Catch-up Funding

LITERACY IMPACT REPORT – DEC 18 Entry profile of Y7 cohorts

Catch Up funding allowance £14256. This is used to support the progress of students that are below expected level in Literacy and Numeracy. The funding is used to offer these students bespoke 1 to 1 or small group intervention with specialised Literacy and Numeracy teachers to support their development and enable them to access all parts of the curriculum.

  • The number of pupils below the ‘expected’ level of 100 has decreased steadily
  • Over a number of years, the impact of reading recovery and literacy intervention has been consistently strong.
  • The small number of pupils remaining below chronological reading age at the end of the year are SEN and continue with literacy withdrawal and support throughout Y8.

Literacy / Reading Intervention at RHS

  • Pupils are ARTI tested at the end of Y6 as part of the induction day at Rainhill High School
  • This data is cross-referenced with SATs scores in July of that year
  • Where a pupil’s ARTI is significantly below the KS2 Reading score, they are retested on entry to the school in September to ensure that data is reliable
  • Cohorts for reading intervention are then determined based on
    • Pupils with a KS2 score (reading) below 100
    • Pupils with a KS2 score (reading) below the ‘national average’ of 104
    • Pupils whose ARTI score suggests intervention is necessary
  • Lessons start in September. Pupils are withdrawn from non-core subjects and follow a structured reading recovery programme. Pupils are retested at October half term and the cohorts then refined. It is expected that all pupils in the 100-104 category graduate from the programme at this point.
  • This process is repeated throughout the year.
  • Class teachers are initially made aware of pupils who are receiving input and are kept informed of their progress throughout the year in order that they can support in the classroom.
  • Parents are informed and strategies on how they can support at home are given to them

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