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Catch-up Report

 

Overview and expectations: 

Why is this important and how does it link to our values? 

The funding is paid based on financial years, which run from 1st April to 31st March the following year. Since September 2012 OSCA has received £500 for every qualifying student in Year 7. From the academic Year 2016/17 the way this funding was calculated changed. Instead of receiving an amount per student, a funding formula was used which assumed the percentage of Catch-up students would remain the same each year and so changes to funding amounts only reflect overall changes in cohort sizes.  
We have always directed our Catch-up Premium Funding provision specifically at students with KS2 Levels below the expected standard in English and/or Maths, however we are aware that this can also have a positive impact on other students with low KS2 scores or weaker Reading Ages. 

 

How does it work? Key information/structure 

In 2019/20 122 students were eligible to benefit from the Catch Up Premium  

Students who sat KS2 tests in 2018 no longer receive a National Curriculum Level, but instead received a Standardised Score showing Expected Standard Achieved (Standardised score of 100-120), or Expected Standard Not Achieved (Standardised Score of 80 - 99).  

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy was allocated £18000 in funding, in the 2019-2019 academic year, to support the 74 students who met the criteria in either Reading and/or Maths. This funding, as the name suggests, was to help these students to ‘catch up’ with their peers during their first year at the Academy. 

The objectives of the funding: 

  • To close the attainment gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support to students entitled to catch up Premium 
  • To raise self-esteem and aspirations of students entitled to Catch up Premium 
  • To enhance existing provision 

To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress 

 
For the 2019/20 Year 7 cohort of 239 students, currently 234 students have full Key Stage 2 data. 

Of these 234 students: 

•  62 students (of which 54% are PP) did not reach the expected standard in both Reading and Maths (scaled score KS2 general). 
• An additional 71 students (61% PP) did not reach the expected standard in Reading. 
• An additional 51 students (50% PP) did not reach the expected standard in Maths; 

Of these: 
• 14 students (72% PP) were either working below the level of the test or received a Standardised Score between 80 – 90 in Reading; 
•  9 students (4% PP) were either working below the level of the test or received a Standardised Score between 80 – 90 in Maths. 

  • How was the funding spent? 

Resource 

Department/Audience 

Intended Outcomes/Costs are approx 

Academic Core Coach (Hamptons Agency) 

English/Maths and Science 

To work one on one/small group work/in class support  £5000 (Jan- Apr) 

Dictionary/thesaurus stock 

BASE/SEN 

 To students with weak literacy £500 

Library stock for AR  

Literacy 

 To replenish lower reading age stock £300 

AR licence subscription 

English/Literacy 

 To continue renewal £5000 

New reading area in English with Satellite library  

English 

 To enable breakout spaces for reading £500 

X 1 Online CPD session for Dyslexia  

BASE/SEN 

 To encourage staff CPD to students with weak literacy skills £50 

Year 7 set texts 

BASE/SEN 

 To assist with stock for lower ability students £250 

Year 7 differentiated texts printing 

English 

 To help produce differentiated copies of key texts £250 

Lexia one to one intervention  

SEN/English 

 Renewal of subscription for small cohort £500 

Catch Up Summer School 

English and Maths 

 A week of activities to support in the improvement of literacy and numeracy £4000 

Geography Visual Atlas KS3 

Visual literacy - Geography 

 To help weaker readers with accessing visual literacy  

£700 

CGP Year 7 Catch Up workbooks 

Maths  

Workbooks for selected students in the cohort £500 

KS3 Homework Booklets 

Mathematics 

To assist in home schooling for students with weaker numerical skills 

£350  

 Total spent approx. £17900 

 

Impacts 

 

  • There were 62 students with a scaled score below 100 in Reading and Mathematics 
  • In this measure of the standardised scores in English:   
  • 44 students (71%) have improved performance from DC1 to DC2 
  • Of these students:  24 are PP (55%), 24 are female (55%), 20 are male (45%) and 16 have an SEND need (36%)  
  • In this measure of the standardised scores in Maths:   
  • 14 students (23%) have improved performance from DC1 to DC2 
  • Of these students: 7 are PP(50%), 10 are female (71%), 4 are male (29%) and 3 have an SEND need (21%) 

 

Due to the Coronavirus closure, a third DC (data capture) was not taken and so the figures above do not take into account the duration of the year. 

Planned Expenditure 2020-2021 

In 2020-2021 – at the time of writing the KS2 SATs have not taken place due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Primary teachers will use teacher assessments. Once received, the figures will be updated. 

The proposed allocation for 2020-2021 is £20,000 

 

Resource 

Department/Audience 

Intended Outcomes/Costs are approx 

Academic Core Coach (Hamptons Agency) 

English/Maths and Science 

To work one on one/small group work/in class support £6000 

AR licence subscription 

English/Literacy 

 To continue renewal £5000 

Lexia one to one intervention  

SEN/English 

 Renewal of subscription for larger cohort and staff training £5000 

Catch Up Saturday Schools 

English and Maths 

Due to social distancing 2020 summer school will not commence – instead, calendared Saturday Catch up and half term opportunities will be made available for selected students £4000 

 

What do I need to do? How can I find out more? 

If you require further information, please contact arif.nedjat@ormistonsandwell.org.uk