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PE, Sport And Year 7 Numeracy and Literacy Catch Up Premiums

PE and Sport Premium

PE and Sport Premium 2016/2017

PE and Sport Premium 2017/2018

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

2017/2018

We will be identifying pupils who need extra support from the year 7 catch-up premium by using the question level analysis function (QLA) in the Analyse School Performance (ASP) service, formerly RAISE online. This will ensure that we identify specific areas to focus on with the year 7s who haven’t reached the expected standard in key stage 2 tests.

2016/2017

Total number of pupils on roll

762

Total number of year 7 students on roll

179

Total number of students eligible for catch up funding

83

Amount of funding received per pupil

£500

Total amount of funding received

£12224

Planned Spend

Accelerated Reader - The school uses the Accelerated Reader programme to support the assessment and improvement of students’ reading age supporting their basic literacy skills. Students have dedicated time in the library and with the librarian to support this process. AR is celebrated at a wider school level in achievement assemblies.

Small group literacy intervention group – Small groups of students are withdrawn from lessons to work on basic English skills with Teaching Assistants, these groups focus particularly on writing skills such as spelling and punctuation.

Smaller class sizes for lower ability year 7 maths and English groups – Smaller groups, often with a Teaching Assistant are used with the lower ability. Teaching staff are allocated to this group because of their skill set (e.g. this year, in English, it’s a primary trained teacher).

Average maths class size is: 27 Lower Ability group: 15 (as at May 2017)  

Average English class size is: 27 Lower Ability group: 16 (as at May 2017)

Effective teaching and learning - staff professional development sessions will focus on how to work with students that did not achieve their scaled score of 100 in year 6 utilising GAP analysis of KS2 SATS or those reading age is below 11 (identified via AR).  Quality first teaching has the strongest impact on pupil achievement and we believe this is critical to supporting student progress.

Appointment of a BEST Director of Maths – Across BEST we have appointed a new senior member of staff to lead on the new Maths curriculum and to ensure a robust approach to numeracy across the BEST schools.

Maths and English SLEs – We are using SLEs to support our maths and English teaching and interventions in both year 6 (to ensure the expected standard is met) and in KS3.

2016/2017 Impact

  • 60% of students who achieved below the expected standard in Reading at the end of Key Stage 2 are making expected or above expected progress. 18% are making above expected progress from their starting points.
  • 78% of students who achieved below the expected standard in Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 are making expected or above expected progress. 11% are making above expected progress from their starting points.

2015/2016

Total number of pupils on roll

533

Total number of year 7 students on roll

137

Total number of students eligible for catch up funding

19

Amount of funding received per pupil

£500

Total amount of funding received

£9500

Spending 2015/2016

  • Additional teaching / support as determined to be required by the Head of KS2 working with the Head of Yr7, Heads of Faculty and Subject Teachers, and with the agreement of the Vice-Principal with responsibility for Teaching and Learning.
  • The Accelerated Reader programme.
  • Homework Club.
  • Additional teaching resources as required.
  • One to One curriculum support withdrawal sessions in the core subjects to further pupil progress eg individual reading sessions, Maths tuition group sessions.
  • Classroom Support additional to any that may be identified on a Statement of Educational Needs.
  • Peer mentored programmes for Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Preferential staffing – smaller class sizes.

Accelerated Reader - The school uses the Accelerated Reader programme to support the assessment and improvement of students’ reading age supporting their basic literacy skills. Students have dedicated time in the library and with the librarian to support this process. AR is celebrated at a wider school level in achievement assemblies.

Small group literacy intervention group – Small groups of students are withdrawn from lessons to work on basic English skills with Teaching Assistants, these groups focus particularly on writing skills such as spelling and punctuation.

Smaller class sizes for lower ability year 7 maths and English groups – Smaller groups, often with a Teaching Assistant are used with the lower ability. Teaching staff are allocated to this group because of their skill set (e.g. this year, in English, it’s a primary trained teacher).

Average maths class size is: 27 Lower Ability group: 15 (as at May 2017)  

Average English class size is: 27 Lower Ability group: 16 (as at May 2017)