Funding for 2017 -18 was £12,396
Building on the success of the strategies used in 2016 - 2017 targeted Group Support strategies were again funded for those identified in Year 7 as needing boosters to improve their attainment in English and Maths. Students also receive personalised support. Year 7 students for whom the school received Catch Up Premium are again in receipt of both group and personalised support. There is an overlap between the support provided for PP students and CUP students as much of the support required is common to both groups. Hence funding from both sources can be used to achieve the same ends – improved numeracy and reading.
· Reading Recovery programme
· Scribing / Readers for termly assessments in core subjects
· Additional 1:1 reading time, using peer mentoring as well as school staff.
Actual Impact of Catch Up Funding 2017 / 2018
CUP students were able to catch up with their cohort over the course of the year. In Maths 50% of CUP students reached ARE of a grade 4 compared with 57% of their peers. In English 71% of CUP students managed a level 4 compared with 77% of the remainder of the intake.
Year 7 CUP students entered the year with a reading age of 8.9 years on average. Their reading age at the end of the year was 11.3 years. They have made an average gain of 2.4 years in 12 months.