Year 7 Catch-Up Funding

King James I Academy

‘Not Yet Secondary Ready’ Report:

A summary of Catch Up Funding and how it is spent

 

Number of students and ‘Not Yet Secondary Ready’ Funding received

Financial Year 2018-19

Total number of students on roll (Year 7 – 11)

733 (figures from October 2018 Census)

Indicative number of students eligible for Catch Up Funding

57 (19 where Reading is NYSR, 14 where Maths is NYSR, 24 where both Reading and Maths are NYSR.

Actual Amount of Catch Up Funding received per student

£285.54 (£500 is the amount that should be received)

Catch Up funding received

£16,276 (based on 12.2% increase in Year 7 pupil numbers between 15/16 and 17/18)

 

 

Summary of ‘Not Yet Secondary Ready’ Funding spend 2018-19

 

  • Continued designation of the ‘7n’ curriculum band; a nurture group following a semi primary model with 1 member of staff responsible for delivery of English and Humanity aspects of the curriculum.
  • Re-designation of the ‘7t’ curriculum band as a vehicle for signposting the most appropriate support for the lowest ability students in order to access top up funding and construction of Costed Provision Maps to better support students
  • Additional curriculum time allocated for the delivery of 1 extra maths and English lesson for NYSR students
  • Further targeted development of English and Maths Period 6 intervention sessions for targeted students within the NYSR cohort
  • Use of Edinburgh Reading Program in conjunction with Accelerated Reader program and PiXL resources to support literacy levels.
  • Literacy Mentoring; 6th Form students supporting reading activities with NYSR students.
  • LSA Support; 100% LSA support for 7n group, along with targeted LSA support during P6 intervention sessions.

 

Impact of ‘Not Yet Secondary Ready’ Funding spend 2018-19

 

  • Overall, students who were NYSR in Reading achieved 0.36 grades above their challenging target in English at the end of year 7, representing good progress across the year

 

  • Overall, students who were NYSR in Maths achieved 0.06 grades above their challenging target at the end of year 7, representing good  progress across the year

 

 

 

Number of students and ‘Not Yet Secondary Ready’ Funding received

Financial Year 2019-20

Total number of students on roll (Year 7 – 11)

917 (As of 1st October 2019))

Indicative number of students eligible for Catch Up Funding

 67. (29 where Reading is NYSR, 13 where Maths is NYSR, 25 where both reading and maths are NYSR.

Amount of Catch Up Funding received per student

£500

Catch Up funding received (projected)

£16,276 (estimated, and based on the same number of Year 7 pupil as in 2018/19)

 

Summary of ‘Not Yet Secondary Ready’ Funding spend 2019-20

 

  • Continued designation of the ‘7n’ curriculum band; a nurture group following a semi primary model with 1 member of staff responsible for delivery of English and Humanity aspects of the curriculum. This program has now rolled out into Year 8 and 9, where cohorts are taught in the same way. The Academy has recognised that students are NYSR academically, but socially too, and this ‘nurture’ provision enables students to integrate in a controlled fashion, as well as supporting the most vulnerable through the statutory assessment process where appropriate
  • Continuation of the ‘7t’ curriculum band as a vehicle for signposting the most appropriate support for the lowest ability students in order to access top up funding and construction of Costed Provision Maps to better support students
  • Recruitment of additional member of staff to take responsibility of maths provision for nurture groups in Year 7-9 and support the delivery of 1 extra maths and English lesson for NYSR students in the lowest 3 teaching bands
  • Redeployment of support staff during P6 intervention to enable review and support of SEN K students by LSA’s.
  • Use of Period 6 Enrichment activities to support reading in the nurture group, supported by library staff and the Buzz Reading program.
  • LSA Support; 100% LSA support for 7n and 8n groups, with support for 9n in targeted lessons.
  • Employment of LSA apprentices to  provide additional support in lessons as well as providing training to LSA’s to deal with the complex medical issues of students who are NYSR