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SEND & Catch Up Premium

Targeting funds to benefit pupils who need them

Each year the government awards additional funding to schools to assist them to provide appropriate support to pupils who may need additional or specialist help with their education.

The following reports show how the additional funding is used by the school to obtain maximum benefit for the pupils at Crompton House School who need it most.

Literacy & Numeracy Catch Up Premium

What is the catch-up premium?

The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics. The purpose of this funding is to enable schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it.

Catchup Premium 2014/15

In 2014-2015 the school received catch-up premium funding for 17 of its cohort of 195 pupils which equated to £8,500.

How we will use the catch-up premium

The catch up premium is used to funding a small Access Class and the Lexia Reading Programme. Pupils within the Access Class receive personalised support in Maths and English; the pupils have been identified for this class through the analysis of a combination of cognitive ability tests (CATs) and statutory attainment tests (SATs). The pupils in the Access Class do not study a Modern Foreign Language and this time is used to facilitate extra English lessons. The Lexia Reading Programme is a phonics led multi-sensory reading skills programme, which is used by those students who have been identified as having a low reading age.

Catchup Premium 2013/14:

In 2013-2014 the school received catch-up premium funding for 16 of its cohort of 199 pupils which equated to £8,000.

How we used the catch-up premium

The catch up premium is used to funding a small Access Class and the Lexia Reading Programme. Pupils within the Access Class receive personalised support in Maths and English; the pupils have been identified for this class through the analysis of a combination of cognitive ability tests (CATs) and statutory attainment tests (SATs). The pupils in the Access Class do not study a Modern Foreign Language and this time is used to facilitate extra English lessons. The Lexia Reading Programme is a phonics led multi-sensory reading skills programme, which is used by those students who have been identified as having a low reading age.

English/Literacy

The nine pupils who started at Level 3 or below in reading made an average of 2.5 sub-levels of progress in English compared to minimum expected progress of 1.8 sub-levels per year, based on the national minimum expected 3 levels of progress over KS3 & KS4.

Maths/Numeracy

The eight pupils who started at Level 3 or below in Maths made an average of 3.6 sub-levels of progress in Maths compared to minimum expected progress of 1.8 sub-levels per year, based on the national minimum expected 3 levels of progress over KS3 & KS4.

Catchup Premium 2012/13

In 2012-2013 the school received catch-up premium funding for 19 of its cohort of 195 pupils which equated to £9,500.

How we used the catch-up premium

The catch up premium is used to funding a small Access Class and the Lexia Reading Programme. Pupils within the Access Class receive personalised support in Maths and English; the pupils have been identified for this class through the analysis of a combination of cognitive ability tests (CATs) and statutory attainment tests (SATs). The pupils in the Access Class do not study a Modern Foreign Language and this time is used to facilitate extra English lessons. The Lexia Reading Programme is a phonics led multi-sensory reading skills programme, which is used by those students who have been identified as having a low reading age.

English/Literacy

  • 72% of pupils made satisfactory progress (that is, in line to achieve 3 levels of progress by Key Stage 4 – equal to national expectations)
  • 22% made progress that was good (in line to achieve 4 levels of progress at KS4).

Maths/Numeracy

  • 83% made progress that was satisfactory (that is, in line to achieve 3 Levels of progress by Key Stage 4 – equal to national expectations)
  • 50% made progress that was good (in line to achieve 4 levels of progress at KS4).

All pupils successfully increased their attainment to be equal to or better than the threshold of Level 3 (at which point the catch up funding had been allocated).