Year 7 catch up funding.

Samuel Pepys School

Report on the use of Year 7 Catch Up Funding 2019-20 

Overview of Year 7 Catch Up funding The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). All state funded schools with year 7 pupils will receive this funding. The funding was received via the local authority in March 2019 for the academic year 2019-2020.
How are we accountable? Since September 2013 Ofsted inspections report on Year 7 Catch Up funding and on how schools spend their additional funding.

We aim to:

  • Ensure pupils are supported by trained and confident staff;
  • Provide the best teaching and learning resources we can, to support numeracy and literacy
  • Ensure pupils feel well supported when the move from the Primary to Secondary Departments within Samuel Pepys School

Samuel Pepys School is an all-age school, with pupils from age 3 to 19. Our data gives us confidence that our year 7 pupils do not experience a dip in their expected progress when they transition from year 6 to year 7. Pupils are often supported by familiar staff and have transition visits. KS2 and KS3 are situated on the same school site. For this reason we use the Year 7 Catch up funding to focus upon professional learning and development to ensure that all our staff access high quality development opportunities and that the resources available to our pupils for Literacy and Numeracy are of a high standard. This helps provide the continuity and consistency the pupils require to make progress.

Looking back: How the previous year’s allocation was spent? 2019-2020 In 2019-20 the school received £2,500 and this was allocated towards:

  • Staff professional learning and development
  • Developing and implementing a long-term plan for Maths with a specific focus of relevant, functional maths skills for pupils, this included access to resources to support remote learning and outdoor learning.
What was the impact of this funding? Pupils made expected or exceeded expected progress with their individual targets, as evidenced in the review of “My Targets”   and progress against their outcomes in their EHC Plans