Y7 Catch-Up Premium: Annual Impact Statement 2015 -16

Y7 Catch-Up Premium 2015 -16

School Strategic Lead:

Kailey Clegg: LP

Governor Strategic Lead:

Helen Meldrum

Date:

Autumn 2016

 

Y7 Catch-Up Premium 2015 - 2016

Total Number of pupils

21

16 Boys & 5 Girls

 £500 per pupil

Total £10,500

 

Y7 Catch-Up Premium 2015 – 2016  Objectives

1

 

Improve pupils reading – by developing their phonic skills

2

 

Improve pupils number skills

3

Increase pupil progress in reading & number  - increasing the amount and frequency of 1:1 adult support

4

 

Increase pupil engagement during reading & number activities  using IPads

 

Summary of Impact

 

  1. Improve pupils reading – by developing their  phonic skills using Sounds-Write

All teachers & TA3’s have completed Sounds-Write training.

All pupils have completed a phonics assessment and have been baselined using Sounds-Write and had their next steps in phonics clearly identified.

The Sounds-Write App has been loaded on to all IPads and is successfully used by all pupils.

All parents invited to a Parent & Carer Introduction to Sounds-Write session.

 

           What was the impact?

  • Standards have been raised through the implementation of the                new phonics scheme Sounds-Write and through the use of the interactive app.
  • 100% of pupils increased by 1 Sounds-Write unit, 40% increased by 2 or 3 units. 
  • Parents report they now feel more confident to support their son/daughters learning in phonics and reading.
  • The use of the IPad and App has improved the pupil’s motivation and increased pupil participation during phonics lessons.

 

  1. Improve pupils number skills

All pupils have been re-baselined in Number using BSquared – areas for development have been clearly identified and SMART targets have been set

IPads are now  used to help support children make  progress in Number

A variety of number fun apps have been downloaded and are successfully being used by all pupils.

   

           What was the impact?

  • Teachers reported back a noticeable improvement in the pupils number skills and their willingness to “have a go” demonstrating an increased resilience.
  • Teachers reported that the additional adult support throughout the year allowed pupils to progress further within number with all pupils achieving their end of year target and a large number of pupils achieving targets beyond expectations.

 

  1. Increase pupil progress  in reading & number  - increasing the amount and frequency of 1:1 adult support

A full-time Teaching Assistant Apprentice was employed to support each class for 15 hours per week.

All Pupils had additional support during whole class Phonics and Numbers lessons

All pupils had additional 1:1  and  1:3 intervention support sessions during the week with the sessions specifically targeted around developing their phonics and number skills

 

          What was the impact?

  • The additional adult support throughout the year allowed pupils to progress further within Phonics - 100% of pupils increased by 1 unit, 40% increased by 2 or 3 units.
  • The additional adult support throughout the year allowed pupils to progress further within number with all pupils achieving their predicted end of year target.
  • Children within Year 7 have grown in confidence and have been more willing to be challenged and demonstrated increased levels of resilience and a willingness to attempt tasks which they previously would have been reluctant to do.

 

  1. Increase pupil engagement during phonics & number activities  using IPads

10 IPads, protective screens, charging cabinet purchased.

A variety of Apps have been downloaded on to the IPads and used to help engage the years 7’s and make learning fun and interactive.

 

           What was the impact?

  • Teachers report that there has been a significant increase in engagement during phonics and number lessons when using the IPads.
  • Teachers report that pupils are actively choosing to use the Sounds-Write and Number Fun apps during their free choice time.
  • Teachers report that pupils are making enhanced rates of progress, as pupils are now able to work for extended periods during number and phonics sessions and remain focused, on task and engaged in learning for longer when using the IPad.