In 2013, the Government introduced the Year 7 Catch-Up Fund. This fund enables all secondary schools to help students who did not achieve at least level 4 in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum (SATS) tests in reading and/or mathematics. In 2018-19, schools received £500 for each Year 7 student who has not attained at least level 4 in reading and/or mathematics (maximum £500 per pupil) at Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests. In deciding how we spend the Year 7 Catch-Up Fund, we recognise that not all students have KS2 data and there will be cases where some students currently in Year 7 are not yet working at age related expectations it should be noted we do not directly receive funding for these students from this fund. All students will benefit from these interventions if required, regardless of their funded status.
Outwood Academy Newbold will receive £11,205 for 2018-2019. We strive to attain outstanding standards and ensure inclusion and equal access to all learners. A wide range of provision and intervention strategies are offered to enable learners to engage in learning and reach their potential.
In 2017-2018, in literacy, 63 students were identified as not meeting the expected standard for reading and/or grammar. Following intervention, 56 (89%) of them achieved a level 4 or above in English, by the end of Y7 and currently 90% of them are making expected or better progress (based on current PS4 data).
In numeracy, 49 students were identified as not meeting expected progress. Following intervention in Y7 and where needed, in Y8, 60% of them are currently making expected or better progress (based on currently PS4 data).
Continued and further intervention is used for students not making expected progress and this continues throughout Y8. We continue to track and monitor students through termly testing and regular Praising Stars assessments.
The internal reporting Praising Stars© system is used to assess students’ progress. Tracking and monitoring of intervention groups and termly testing is also be used to monitor individual progress.
To find out further information look under the Curriculum tab for Praising Stars