Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve there are (Age Related Expectations) in English and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2. Typically, the reading component of English is lower that other areas. This fact has coloured the College response to the way we distribute funds and re-model the College.   Catch-up funding has been used to:

 

  1. We have employed a skilled and trained Primary school teacher (SENDCos trained) to offer tailor made support to individuals who may not have achieved their age related expectations.  These students are not simply extracted but we have increased the number of classes taught each week in English and maths to ensure consistent support and coherence in student learning.

  2. We have used funding to train the staff to support the development of Tier 2 vocabulary.  This is a whole College drive and one that both our research and data as well as the national evidence base suggests is at the heart of underachievement across all subjects.

  3. A broad range of novels and books have been purchased and are given to each year group (KS3) to read during tutor time. Texts have been specifically selected to ensure an increasing level of challenge as each year progresses and b) to develop student cultural capital.

  4. One to one reading happens each day with target students.  Usually this occurs during the period 5 DEAR time ( Drop Everything And Read).

  5. NGRT tests (10% samples in years 7 to 9) have been purchased in order to evidence the impact we are making on student literacy.

  6. We have staffed homework clubs (Wednesdays and Thursdays) to ensure that students get the help and support they require (and may not be available at home).

  7. We have increased the size of our Learning Mentor Team to support E and M.  A learning mentor is available throughout the College day to work with targeted students.  

  8. We have had external training provided by an educational psychologist for our Learning Mentors in ‘Precision Instruction’, a widely recognised strategy to support the development of students’ Literacy and Numeracy.

  9. We are investing time and training to ensure that literacy and numeracy are seen by students as ‘learning themes’ that apply to all subjects.  This will be increasingly evidenced by DDIs (Dedicated Drop Ins) and improvements insisted upon by actionable steps.

  10. Knowledge Organisers have been produced by all departments to identify the key learning, numeracy and literacy content and skills that are to be delivered each 6 weeks.  Students and their parents can refer to these in order to reinforce/revisit learning.

  11. There is a literacy group of specialists across the STEP Alliance.  We work in partnership to develop practice and external quality assurance.

  12. We have re-run the KS2 SATS in reading to inform appropriate intervention and ensure basic literacy is embedded for all students.

 

Impact Year 7

2018/2019 Reading average 1.4 year gain.  Writing Level 1.3 ( September 2018) to 2.34 (June 2019)

Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer Mrs E Smith - Assistant Principal 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead  Mrs K Gibson

Mr A Calderwood

Safeguarding trained and SENDCo 

Mr I Lowcock

Eggbuckland Community College 

Westcott Close, Eggbuckland, 

Plymouth, PL6 5YB

Phone: 01752 779061

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If you have any queries please contact the School Administrators

Mrs A Pillage

Miss J Rogers

Mrs S Pain

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