The school receives approximately £6000 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 2017, 63 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.
Focussed reading lessons to improve reading speed and access.• Offer help and support at KS3 drop in clinic.
Plan and deliver bespoke intervention sessions to students not making expected progress.

Evaluation

By the end of the academic year, of the 63 students who arrived below expected standards 48 students are now achieving their target grade in English.  Of the original 63 students there are now 77% of students achieving at Grade 4 and above.

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

Cox Green School has 63 students who started Year7 with a KS2 score that did not meet the government’s target.

Intervention

For those students who struggle with 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.

Evaluation

By the end of the academic year, of the 63 students who arrived below expected standards 45 had improved to working at (73%) were working at a level 4 or above.

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