Year 7 Catch-Up Funding

Catch-Up Funding 2020/21

COVID Catch-up premium funding allocation for the current academic year (2020/21).

Allocation: £18560

Details of how we intend to spend the allocation.

The Derby High School is committed to ensuring that all KS3 students who require additional support with literacy and numeracy can access the curriculum and beyond. The Catch-up money is being used to provide focused help and support in the classroom and additional interventions outside the classroom. Year 7 forms are taught a literacy and numeracy programme each morning during registration. Two Year 8 forms have specialised English and Mathematics teachers attached to them and they follow a specific programme each day. All other KS3 forms follow programmes in literacy and numeracy with their form tutors once a week.

The Derby High School is committed to ensuring that all KS4 students who require additional support with English, Mathematics and Science can access the GCSE curriculum and beyond. The Catch-up money is being used to provide one to one tuition for students who have fallen behind in these subjects with support from the national tutoring programme.

Details of how we spent the previous year’s allocation (2019/20).

Spending included the following:

English and Mathematics staffing. Specific groups in year 7/8 received intervention sessions with a specialised English and Mathematics teacher.

How last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefit from the funding.

Impact of our Catch-Up Money.

Low ability students at The Derby High School made significantly more progress than did low ability students nationally.

Progress 8

 

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 (unvalidated)
Low ability students

 

+0.21 +0.37 +0.33 +0.61 +0.51
Low ability in Maths +0.18 +0.30 +0.38 +0.30 Not available
Low ability in Reading +0.19 +0.35 +0.54 +0.70 Not available