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Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Putting Our Year 7 Catch Up Funding To Work

In 2015-16 President Kennedy School received £32,500 Year 7 Catch Up Funding and it is widely expected that levels will be maintained for 2016-17.

Over the last 12 months, staff from the Bridge (our year 7 college) have been working in partnership with 5 of our local feeder schools. This has focused on targeted interventions in literacy and numeracy across Years 5 and 6. This has also provided specialised professional development for primary colleagues. Strategies include focused writing, grammar, Fresh Start and Guided Reading. Through working in partnership with primary colleagues on average 90% students in Year 5 and Year 6 made 1 sub-level of progress within a term.

In the Bridge, targeted interventions for Fresh Start, Guided Reading, writing and numeracy continued to be successful. Outstanding progress was achieved at all thresholds in English and Maths. In English over 94% of students met or exceeded L4 by the end of Year 7. In maths this figure was 93%. Our AfA students made outstanding progress from their starting points: by the end of Year 7, 74% had achieved L4+ in English and 72% had achieved L4+ in maths.