Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Programmes at KS3

At Oasis Academy Hadley there are a significant number of students who have low attainment in English and Maths. These students require additional interventions in order to narrow the gap between them and their peers. These interventions are put in place primarily by the Inclusion Faculty.

Roles and Responsibilities for Catch up Programme

Ms Parkes, SENCo, is responsible for managing Intervention programmes for students at KS3 (year 7, 8 and 9). The interventions are delivered by a team of Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) and specialist teachers.

Identification of low attaining students

Early intervention is key to identifying students who are low attainers. These students are identified through liaising with primary schools during the year 6-7 transition process, observations during summer school and a screening process in their first two weeks at the Academy in September.

Transfer and Transition from year 6 to year 7

The Inclusion team are part of the Year 6-7 transition meetings and gather information on individuals, baseline data such as KS2 SATs results serve as an indicator for early identification for intervention.

In year 7, Cognitive Ability Tests (CATS) in Non-verbal, Verbal and Quantitative Ability provide additional information for those students who are functioning at below average level.

Reading Tests give a reading age and a standardised score which indicates the ranking of students’ ability in reading and comprehension against those of the same age.

Intervention Programmes

The Progress Units Literacy Programme

The Programme was designed by DfE and comprises of 18 sessions for students who are operating significantly below age related expectations. There are run in small groups of no more than six students. The main focus of the programme centres on grammar, inference skills, punctuation and writing skills. The sessions are delivered by the HLTAs.

The Catch-Up Reading Recovery Programme

The Programme is designed to kick start reading ability of those students who are operating at significantly low levels, below reading age 9, in their reading and comprehension skills. The intervention is delivered as one-to-one or as a pair by the HLTAs.

Maths Catch up

The Inclusion Faculty work closely with the maths department to identify students who are low attainers in maths. These students receive 1-to-1 support on a Maths catch up programme. This is administered by an HLTA.

Monitoring

Students’ progress is assessed every half term and is recorded in the students’ files. Students’ progress are measured against their Progress Grade in English and or maths and their reading age in order to gauge the effectiveness of the interventions.

Planning of sessions, training for staff

Most of the sessions are run weekly and scheduled for 50 minutes. Staff responsible for delivering the programmes are given training through either in-house training or INSET organised by the local authority.

Literacy and Numeracy Interventions Plan 2016/17

Intervention Frequency Success Criteria Cost
Literacy Progress Unit Literacy Progress Unit for student well below age related expectations.  These sessions are additional to their usual English lesson. Student progress will be tracked against their English progress grade. Students will be expected to make more than expected progress as a result of this intervention.

10 x HLTA sessions @ £13.62 per 50 mins.

Weekly cost £136.20

Total £5175 per year 

Catch-Up Reading Recovery Programme Reading programme for students whose reading age is below their chronological age.  2 times weekly for 50 minutes.
One-to-one or one-to-two students. These sessions are additional to their usual English lesson.
Students will be tracked through half termly reading age assessments. Students will be expected to make significant progress.
8 x HLTA sessions @ £13.62 per 50 mins.
 
Weekly cost £108.96
Total £4140 per year
Successful For All English For students who are working just below age related expectation in English.
2 times weekly for 50 minutes.
These sessions are additional to their usual English lesson.
Student progress will be tracked against their English progress grade. Students will be expected to make more than expected progress as a result of this intervention.
8 x HLTA sessions @ £13.62 per 50 mins
 
Weekly cost £108.96
Total £4140 per year
Catch-Up Maths For students who are working below age related expectation in Maths.
2 times weekly for 50 minutes.
These sessions are additional to their Maths lesson.
Student progress will be tracked against their Maths progress grade. Students will be expected to make more than expected progress as a result of this intervention.
8 x HLTA sessions @ £13.62 per 50 mins.
 
Weekly cost £108.96
Total £4140 per year
Summer School 1 week programme at the start of the Easter holiday. How students settle into the Academy. Students needs are identified during the summer school resulting in more targeted work in September. £3427 towards cost.

Intervention Programmes

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