Catch Up Funding

 

All state funded schools receive additional funding to support the literacy and numeracy of those Year 7 students who did perform to expected levels in reading and/or Mathematics at the end of key stage 2.

2017 - 2018

The projected amount of funding for the academic year 2017 - 18 is expected to be £18,000.

We plan to use this funding to support;

  • Small group interventions in both numeracy and literacy
  • A reading and spelling support programme
  • Timetabling in English and mathematics which is designed to provide extra capacity for intervention sessions 
2016 - 2017

Knole Academy received £18,000 catch up funding for the academic year September 2016 - August 2017.  This catch up funding was targeted at 30 students who arrived below expected progress in English and or mathematics.  Below details the interventions within each sub-category.  Additional funding is accessed for some of these interventions.

Investment in Staffing

The Academy employs a specialist intervention teacher partly funded through the catch up fund to support numeracy.

In English literacy, support is provided by a specialist reading teacher who is fully funded by the catch up fund.

Mathematics intervention

Year 7 students requiring support are grouped into small discrete classes and are taught by the specialist in up to six week episodes.  Progress is measured at the end of these teaching episodes to assess the need for further intervention.

Students do not miss their core mathematics lessons as these interventions are spread across the students' timetables to minimise disruption to learning in all other subjects.

English intervention

Intervention exists on two levels; students receive literacy and reading interventions.  Students who qualify for catch up funding are assessed on their reading age, and baseline data informs literacy needs.  Groups are organised on a rolling timetable for reading and literacy lessons which support the English timetable.

Specialised curriculum targeted at pupils working towards expected progress

The school timetable is set up such that students requiring literacy and numeracy support are generally in the same banded groups, thus facilitating a targeted curriculum for these groups and supporting their transition to working at expected level.

Impact of Spending 2016 - 17

The Academy no longer uses National Curriculum levels and has moved to a more personalised learning and assessment process.  Therefore progress is measured using step levels.  Please see Knole Academy Assessment Policy for further details.

Literacy

30 students qualified for funding, of which 60% are now predicted to make three levels of progress or better.

Numeracy

30 students qualified for funding, of which 62% are now predicted to make three levels of progress or better.

Progress of these students is closely monitored and those requiring further intervention will be targeted accordingly as each data cycle is completed.

Details of Costings

Activities Amount
Literacy catch-up £11,550
Numeracy catch-up   £5,450
Timetable adjustments   £1,000
TOTAL £18,000

 

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