Year 7 Catch Up

Year 7 Catch Up funding is provided to support the progress of students arriving in Year 7 who are not yet secondary ready (NSR). These are students who did not achieve level 4 in English and/ or Maths at the end of Year 6. There were 2 pupils deemed to be NSR in English and 5 pupils deemed to be NSR in Maths.

In the Academic Year 2014-2015 the catch up funding provided was £3,000.
 
Key expenditure
The funding was used, alongside the main school budget, to pay for the support and intervention in Year 7 English and Maths lessons. It paid for extra 1-1 sessions in the two core subjects from fully qualified teachers. It also allowed us to create a smaller ‘nurture’ group in Maths where alternative curriculum provision could be used. 
 
Attainment and Progress
In English 100% of eligible pupils have progressed to the required level and are now deemed to be secondary ready.
 
In Maths 80% of eligible pupils progressed to the required level and are now deemed to be secondary ready. 
 
Summary
Progress, especially in Maths was at a slightly slower rate than we might have projected but this is statistically insignificant due to the small sample size. 
 
In the Academic Year 2015-2016 there are three pupils deemed to be NSR in English and nine pupils deemed to be NSR in Maths. The projected catch up funding is £7,000.