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Fullhurst Community College

Catch-up Premium

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in literacy or numeracy at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). The intention is that this funding accelerates the progress of these pupils, to allow their attainment in literacy and or numeracy to improve.

2019 - 20 

In 2019-20 Fullhurst received a total of £31,369 for eligible students. Spending of this funding has been allocated based on strategies which have proven to be successful in the past. The funding is being spent to facilitate intervention in the following ways:

  • A specialist primary trained teacher
  • A specialist Level 3 teaching assistant 
  • Increased small group support for students in literacy and numeracy.
  • Extra English and or  Maths curriculum time.
  • All students accessed reading, spelling and maths baseline assessments.
  • Increased transition activities (for example, communication with feeder primary schools, Fullhurst teachers working with feeder primary teachers, induction activities).

Impact of 2019-2020 funding

Reading

115 students on entry were not at the expected standard (HTM) for reading. This was supported in a variety of ways including intervention, educational testing, access to additional English lessons and adult support, small group and individual sessions, with reading homework booklets to support access to reading throughout the academic year. 33 students were identified as a target cohort for support. 

  • 19 of 33 students attained the expected standard by the end of year 7.
  • 6 of 33 students made at least expected progress in English in year 7.
  • 25 of 33 made better than expected progress in English in year 7, and therefore relatively caught up with their peers.
  • Where progress was below what was expected, further assessment and intervention were put into place.

19 out of the 115  students were taught in the nurture English classes in year seven, and therefore had additional curriculum time for English. In this class 84% of students had a good or outstanding attitude to learning. 38% of this class had no KS2 baseline results, yet 100% achieved a grade in their first assessment data.

  • 19 of these students attained  the expected standard by the end of year 7.
  • 18 of these students made at least expected progress in English in year 7.
  • 18 of these students made better than expected progress in English in year 7, and therefore relatively caught up with their peers.


Maths

 75 students on entry were below the expected standard for maths. 33 students were identified as a target cohort for support. 

  •  16 of students attained the expected standard by the end of year 7.
  • 16 of students made at least expected progress in Maths in year 7.
  •  8  made better than expected progress in Maths in year 7, and therefore relatively caught up with their peers.

19 out of the 33 identified students were taught in the nurture Maths classes in year 7, and therefore had additional curriculum time for Maths.

  • 18 of these students attained the expected standard by the end of year 7.
  • 18 of these students made at least expected progress in English in year 7.
  • 18 of these pupils made better than expected progress in English in year 7, and therefore relatively caught up with their peers.

Impact of 2018-19 funding

Reading

37 students on entry were not at the expected standard (HTM) for reading 

  • 43% of students attained the ex[ected standard by the end of year 7.
  • 92% of students made at least expected progress in English in year 7.
  • 66% made better than expected progress in English in year 7, and therefore relatively caught up with their peers.

31 out of the 37 students were taught in the nurture English classes in year seven, and therefore had additional curriculum time for English.

  • 35% of these students attained  the expected standard by the end of year 7.
  • 90% of these students made at least expected progress in English in year 7.
  • 59% of these students made better than expected progress in English in year 7, and therefore relatively caught up with their peers.


Maths

32 students on entry were below the expected standard for maths 

  • 59% of students attained the expected standard by the end of year 7.
  • 97% of students made at least expected progress in Maths in year 7.
  •  69% made better than expected progress in Maths in year 7, and therefore relatively caught up with their peers.

25 out of the 32 students were taught in the nurture Maths classes in year 7, and therefore had additional curriculum time for Maths.

  • 48% of these students attained the expected standard by the end of year 7.
  • 96% of these students made at least expected progress in English in year 7.
  • 68% of these pupils made better than expected progress in English in year 7, and therefore relatively caught up with their peers.

Fullhurst Community College

Fullhurst Community College
Imperial Avenue
Leicester
LE3 1AH

tel: 0116 282 4326
fax: 0116 282 5781
email: office@fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk