Catch up data

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Catch up data

School uses catch-up funding in line with its vision, 'Let your light so shine before all, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven' (Matthew 5:16) in order to narrow the gap for our disadvantaged pupils.

Year 7 and 8 Catch-Up Numeracy Strategies

Woodchurch High School received in 2018-19 - £37000 Budgeted for £37,000 for 2019-20

All Secondary Schools receive a grant from the DfE to help students who didn't reach the expected standard in Literacy and Numeracy in Key Stage 2 'Catch up' in Year 7 and 8. At Woodchurch High School we target pupils with a range of proven strategies in Maths and English with the aim of accelerating progress in the areas the students require extra support with.

Strategies For 2019-20

  • Catch Up Literacy
  • Catch Up Numeracy
  • Reader in Residence
  • Sparks Literacy Programme
  • Maths and English Intervention

Reading Progress so far:

NGRT document

Year 7 and 8 Literacy Catch Up Strategies

Intervention Impact Exciting Times Ahead
Catch-Up Literacy
The pupils involved in this initiative remained throughout the year. Students focused on phonics and reading exercises as well building confidence through one to one sessions. Students built a good rapport with their reading leaders and continued to focus on misconceptions and reading strategies to build confidence. Pupils focused on the understanding of new words, spellings and texts.
11 Students took part and continued for the year.
80% of students who took part in the programme improved their reading age.
80% of students improved their reading age by 1 year or more.
40% of students improved their reading age by 2 years.
Support staff will be trained in the Pixl Code to give a range of approaches towards phonic training.
Certificates and reward system to celebrate progress and perseverance of students with reading.
Reader in Residence
The pupils targeted within this reading intervention have shown resilience and perseverance in reading comprehension and reading strategies. Pupils have developed a love of reading and learning together in mini groups to support accessibility of reading material within lessons. The attendance from pupils was positive and the feedback from pupils showed that they had enjoyed reading different texts, especially when the texts were comical.
36 students took part for 6 sessions.
58% of the students involved in the intervention improved their reading age by 1 year or more.
Out of the students who have improved, 72 % have increased their reading age by 2 or more years.
High attaining year 8/9 students will be trained to deliver the programme to our year 7 students (Peer Reading) as well as the external leaders.
Reader and Residence will train selected pupils to promote reading further.
SPARKS- The pupils involved in this project have developed a love of reading and engagement through two 20 minute form time sessions throughout the academic year. Pupils have also had the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities to promote reading and have also participated in a number of reward evenings, bringing parents and pupils together to celebrate achievement. 15 students took part and continued for the year.
85 % of the students involved had improved their reading age by the end of the year.
71% of students improved their reading age by 1 year or more.
43 % of the students improved by 2 years or more.
29% of the students improved their reading age by 3 years.
Author visit and trip opportunity to support and develop knowledge about the texts that are used within the sessions.
SPARKS tea party celebration with parents and teaching staff to celebrate.
Success Maker
All students who came in below the expected level in Maths used Successmaker in lessons and in intervention groups to boost their basic mental maths skills. This was completed weekly and the programme would home in on students weaknesses and produce themed questions and tutorials based on these.
138 pupils used this and out of these pupils 93% were working at the expected level for their banding at the end of year 7. Successmaker is no longer being used by the Maths Faculty and we have invested in the ARC project which will run across KEY Stage and standardise teaching and Maths working across the dept.
Catch Up Numeracy
22 students were identified for Catch Up numeracy and sessions wee held twice weekly lasting 15 minutes each. These would focus on areas of weakness that arose following a diagnostic test performed by trained Catch –UP staff, These took place during form time and were well attended.
All students who participated in the Numeracy Catch Up programme are now working at the expected level for their ability band. We are currently looking to recruit more Catch Up staff as these staff are no longer able to deliver the programme.
Easter School
25 Y7 Pupil Premium Students who were below the expected level for Maths and English attended a Holiday School with the focus of improving these skills, and also having fun.
The pupils studied, Problem Solving, Creativity, Survival and Investigation.
23 of these students are now working at the expected level for their ability band. WHS plan to hold the Easter School again this academic year and judging by the excellent turn out to the Summer School this should be Very Well attended.

62 pupils out of 294 pupils have been targeted within these interventions, which is 21% of the year group. 75% of pupils involved in these interventions made significant progress and this, therefore, has had an impact on accessibility within lessons, supporting our less able readers.

Catch-Up Literacy 2018-19