Catch Up Funding

2016-2017

Raising Achievement for Cape Cornwall School Learners

The following aspirational target for 2016-2017 has been set by Governors:

Ensure all students make 4 levels of progress by the end of KS4.

The catch up funding provided to Cape Cornwall School is used to remove any barriers to learning and progress so that all students can achieve their potential.

In planning how to spend the funding, governors have used a set of principles:

1. The funding is solely for spending on students eligible for “catch-up” funding.

2. It is focused on supporting eligible students to improve their achievement in the core subjects of English and mathematics.

3. The impact of spending is rigorously evaluated to ensure value for money.

4. Improvement in the quality of education for students joining the school below national expectations is an integral part of whole school improvement planning.

5. Development of staff skills to ensure the highest quality teaching and support every day is given high priority, including the provision of high quality staff training.

6. The role of parents and carers in supporting progress, behaviour and attendance of students, in partnership with staff, is seen as crucial to student success.

 

Student Cohort 2016-2017: Students below national expectation on entry in English

 

Cohort

Eligible for  Pupil Premium funding

SEND

Year 7 (now in Year 8)

20

10

8

Year 8 (now in Year 9)

11

7

6

 

Monitoring and reviewing the policy

Our work in relation to students below national expectation on entry is reviewed on a termly basis to ensure it is having the intended impact in narrowing the gaps. This allows us to make adjustments if particular strategies are not working well, rather than leaving an unproductive action in place until the end of the year.

Our catch-up policy is reviewed on an annual basis and adjustments are made to it according to the impact the School is having in narrowing the gaps. We recognize the importance of evaluation and the need for this to be robust to ensure the approaches we are using have the desired effect and represent good value for money. Our annual review will involve staff, students, governors, parents and carers.

 

Provision for students eligible for catch-up funding for 2016-2017 is as follows:

  • Daily provision and use of Accelerated Reader to secure rapid progress in reading for students in Years 7 and 8
  • Investment in a wider range of suitable age-related reading books to support Accelerated Reader
  • Learning Assistants to provide specialist support in English and Maths
  • One to one teaching and small group teaching for both literacy and numeracy
  • Investment in a specialist, age-appropriate resources for numeracy and literacy to support individual and small group intervention

 

Expenditure of catch-up funding 2016-2017

Outlined below is a summary of the way in which Cape Cornwall School has spent the money allocated to the school through catch-up funding.

 

Area to which funding is allocated

Funding allocated to this area

Small group and 1:1 teaching of literacy and numeracy

Literacy TA x 6.25 hrs per week

£5850 per annum

Introduction of and purchase of further resources for Accelerated Reader

£3195

Intervention resources for literacy and numeracy

£1000 new books

 

Impact 2016-2017

Students working below national expectations on entry to Cape Cornwall School

 

Year 8  (Year 7 in 2016/17)

 

 

 

On Track to Get (OTTG)

Student Identifier

Average SATS score

OTTG maths

OTTG English

1

92

3

4

2

97

4

4

3

92

3

4

4

96

4

4

5

99

3

4

6

96

3

3

7

99

4

3

8

97

4

4

9

94

3

4

10

99

4

4

11

88

3

2

12

85

3

3

13

93

3

5

14

99

4

4

15

97

3

3

16

94

3

3

17

93

4

3

18

94

4

3

19

96

4

4

20

93

4

4

 

On Track To Get Grade  (teacher assessed based on class work and summative assessments).

 Maths 50%, English 60% of students below national expectations on entry are now working at or above national expectations after 4 terms of support.

 

Year 9 (Students who were in Year 8 in 2016-2017)

 

 

 

On Track To Get (OTTG)

Student identifier

Average SATS score

OTTG maths

OTTG English

1

3

3

 

2

3

3

3

3

3.8

4

4

4

2.5

   

5

3.5

3

4

6

3.7

3

5

7

3.1

4

6

8

3.3

3

4

9

3.1

 

3

10

3.4

3

 

 

Students accelerated from below national expectations to working at/above national expectations after 6 terms of support: maths 20 % English 50% of students below national expectations on entry are now working at or above national expectations after 4 terms of support.

 

Plan for 2017-2018

The plan for expenditure of catch-up funding for 2017-2018 is:

 

Area to which funding is allocated

Funding allocated to this area

Small group and 1:1 teaching of literacy and numeracy

Literacy TA x 6.25 hrs per week

£5850 per annum

Introduction of and purchase of further resources for Accelerated Reader

25 additional licenses@ £5.05 per learner

Intervention resources for literacy and numeracy

 

 

 


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