Year 7 Catch-Up Review 2016/17

In 2016 – 2017 The Avon Valley School was allocated £25,000 in funding as part of the Year 7 catch up initiative. Year 7 catch-up funding provides an additional £500 for the weakest students in Yr 7 and the funding is based on historic levels of underachievement at KS2. This funding aims to help these students to ‘catch up’ with their peers during their first year at the school.

2016-17

  2016-17
 Students in Year 7   220 
 Students identified for catch up    50 
 Financial allocation  £25,000 

 

Over the course of the year the students followed a catch-up plan involving: smaller than average class sizes, withdrawal for intensive numeracy/literacy work, in class support from a TA.
Student progress is tracked during the year and for the 50 weakest students in the year group the following data records the progress made:

Maths 

22% of students had made more than expected progress
49% of students had made expected progress
31% of students had made less than expected progress

English

6% of students had made more than expected progress
80% of students had made expected progress
14% of students had made less than expected progress

Costs 2016-17

 Interventions   Cost
 2 extra maths set in year 7  0.3 of a teacher = £7,300  
 1 extra English set in year 7  0.2 of a teacher = £5,200  
 TA support for 3 sets  0.5 of a TA = £6,500  
 Withdrawal from lessons to work with teacher  0.075 of a teacher = £2,500  
 Withdrawal from lessons to work with a teaching assistant  0.2 of a TA = £3,500  
 Total  £25,000