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Wednesday 18 October 2017 (week 1 day 3) | email | e-learning

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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium 2016-17

Literacy Interventions and impacts

During the 2016 – 2017 academic year we put the following interventions in place:

- Small groups of students, identified by KS2 reading data, were taught by a specialist Teaching Assistant. The students were tested to assess both their reading and spelling age upon arrival. Students were tested at regular intervals (using Accelerated Reader) to assess whether they had caught up. The pupils sat a Progress Test at the end of the academic year.

- Lower ability groups in Y7 followed the SRA Crrective Reading Comprehension B1 scheme.

- Form time SPAG activities continued throughout Y7 to provide additional literacy support

Impact:

- 51 students had an additional ‘catch-up’ literacy session as not deemed to be secure in reading.

- 46 out of 51 students achieved or exceeded their expected point score at the end of Y7.

As a result, for 2017-18 we will do the following:

- We will be developing a whole school system for the teaching of reading (based on the guided reading approach)

- KS2 students who are not achieving the national expected level will complete a diagnostic assessment. Those students who perform below expectations will receive literacy tuition in small groups taught by a specialist Teaching Assistant; practical equipment and resources to be purchased for these groups.

- Form time Literacy activities will continue.

- Student mentoring will expand to cater for new Y7 cohort and continue to support those students in Y8 who require additional interventions.

 

Maths Interventions and impacts

During the 2016 – 2017 academic year we put the following interventions in place:

- Small groups of students identified by KS2 data were taught by a specialist Teaching Assistant; practical equipment was purchased for these groups. The students completed an initial assessment which was analysed at question level. This analysis then informed further intervention work. Students were tested at regular intervals to assess whether they had caught up.

- Lower ability groups in Y7 followed an scheme of work focussing on the core skills required to succeed at secondary level

- Sixth form student leaders provided a Numeracy mentoring scheme for targeted Y7 students. They worked through resources which supported the work taking place in the classroom

- Form time numeracy competitions continued throughout Y7 to provide some additional numeracy support

Impact:

- Of the 29 students who did not achieve the floor standard (100) at the end of KS2. These were measured at the end of Year 7.

- 20 out of 29 students achieved or exceeded their expected point score at the end of Y7.

As a result, for 2017-18 we will do the following:

- KS2 students who are not achieving the national expected level will complete a diagnostic assessment. Those students who perform below expectations will receive maths tuition in small groups taught by a specialist Teaching Assistant; practical equipment and resources to be purchased for these groups.

- Form time Numeracy activities will continue.

- Student mentoring will expand to cater for new Y7 cohort and continue to support those students in Y8 who require additional interventions.

 

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