Year 7 Catchup

Year 7 Catch-up Premium Grant 2015-16

The Department for Education has allocated £500 per pupil for the number of Year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least a Level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2. This was based on Key Stage 2 data and the autumn school census.

In 2015-16 the allocation of funds for this purpose to Bishop Stopford School was £7,500 (15 students in total).

In 2015-16 the monies were used to part fund:

  • A reading intervention programme: Accelerated Reader
  • A Handwriting intervention programme
  • 1:1 support and intervention with literacy and numeracy throughout the curriculum
  • 1:1 reading mentors
  • Spelling Programme
  • Maths programme: 123 Maths
  • Small group Maths Intervention
  • Bespoke, intensive support depending on individual needs

In 2015/16 the impact of the interventions was tracked through the use of standardised test scores. Using standardised scores gives a more accurate measure of plotting progress.

Measurements for reading comprehension, reading accuracy, fluency, spelling and Maths show progress above the national average.

Progress in English: 2015-16

  • 83% of identified students made an improvement in their standardised Reading accuracy and fluency standardised scores
  • 67% of identified students made an improvement in their standardised Spelling scores
  • 67% of identified students made an improvement in their standardised Reading Comprehension standardised scores

Progress in Maths: 2015-16

  • 100% of identified students improved by at least one sub level in Maths