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Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium and Narrowing Gaps in attainment
The Deputy Prime Minister has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved the expected standard in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2.


Ryburn Valley High School will receive an additional premium of £16,000. The money is to be used by schools to deliver additional tuition or intensive support in small groups, giving pupils valuable support to bring them up to speed so that they are more likely to succeed at secondary school. The funding will not be ring-fenced for catch-up activities but we expect that this funding is used for additional literacy and numeracy catch-up during Year 7 given that this can make a critical difference to pupils at this important stage.


We recognise that a significant proportion of eligible pupils already attract additional funding through the Pupil Premium and/or as a result of their special educational needs (SEN) status, with the aim of helping to put these pupils more on a par with others. We consider that pupils from these groups as much as any other should benefit from this additional literacy and numeracy support.

 

Eligibility for the Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium
The DfE states ‘We expect schools to use the funding to provide additional teaching support to pupils who have not reached the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of year 6.


At Ryburn Valley High School we use data provided on entry from primary schools to identify these students. Baseline assessments take place in English and Mathematics alongside the MIDYIS tests and all this data is used to correctly identify students who are in need.


 

2015 - 2016

2016-2017

Students starting year 7 below level 4 in Reading

17

N/A

Students starting year 7 below level 4 in Mathematics

22

N/A

Students starting year 7 who haven’t met the expected standard in Reading

N/A

83

Students starting year 7 who haven’t met the expected standard in Mathematics

N/A

69

 

 

Deployment
In 2015-16 the allocation of Literacy and Numeracy Catch up Premium for use to narrow the attainment gap is £14,000. This is derived from the following:


Literacy and Numeracy Interventions:


The following outline provision for literacy and numeracy provide an overview of significant strategies employed during the last academic year:


Staffing support to enable:


A literacy intervention programme includes using the following:
A one day intervention with a focus on

Training of support staff in the Reading Recovery Programme
Supported reading time in registration
Purchase of Kobo and electronic books to support reading
Purchase of reading books more suitable to the ability


Numeracy Intervention programme included:


A one day intervention with a focus on

Using the Success@arithmatic Programme, with 3 staff trained (1 teaching staff and 2 Teaching Assistants)


Withdrawl of pupils from lessons for a temporary period for intensive Maths support.


Impact:

 

2013-14

2014-15

English

Maths

English

Maths

On Entry

Below Level 4

26

23

22

24

End of Year 7

No Change

5

5

1

2

+1-2 sub level

13

18

4

8

3+ sub level

6

0

16

9

 

Impact:

 

 

 

2015-16

English

Maths

On Entry

Below Level 4

17

22

End of Year 7

Below expected

4

1

Expected

13

18

Above expected

0

3