Catch Up Fund Statement 2015-2016
In 2013, the Government introduced the Year 7 Catch-Up Fund. This will enable all secondary schools to help all students who did not achieve at least level 4 in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum (SATS) tests in reading and/or mathematics. Therefore, in 2015-16 schools will receive £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.
Outwood Academy Brumby strives to attain the highest standards and ensures inclusion and access for all learners. A wide range of provision and intervention strategies are offered to enable all learners to engage in learning and do their best. In deciding how we spend the Year 7 Catch-Up Fund, we focus on students that have not made the required progress at KS2. The Academy reporting system ‘Praising Stars’ is also used in early October to identify students who are not making the required progress. As such the academy reserves the right to allocate the Year 7 Catch-Up Fund to support any students or groups of students the academy has identified as needing additional support in English or mathematics to achieve improved outcomes in learning.
In allocating this fund consideration will be given to those students who:
• Have not made the required progress in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2
• Praising Stars shows that they are currently not making the required progress
• Have below average verbal and/or quantitative Cognitive Abilities Tests (CAT) scores
Year 7 Catch-Up Fund Related Activities 2015-16
It was anticipated that the school would receive Year 7 Catch-Up funding of £11,500 approx. for the last academic year. The funding was used to provide:
• Weekly withdrawal literacy and numeracy sessions from non-core subjects for year 7
• Accelerated Reader
• VMG paired reading programme