The school receives £5000 Catch Up Premium. This goes towards intervention programmes and postholders TLRs who focus on ensuring students make good progress.

Literacy Catch Up Premium Year 7 - Number of students and strategies:

In September 2016, 54 students came to Cox Green having not met the standard at KS2. These students will be supported in the following ways this year:

  • Organise students into bespoke sets and aim to close the gap by reducing the content of the SOW, whilst increasing the focus on literacy skills.
  • Liaise with colleagues at KS2 to ensure a smooth transition, review schemes and gain a better understanding of how SPAG is embedded in primary school.
  • Use SISRA to monitor progress throughout the year.
  • Moderation of end of term assessments to ensure accuracy in marking across the department.
  • Regular work scrutinies to check consistency of teaching and learning across the department.
  • Liaise with SEN department to track progress of Read.  Write.  Inc interventions.
  • Offer help and support at KS3 drop in clinic.
  • Plan and deliver bespoke intervention sessions to students not making expected progress.

Evaluation to Date (January 2017)

So far this academic year, 6 students have already been deemed by teachers to have made the required progress to meet the standard. This represents 11% of students who have made good progress and closed the gap within the first term.

Numeracy Catch Up Premium Year 7 - Number of students and strategies:

Cox Green School has 54 students who started Year7 with a KS2 score that did not meet the government’s target.

7 of these students did not sit the exam and from our internal assessments, 3 of these students were not at expected level. Of these 3 students, 1 has attendance issues and this is being supported by the Attendance Officer.

3 students have the code which means ‘Ability to represent their actual ability in the test affected’.

The rest of the students (44) were coded as ‘Not achieved standard’.

  • 30 of these students at the end of the first reporting cycle, have made strong progress and are now meeting expected levels.
  • 14 of these students at the end of the first reporting cycle, had not caught up with their numeracy according to teacher assessments, and intervention has been put into place.

All students have access to "MyMaths" to aid their learning outside of the classroom.

Evaluation to Date (January 2017)

Of the 14 students who have not yet caught up with their numeracy, the following strategies are in place:

  • Taught in a smaller class size.
  • Additional support from a progress assistant.
  • Lessons focused on numeracy, using a variety of resources created in house and resources created by organisations to help these students close the gap.
  • Regular teacher assessments to see how the students are making progress in numeracy, and this is then used to inform teaching and learning.

In addition, previous catch up report can be found below:

Catch up premium 2015-2016