Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Catch-up Premium

2017 – 2018 OSCA Year 7 Catch Up Premium

What is Catch-Up Premium?
The literacy and numeracy Catch-Up Premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who achieved below the expected standard in Reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
At OSCA, for the academic year 2016/17, 39% of our Year 7 students did not achieve the expected standard in KS2 SATs Tests for Reading, and 25% were below in KS2 SATs Tests for Maths.

How much Catch-up Funding do we receive?
The funding is paid based on financial years which run from 1st April to 31st March the following year. Since September 2012 OSCA has received £500 for every qualifying student in Year 7. From the academic Year 2016/17 the way this funding was calculated changed. Instead of receiving an amount per student, a funding formula was used which assumed the percentage of Catch-up students would remain the same each year and so changes to funding amounts only reflect overall changes in cohort sizes.
This equates to the totals below:

• Financial year 2014/15 - £25,000
• Financial year 2015/16 - £17,000
• Financial year 2016/17 - £18,308
• Financial year 2017/18 - £TBC

How have we used our Catch-up Premium Funding Allocation previously?
We have always directed our Catch-up Premium Funding provision specifically at students with KS2 Levels below the expected standard in English and Maths, however we are aware that this can also have a positive impact on other students with low KS2 scores or weaker Reading Ages.
Examples of how we have used our Catch-up Premium funding to raise achievement are as follows:

• Two day residential to Edgmond Hall in Shropshire during Spring term in Year 7 to focus on core Literacy and Numeracy skills to jump start progress, and build confidence;
• Additional study groups after school with external agencies developing maths and literacy skills in an active and creative way;
• Reading materials and other texts provided for departments to encourage reading and engagement;
• Children’s Magazine subscriptions delivered regularly to home to encourage and support regular reading for pleasure;
• Guided reading texts to support Renaissance Reading scheme;
• Hodder testing for Reading Ages and Numeracy Ages to inform intervention.
• Fresh Start Phonics programme to support Reading and decoding in lessons, and small group intervention;
• Hodder testing for Numeracy Ages to provide accurate information for small group intervention;
• Materials for development of collaborative learning tasks and project based learning with English and Maths.
• Supporting OSCA Breakfast Study Club – Staffing, Materials and Breakfasts
2016/17

How many students are eligible for Catch-Up Premium in 2016/17?
Students who sat KS2 tests in 2016 no longer receive a National Curriculum Level, but instead received a Standardised Score showing Expected Standard Achieved (Standardised score of 100-120), or Expected Standard Not Achieved (Standardised Score of 80 - 99).
In our Year 7 cohort of 210 students:

• 44 students (of which 50% are PP) did not reach the expected standard in both Reading and Maths.
• An additional 41 students (35% PP) did not reach the expected standard in Reading.
• An additional 11 students (36% PP) did not reach the expected standard in Maths;

Of these:
• 33 students (42% PP) were either working below the level of the test or received a Standardised Score between 80 – 90 in Reading;
• 10 students (60% PP) were either working below the level of the test or received a Standardised Score between 80 – 90 in Maths.
How have we used our Catch-up Premium Funding Allocation 2016/17?
Additional Timetabled Literacy and Numeracy lessons £5,137.93
These additional literacy and numeracy lessons provide one additional hour each of literacy and numeracy per week throughout the year for students in Year 8 who achieved low scores in their KS2 SATs and are mainly in receipt of Catch-Up funding.

Catch-Up Summer School £1,997.12
Summer School focused on Literacy and Numeracy Skills before students started as OSCA Year 7 students - 31st July to 4th August 2017. This also ran last year, and will run again next summer for the new cohort.

Accelerated Reading Programme £333.69
This KS3 programme is specifically targeted at Y7 weaker readers and in one library lesson each week, and during English students will read ability appropriate texts, before taking a test to check reading for meaning. The nature of the programme means that all students work their way through it at their own pace and have choices as to which books they read. There is more information available at: http://www.renlearn.co.uk/accelerated-reader/.

Classroom Book Boxes £838.54
A wide selection of reading books for students with low Reading Ages to support the Accelerated Reading Programme and 10 minutes ERIC time in every English lesson.

Printing and Resources to support lessons £314.75
Creative resources to aid differentiation within lessons such as Listening Books, Edusite, Maths resources etc.

Masterclasses £5,294.57
Additional small group or 1-1 support focusing on the development of key skills which have previously hindered students’ progress – handwriting, literacy, spelling, nurture and SULP.

School Trips £515.00
Support for literacy, numeracy and confidence skills through working with groups such as the West Bromwich Albion FC Education team.

Lexia Software and SEN testing packages £593.44
Reading software focusing on improving literacy skills, and other packages.

TOTAL spent: £15,025.04
TOTAL of Y7 CATCH UP PREMIUM: £18,308.00
TOTAL Carried Forward: £3,282.96

 

* This refers to our challenging OSCA Grades Flightpath, rather than the lower, previously used, measure of two sub-levels progress in each academic year. More details can be found in Assessment at OSCA on the Parents’ page of this website.

2017/18
How many students are eligible for Catch-Up Premium in 2017/18?
As with last year, students who sat KS2 tests in 2017 no longer receive a National Curriculum Level, but instead received a Standardised Score showing Expected Standard Achieved (Standardised score of 100-120), or Expected Standard Not Achieved (Standardised Score of 80 - 99).
In our Year 7 cohort of 210 students, currently 197 students have Key Stage 2 data.
Of these 197 students:
• 36 students (of which 53% are PP) did not reach the expected standard in both Reading and Maths.
• An additional 28 students (32% PP) did not reach the expected standard in Reading.
• An additional 6 students (33% PP) did not reach the expected standard in Maths;

Of these:
• 10 students (60% PP) were either working below the level of the test or received a Standardised Score between 80 – 90 in Reading;
• 7 students (71% PP) were either working below the level of the test or received a Standardised Score between 80 – 90 in Maths.

How do we plan to use our Catch-up Premium Funding Allocation 2017/18?
Catch-Up Summer School £2,200
Summer School focused on Literacy and Numeracy Skills before students star as OSCA Year 7 students - Summer 2018. This successful programme has run for two years, and will run again next summer for the new cohort.

• Accelerated Reading Programme £400
This KS3 programme is specifically targeted at Y7 weaker readers and in one library lesson each week, and during English students will read ability appropriate texts, before taking a test to check reading for meaning. The nature of the programme means that all students work their way through it at their own pace and have choices as to which books they read. There is more information available at: http://www.renlearn.co.uk/accelerated-reader/.

• Classroom Book Boxes £900
A wide selection of reading books for students with low Reading Ages to support the Accelerated Reading Programme and 10 minutes ERIC time in every English lesson.

• Printing and Resources to support lessons £500
Creative resources to aid differentiation within lessons such as Listening Books, Edusite, Maths resources etc.

• Masterclasses £6,000
Additional small group or 1-1 support focusing on the development of key skills which have previously hindered students’ progress – handwriting, literacy, spelling, nurture and SULP.

• School Trips £700
Support for literacy, numeracy and confidence skills through working with groups such as the West Bromwich Albion FC Education team.

• Lexia Software and SEN testing packages £600
Reading software focusing on improving literacy skills, and other packages.

• Grants available to Curriculum Areas
A bidding process will be made available to all Curriculum Leaders to purchase resources or packages to support lower ability student in accessing the curriculum by strengthening Literacy and Numeracy skills. £TBC


TOTAL of Y7 CATCH UP PREMIUM: £TBC