Catch Up Funding
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 received £11,205 in 2018-2019 and expects to receive £11,205 for 2019-2020. 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 2018-19, in literacy, 47 students were identified as not meeting the expected standard for reading and/or grammar. By the end of Y7, following a programme of intervention 70% of them had achieved a positive Progress 8 score and 52% were working at or above age-related expectations (based on PS6 data).
In numeracy, 40 students were identified as not meeting expected progress. By the end of Y7, following a programme of intervention 43% of them had achieved a positive Progress 8 score and 33% were working at or above age-related expectations (based on PS6 data).
Continued and further intervention is used for students not making expected progress and this continues throughout Y8 and beyond. We continue to track and monitor students through termly testing and regular Praising Stars assessments.
Who can I speak to at the Academy regarding catch up interventions?
Impact is measured using outcomes from assessments that contribute to the Academy reporting cycle – Praising stars ©. Interventions are tracked using our literacy and numeracy catch up tracker so we can identify which strategies have been the most successful. This forms part of our trust wide evaluation process called the 4 I model – information, identify, intervention, impact. Through this process we have refined the interventions we offer to ensure they have the maximum impact.
To find out further information look under the Curriculum tab for Praising Stars