Year 7 Catch-up Premium Grant Report: 2017- 18
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 2015-16 the allocation of funds for this purpose to Brampton Manor Academy was £21,500 (43 students)
- In 2016-17 the allocation of funds for this purpose to Brampton Manor Academy was £22,828
- In 2017-18 the allocation of funds for this purpose to Brampton Manor Academy was £25,294
In 2017-18 these monies are being used to fund:
- A reading intervention programme: Lexia.
- The establishment of a specific class and curriculum focused on the needs of our lowest performing students on entry who need a specialised curriculum to succeed.
- Small group intensive support on reading for meaning and writing.
- Reduced class sizes in English and Maths to address the needs of these students.
- LSA support and intervention with literacy and numeracy throughout the curriculum.
- The purchase of texts and resources for small, specifically focused classes in English and Mathematics.
- Specialist training of teachers to teach literacy and numeracy to those students below level 4 across the curriculum.
- Additional teaching in Mathematics to targeted students.
In 2016/17 the impact of the intervention can also be directly seen through levels of progress made. The impact of the English and Literacy intervention shows that 19 of the 48 students reaching the required standard by the end of year 7 with all students making significant progress over the academic year. We are piloting a new approach for some students in 2017- 2018 where some students will benefit from a curriculum directly tailored to their needs.