Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Funding For 2017-2018 Academic Year

Level of Funding

The allocation methodology has changed and schools now receive the same amount of year 7 catch-up premium that they got the previous year, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October school census.

Use of funding

The funding will be used to support a range of strategies.

  • A reading and spelling group for a small number of pupils following a phonics-based reading scheme created for older readers who are still struggling to decode successfully and fluently. The introduction of a reading lesson for all pupils in Year 7.
  • A mentoring programme for a number of pupils involving older pupils and supervised by staff.
  • Decreased class sizes for both English and Maths in Year 8 and 9 and bespoke intensive interventions for Year 7.
  • Subsidised trips and visits which are targeted to inspire and encourage reluctant readers.
  • Additional resources that have been developed for parents/ carers to support their child at home.

The previous years allocation was spent on:

  • A reading and spelling group for a small number of pupils following a phonics-based reading scheme created for older readers who are still struggling to decode successfully and fluently. The introduction of a reading lesson for all pupils in Year 7.
  • Decreased class sizes for both English and Maths in Year 8 and 9 and bespoke intensive interventions for Year 7.
  • Subsidised trips and visits which are targeted to inspire and encourage reluctant readers.
  • Additional resources that have been developed for parents/ carers to support their child at home.

Difference to attainment of pupils benefiting from funding

Class of 2020 Autumn Year 7

Attainment 8

All

Disadvantaged (N)

Disadvantaged (Y)

All

19.1

20.0

16.6

Female

20.1

20.9

17.6

Male

18.1

19.1

15.6

Low

9.5

10.2

8.8

Lower Middle

15.0

15.2

14.5

Upper Middle

21.4

21.7

20.0

High

25.8

25.7

26.8

SEN (K)

13.0

13.9

12.1

SEN (EHCP)

13.3

14.7

9.0

SEN (N)

20.3

20.8

18.6

Class of 2021 summer Year 7

Attainment 8

All

Disadvantaged (N)

Disadvantaged (Y)

All

23.3

24.4

20.5

Female

25.1

26.1

22.5

Male

21.4

22.6

18.9

Low

11.6

12.9

10.6

Lower Middle

18.1

18.7

17.0

Upper Middle

26.0

26.5

24.0

High

31.7

32.0

31.0

SEN (K)

14.4

14.8

14.1

SEN (EHCP)

14.4

15.5

10.0

SEN (N)

24.6

25.4

22.3

 

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19th July

Staffing Update

We are pleased to inform you that we have successfully recruited another Science Teacher; Mrs Pajaj who will be starting with us in September 2019. You can find out more about Mrs Pajaj in our September/October Update Sheet. Mrs Vyse, Science Teacher who joined us in April 2019 will however unfortunately be leaving us in July 2019 due to personal commitments. Dance Teacher, Miss Knight who was with us on a temporary basis will also sadly be leaving us. We will also be saying goodbye to Mr Lee, Head of Maths in July 2019 as he has been promoted to Assistant Principal for Behaviour & Safeguarding at RSA Academy. Mrs Jacques however will be Acting Head of Maths in the interim so worry not, the Maths Department is in safe hands! We will also be saying goodbye to Mrs Baker, Head of MFL and Mrs Windmill, English Teacher in July 2019. They have both worked at Dormston for a number of years and will be sadly missed by staff and pupils. Mrs Baker has been a great teacher and Head of Department and her passion for MFL has inspired so many students over the years; with many of them going on to study MFL at colleges and universities. Mrs Baker is also well known for her creativity and has encouraged countless students to take up arts and crafts. Mrs Windmill is an expert in Shakespeare and has awakened a passion for literature in many past and current students. She has also been heavily involved in all of our school productions, including pushing numerous full size cars onto the stage in Grease and Blues Brothers and also making several children ‘fly’. We would like to thank them both for all their hard work and commitment over the years and wish them well in the next chapter of their lives.