Year 7 Pupil Premium

Catch Up Spend (2014/15) - Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy

Catch up 7 money was received for 30 students (English) and 20 students (Maths) in 2014/15. These students had not achieved level 4 in English and / or Maths by the end of year 6. The money was spent on staffing and resources for catch up literacy and numeracy sessions throughout the year.

The progress made by the end of year 7 is shown below.

Sub-Levels of Progress (3 Sub-Levels = 1 Whole Level)

  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
English (Number of students) 0 3 7 10 7 2 0 0 1 0
Maths (Number of Students) 1 5 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

In summary 90% of students made expected progress in English and 66% made more than expected progress in English.  In Maths, 70% of students made expected progress and 20% made more than expected progress by the end of year 7.

In Maths 80% were achieving a level 4 or above by the end of year 7, and in English 97% were achieving a level 4 or above.

In 2015/16 we will continue to provide additional literacy and numeracy lessons for students who enter below level4, and this is supplemented by the move to a mastery curriculum for Maths teaching at Key Stage 3.


Forms of Support

Literacy Support- identified pupils receive support in all aspects of literacy through specific lessons led by HLTAs and English teachers.

Spelling Club – run in Registration time, these sessions address specific issues around spelling, especially subject specific words, high frequency and commonly misspelt words.

Homework Club – this is run four nights a week with support from Learning Support staff with a focus on literacy and numeracy.

Accelerated Reader - for all year 7 pupils to instil a love of reading as well as encourage and support reading both in school and at home.

Maths Club – identified pupils are invited to Registration sessions to work on basic Maths led by HLTA.