The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics. The purpose of this funding is to enable schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it. At Tavistock College we consider this funding to be vital in enabling us to support young people in gaining the best start to their secondary education. Through effective spending of the funding we ensure that students get additional support in literacy and numeracy straight away on entry alongside any additional support that may be required to enable full access to the curriculum.
Funding allocation for 2014/15 = £14,000
Funding allocation for 2015/16 = £13,000
Intervention and universal approaches offered at Tavistock College are:
- Baseline Assessments – completed for every student and then targeted intervention follows as a result of the scores.
- TuTe – Online Cloud Based learning tailored to the needs of the students and delivered by qualified teachers. Students are often grouped according to their needs.
- Accelerated Reader Scheme
- Numeracy intervention – 1:1 and in small groups
- Literacy Intervention – 1:1 and in small groups
- Reading Mentor Scheme
- Sounds Write Intervention – a phonics development programme
- THRIVE – 1:1 intervention and action planning. Thrive is a specific way of working with all children that helps to develop their social and emotional well-being, enabling them to engage with life and learning. It supports them in becoming more self-assured, capable and adaptable. It can also address any troubling behaviours providing a firm foundation for academic attainment.
- Social Skills Groups
- Quality First Teaching – training and CPD for staff to deliver Quality First Teaching and effective differentiation to students who may struggle with literacy or numeracy or have any barrier to their learning.
- Small Tutor Groups in Year 7 – max 15 students in a group allowing for effective mentoring and tutoring to take place
|No of students in receipt of catch-up funding||% of year group|
|No of sub levels of progress made at the end of year 7||Maths (no of students)||English (no of students)|