Yr 7 Catch Up 19/20

Funding received:

Our 2019-20 expected allocation is £13500

How Woodlands Meed spends the allocation:

We employ a grade 6 TA to work with the 2 year 7 classes (1 day each). In consultation with the class teams specific catch up interventions have been implemented. The following interventions are in progress:

Handwriting - Specific 1;1 programme to boost the handwriting capability of specific learners who are being help back in their writing due to difficulties with the mechanics of handwriting. 

Maths interventions - Pupils are baselined and targets are set using gap analysis.  

Literacy Interventions - Pupils are baselined and targets are set using gap analysis.

Social skills groups - These groups aim to enhance Social communication skills  focusing particularly on the skills needed to access classroom learning successfully  The focus is on attention, focus, independence and to engage appropriately with others.

There is also a “self-awareness/ Self-esteem” group specifically targeting those who have arrived from mainstream or have transferred from Primary and are with very different class groups due to new intake.   These learners often have a very high awareness of their “differences and limitations” and have self-esteem issues. The focus has been on self-awareness and boosting confidence.

IPads - iPads have been purchased for all year 7 pupils. Appropriate apps and logins to support interventions work are being purchased.