Year 7 Catch-up Premium Grant Report 2018-19

The Department for Education has allocated approximately £500 per pupil for the number of year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least a level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2. This is based on Key Stage 2 data and the autumn school census. It is calculated as a percentage of the cohort based on historical date rather than by specific student.

  • In 2018-19 the allocation of funds for this purpose to Rivers Academy was £13,000

In 2018-19 these monies are being used to fund:

  • In year 7 the students who have been identified as in need of more literacy support have been timetabled in a small group. This allows additional literacy lessons and small 1:1 interventions

  • The Transition lead teacher teaches this group A transition lead with KS2 experience to lead the transition experience for students, their families and supports with CPD for other staff who teach them

  • Increased capacity in English and Mathematics – one lesson a week dedicated to Literacy for all year 7 students

  • Director of Literacy recruited to raise the level of literacy and organise literacy interventions for those in need

  • Supported transition through an adapted curriculum and specialist KS2 teaching

  • Additional English lessons for all year 7 students

  • Lexia reading programme – computer programme designed to accelerate reading skill development

  • Hegarty Maths – personalised, interactive learning programme for outside of the classroom

  • Maths mastery – programme used in KS3 maths lessons to support the mastery of maths and develop numeracy skills

  • Accelerated Reader Programme – online programme that matches pupils to appropriate texts for reading age

  • Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) – weekly dedicated reading sessions for all students

  • Students to sit PiXL microwave. The results will include personalised gap trackers in both English and Maths

  • The gap trackers to be used by all year 7 teachers to target interventions based on need and plan for additional learning support

  • CPD – to raise percentage of teaching that is consistently good or better for year 7