Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Academic Year 2018-2019

Mortimer Community College received additional funding to support year 7 students in literacy and numeracy.

For the academic year 2018-2019 Mortimer Community College received £19,351.

To calculate the 2018-2019 allocation the DFE have allocated funding to schools on the basis that they receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2017 to 2018, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort between the October 2017 and the October 2018 school censuses.

(number of year 7 pupils recorded on the October 2017 school census ÷ number of year 7 pupils recorded on the October 2018 school census) × the 2017 to 2018 allocation

How We Will Spend The 2018-2019 Funding

Primarily the additional allocation has been used to support our Learning Zone primary trained teacher to support those students who require additional support based upon information received from primary schools and Key Stage 2 results.

Impact of Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium 2017-2018

For the academic year 2017-2018 Mortimer Community College received £15,243 of funding.

How We Spent The 2017-2018 Funding

Primarily the additional allocation has been used to support our Learning Zone primary trained teacher to support those students who require additional support based upon information received from primary schools and Key Stage 2 results.

Impact of catch up funding

Progress and improvement are measured through our assessment routines. The analysis of data, progress, effort and behaviour patterns are all taken into account when looking for patterns and trends. In order to meet the needs of individual students, support has been adapted where necessary.

Measured Impact

Students who came into Mortimer Community College with a KS2 SATS score of less than 100 are deemed as performing below average (100). These students particularly those scoring towards the bottom of the scale receive lessons in our learning zone or in smaller size classes to assist in their learning.

Out of 41 students who scored less than 100, 88% made expected progress or better in English and maths.

The students in the learning zone were retested in summer 2018 using a SAT’s reading and maths test. The reading scaled score saw an average scaled point improvement of 9pts. The maths scaled score saw an average point improvement of 5pts. These figures don’t include 2 students who were deemed not ready to take the test in ks2 but are now performing in line with the average around 100 points on the scaled system for reading and maths.