Year 7 Catch-up Premium
The Year 7 catch-up premium is a fund to support pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
At Fareham Academy in 2019-20 we received £6738.00 Year 7 Catch Up to support students who arrived with a scaled score in English and Maths of below 90 in their KS2 Maths and Reading assessment. It has been due to the success of employing an English and Maths KS2 teacher that we continue to have such success in the progress and outcomes for these identified students. In 2019-2020 we continued to utilise the expertise of our KS2 teachers in English and maths and made differentiation is a whole school focus.
We use catch up premium funding:
• for interventions to narrow the gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support and raise the attainment of those students entitled to catch up premium.
• to identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress.
IMPACT OF SPEND
• The impact of such funding will be monitored through assessment data, assessment for learning, behaviour, homework and attitude. Supportive strategies will be considered depending on the individual needs of students.
OUTCOME OF INTERVENTIONS
• 62% of students have now made Age Related Expectations in English.
• 60% of students have now made Age Related Expectations in English.
As outlined by the Government as a result of COVID pandemic the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of the COVID pandemic. And, as ever, those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds are among the hardest hit.
The Education Endowment Foundation’s recent rapid evidence review predicted that the disadvantage gap could widen by as much as 75 per cent as a result of lockdown.
At Fareham Academy we have been using the funding to employ, through High Impact Learning, English and Maths tutors to support vulnerable students at KS4 who may need small group tuition to catch up. We are also fortunate that we have managed to employ through High Impact Learning a History and SEN teacher to support also support our vulnerable students.
In addition, we have been using the funding to increase the support we provide at KS3 and have increased the hours that our Literacy teacher works to be able to support more students in their learning.
The table below outlines how Fareham Academy will be using the catch up premium grant for the year 2020-21.