Year 7 Catch-Up Funding

Ofsted Inspection 2014 – “Lowering-attaining students receive strong and effective support, both in class and through targeted additional interventions. As a result, most make very good progress.”

The Derby High School is committed to ensuring that Year 7 students who arrive below national standards are provided with additional support with literacy and numeracy so they can access the Key Stage 3 curriculum and beyond.

Over 2017/2018 we received approximately £25,000 of money to spend on Catch-up provision. The funding is being used to provide focused help and support in the classroom and additional interventions outside the classroom.

What is the impact of our Catch-Up Money?

In 2017 low ability students in Year 11 at The Derby High School made significantly more progress than did low ability students nationally.

Progress 8

 

2016 2017
Low ability students

(Year 11 – 2016/2017)

 

+0.21 +0.37

 

Literacy Reading

  Number of students who arrived below national standards Number of students who had not reached national standards by the end of their time in Year 7
Year 8 (new KS2 SATs) 99 42
Year 9 34 13
Year 10 30 8
Year 11 35 4

 

Numeracy

  Number of students who arrived below national standards Number of students who had not reached national standards by the end of their time in Year 7
Year 8 (new KS2 SATs) 76 22
Year 9 69 14
Year 10 20 9
Year 11 19 5

 

All pupils who did not reach national standards by the end of Year 7 continue to have intervention in English and Maths (HLTA and subject teacher).