Year 7 Catch-up Funding
The DFE provides additional funding to schools for each year 7 pupil who achieved a Level 3 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. This funding is not ring-fenced, however there is an expectation that pupils are given the support required to ensure they are more likely to succeed at secondary school.
We have used our catch up funding in order to extend out after school reading and homework clubs and to employ staff who will deliver catch up to our Year 7s who are working at this level in literacy.
Use of the funding in 2015-16
For Academic year 2015-16 we received 'Catch-up' funding of £19,500
Year 7 Students (2020 cohort of 185) level 3 for English on entry September 2015 19 students (3 below; 13 no data)
|19 students spread across 7 teaching groups in need of targeted action accelerate progress||
||4 students still LTEP and requiring follow up into Year 8; 4 students WTEP and therefore still monitored to Christmas of Year 8; 7 students EP and 4 students MTEP. This is equal to 58% of target students achieving level 4. NB: 75% of those students still at level 3 were male and this will be a further focus in the cming year|
Funding for 2016-17
The funding level is to remain the same as 2015-16, increased or decreased in proportion to the size of the Year 7 cohort, we expect to receive £18,500.