King James' School

Catch Up Premium

 

In 2015 / 16 King James’s School received £14,500 in catch up funding. 

This money has been used to pay for 1:3 tuition by a specialist teacher for English and for maths.  Most students were placed on a 6 week ‘catch up’ programme where the specialist tutor would liaise with the English / maths teacher to identify specific areas of weakness and then provide support in mastering these basics.

Whilst it was evident that these students did make progress it was not always easy to identify whether the catch up programme had made the difference or a combination of wider factors.  What is clear is that whilst students on the ‘catch up’ programme make progress, they do not ‘catch up’.  This is because their peers often keep moving at the same, or an increasing pace.

For this reason, whilst we are maintaining some small group and 1:3 support to master specific skills in English and maths we have diverted some of the spending of the catch up premium to our Student Support Group.  This is a specifically designed, holistic curriculum taught vertically across years 7 to 9 for our some of our weakest students. 

Impact statement: in 2015/16 25 pupils were identified as lower attaining.  As a result of our strategies by learning cycle 4 in Year 7 the following progress had been made:

Name

KS2 Reading

 End of Year 7 English

KS2 Maths

End of Year 7 Maths

Student

N

4c

3C

3a

Student

4C

5c

3B

4c

Student

N

4a

4B

4a

Student

3C

5b

3B

3a

Student

 

4

 

4B

Student

4a

5c

3c

4c

Student

4c

6a

3b

4b

Student

3A

4a

4B

4a

Student

3b

4c

3a

5c

Student

4c

4a

3c

3a

Student

4a

5a

3a

4a

Student

4b

4c

3a

4c

Student

4c

5c

 

2b

Student

3B

4a

3B

4c

Student

4b

3a

3a

4c

Student

3c

4a

3c

3a

Student

n

3a

n

3b

Student

n

2a

b

N

Student

b

2a

b

2b

Student

3c

5c

4b

4b

Student

b

1c

b

1b

Student

3c

4c

 

3b

Student

3b

3a

n

2b

Student

b

2c

3a

3a

Student

n

4c

 

3b