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Funding and Impact 2017-18

Funding and Impact 2017-2018

Catch-up Funding is allocated to schools by the government for each Year 7 pupil who does not reach the expected standard in reading and maths at Key Stage 2.  To date, the additional funding has been up to £500 per pupil. The government have confirmed secondary schools will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up funding they received in 2016 to 2017, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2017 census.

In the academic year 2017/18, Hinchingbrooke School received Y7 catch-up premium totalling £11,537. This was calculated based on the number of students that did not meet national expected standards in KS2 SATS.

We used the premium this year to:

  • Deliver wave 2 intervention sessions in maths to small groups of students withdrawn from lessons for catch-up numeracy.
  • Engage students in the Times Tables Rock Stars Programme.
  • Deliver PiXL Code to wave 3 intervention students delivered by a trained TA.
  • Engage wave 2 and 3 readers through the Accelerated Reader Scheme
  • Deliver wave 2 interventions in English to small groups of students withdrawn from lessons for catch up English.
  • Deliver a Numeracy and Literacy Catch-Up week through PET-Xi Training Limited

Wave 2 Intervention Maths sessions

Approximately 8 students were taught in small withdrawal groups. Students followed a highly structured and differentiated year 7 scheme of work whilst also reviewing basic numeracy skills. Students completed a Numeracy Skills Test at the beginning and end of each term and progress was monitored.

The Times Tables Rock Star Programme £86.50 each year

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.

This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 7 years in over 4500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.

Wave 3 Literacy Intervention PiXL Code £260

PiXL CODE is a reading accuracy intervention, designed in response to the lack of reading programmes available for older struggling readers who need support in Key Stages 3 & 4.

This course provides a systematic, personalised approach to learning to read, drawing on evidence-based methods to help students retain knowledge in the long-term. The course is diagnostic, enabling students to target weaker areas personal to them, supported by the teacher at all times

The Accelerated Reader Scheme  £800 contributed

Accelerated Reader is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice, motivating students to read for pleasure. Star Assessments give accurate, actionable data about what students know and what they are ready to learn next, informing planning and teaching.

Wave 2 Intervention Literacy sessions

Approximately 2-4 students were taught in small withdrawal groups focusing on key elements of the English curriculum whilst reinforcing basic spelling and grammar rules. Students attended the sessions depending on need and progress and there was close liaison with the class teacher. Students were encouraged to reflect on their own work to target their next steps.

PET-Xi Literacy and Numeracy Intervention Week  £6221

The Intervention week consisted of 3 days of literacy and 2 days of numeracy. Literacy sessions provided a focused, skills based programme to enable rapid progression in reading and writing skills. Numeracy sessions provided a focused boost to knowledge, calculating skills and mental arithmetic.

Progress testing

NGRT Reading tests  £3664

GL CAT Bundle  £197.25

 

Summer 2018 Impact report

Wave 2 Intervention Maths sessions

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

 

Start

End

Start

End

Start

End

Average Mark

11.9

13.1

11.8

13.1

12.1

13.6

Average Mark Increase

1.2

1.3

1.5

 

 

Wave 3 Literacy Intervention PiXL Code

Wave 3 – Average Change in NGRT SAS scores July 2017-July 2018

 

Overall

Overall Cohort

Year 7

+13.69 (13 students)

+4.85 (258)

Year 8

+8.25 (8)

+2.88 (271)

Year 9

+4.20 (10)

+0.87 (267)

Overall Cohort

+9.23 (31)

+2.84 (796)

 

Case Studies

Student

  PiXL Phonics       Initial   Score

PiXL Phonics  Repeat Score

% Increase

A

142

184

30%

B

174

193

11%

C

195

202

4%

D

190

204

7%

E

185

204

10%

 

The Accelerated Reader Scheme

Case studies

Student

Star Text

Standardised Score

Start

Star Text

Standardised Score

End

Increase

A

421

682

62%

B

258

600

132%

C

469

728

55%

D

485

614

27%

E

632

886

40%

Wave 2 Intervention Literacy sessions

Wave 2 – Average Change in NGRT SAS scores July 2017-July 2018

 

Overall

Overall Cohort

Year 7

+11.36 (25 students)

+4.85 (258)

Year 8

+6.15 (26)

+2.88 (271)

Year 9

+4.89 (9)

+0.87 (267)

Overall Cohort

+8.13 (60)

+2.84 (796)

 

PET-Xi Literacy and Numeracy Intervention Week

Students completed literacy and numeracy tests at the beginning and end of the week’s intervention. Average internal scores increased from 27% to 68% between the beginning and the end of the programme.

96% of students rated the course as good, very good or excellent.

88% of students said that they would recommend the course.

“My favourite part was when we did punctuation, because I’m finding it very useful in my colons/semi colons. A helpful week”

“Great fun and learned lots! If I struggled on something I got help. Great! Thank you”

“Happy fun learning”

Literacy Test Scores – morning and afternoon             Numeracy Test Scores – morning and afternoon

session retests                                                                    session retests

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