In September 2018, 38 Year 7 students joined the School with low prior attainment (below ‘100’ – the national standardised ‘average’) in either English or Maths (or both). 19 of these students were female, 19 were male. 25 of these students have received regular and personalised intervention in Year 7 to enable them to ‘catch up’ with their peers. These interventions included:
In this cohort of students, at Assessment Point 4 (2018/19), 46% of students were reported to be attaining at least as expected for their age in English and 90% of them were making at least satisfactory progress in English. In Maths, while none of these students have yet attained in line with national expectations, 81% made at least satisfactory progress in Maths, and 20% made good or better progress, suggesting that they will attain national expectations if this continues.
For 2019/20, the School expects to receive nearly £18,000 in ‘Catch-up funding’ which will, again, be used to support the staffing of specialised Maths and English curriculum groups.
We review our strategy for the use of Catch-up Funding annually in the Summer term.