Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Year 7 Catch Up Premium 2018-2019

Catch – Up Premium 2018 / 19

What is Catch-Up Premium?

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium is a type of funding additional to the main school funding.  It is received from the government and is allocated to students who failed to achieve at least a scaled score of 100 in English reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2.

Schools are free to spend the Catch-Up Premium as they see fit within specific parameters.

Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy received £7265 for the year 2018-2019

Use of Catch-Up Premium

The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium at Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy was used to pay for a range of student support activities and interventions

These sessions are designed to allow the Year 7 students that failed to achieve a scaled score of at least 100 in Maths or English or in some cases both to develop these skills, hopefully putting them on the same level as other students in the year group by the end of the year.

37 students fall into this category. 15 needed a focus on English, 5 needed a focus on maths and 17 needed a focus on both.

The different strategies included:

  • Extra numeracy and literacy provision in the way of extra classes delivered by staff to small groups of students.
  • Individual support interventions also took place including dyslexia programmes and interventions during lunchtimes and afternoon registration.
  • Specialist resources were purchased for the students. These included items such as handwriting support booklets and coloured reading rulers.
  • Specialist resources were also purchased for the maths department.
  • Additional reading resources were purchased for different students to stretch literacy skills further.
  • IDL, Maths Whizz, Maths Watch and Bedrock are all new platforms trialled using this money this year

Evaluation Of Catch Up Premium 2018/19

Progress in English of Year 7 Catch Up Premium Students in 2018-2019

On entry, 32 students joined us in September 2018 with a Key Stage 2 reading scaled score below 100.

Of the 32 students, 97% achieved their end of Year 7 target.

9 students had the foundation pathway as their target and all achieved this.

22 students had the intermediate pathway as their target and 20 achieved this.

1 student (3%) missed their target of intermediate – but achieved foundation plus.

1 student exceeded their target of intermediate and ended the year as a higher student

Progress in Mathematics of Year 7 Catch Up Premium Students in 2017-2018

On entry, 22 students joined us in September 2017 with a Key Stage 2 mathematics scaled score below 100. 1 student left partway through the year so his data is inadmissible leaving 21 students.

Of the 21, 57% achieved their end of Year 7 target,

7 students had the foundation pathway as their target and 7 achieved this.

14 students had the intermediate pathway as a target. 5 achieved this (36%)

Of the 9 that didn’t achieve intermediate, 3 achieved foundation plus and 6 achieved foundation

The 10 students that failed to meet target in Maths and English will continue to receive additional support through year 8.