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Catch-up interventions and progress for Mathematics

As a large number of pupils did not reach the National Expectation in year 6, it was important to prioritise the catch-up intervention strategy to ensure it was both feasible and that we could show impact.

We decided to focus on pupils that, according to our PTM progress data, should have reached National Expectation in their SATs but didn’t. This totalled 19 pupils. These pupils were divided in to small groups. A raise online data analyses was completed to identify the key topics these pupils answered incorrectly. Pupils were then taught on a weekly basis for 10 weeks to ensure that the gaps in their learning were being addressed. A final assessment using an externally validated assessment tool was used to ensure that these pupils had made progress from an initial baseline assessment 10 weeks previously. All pupils had improved on their raw score results, with, on average, a 60% increase in the raw score mark.

We then ensured this information was relayed to the subject teachers and triangulated the online assessment score with the work the pupils were achieving at KS3. Teachers then assessed the progress made against KS3 statements on target tracker, where we could see accelerated progress. On average, pupils in this specific group had made 6.8 steps progress and 42% (8) of these 19 pupils were at National Expectation by the end of year 7. See tables 7 and 8 below.

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It was also important to support all pupils that did not reach National Expectation, even though most were significantly below this national standard when they started in year 5. Of the 74 pupils that did not reach the scaled score of 100 in their SATs (National Expectation), 40 of them (54%) are now working at or above National Expectation, and they have made, on average 6.3 steps progress, which is higher than expected progress.

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