Catch – Up Premium 2019 / 20
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 £7568 for the year 2019-2020
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.
29 students fall into this category. 13 needed a focus on English, 6 needed a focus on Maths and 10 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 2019/20
UP TO MARCH 2020. FURTHER WORK MAY BE NEEDED THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID AND LOCKDOWN ISSUES
Progress in English of Year 7 Catch Up Premium Students in 2019-2020
On entry, 23 students joined us in September 2019 with a Key Stage 2 reading scaled score below 100.
Of the 22 students, 100% were on track to achieve or exceed their target pathway based on the February 2020 tracking report.
3 students had the foundation pathway as their target and were on target to achieve this.
18 students had the intermediate pathway as their target and 15 were set to achieve this, and 3 were set to exceed this.
2 students had the higher pathway as their target and both were set to achieve this.
Progress in Mathematics of Year 7 Catch Up Premium Students in 2019 2020
On entry, 16 students joined us in September 2019 with a Key Stage 2 mathematics scaled score below 100.
Of the 16, 56.2% were on target to achieve their pathway by the end of the year.
3 students had the foundation pathway as their target and all 3 achieved this.
12 students had the intermediate pathway as a target. 6 achieved this, 6 did not.
1 student had the higher pathway, and was not on track to achieve this either
The 7 students that failed to meet target in Maths will continue to receive additional support through year 8.