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Year 7 Top Up Funding

What is Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up funding?

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with an additional monies for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least expected year group expectations in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2. It is provided to all state-funded schools with a year 7 cohort, including special schools, alternative provision (AP) settings and pupil referral units (PRUs).  

Online reporting

As a school we must publish details of how we spend the literacy and numeracy catch-up funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding on our website. 

Context at Paddock School 2016/2017

 Number of students in Year 7 7
 Total amount of top-up funding  £5,500

Based on the individual needs of the pupils at Paddock School, we have allocated Year 7 Top Up funding to focus on the following:

 Resources/Training  Cost  Anticipated Impact
 

Staff training and purchase of resources on TACPAC - a sensory communication resource using touch and music

 

£2,000

 

Staff more confident to work with pupils to help with their communication and social skills.  Pupils to take part in effective sensory activities that help them to regulate their emotions and be in a better place for learning.

 

Numicon Maths Training - 'An Introduction to Numicon in supporting children with Special Educational Needs'

 

£1,000

 

For two members of staff to have increased confidence in teaching practical maths and number bonds and to share knowledge with other teachers.  An improvement in engagement in mathematical ability and confidence reflected in progress and achievement.

 

Numicon Resources for Mathematics

 

£1,000

 

An improvement in interest in mathematics and increased confidence reflected in progress and achievement

 

Sherborne Level 2 Training

 

£1,500

 

Staff to advance their practise of Sherborne and continue to use it to support the pupils with their overall development. This includes developing good self esteem, to extend and improve communication and creative expression and to improve their thinking and ability to problem solve. 

 

Context at Paddock School 2015/16

 Number of students in Year 7

 10

 Total amount of top-up funding

 £5,000

Based on the individual needs of the pupils at Paddock School, we have allocated Year 7 Top Up funding to focus on the following:

 

 Cost

 Anticipated Impact

 

Purchase of Reading Scheme Books

 

£1500

 

An improvement in reading ability and confidence reflected in progress and achievement.

 

Numicon Maths Training - 'An Introduction to Numicon in supporting children with Special Educational Needs'

 

£600

 

For three members of staff to have increased confidence in teaching practical maths and number bonds and to share knowledge with other teachers.  An improvement in engagement in mathematical ability and confidence reflected in progress and achievement.

 

Numicon Resources for Mathematics

 

£1000

 

An improvement in interest in mathematics and increased confidence reflected in progress and achievement

 

Training and Resources for ‘Attention Autism’

 

£2000

 

An improvement in pupil engagement and attention, reflected in progress and achievement