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Folkestone Academy Year 7 Catch Up

Year 7 Catch Up

Year 7 Literacy Catch Up Funding 2019/2020

The Government has allocated funding to schools to support pupils who do not attain the Expected Standard in Literacy at the end of their primary schooling.  This academic year the funding of £22,335 at the Folkestone Academy will be used to:

  • Continue to fund a specialist Literacy intervention course Read, Write Ink to work closely on an individual and small group basis with pupils who have not attained the Expected Standard in Literacy
  • Additional intervention will be provided to enable students not meeting the Expected Standard to access a broad range of performing arts activities targeted to assist students in the comprehension of Shakespeare and classic texts.

Impact

100% of students in Year 7 who arrived at the Academy in Sept 2019 who were two years below their chronological reading age were engaged in intensive small group support; interventions to develop fundamental literacy skills.

Year 7 Numeracy Catch Up Funding 2019/2020

2019-2020

The Government has allocated funding to schools to support pupils who do not attain the Expected Standard in Mathematics at the end of their primary schooling.  This academic year the funding of £8,989 at Folkestone Academy will be used to:

  • Continue to fund a numeracy and mathematics intervention teacher to work closely on an individual and small group basis with pupils who have not attained the Expected Standard in Mathematics. This will take place 6 times a week, ensuring that Year 7 students from both bands have required support.
  • Intervention sessions are designed to improve understanding of our mastery curriculum, and run alongside main lessons, so that students are supported directly with the subject matter being learned in class.
  • The teacher also supports particular students in lessons in one of our sets which has greater SEN(D) and EAL requirements.

Year 7 Numeracy Catch Up Funding 2018/2019

2018-2019

The Government allocated funding to schools to support pupils who do not attain the Expected Standard in Mathematics at the end of their primary schooling.  In 2018-19 academic year the funding of £12,060.90 at Folkestone Academy was used to:

  • Run Year 7 work groups, led by a mathematics teacher, to support those who had not attained the Expected Standard in Mathematics. The sessions targeted gaps in understanding in relation to our mastery curriculum. This improved progress and also provided a better foundation for further studies in Year 8.
  • Funding was also used for increased in-class support as needed, particularly for students with SEN(D) and EAL requirements.