Catch up Literacy Intervention

Catch up literacy intervention 2017 – 18

 

The Catch-up literacy budget was again directed towards the part funding of a specialist teacher to lead the literacy intervention work for years 7 and 8. The focus was on those students who had reading ages lower than 9 years. Low spelling ages of below 9 years were also considered when selecting the participants.

The intervention scheme revolves around a reading scheme that encourages students to read for understanding. Comprehension of the texts was assessed using the quizzes on Accelerated Reader. Work based on the books included a strong focus on developing phonemic awareness. Sessions also include time for spelling games and computer-based spelling programmes such as Nessy and Wordshark.

Expected progress is that which might be made by an average student without SEND over the period of intervention (8 months for those doing all three terms).

The outcomes for 2017 – 18 were as follows:

Year 7

Cohort of 28 students of whom 6 were pupil premium. Some did one term, some did two while most did three.

 

Reading Spelling

Below expected progress 14% 26%

(less than 8 months)

 

Above expected progress 43% 57%

(more than 8 months)

 

Well above expected progress 43% 17%

(more than 2 years)

 

Year 8

Cohort of 14 students of whom 5 were pupil premium. Some did one term, some did two while most did three.

 

Reading Spelling

Below expected progress 7% 54%

(less than 8 months)

 

Above expected progress 29% 46%

(more than 8 months

Well above expected progress 64% 0%

(more than 2 years)