KS3 Catch-Up Premium Planning & Reflection 2019-2020

English

Overview

Intervention will continue to focus largely on writing skills and will consist of a variety of workshops. The workshops will be designed specifically for each group based on Pre-intervention assessment information. Intervention will involve working with small groups of identified students in Year 7 and Year 8 that arrive at the Academy with below floor targets (based on KS2 data from primary schools and baseline testing on entry), Pupil Premium students, Boys, students with SEN who are not currently receiving intervention, and students who are under target.

Intended Overall Outcomes

Identified students should benefit from small group personalised tuition to secure greater levels of confidence, progress and attainment in their writing.

Intended Subject Outcomes

Students will be given support to improve their hand writing skills or develop touch typing skills.  A focus on the planning and editing processes of writing will help students to develop their ideas, express them accurately and structure them effectively.  In addition, they will be supported in identifying and improving particular aspects of spelling, grammar and punctuation, sometimes using Century (an online learning platform) and BBC Bitesize from KS1 resources to GCSE resources.  Some students may also be referred for support with other aspects of English, such as reading comprehension.

How Impact will be Measured

Progress will be measured by a comparison of students’ levels achieved in English at the beginning and at the end of the intervention period in English lessons and assessments, as well as a comparison of the pre and post intervention assessment.

English Measurement and Comparison Table for 2019-2020

Total Budgeted Cost

£4270.50

Overview of intervention

Intervention for small groups of identified students in Year 7 that arrive at the Academy with below floor targets (based on KS2 data from primary schools and baseline testing on entry). Additionally, students in Year 7- 8 who are making less progress than expected in their class work were included in these intervention groups. Groups of between five and ten students generally received 2 x 60 minute sessions per week over a half term. This style of intensive small group tuition is The Government’s recommendation for spending. It is also highlighted as beneficial from the research conducted by Sutton Trust who found small group tuition leads to an improved score of +4 months.  Some students received occasional one-to-one tuition, also recommended by the government or will move into a group with fortnightly check ins that run throughout the year.

Intended Overall Outcomes

Identified students benefit from small group tuition to secure greater levels of engagement, progress and attainment.

Intended Subject Outcomes

 

 

Students are given support to develop their reading and writing skills to improve their ability to access texts and independently comment on and ask questions about them. Students develop their ability to commit their ideas to paper, writing them out fully and structuring them effectively.  In addition, they are supported in identifying and improving particular aspects of spelling, grammar and punctuation, sometimes using Century (an online learning platform) and BBC Bitesize from KS1 resources to GCSE resources.  .

How impact is to be measured

Progress was measured by a comparison of KS2 data and Yr7 and Yr8 Teacher Assessments to identify the longer term progress. Pre and Post Intervention assessments measure the shorter term progress.

Impact of the Intervention

Of the 31 Year 7-8 students who received intervention 52% made progress (moved up to the next metal) when comparing their pre-intervention assessment to their post-intervention assessment.

Of those 63% were girls; 36% boys; 36% SEN; 45% PP.

The intervention had a greater impact on girls and PP students.

29% of the students who made progress sustained this progress into the next reporting cycle and throughout the year.

Reflection and planning for Catch-up premium 2019/20

 

 

Most pupils seemed to thrive in a small group or one-to-one setting and to grow in confidence.  The intervention worked most successfully where attendance at sessions was consistent and pupils were able to work in a small, cohesive group, discussing activities and feedback together and sharing their work.

We are continuing to develop the use of Century as a diagnostic tool and a valuable way for pupils to practise their skills in grammar, punctuation and spellings at home, preferably with support from parents/carers.

 

Mathematics

The department has taken a two-step plan to support students with Maths catch up. The first step once students are identified is to run a Numeracy Challenge group that meets during flexi-learning time. This includes using numeracy prefects and the Maths Teaching Assistant. Students work through a combination of current work that students have questions about coupled with a targeted programme that allows students to study topics that enable them to catch up.

The second step involves the use of intervention and support linked to personalised skills which are identified through the use of our continuous assessment scheme. This is done in small groups with students.

Overview

Intervention will continue to focus on key skills from Year 6 and Year 7 programmes of study. It will involve working with small groups of identified working with small groups of identified students in Year 7 that arrive at the Academy with below floor targets (based on KS2 data from primary schools and baseline testing on entry), or any student where the teacher has concerns about progress in Maths.

Intended Overall Outcomes

Identified students should benefit from small group personalised tuition to secure greater levels of confidence, progress and attainment in their Mathematical skills.

Intended Subject Outcomes

Students will be given support to develop their Mathematical skills and ultimately to be at the age-related expectation in Maths. The work is also designed to be fun and engage students. We aim for students to be able to see evidence of their own progress and that Maths can be interesting and relevant to their lives.

How Impact will be Measured

Progress will be measured by a comparison of students’ attainment in Maths at the start and at the end of the intervention period.


Mathematics Measurement and Comparison Table for 2019-2020

Total Budgeted Cost

£4270.50

Overview of intervention 

Intervention put in place for small groups of identified students in Year 7 that arrived at the Academy with below age-related expectation (based on KS2 data from primary schools and baseline testing on entry). Groups consisted of one or two students who received tuition following and between assessments to help them to improve. This took place throughout the year. In addition, resources were purchased including a MathsWatch programme that would help students to learn at home. In addition to this students attend our Numeracy Challenge which is managed by the Math’s Teaching Assistant and is run with Math’s Prefects every flexi-learning time.

This style of intensive small group tuition follows The Government’s recommendation for spending. It is also highlighted as beneficial from the research conducted by Sutton Trust who found small group tuition leads to an improved score of +4 months.  

Intended Overall Outcomes 

Identified students benefit from small group tuition to secure greater levels of progress and attainment.  

Intended Subject Outcomes 

 

Students were given tuition in the key skills needed to achieve their age related learning goal in Math’s. The topics mainly focused on number skills but also included geometry and data handling topics.

Another aim within the personalised Scheme of Learning devised for targeted students, was to challenge students’ negative perceptions of Mathematics and encourage more enthusiasm for, and enjoyment of, the subject. 

How impact is to be measured 

Progress was measured by a comparison of KS2 data and Yr7 Teacher Assessments to identify the changes.  Please see the section below for specific breakdown of progress.

Impact of the Intervention

All the students who took part in the Numeracy Programme improved their basic Mathematics knowledge and in particular their confidence when working with numbers.  Students were more engaged in lessons and contributed well during discussions and group work.

Reflection and planning for Catch-up premium 2019/20: 

 

Future interventions will make more use of the data that is highlighted from the new KS3 Step Curriculum. Students will be focusing on mastering skills related to their age and ability. Work will include analysis of KS3 assessments to identify those students who will need small group intervention as part of our Numeracy Mentoring programme. Students will also be encouraged to attend Maths Clubs during the week as well as independent work using websites at home such as BBC Bitesize and Century Tech.

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