaching assistant supporting them.

The funding will also be used to provide focused interventions for groups and individuals provided either by a TA or teacher.  This funding will also go towards resourcing interventions to support these pupils.

Detailed analysis of the impact will be published in July 2020.