St John Fisher Catholic College
Y7 Catch-Up Grant
The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 learners who did not achieve the national standard in Reading or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2 standard 100). All learners who achieved below 100 in either their Maths or Reading SATs are included in this intervention.
The school’s funding allocation for the academic year 2018/19 is £11,263. At St John Fisher Catholic College, we have used the Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium to appoint a HLSA (Higher Learning Support Assistant) who will deliver and co-ordinate the Catch-Up Programme.
Y7 Catch Up Grant Review 2018-19
|Activity||Learners||Cost||Resources||Impact and Outcome|
1 to 1
10 week programme
3 hours per week HLSA
|Positive attitude and increased confidence toward reading (the average reading age was increased by only 1 month so this intervention has been adapted next year)|
The identification of more serious learning difficulties supported by SENSS.
(6 week programme )
|6||£228||2 x 20 mins per week LSA||Boosted self-esteem and engagement with school life,|
championed reading for pleasure.
|Literacy support whole class support|
|4 hours per week HLSA|
8 hours per week LSA
|Provide targeted feedback to facilitate progress.|
|DEAR – Drop Everything and Read|
|All learners||No cost||20 mins per week||All learners have regular access to a wide variety of books and quiet dedicated time for individual reading.|
|Reading Lessons||All Year 7 & 8 learners||No cost||English Teacher|
1 hour per fortnight (in the library)
1 hour LSA per week.
|To give regular access to the library to encourage a love of reading and to support the learners in sustained reading skills.|
|Maths support whole class support|
|60||£1710 + £2052 =£3762||3 hours HLSA per week|
6 hours LSA per week
|Individual support in class to reduce barriers to learning through targeted feedback and over teaching key principles as required.|
|Small group booster maths|
|4||£72||20 mins per week|
|Developed time skills for reading analogue and digital clocks and answering worded questions related to time.|
£570 + £1026 = £1596
1 hour HLSA
3 hours LSA
|All learners have access to ICT resources to complete homework on time.|
Lots of individual support but also learners can choose what tasks they want to complete which empowers the learner.
Promote independence and support organisation skills.
Provide ICT resources e.g. MyMaths.
|TOTAL COST PER YEAR £12,384|
|· Learners who came in below expected level, as a group, have the highest residual compared to those above/on expected level (0.31 compared to -0.41 and 0.06 respectively)|
· In both Maths and English, progress for learners entering below expected level, continues to be positive in the Summer Term. Average progress in English was 0.15 and in Maths 0.2.
Y7 Catch-Up Grant Plan 2019-20 final budget and total costings to be confirmed
|Learners||Cost||Resources||Impact and Outcome|
|Drop Everything and Read||All learners||No cost||20 mins per week||The aims of the programme are to; start the day in a calm way, expand leaner’s vocabulary, improve knowledge and improve writing skills.|
|Reading in Form|
No cost for sixth form support
|2 x 20 per week|
Also supported by sixth form learners
|Personalised 1 to 1 reading programme to|
increase reading fluency and comprehension.
(10 week programme read on a 1 to 1 basis 3 times a week)
|6||3 hours HLSA per week||The programme will target weak and reluctant readers who with regular and consistent support in reading on a 1 to 1 basis will increase reading confidence and comprehension.|
|In class Literacy support|
|60 approx||4 hours per week|
|Identification and reduction of barriers to learning.|
Support the acquisition of a range of reading skills to read for meaning.
|Reading Lessons||All year 7 learners||No cost||English Teacher|
1 hour per fortnight
(in the library)
1 hours LSA per week
|To give regular access to the library, to encourage a love of reading and to support the learners in sustained reading skills.|
|Reading Tests||Year 7 learners on a 1 to 1 programme – 33 learners approx||Purchase of new reading tests to track the progress of learners.|
|Numeracy booster group|
Termly target group – whole year)
After School Club
( 6 learners per group)
|1 hour HLSA||Increase in accuracy with times tables (multiplication and division) to build on foundation maths skills.|
Morning and Lunch Time
|20||HLSA = 1.5 hrs|
LSA = 1.5 hrs
Morning Club = 45 minutes per week
Lunch Club = 35 minutes per week
|Build on problem solving skills, logic skills and basic numeracy skills by playing a variety of maths games.|
|Maths Games e.g.|
Rummikub, dominoes and solitaire
|10||To have fun with maths and to reduce barriers to learning.|
|1 Hour 2 LSA||Empower all learners to complete homework on time and promote independence|
Support organisation skills.
Provide ICT resources e.g. MyMaths.
|In class Numeracy support|
|30 approx||LSA 3 hours per week|
HLSA 1 hour per week
|Identification of target learners.|
Monitor impact of interventions and engagement.
Support of the curriculum, provide targeted feedback to ensure catch-up learners are on their flight path target for Maths
|TOTAL COST PER YEAR|