A funding agreement exists between the Department for Education and Paradigm Trust, which sets out the framework for the operation of Ipswich Academy. Under that funding agreement, Paradigm Trust is required to publish in each financial year information in relation to:

  • the amount of year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium allocation that Ipswich Academy will receive during the financial year;
  • on what it intends to spend the year 7 catch-up premium allocation;
  • on what it spent its year 7 catch-up premium in the previous financial year;
  • the impact on educational attainment, arising from expenditure of the previous financial year’s year 7 catch-up premium.

Context

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by year 7 pupils in Ipswich Academy are:

  • Poor reading and writing skills
  • Poor  mathematical understanding, particularly in problem-solving contexts

Current year – September 2018 to end August 2019

Ipswich Academy expects to receive £17000  year 7 catch-up premium for the period September 2018 to August 2019. The school plans to spend this, or has already spent this, as follows:

  • £7700 to provide staffing and resources to develop reading and writing through Read Write Inc programme, Fresh Start (phonics) to allow pupils to access their learning across the curriculum
  • £5000 for one to one or small group literacy and numeracy intervention before/after school
  • £4300 to provide resources and training in Maths Mastery

Previous year – September 2017 to end August 2018

Ipswich Academy received £17 952  in year 7 catch-up premium for the period September 2017 to end August 2018. Spending allocations are shown below, together with a brief overview of impact on educational attainment. Further details are available on request.

Amount/on what Impact
£10800 to provide staffing and resources to develop reading and writing through Read Write Inc programme, Fresh Start (phonics) to allow pupils to access their learning across the curriculum. All 16 pupils who accessed the Fresh Start programme in September 2017 can now read and are accessing mainstream English lessons.  14 of the 16 had completed the programme by February 2018.
£2300 for one to one or small group literacy and numeracy intervention before/after school Internal assessments have shown that year 7 catch-up premium pupils have made good progress in English and mathematics, particularly in problem-solving assessments .
£4300 to provide resources and training in Maths Mastery to develop pupils’ problem solving skills Internal assessments have shown that year 7 catch-up premium pupils have made good progress in mathematics, particularly in problem-solving assessments .

 

Last updated September 11, 2018