Year 7 Numeracy and Literacy Catch-up Premium

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

In 2016-17, the Academy received £32,500 in Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium.  This premium is worth £500 for every student who arrives in our school in year 7 having not achieved a level 4 for reading and/or maths.

In 2016-17, we used the Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium to help fund the following provision:

HLTA in Basic Skills
L3 TA x 2
Rapid Plus Reading
Success Maker Literacy
2 x L2 TA

Total cost: £80,500

Literacy: HLTA Screen-Based Intervention

Our first literacy intervention is overseen by an experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant and a Level 3 Teaching Assistant, using three main programmes:

SuccessMaker Literacy
Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc.
Rapid Plus

Rationale
Students who have been identified as requiring additional support for literacy are first tested using a standardised reading test, Access Reading Test (ART).  This test provides us with a standardised score with 100 being average.

We measure the impact of the students’ time in our literacy intervention in terms of the growth in this standardised score.

We use standardised scores to measure growth, rather than current English grades, because current English grade includes writing, speaking and listening, and reading, whereas we need to see whether students’ reading has improved.

We use standardised scores rather than reading ages because reading ages tell us only how well a student is doing compared to their own chronological age, whereas standardised scores compare their achievement on the test with the achievements of all students nationally who sat the test and who were the same age as this student when they sat the test.  We believe benchmarking against nationally standardised data is a more valid measure of impact.

 

Impact
We grouped students into five cohorts.  These included four small withdrawal groups who were supervised by an HLTA or a Level 3 TA, and one Nurture Group taught and overseen by either our Assistant AEN Coordinator or a specialist Primary trained teacher of vulnerable students.

The impact of these interventions were as follows:

Literacy

Cohort 1

Literacy

Group Start End Growth
Boys 77 90 13
Girls 73 83 10
AEN 76 88 12
PP 76 82 6
Non PP 76 96 20
Overall 76 87 11
Cohort 2

Literacy

Group Start End Growth
Boys 76 87 11
Girls 84 88 4
AEN 78 87 9
PP 78 88 10
Non PP 76 87 11
Overall 78 88 10
Cohort 3

Literacy

Group Start End Growth
Boys 81 89 8
Girls 78 90 12
AEN 80 89 9
PP 78 89 11
Non PP 82 90 8
Overall 80 89 9
Cohort 4

Literacy

Group Start End Growth
Boys 79 96 17
Girls 81 108 27
AEN 80 96 16
PP 80 99 19
Non PP 78 99 21
Overall 79 99 20
Cohort 5

Literacy

Group Start End Growth
Boys 81 86 5
Girls 85 89 4
AEN 83 86 3
PP 83 87 4
Non PP 81 89 8
Overall 83 87 4

 

Numeracy

Cohort 1

Numeracy

Group Start End Growth
Boys 76 85 9
Girls 72 86 14
AEN 74 85 11
PP 74 86 12
Non PP 77 85 8
Overall 74 85 11
Cohort 2

Numeracy

Group Start End Growth
Boys 79 81 2
Girls 80 97 17
AEN 78 84 6
PP 78 84 6
Non PP 89 91 2
Overall 79 85 6
Cohort 3

Numeracy

Group Start End Growth
Boys 73 87 14
Girls 76 92 16
AEN 75 90 15
PP 77 91 14
Non PP 73 88 15
Overall 75 90 15
Cohort 4

Numeracy

Group Start End Growth
Boys 77 87 10
Girls N/A N/A N/A
AEN 77 87 10
PP 75 89 14
Non PP 79 84 5
Overall 77 87 10
Cohort 5

Numeracy

Group Start End Growth
Boys 82 83 1
Girls 88 90 2
AEN 84 85 1
PP 84 87 3
Non PP 82 85 3
Overall 84 85 1

 

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