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PLANNED SPENDING 2018 – 19

What is Year 7 Catch up Funding?

Year 7 Catch Up funding is additional funding allocated to publicly funded schools to help raise the achievements of year 7 pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

PCHS&C has 22 x Year 7 children who are eligible for Year 7 Catch Up funding of £500/student

Pendle Community High School will therefore receive £ 11,000

Next Year 7 Catch Up review date is July 2018

What are the main barriers to attainment?

  • General learning difficulties (ranging from moderate to severe to complex learning needs)
  • Speech, language and social communication needs
  • Medical/ Physical/ sensory needs and associated conditions
  • Social, emotional and mental health needs
  • Limited life skills/independence etc.
How will the funding be spent?How much is allocated?Target Pupils?Why are we spending this money in this way? What is the expected impact on these pupils?
Intensive small group input with additional TA2 tuition specifically designed to develop Maths skills (each delivered in groups of around 4-6 students on a rota basis)£1750

(i.e. £10/hr
x5 hours
x 35 weeks)
10 students
(Independent learners)
These students are operating significantly below their mainstream peers in relation to mathematical developmentTo close the gap for most able learners in numeracy development between all our Year 7 students with learning difficulties and national average (mainstream)
Intensive small group input with additional TA2 tuition specifically designed to develop English skills (each delivered in groups of around 4-6 students on a rota basis)£1750

(i.e. £10/hr
X5 hours
x 35 weeks)
10 students
(Independent learners)
These students are operating significantly below their mainstream peers in relation to literacy developmentTo close the gap for most able learners in literacy development between all our Year 7 students with learning difficulties and national average (mainstream)
Additional literacy and/or numeracy based resources to support Yr7 students who require additional intervention (eg Lexia)£30019 students
(Independent and supported learners)
As noted, these students are operating significantly below their mainstream peers in relation to literacy and mathematical developmentTo close the gap for most able learners in literacy/ mathematical development between all our Year 7 students with learning difficulties and national average (mainstream)
Various multi-sensory English resources for newly refurbished sensory garden (accessible for all)£150022 students
(All learners)
Many of our students have limited access to multi-sensory experiences to enhance their literacy developmentTo motivate students to engage in fun, multi-sensory literacy based activities
Various multi-sensory Maths resources for newly refurbished sensory garden (accessible for all)£150022 students
(All learners)
These students generally have limited access to appropriate mathematical games and practiceTo motivate students to engage in fun, multi-sensory numeracy based activities
Access to 6x literacy and numeracy based ‘Forest School’ activities£170019 students
(Independent and supported learners)
Most of our students require multi-faceted ways of reinforcing learning and benefit significantly from outdoor, practical activitiesTo reinforce basic literacy and numeracy learning, thereby enhancing progress/ closing the gap between our Year 7 students and national average (mainstream)
Development of fully inclusive outdoor area to further develop physical, sensory and communication needs£25005 students
(3x Experiential /2x physically disabled learners)
These students require special adaptations in order to maximise their inclusion in outdoor learning activitiesTo reinforce physical, sensory and communication development through enhanced outdoor learning opportunities

Total spent £11,000

REVIEW OF SPENDING 2017 – 18

What is Year 7 Catch up Funding?

Year 7 Catch Up funding is additional funding allocated to publicly funded schools to help raise the achievements of year 7 pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

PCHS&C has 15 x Year 7 children who are eligible for Year 7 Catch Up funding of £500/student

Pendle Community High School therefore received £ 7,500

How was the funding spent? How much was allocated? Who were the target pupils? Why did we spend this money in this way?What was the actual impact on these pupils?
Intensive small group TA3 tuition specifically designed to develop Maths skills (each delivered in groups of around 4-6 students on a rota basis)£1106.5

(i.e. £14.56/hr
x2 hours
x 38 weeks)
13 students

(i.e. 10x Independent and 3x Supported learners)
These students are operating significantly below their mainstream peers in relation to mathematical development? % Year 7 students made expected or better progress in numeracy, thereby closing the gap with national average (mainstream)
Intensive small group TA3 tuition specifically designed to develop English skills (each delivered in groups of around 4-6 students on a rota basis)£1106.5

(i.e. £14.56/hr
x2 hours
x 38 weeks)
13 students

(i.e. 10x Independent and 3x Supported learners)
These students are operating significantly below their mainstream peers in relation to literacy development? % Year 7 students made expected or better progress in literacy, thereby closing the gap with national average (mainstream)
Small group TA 3 interventions (1 hr/gp including preparation) specifically designed to develop Speech, language and Communication skills (pre-requisite to literacy skill development)£1106.5


(i.e. £14.56/hr
x2 TA3s
x 38 weeks)
15 students

(i.e. 10x Independent and 3x Supported and 2x Experiential learners)
These students are operating significantly below their mainstream peers in relation to speech, language and communication development? % Year 7 students made expected or better progress in speech, language and communication skills, thereby closing the gap with national average (mainstream)
Additional 1.25 hr/day TA 1 support for supported and experiential learners (i.e. most complex learning and medical needs) to access early thinking skill activities re literacy and numeracy£2534.22


(i.e. £10.26/hr
x 6.5 hrs/week
x 38 weeks)
5 students

(i.e. 3x Supported learners and 2x Experiential learners)
These students are at the very early stages of their development needs, have very limited concentration and require a sensory based approach to learning with regular changes in activitiesImproved access to developmental activities and ? % Year 7 students with identified sensory needs, made expected or better progress leading to enhanced experiences
English and Maths resources to support new year 7 classes £125013 students
(i.e. 10x Independent and 3x Supported learners)
These students generally have limited access to appropriate mathematical games and practiceResources were used to motivate students to engage in maths ‘reasoning’ activities including puzzle morning, which included problem solving, puzzles etc and basic ‘fun’ activities at school

Total spent £7103.72

Pendle Community High School & College
Pendle Vale Campus, Oxford Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 8LF
Tel: 01282 682260
E-mail: reception@pchs.lancs.sch.uk

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