Y7 Literacy Catch Up


2018/19 Allocation and Outcome...

2a. Develop the quality of intervention for students with identified skill deficit

2b. Develop use of specialist equipment and external professional support

Objective Cost
Purchase Outcomes
2a. Develop the quality of intervention for students with identified skill deficit. £500


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Numicon training


Maths working boards


Money and time resources


Guided reading resources


Problem solving resources
4 teachers received Numicon training and are able to use Numicon resources to deliver maths content.

All formal pathway classes are able to use Numicon resources to support their learning in maths.

There is a Numicon scheme of learning produced by school staff to be delivered for catch-up as part of the schools individual priorities offer. There is an intervention group using Numicon to support students in maths.

Every class in the formal pathway has an interactive maths working wall to support students in their learning.

All classes have access to money and time resources to support student progress in this area. An intervention group focussing on Money and time learning is in place as part of the schools individual priorities offer led by a senior TA.

There is an increased range of Guided reading resources available to all classes. There is a Guided reading scheme of learning classes are using as part of the individual priorities offer to support student progress in English.

All classes have access to Problem Solving resources to deliver curriculum content and support student progress in this area.
2b. Develop use of specialist equipment and external professional support £3000
















Educational Psychologist

Specialist teaching team

Specialist equipment
4 high profile students who were presenting with behaviours that challenged, and not responding to intervention or specialist strategies provided within school had assessments done by Educational Psychologist. Following this advice further adaptations were made to the provision for these students thereby reducing behavioural incidents, and in 1 instance the student moved on to an alternative placement.

The Educational Psychologist observed practice in the schools Pre-formal classes and made recommendations to inform future development of this pathway.

The Educational Psychologist provided “Understanding Attachment” training to 20 staff developing staff skills in working with students who present with attachment related behaviours.

3 students whose progress had plateaued accessed specialist in-depth individual assessments to identify deficit areas impeding their ability to make further progress identifying areas of challenge such as working memory, auditory processing, visual processing. Following this interventions were put in place to support them to make progress in identified areas. In addition to the individual interventions planned as an outcome of the Specialist Teacher recommendations the school has further developed its curriculum offer to include schemes of learning in the identified areas - working memory, visual processing and auditory processing.

Specialist equipment as required by individual pupils was purchased in line with OT recommendations to develop their fine motor skills. Writing slope, sit and move cushion, weighted blanket, specialist knife and fork set.


2017/18 Allocation and Outcome...

2a. Develop the quality of home reading and reading intervention in school
2b. Develop a central library for all students to access

Objective Cost
Purchase Outcomes
2a. Develop the quality of home reading and reading intervention in school £3,990



£945


Home reading books



Switch on training for staff
Children have access to interesting and appropriate texts to use within school and at home to support their development of reading.

Individual children can be supported to develop their reading skills using the Switch on Reading intervention program.
2b. Develop a central library for all students to access £1675.94

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£500


Library furniture

Story sacs

Library ICT facilities
The school now has a brand new library with a wide range of books and other reading resources. We have invested in a guided Reading books and Home Reading Scheme developing students love of reading and personalising the books to challenge students reading levels.

Students can now be their own librarian with an electronic log in system which tracks books.