DfE Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up Premium Schools receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2. Planned Expenditure 2014/15 – Allocation of £9,500 Expenditure supported by additional £1000 from Academy Literacy budget for high-interest low-reading age e-library.
|2015/16 Expenditure Awarded £12000|
|Lexia||£1703||School annual License and staff training.
Lexia Reading Core5 provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, and delivers norm-referenced performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test. Designed specifically to meet the Common Core and the most rigorous state standards, this research-proven, technology-based approach accelerates reading skills development, predicts students’ year-end performance and provides teachers data-driven action plans to help differentiate instruction.
|2015/16 average gains 1 year 6 months. Over 70% success rate of making accelerated progress from starting point.|
|Sound Training for Reading||£7,800||School annual License and staff training.
Sound Training for Reading (STFR) is an intensive programme for pupils in mainstream classes who are underperforming due to low literacy skills and weak vocabulary knowledge. Impacts on reading comprehension abilities by focussing equally on decoding skills and vocabulary development. Programme is taught in 1 hour weekly sessions over 6 weeks. Trainers have to be accredited by STFR (having successfully completed 2 day initial training and then 2 quality assurance days per year).
|2015/16 average gains in 6 weeks 8.7 months, over 90% success rate of accelerated progress from starting point.|
|Small group work||£1008
|One hour a week on the Lifeboat programme; a series of ten books endorsed by the Dyslexia Association. Students engage with ‘lessons’ at a level appropriate to their phonics competency.||SEN intervention logs detail students progressing through levels demonstrating ability to read & spell words associated with that level. Average gains in 2015/16 1 year 8 months. Over 75% success rate of making accelerated progress from starting point.|
|One to one tutoring||£1512
|One hour a week 121 literacy support using a range of resources including Toe by Toe and Lexia.||Lexia impact recorded as average gains 1 year 6 months. Over 70% success rate of making accelerated progress from starting point.
Toe by Toe for our weakest readers helps to build words up using phonics. SEN logs will signal steps achieved which contribute to increased reading age and fluency.
|Toe by toe resource||£46.50
|Toe By Toe is a small red book designed for anyone who finds reading difficult. This includes weak readers who struggle to decode or those with dyslexic difficulties.|
|Rewards and recognition||£350||Students securing a level 4 in either Maths or English are rewarded with a cinema voucher. Cinema voucher is to for double value if level 4 is secured in both. Those not securing level 4 but engaging positively to be rewarded for effort.||Encourage engagement and instil a sense of pride for achievements|
|Stationery||£100||Folders, photocopying etc||Students have a sense of pride and learn transferrable skills of personal organisation etc storing work|