Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy funding

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

In 2014/2015 Corpus Christi Catholic College received £14 000 catch-up premium funding to target Year 7 students who needed intervention to improve their levels of numeracy and literacy. This funding was added to the overall Disadvantaged Grant and was used to specifically target Year 7 students with reading ages of 8 years 6 months and below on the Access reading test and students achieving below Level 4 for English and mathematics at KS2.

The tables below detail the number of students below Level 4 for English and mathematics in 2014/2015:

English – Summary of Key Stage 2 Data

Year 7 No data Below KS2 Levels Not entered for KS2 exam Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
187 6 2 1 1 20 81 76 0

Mathematics – Summary of Key Stage 2 Data

Year 7 No data Below KS2 Levels Not entered for KS2 exam Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
187 3 3 1 0 17 68 79 16

 

Intervention Strategy for Literacy 2014/2015

The Personal Learning Centre has a classroom designated for targeting pupils, in Years 7 and 8, who have low levels of literacy. Instead of the usual 7 hours, over two weeks, these pupils received five hours each week in order to accelerate their progress. Furthermore, each Intervention class had a subject specific TA ensuring a low ratio of pupils to teaching staff. Supporting this intervention programme is the Accelerated Reader Programme which seeks to instil in students a love of reading. This scheme is heavily promoted by our Literacy Coordinator and Librarian and was timetabled in conjunction with English lessons.

 Impact for Literacy intervention highlighting Expected Levels of Progress (ELOP) for 2014/2015

  ELOP       Term 3 ELOP  
  Not met 9
  Met* 8
  Exceeded 7

 

* Met requires 2 sub-levels progress per year resulting in 2 full levels in KS3

Intervention Strategy for Numeracy 2014/2015

The Personal Learning Centre has a classroom designated for targeting pupils, in Years 7 and 8, who have low levels of numeracy. Instead of the usual 7 hours, over two weeks, these pupils received five hours each week in order to accelerate their progress. Furthermore, each Intervention class had a subject specific TA ensuring a low ratio of pupils to teaching staff. Progress, in mathematics, is measured from a Baseline test due to the removal of reading support in Year 7 which students had been given in Year 6.

Impact for Literacy intervention highlighting Expected Levels of Progress (ELOP) for 2014/2015

  ELOP       Term 3 ELOP  
  Not met 10
  Met* 7
  Exceeded 2

 

* Met requires 2 sub-levels progress per year resulting in 2 full levels in KS3

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium Funding for 2015 to 2016

We are continuing to provide Intervention classes with a target size of 15 students, a subject specific TA and increased teaching hours; all pupils now receive 8 hours per fortnight (up from 7 hours) with Year 8 intervention classes accessing a further two hours. The Accelerated Reader Programme, alongside Lexia and Passport Mathematics is being delivered across Year 7. Progress data from last year indicates that overall, students made progress in English and Mathematics from their starting points in Year 7 and the number of students not making ELOP was significantly reduced. To ensure that more rapid progress is made by students identified as requiring catch-up we have an intensive literacy programme of 1-2-1 / small group delivered by our KS3 Literacy Intervention Lead. A new KS3 Numeracy Intervention Lead has been appointed to deliver 1-2-1 mathematics support using Access Mathematics to identify individuals who then follow a personalised programme of intervention which targets specific difficulties using a range of resources including Symphony Mathematics, Education City and Numicon. Targeted students, in ks3, will now be reassessed, in the summer term, using the NFER CATs.

Funding for 2015/2016 is to be confirmed but the profile of our current level of attainment at KS2 for Year 7 students is detailed below.

English – Summary of Key Stage 2 Data 2015/2016

Year 7 No data Below KS2 Levels Not entered for KS2 exam Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
185 1 7 5 0 5 89 78 0

 

Mathematics – Summary of Key Stage 2 Data 2015/2016

Year 7 No data Below KS2 Levels Not entered for KS2 exam Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
185 1 7 0 1 15 88 56 17

Further information on how to support your child is available to download from the links below;

Parent’s pamphlet

Parent’s pamphlet to support numeracy