Year 7 Catch Up

Catch Up Fund Statement 2019 to 2020

Outwood Academy Brumby works tirelessly to ensure inclusion and equal access is available for all learners. A wide range of provisions and intervention strategies are offered to enable all learners to engage in learning and do their best.

In our intake at KS3 we have a number of students who do not meet the expected standard in Literacy and/or Numeracy. We are working to overcome these barriers for our students and have structured our curriculum, pastoral support and staffing to target key barriers such as low literacy and numeracy, learner behaviour, emotional health and wellbeing and health and safety. We recognise that good or better teaching has a disproportionately positive impact on our disadvantaged cohort and our students from low ability attainment bands.

Outwood Academy Brumby identifies Year 7 catch up students as those that have not made the required progress at KS2, using their SATS outcomes; any child achieving less than the expected 100 in English and/or Maths is entitled to catch up support with the aim of rapidly closing learning gaps. The Academy also uses the reporting system ‘Praising Stars’ in October to identify students who are not making the required progress in English and Maths and require some further support.

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
  • Further psychometric assessments are carried out if further information is needed to identify if a child has SEN. This is part of the new SEND code of practice where early identification is of paramount importance. In these cases the SENDCO (Mrs Lewis) will liaise with parents and carers as set out in the SEND Local Offer and SEND Policy.

It is anticipated that the academy will receive £13,753 in Year 7 Catch-Up premium, based on the amount received last year. A wide range of provision and intervention strategies will be offered to enable all learners to engage in learning and do their best. In 2019/2020 this funding is being used towards:

  • Accelerated Reader- A global reading programme
  • Spelling Mastery
  • Handwriting support
  • VMG literacy/reading
  • VMG numeracy
  • Small group Lexia sessions with a specialist teacher for students with dyslexia/dyslexic traits.
    & Dyslexia testing/portfolio
  • Small group literacy and/or numeracy
  • Lucid testing
  • Reflective reading
  • 1:1 numeracy support
  • Hegarty Maths
  • Numeracy Ninjas
  • Homework support club
  • Small group numeracy work
  • My Maths
  • Maths Peer Mentors
  • Parent Evenings and Open days (a chance for parents to visit and discuss any aspect of literacy and numeracy support)
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness
  • VMG peer mentoring reading program

Who can I speak to at the Academy regarding catch up interventions?

  • Mrs Cath Lewis is our SENDCo. If you have any queries regarding catch up support and your child has identified additional needs, or you think your child might have an undiagnosed SEND need then please contact Mrs Lewis.
  • Mrs Julie Taylor is our Inclusion co-ordinator. If you have any queries regarding catch up support than please contact Mrs Taylor.
  • Mrs Linda Scott is the Year 7 learning manager and has an over sight on interventions happening in Year 7.

Evaluating impact

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 4I model- information, identify, intervention, impact. Through this process we have refined the interventions we offer to ensure they have the maximum impact.

Full scrutiny is completed at the end of each Academic year.

Year 7 Catch Up statement 2018-2019