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Catch up 7 (year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium)
WHAT IS THE CATCH UP 7 LITERACY INTERVENTION?
The Catch up7 literacy programme is a structured one to one intervention aimed at Year 7 pupils whose standardised scores are slightly below target for reading and spelling and struggle with literacy, preventing them from accessing the curriculum effectively.
Catch Up Literacy 7 addresses all aspects of the reading process with particular emphasis on word recognition and language comprehension, word attack skills and Phonological deficiencies. It is specifically aimed at improving literacy, with strong emphasis on reading, spelling, sentence construction and handwriting strategies. It is a be-spoke programme, targeted to the needs of the individual. (personalised learning), which complements the Primary and Secondary National Strategies and is grounded in rigorous academic research with proven impact in schools
HOW IS IT INTEGRATED?
The Head of SEN (Mr Hackett) selects students for the programme, who meet the criteria and puts them forward for the Intervention. The selected students are then assessed as to their correct placement on the programme.
The Intervention is centred on a twenty minute, one to one teaching session, delivered twice a week by an accredited Catch up Literacy Facilitator.
THE 4 STAGES OF CATCH UP 7 LITERACY
Formative assessments - Used to set targets and to identify the appropriate starting point for teaching.
Selecting an appropriate book for the learner to read - Catch up has graded more than 5000 books into 12 gradually increasing levels of difficulty, to enable staff to select books that the individual struggling reader can read with a high degree of success.
Individual teaching session - A 20 minute, structured session, delivered twice a week:
Prepared reading - (2 minutes), to enable the learner to concentrate on reading for meaning
Independent reading - (10 minutes), an opportunity for the learner to read and the reading to be diagnosed by the adult.
Linked writing, sentence construction - (8 minutes), to enable the learner to benefit from the reciprocal gains of reading and spelling
Ongoing monitoring - The facilitator maintains weekly records and tracks the learner’s needs and progress. Homework is given to the student which addresses areas of concern. Parents are asked to ensure this homework is completed, in order to address weaknesses and consolidate learning.
CATCH UP LITERACY AT THE WESTON ROAD ACADEMY
Catch Up 7 (The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium) gives the Academy additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). The academy received £9000 of Year 7 catch up funding for the 2014-15 academic year.
Transition summer school
Corrective reading Y7
Literacy catch up programme
Everyone’s a reader – 20 minutes each week
Small group numeracy tuition
Impact in English (14 pupils)
Pupils who entered the academy below a level 4 in Reading progressed, on average, by 5.57 points (2 points = 1 sub level) throughout Year 7.
This was at a faster rate than those entering the Academy on a level 4 (2.21 points).
Of the pupils who entered the academy below a level 4 in Reading:
- 100% have improved their English level by at least 1 sub level.
- 64% have improved their English level by 2 or more sub levels.
- 57% have improved their English level by 3 or more sub levels.
- 36% have improved their English level by 4 or more sub levels.
- 14% have improved their English level by 5 or more sub levels.
- 7% have improved their English level by 6 sub levels.
Impact in Mathematics (17 students)
Pupils who entered the academy below a level 4 in Mathematics progressed, on average, by 3.76 points (2 points = 1 sub level) throughout Year 7.
This was at a slightly slower rate than those entering the Academy on a level 4 (4.14 points).
Of the pupils who entered the academy below a level 4 in Mathematics:
- 71% have improved their Mathematics level by at least 1 sub level.
- 65% have improved their Mathematics level by 2 or more sub levels.
- 41% have improved their Mathematics level by 3 or more sub levels.
- 12% have improved their Mathematics level by 4 sub levels.