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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Funding

 

Name of School:    Shoeburyness High School

The year 7 Literacy and Numeracy for 2015-2016 will include pupils who attained Level 3 or below in English and Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. In 2013 -2014 Shoeburyness High school had 67 pupils eligible for year 7 literacy and numeracy funding, for the year 2014-2015 43 pupils and for the year 2015-2016 62 pupils. Shoeburyness High School has a Learning Resource Base for pupils with significant learning disabilities whose progress will be limited across most areas. They may have medical, sensory or physical needs.


The amount of the school’s allocation from the year 7 Literacy and Numeracy funding in respect of the academic year 2015-2016:

2015 – 2016 = £31,000

Details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent:
1-2-1 tuition in English
1-2-1 tuition in Mathematics
Reading catch-up programme
Learning mentor in English
Learning mentor in Mathematics
Year 7 literacy after school

Year 7 numeracy after school

Specialist pathways with intensive literacy and numeracy


Details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent (actually received £21,500):

1-2-1 tuition in English
1-2-1 tuition in Mathematics
Reading catch-up programme
Learning mentor in English
Learning mentor in Mathematics
Year 7 literacy after school

Specialist pathways with intensive literacy and numeracy


The effect of this 2014-2015 expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated:

Of the 43 pupils funded, 20 pupils were level 3 or below in both English and Maths and 34 have been identified as having additional SEND needs. 25 of these students were placed within a specialised pathway with intensive literacy and numeracy and additional interventions.

 

Specialist Pathway

Interventions

Reading Comprehension 93% made significant improvement from their starting point

Spelling intervention 81% made significant improvement from their starting point

Main stream pathway

Reading- All identified pupils increased their standardised reading score to that expected for their age

Literacy – 6 week sessions were completed and all students made significant improvements on identified skills. If pupils did not make expected progress repeated cycles of the programme were implemented.

Numeracy - All made expected progress in mastering the basic skills identified from diagnostic testing. If pupils did not make expected progress repeated cycles of the programme were implemented.