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Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Summary information:

School: Westlands Secondary School;

Acaemic Year 2019-2020 Total Year 7 Catch Up Fund Budget £33,797
Number Of Pupils 360 Number of pupils eligible for Catch Up 141

Prior Attainment:

Number of pupils in year 7 who have attained the National Standards for KS2 English, Maths and both:

English 243
Maths 272
Both 219

In-school barriers to be addressed:

We need to recognise that not all students sat the KS2 SATs examinations and there will also be cases

of students in Year 7, who have not made the National Standard and we do not directly receive

funding for these students from this fund.

Those pupils who have not made National Standard in English/Maths or both will be required to pass

a number of GCSEs and we need to ensure the ‘gaps’ from KS2 are filled through the explicit teaching

of Literacy to the Year 7 B Block group.

Literacy skills entering Year 7 are lower for pupils eligible for PP than other pupils, preventing them from

making good progress.

External barriers that require action outside school (such as poor attendance)

Attendance for students who do not make expected progress is generally lower than expected.

The Lead SENCO and Deputy SENCO in conjunction with the attendance office  monitors the

attendance of all pupils in the B Block classes and those with identified SEN needs on a weekly

basis so we can address any issues which may occur.

Click Here for the full Westlands School Year 7 Catch Up Fund Strategy Review 2019-2020

 

Review of previous expenditure of Catch Up fund:

Academic Year 2018-19
Total Year 7 Catch Up Fund budget £30,777
Number of pupils eligible for funding  328
Impact on English progress 90% of pupils who were below the expected standard at the start of Year 7 saw progress in their English grades throughout the year.
Impact on reading ages 50% of pupils who were below the expected standard for reading at the start of Year 7 saw an increase in their reading age.
Impact on maths progress 62% of pupils who were below the expected standard for maths at the start of Year 7 saw progress in their maths grades throughout the year.