Boundary Way • Penn • Wolverhampton • West Midlands • WV4 4NTTelephone: 01902 558640 • Fax: 01902 558641 • email: firstname.lastname@example.orgHead Teacher: Miss E Stanley M.Ed B.A.
Year 7 Catch Up Premium 2015/16The Government allocated £500 for each pupil who did not achieve at least Level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. In 2015-16 Penn Fields School had twenty pupils in year 7 and of these, one pupil achieved Level 4 in English and exceeded Level 4 in Mathematics. Therefore nineteen pupils were eligible for Catch Up Premium resulting in a total grant of £9,500.Penn Fields School used the funding as follows:•Conversion of the breakout area on the Key Stage 3 landing into a glass-fronted classroom. The timetable was then adjusted to provide a teacher to cover an additional group for literacy and numeracy. This reduced class sizes for both these curriculum areas from 15 pupils, with a teacher and support staff, to 12 pupils•Additional Speech and Language sessions for individuals and small groups with trained support staff•Integration for one pupil into mainstream education (Highfields School) for English lessons, supported by a member of our support staff•Reading interventions – supported by a trained classroom assistant•Numeracy interventions – supported by a trained classroom assistant•The introduction of Numicon to assist with numeracy, which includes funding for staff training and the purchase of new equipment and resourcesThe combination of interventions, staff enhancements and resources has exceeded funding and is justified by challenging pupils to make better than expected progress.The Impact of the Additional FundingAll pupils achieved expected or better than expected progress in both English and Mathematics by the end of year 7. Teachers are very clear the reduction in class sizes for literacy and numeracy had a very beneficial impact.Year 7 Catch Up Premium 2016/17In this academic year, Penn Fields School had eleven eligible pupils and the school received £5,500.Penn Fields School used the funding as follows:•Further resources purchased for Numicon including baseboards and Numicon shapes. This includes all teachers having manuals and equipment for number pattern, algebra and geometry•Numicon training for two new members of staff•Purchase of HeadStart tests, end-of-year tests to replace the numeracy progress tests•Numeracy interventions with individual or small group work supported by a trained classroom assistant•Purchase of new library books to cover year 7 topics for all areas of the curriculum•Purchase of reading books to stimulate the interests of male pupils•Reading interventions supported by a trained classroom assistantRigorous analysis of Year 7 pupils’ progress data has enabled staff to identify the barriers individuals may have and direct funding in those specific areas of difficulty. The impact of the interventions and strategies put into place is continually monitored and reviewed.The Impact of the Additional FundingThe expected impact is for all pupils in Year 7 to make expected or better than expected progress towards improving standards of literacy and numeracy attainment. Pupils were base-line assessed in September 2016 and progress is measured on SeeSaw, the school’s assessment system.