Fred Longworth High School received £10,500 for the Catch Up Premium in 2015-16. This money was used to support 35 students who did not reach L4 in English and/or Maths. There were 12 students below L4 in English and 13 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, the Reading Plus Scheme, Lexia Reading and Toe by Toe Reading intervention. Students were withdrawn from lessons to attend 1-1 intervention sessions.
For students below L4 in Mathematics the money was used to fund intervention in class twice a week during form time. A ‘Numeracy Workout’ programme was used during these sessions.
Impact can be measured in the following way:
- Average reading age growth for group is +7.6 months.
- 9 students moved up in their Lexia pathways on the programme.
- All students are demonstrating “Good” or “Exceptional” attitudes to learning
- 5 students are judged at least “Secure” within their FLHS pathway*
- 11 students exceeded their Y7 Target.
- 5 students have made at least 2 sub levels of progress in their FLHS pathway*
- 12 students made at least 1 sub level progress.
- 12 out of the 13 pupils are demonstrating a ‘Good’ or ‘Exceptional’ attitude to learning
- All students made some progress in Maths
*FLHS pathways are determined from the FFT estimates and prior attainment