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Literacy & Numeracy Funding

Year 7 Catch up Plan

The school received £13,500 in April 2016 to support students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 in 2015.

Students identified as not achieving the expected standard in reading were supported through a 1:1 intervention – Catch-Up Literacy as recommended by Greg Brooks – What works for children and young people with literacy difficulties? Published 2013 by The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust.

Additionally, students used Lexia, an online reading phonics software, in order to further develop their reading, alongside the Accelerated Reader programme run through the library lesson once a fortnight.

Students identified as not achieving the expected standard in maths were supported through a 1:1 intervention – Numeracy Catch-up in two, thirty minute, sessions per week. The numeracy trained staff continued to support the students in applying this knowledge in the classroom.

Reading

12 students were identified as achieving below Level 4 for reading at Key Stage 2.

67% of students completed Catch-up Literacy by the end of Year 7 and reached Level 12 of the scheme.

The remaining students have continued for a short time in Year 8 to complete the program.

7 students more than doubled their rate of progress as indicated by the Group Reading Test, with an average progress of 24 months.

All students in receipt of Catch-up Literacy also achieved their end of year target grades in English.

77% students achieved at least one Lexia level of progress through the completion of this program. Those students who completed at least 20 minutes at home in addition to the 40 minutes per week at school, made the most progress.

Maths

18 students were identified as achieving below Level 4 for maths at Key Stage 2.

100% of students achieved the necessary numeracy level during the programme. 89% of students also achieved their end of year maths target grade. The remaining two students were given additional supported as part of their maths lessons, in order to enable them to reach their target grade in the autumn term of Year 8.

Additionally, students achieving below Level 4 were in classes with high adult to student ratio, which enabled them to have greater 1:1 support during maths lessons. These lessons included repeated overlearning at a pace appropriate to the needs of the individuals in the lesson.

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