The school receives £5000 Catch Up Premium. This goes towards intervention programmes and postholders TLRs who focus on ensuring students make good progress.

Literacy Catch Up Premium Year 7 - Number of students and strategies:

In September 2016, 54 students came to Cox Green having not met the standard at KS2. These students will be supported in the following ways this year:

• Organise students into bespoke sets and aim to close the gap by reducing the content of the SOW, whilst increasing the focus on literacy skills.

• Liaise with colleagues at KS2 to ensure a smooth transition, review schemes and gain a better understanding of how SPAG is embedded in primary school.

• Use SISRA to monitor progress throughout the year.

• Moderation of end of term assessments to ensure accuracy in marking across the department.

• Regular work scrutinies to check consistency of teaching and learning across the department.

• Liaise with SEN department to track progress of Read.  Write.  Inc interventions.

• Offer help and support at KS3 drop in clinic.

• Plan and deliver bespoke intervention sessions to students not making expected progress.


Evaluation 

By the end of the academic year, of the 54 students who arrived below expected standards 33 (61%) students are now achieving their target grade in English.  Of the 33 students 25 (75%) are achieving a Grade 4 and above.

Of the original 54 students there are now 14 (26%) students exceeding their target grade and achieving at Grade 4 and above.

 

Numeracy Catch Up Premium Year 7 - Number of students and strategies:

Cox Green School has 54 students who started Year7 with a KS2 score that did not meet the government’s target.

7 of these students did not sit the exam and from our internal assessments, 3 of these students were not at expected level. Of these 3 students, 1 has attendance issues and this is being supported by the Attendance Officer.

3 students had the code which means ‘Ability to represent their actual ability in the test affected’.

The rest of the students (44) were coded as ‘Not achieved standard’.

Intervention

For those students who struggle with numeracy, the following strategies are in place:

• Taught in a smaller class size.

• Additional support from a progress assistant.

• Lessons focused on numeracy, using a variety of resources created in house and resources created by organisations to help these students close the gap.

• Regular teacher assessments to see how the students are making progress in numeracy, and this is then used to inform teaching and learning.


Evaluation 

By the end of the academic year, of the 54 students who arrived below expected standards 32 (60% of students) had improved to working at a level 3 or above and 8 (15%) were working at a level 4 or above

All students have access to "MyMaths" to aid their learning outside of the classroom.

In addition, previous catch up report can be found below:

 

Catch up premium 2015-2016