Fred Longworth High School received £17,500 for the Catch Up Premium in 2014-15. This money was used to support 35 students who did not reach L4 in English and/or Maths. There were 23 students below L4 in English and 25 below L4 in Maths.
The money was used primarily to fund literacy interventions with this group of students in order to improve their access to the curriculum. Interventions included targeted TA provision, Buddy-Reading Schemes, the Reading Plus Scheme, Lexia Reading and Toe by Toe Reading intervention.
For students below L4 in Mathematics the money was used to fund a HLTA led intervention class twice a week during form time. A ‘Numeracy Workout’ programme was used during these sessions.
Impact can be measured in the following way:
- 10 students were below L3 on entry. 5 progressed to L4.
- 13 students were at L3. 9 progressed to L4 and 1 progressed to L5.
- 13 students have seen an increase in their reading ages.
- 2 students came in below L3. 1 progressed to L3.
- 23 students came in at L3. 5 progressed to L4.
- 9 out of the 25 pupils made at least 2 sub levels by the end of Y7.
- 12 out of the 25 pupils made at least 1 sub level by the end of Y7.
NB The apparent dip in Mathematics is as a result of significant changes made to the KS3 maths curriculum.