Turing House

Overview

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gave all state-funded schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 in 2015. For 2016, because the KS2 assessments switched from levels to scaled scores, the amount is just calculated from the previous year's allocation and adjusted for any change in size of the year group.

Schools received an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2.

This additional funding has been allocated to every school because national figures show that, on average, this group does not achieve as well as their peers across the country. This group of students however are able to do just as well as all other students and the funding is therefore to support schools to address this issue.

How must this money be used?

Schools assess the individual needs of each of the pupils who attract the year 7 catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding. We only select programmes and approaches that we know are effective.

How much funding does Turing House receive?

Schools receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2.  The allocation is decided from information collected in the Autumn Census.

In 2015/16 the school received £2000 for 4 students. In 2016/17 this was scaled up to £2500 because the intake increased to 125.There are 47 students in this cohort who did not reach age related standards in either English, mathematics or both.

How does the school use this funding?

The school uses this funding to provide extra support for those students who need additional literacy and numeracy support in order to achieve success in line with school and national expectations

  • 1-1 and small group intervention in English and mathematics led by senior staff and teaching staff
  • Homework support and independent learning resources purchased, such as MyMaths
  • Purchase of ICT equipment (IPads and keyboards) for some students in receipt of the Catch-up Premium to support extended writing in class and at home
  • Additions to the school library of appropriate accessible books (fiction and non-fiction) to support independent reading
School objectives for spending the grant

For students eligible for Catch-up funding to make expected and better than expected progress academically and to share as fully in school life as all other students.

How does the school measure success?

The school tracks the progress of all students, including students in this particular group. Success is evidenced by the outcomes for these students which demonstrates that they are making progress similar to, or in some cases better than their peers in the school and above average nationally.  All students, regardless of catch-up eligibility, took part in extra-curricular activities.

At the end of their first year our cohort of four catch up premium sudents had all caught up to at least level 4 or better in both English and mathematics.

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