Catch Up Premium


Use of Catch Up Premium March 2018 - March 2019 £24,067

Schools are expected to use this funding to provide additional teaching support to pupils who have not reached age expected levels in reading and/or maths at the end of year 6.

Funding is £500 per pupil who has not reached age expected levels in either area.

Our School Funding

In March 2017 Oakwood School received £19,687 for Catch Up Premium

In March 2018 Oakwood School received £24,067 for Catch Up Premium

Year 7: 21 students came in below age expected level in Maths and 20 came in below age expected levels in English.

Activities selected

 What this does?

Targeted Pupils


1. Transition Club

This is where small groups of students are given support, in both Literacy and Numeracy during the Summer Term and Summer Holidays

Year 7


2. Support from Home School Link Worker

The Home School Link Worker works with targeted families to improve attendance at school and provide support and advice to parents and students. Upon the retirement of the HSL in August 2018 the Pastoral Assistants have been appointed to continue this work.

Year 7
(with less than 85% attendance)


3. Intervention Coach

Students are provided with extra support in the core subjects of English and Maths Additional support is provided both within the classroom and by withdrawing groups to provide reinforcement activities. Targeted support ensures that students are provided with additional skills for independent learning.

Year 7


4. Literacy/Reading/Maths focus groups

The school uses the Symphony programme to support students who need extra support with mathematics. This daily 25 minute intervention is delivered by our Teaching Assistants.

Year 7


5. School laptops & netbooks

The school currently has a number of laptops/chrome books which are given out on loan to be used for students who do not have access at home and /or need computers to access the curriculum. A range of appropriate software has been preloaded.

Year 7


 6. Extended Learning

Extended Learning takes place 4 days a week for an additional hour after school. This support is fully staffed and provides students with the opportunity to complete homework or extension activities in a controlled learning environment. Students may self-refer or may be directed to attend if their learning is making insufficient progress.

Year 7



The Catch Up Premium for Oakwood in March 2018 was £24,067. Please note, that Pupil Premium funding has also been used to support these activities as shown above.






1. Transition Club Research on extending school time indicates that students make up to 2+ months progress. The transition club allows vulnerable students to have access to a small number of teachers with fun, engaging activities over a two week period during the summer holidays. In July 2017 38 students, identified by the feeder primary schools, were invited to attend this club for 6 school days. 26 students had 100% attendance and discussions with both students and parents outlined how successful the club had been in building confidence and security for the start of the Autumn Term.
2. Support from Home School Link Worker The Home/School Link Worker supports both students and families with transition as well as supporting those with ongoing social and emotional needs. The aim of this provision is to ensure that students have a good level of attendance and are able to access both the academic and pastoral aspects of school. During the last academic year the HSLW has worked with 10 students and families in year 7. This has involved many meetings with outside agencies as well as liaison with Oakwood staff to undertake interventions. Of the 10 students, 5 have now fully engaged with school and are attending regularly. The remaining 5 students will continue to have support for the next academic year.
3. Intervention Coach Small group tuition has been found by national research to increase progress by 4+ months whilst one to one teaching improves progress by 5+ months. Small group work takes place across the school and across all subject areas. The Intervention Coach appointed on a part-time basis in June 2016 has been supporting the progress of students in English and Maths. She has picked up and is working with those students who have attended the Transition Club as well as supporting those who came in below age expected levels in English and Maths. The students have improved scores and much greater confidence in the subjects.
4. Reading & Maths intervention groups All students are screened using the CATS tests in order to ensure that there is robust evidence of student starting points and potential.
The regular use of the Lexia intervention programme improves literacy levels through a system of programmes of study tailored to individual students’ needs.
A maths programme called Symphony was introduced in 2016 and students are now using this software during Tutor Time as well as the usual intervention groups run by our ALTAs.
There are 30 students in Year 7 who have used the Lexia programme during tutor times each week. This support has been successful in ensuring the continued progress of the students.
In Maths 23 students undertook interventions during the course of the year.
20 students undertook both Lexia and Symphony interventions.
5. Intensive English and Maths A new strategy was undertaken in July 2018 to provide 2 days of intensive work in English and Maths. The aim was to see if an intensive day was more effective that a ‘drip-feed’ strategy. 40 different students (20 each) were identified for the English and Maths sessions which were provided through an external provider called Pet xi. Whilst the students enjoyed the experience and made sound progress over the day it was felt that in the future this would be provided by our own teaching staff. This would enable us to structure the day a little differently and to measure the progress at the students and at a lower cost.
6. School laptops & netbooks The provision of laptops and notebooks allows students to access their work both at school and at home encouraging independent learning and homework. 20 – 30 laptops/notebooks are used each day for a variety of purposes by students. On occasions laptops are lent to students over an extended period in order to support learning outside school hours.
 7. Extended Learning Setting homework for students has been found through research to benefit their learning by approximately 5 months. Ensuring that students have the opportunity to complete homework supports their progress and learning. Extended Learning has seen an increase in students attending this support strategy. On a regular basis there are 15 – 25 students who attend each day by choice. After a report cycle students are directed to attend for a specific time period. This then can mean that 35 – 45 students attend each night for additional learning.



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