What is Year 7 catch up funding?
The DfE provides additional funding to schools for each Year 7 student who has not achieved a Level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. All state funded schools receive an additional £500 for each Year 7 student who is eligible for the funding based on their Key Stage 2 levels.
What do we use the funding for?
At Manor Community Academy we use the funding to staff additional classes in Year 7 English and Maths. In addition to this, some of our students follow the Discover curriculum, which is a literacy based curriculum focusing upon the development of literacy skills. This helps our students to improve their literacy skills and access all areas of the curriculum with greater confidence and ease. The class sizes for Discover are smaller (between 12 and 16 students) and the subject is delivered throughout Year 7-9 by primary trained staff.
The funding also contributes towards our delivery of:
- Numeracy leaders – a before school numeracy intervention programme
- Literacy leaders – a before school literacy intervention programme
- Lexia and literacy withdrawal – to support students in the development and deployment of literacy skills
- Maths support (delivered by a specialist maths HLTA and withdrawal from a member of the SEND team).
In 2015/16 we received £21,500 which equates to 43 students.
2015/16 Outcomes for students who received intervention through catch up funding.
|Number of students below L4||% of Year 7||Number of students who made expected progress||% of cohort who made expected progress|
|Mathematics||33 (12 below L3B)||17||20||61|
|English (reading)||31 (20 below L3B)||16||24||77|
In 2016/17, the academy will receive £23 500 in catch up funding
|Number of students below 100 NS||% of Year 7|
115 students have achieved the National Standard in both English and maths (51% of Year 7)
52 students have not achieved the standard in both English and maths (23% of Year 7)