Catch up funding 2017-18

Rationale for spending and evaluation:

In 2017-18 Norham High School received £2400 to support those pupils who did not receive a standardised score of 100 in maths, reading or SPAG. There were 13 pupils who achieved below 100 in maths, pupils were re-tested on entry and 8 pupils were identified for specific small group intervention. 18 pupils achieved below 100 in Reading and SPaG. 3 pupils received 1 to 1 intervention due to their specific learning difficulty, 1 pupil accessed intervention through the school ARP, 9  pupils accessed small group intervention.

The funding 2017-18 was used to finance a member of staff to deliver Read, Write Inc to support the development of reading, writing and SPaG and an additional member of staff to deliver Success@number and Success@arithmetic to support the development of age appropriate mathematical skills.

Impact of interventions

Literacy:

Pupil

   

Reading

Spelling

Vulnerable group

 

Single Word

S Age

 

Pupil 1

SEN

Baseline

9y9m

10y1m

 

 

End of intervention

11y0m

10y10m

 

Pupil 2

PP

Baseline

9y9m

10y8m

 

 

End of intervention

14y6m

11y6m

 

Pupil 3

PP

Baseline

11y0m

10y8m

 

 

End of intervention

13y6m

11y10m

 

Pupil 4

PP

Baseline

10y3m

8y10m

 

 

End of intervention

15y6m

9y6m

 

Pupil 5

PP

Baseline

12y

10y5m

 

 

End of intervention

16y+

13y4m 

 

Pupil 6

PP

Baseline

12y9m

10y1m

 

 

End of intervention

16y+

10y10m

 

Pupil 7 (pupil left before end of intervention)

PP

Baseline

8y0m

10y8m

 

End of intervention

8y3m

10y10m

 

Pupil 8

PP

Baseline

10y6m

10y5m

 

End of intervention

11y6m

11y10m

 

Pupil 9

 

Baseline

12y9m

11y8m

 

End of intervention

15y6m

12y6m

 

Literacy intervention was extremely successful. All pupils made progress and the majority exceeded their chronological age. The pupils involved in the programme are able to apply the basic literacy skills they have developed during “catch up” sessions to improve their access to text across the curriculum.

Numeracy:

Pupil

   

Numeracy age

Vulnerable group

   

Pupil 1

 

Baseline

8y1m

   

End of intervention

10y7m

Pupil 2

 

Baseline

9y5m

   

End of intervention

11y02m

Pupil 3

SEN

Baseline

8y7m

   

End of intervention

9y9m

Pupil 4

 

Baseline

10y7m

   

End of intervention

12y1m

Pupil 5

 

Baseline

10y4m

   

End of intervention

11y2m

Pupil 6

 

Baseline

10y7m

 

 

End of intervention

11y9m

Pupil 7

 

Baseline

10y7m

   

End of intervention

11y6m

Pupil 8

 

Baseline

10y4m

 

 

End of intervention

10y7m

 

The numeracy intervention was very successful with most pupils making at least a year’s numeracy age progress. The pupils who are involved in the program are able to apply basic skills both mentally and in a formal written method.

 

Catch up funding 2018-19

2018-19 Norham High school will receive £3725 catch up funding to support pupils achieving below a standardised score of 100. This funding will be used to finance staffing  to deliver catch up programmes as well as to support additional staffing in the English department to deliver catch up programmes to borderline secondary ready pupils.

In 2018 24 pupils achieved a score of below 100 in maths. 5 pupils scored 99 and will therefore be restested to identify support needs in the classroom. 6 pupils who achieved below are educated in the school ARP, these pupils will receive specific intervention through the curriculum. The remaining pupils will receive small group catch up intervention to support them to catch up to their peer and achieve age related expectations.

In 2018 21 pupils achieved an average  score of below 100 in Reading and SPaG, 6 pupils are educated in the school’s ARP who will receive appropriate intervention through their curriculum, 2 pupils achieved 99 and will receive intervention through their maths lessons. The remaining pupils will be re-tested on entry and receive appropriate small group intervention to address their deficit areas so they can achieve age related expectations.