Year 7 ‘Catch-up Funding’
In March 2015, at the end of the financial year, we were given £7000 to enable catch up work with our year 7 cohort. In order to ensure that this funding supported continued work with that cohort of pupils, we designated 50% of the money to be used for the resourcing of a new KS3 maths curriculum, including an online maths teaching, support and assessment package available to the pupils and sets of new textbooks for the curriculum being developed.
50% of the money went to support the resourcing of KS3 English, including time and management responsibilities for a period for staff to develop the new English curriculum.
We will use an external objective progress measure, Reading and Spelling tests and PTE and PTM tests to inform evaluation of the impact of these decisions.