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Year 7 Catch-up Funding Report

Academic Year 2016-17

How was Year 7 Catch-up funding utilised?

In the autumn term, there were 18 pupils on role in year 7.  In KS2, some of these pupils were placed at St. Dominic’s School, Schools within the Surrey LEA and neighbouring local authorities. 

  • Upon entering KS3 at St. Dominic’s School, 66% of pupils were increasing the gap in their Maths skills and knowledge.

  • Upon entering KS3 at St. Dominic’s School, 22% of pupils were increasing the gap in their English skills and knowledge.

During the academic year a Needs Led Curriculum was put in place to target three main areas: English Needs, Maths Needs and Therapeutic Needs.  This involved focused small group sessions, targeting areas of need. One term of Needs Led Sessions costs an estimated £45 per pupil per half-term, depending on term length, number of sessions and number of staff involved.

Pupil’s also received in class support and/or 1:1 support from English and Maths learning support assistants.  1:1 interventions from a Learning Support Assistant costs an estimated £91 per pupil per half-term, depending on term length and number of sessions.

 

What was the impact of the spending?

  • Upon finishing year 7 at St. Dominic’s School, 89% of pupils were closing the gap in their Maths skills and knowledge.

  • Upon finishing year 7 at St. Dominic’s School, 95% of pupils were closing the gap in their English skills and knowledge.

 

Academic Year 2017-18

How will the Year 7 Catch-up funding be utilised?

At the start of the autumn term, there were 5 pupils on role in year 7. 

  • Upon entering KS3 at St. Dominic’s School, 60% of pupils were increasing the gap in their Maths skills and knowledge.

  • Upon entering KS3 at St. Dominic’s School, 40% of pupils were increasing the gap in their English skills and knowledge.

From the start of the academic year a Needs Led Curriculum was put in place for four sessions a week. Two were of a whole school focus and two were to close gaps in any identified areas of need.  These are based in small targeted groups. One term of Needs Led Sessions costs an estimated £45 per pupil per half-term, depending on term length, number of sessions and number of staff involved.

Pupils also receive in class support and/or 1:1 support from English and Maths learning support assistants. 1:1 interventions from a Learning Support Assistant costs an estimated £91 per pupil per half-term, depending on term length and number of sessions.