John Jamieson School

John Jamieson is an open and welcoming, generic, all age Special School and National Teaching School which caters for pupils with a learning difficulty

Literacy and Numeracy catch-up

Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium funding

The Department for Education has allocated additional funding of £500 for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.  The Year 7 catch up premium is not part of Schools’ budget shares and is not part of the individual schools’ budget.  Schools can choose to spend all or part of their money in the academic year or can carry it forward into the following year.

For 2014/15 the East SILC was allocated Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium as follows:
 £500 x 19 eligible Year 7 learners = £ 9,500

We have spent the funding to engage our most reluctant readers by purchasing a range of resources to support the development of reading skills across Year 7.  A significant investment in Pearsons Bug Club reading scheme has been made with a view to bridging the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 and Year 7 to Year 8.  This scheme supports different level of skill acquisition through two differentiated levels i.e. a text that is fully decodable and contains target phonemes and tricky text and the other that is at least 80% decodable which includes more varied words to give a richer reading experience.  The scheme combined print and e-books.  Other resources purchased to support the development of Literacy skills include:

Allocation of funding 2014/15
 
Bugs Club Reading Scheme
 
£5,793.63
 
CPD related to Bugs Club provision
 
£500
 
Kindles (10)
 
£499.50
 
Hodder Reading Assessment
 
£220
 
Additional Talisman reading books
 
£120
 
Level 2 TA intervention time
 
£1470.69
 
Total
 
 
£8603.82
 
Between June 2014 and June 2015 we saw 78% of our Year 7 pupils achieving good to outstanding progress in Reading.

For 2015/16 the East SILC was allocated Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium as follows:
£500 x 20 eligible Year 7 learners = £ 10,000

 
Intended allocation of funding  for 2015/16 is as follows:
 
 
Rapid Reading and Rapid Reading Plus reading resources
Additional Ruth Miskin Resources
Additional Phonics reading schemes and teacher resources
 
 
£350
 
Listening Programme CPD and resources
 
 
£ 3,300
 
Sensory story book and additional sensory resources
 
 
£540
 
Level 2 TA intervention time
 
 
£1470.69
 
Speech and Language Therapist intervention time
 
 
£3385.20
 
Recordable sound tiles and mini microphones
 
 
£300
 
Computerised Reading Age Test available across site
 
 
£264
 
Headphones x 20 sets
 
 
£400
 
Total
 
 
10009.89
 
Impact of fudning for 15/16

The school received funding from the Department for Education for ‘Catch-up Literacy and Numeracy’. We were allocated £500 per Year 7 per pupil to support interventions at entry to Key Stage 3.
For 2015/16 the East SILC was allocated funding as follows:  £500 x 16 eligible Year 7 learners = £ 8000
 
 
  • Rapid Reading and Rapid Reading Plus reading resources
     
  • Additional Ruth Miskin Resources
    Additional Phonics reading schemes and teacher resources
     
The investment in these specialist resources has had a positive impact on cognition and communication for our most able learners. Their progress in English reading is recorded through BSquared and their attainment is also reflected through the analysis of hard and soft data.
  • Listening Programme CPD and resources
     
 
Impact has been recorded through case studies identifying pupils improving skills around attention, concentration and emotional development. There has also been reflection in positive behaviour with the reduction of unwanted behaviour incidents.
  • Sensory story book and additional sensory resources
     
 
The impact has been demonstrated through a greater access to learning for some of our most complex needs on the sensory pathways. Their progress in literacy is recorded through BSquared and their attainment is also reflected through the analysis of hard and soft data.
  • Level 2 TA intervention time
     
 
Targeted interventions including intensive reading recovery has had a positive impact on progress, particularly with pupils who had previously fallen below expected progress. Their progress is recorded through BSquared and their attainment is also reflected through the analysis of hard and soft data.
  • Speech and Language Therapist intervention time
     
Impact demonstrated through development of communication and literacy skills across all pathways, particularly demonstrated through ILPP data.
 
  • Recordable sound tiles and mini microphones
     
 
Increased number of pupils with complex communication needs have been able to develop and extend their communication skills.
 
  • Computerised Reading Age Test available across site
     

This has facilitated a coherent and more comprehensive method of recording reading ages.
 
  • Headphones x 20 sets
     
 Resources necessary for facilitating the listening program
 Total

 
 10009.89
 

Intended allocation of funding  for 2016/17 is as follows:

For 2016/17 the East SILC is allocated Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium as follows - £500 x 12 eligible Year 7 learners = £ 6000

We will continue to purchase specialist resources to promote learning priorities for cognition and communication for learners working on all three pathways (sensory, towards independence, and independence). Impact will be measured and recorded through our tiered assessment incorporating BSquared and the East SILC Individual Learning Pathways Plans.
 
10 iPads – divided into coloured cases and apps for 3 pathways £1170
£78.98

Library trolley and Books
 
 
 £500

 
Partnership resources – Phonics sound cards, red words, flash cards
 
£102.00
Themed intervention room – Scary stories related to long term plans, resources and props, books, sensory items, bean bags, cushions
 
£500
Catch up resource pack and books
 
£468.87
Speech and Language Therapist intervention time

 
£3385.20
 
Level 2 TA intervention time
 
 
 
£1470.69
Bugs Club Renewal £215.00
 
Total
 
 £7890.74

 
 
 

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