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Year 7 Catch-Up Funding - 2016-17

The DfE provides additional funding to secondary schools for each Year 7 student who has not achieved a level 4 in Reading or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

Hednesford Valley High received £12,000 during 2016-17 for Year 7 Catch-up Funding.  There were 24 students at the start in September 2016. 

A Pastoral Support Assistant was appointed and started on 27/03/2017 to carry out 1:1 reading intervention.  This person was trained on a number of strategies and how to work with SEN students. 

All teaching and support staff at Hednesford Valley High and feeder school Sherbrook were trained by EP during the Summer Term in 2017 on a reading project to enable students to become more fluent and accurate readers to work towards becoming independent readers.  This cost £1,500. 

The students were tested using the Salford Reading Ages and 3 minute generalised reading to select those who would benefit from additional reading intervention. 

18 Students were selected to be involved in the reading intervention pilot after the training above during June and July 2017. 

Reading interventions were delivered daily, each focussing on developing:

  • phonological skills (hearing and putting sounds together to make words).
  • expanding sight vocabulary (of the first 100 most frequently occurring words).
  • phonic skills and applying these skills through reading real books. 

Parents/Carers were asked if they felt that the reading intervention had impacted upon their child’s reading and also offered the opportunity to give further comments about it.

Number of reply slips returned

Number of parent/carers who felt the intervention had made a difference to their child’s reading

Number of parents/carers who felt there had been no difference to their child’s reading

10 (out of 18) – 55.5%

(1 student absent)

8 (out of 10 returns)

1 (out of 10 returns)

(1 could not measure as child will not read at home)

 Additional Comments Received:

  • “This has helped x a lot so I hope it will continue next year.”
  • “x can read lots better now.”
  • “Many thanks for all your efforts I have noticed a significant difference in x’s reading. A great initiative – keep up the good work.”
  • “x has gained confidence with everyday reading tasks, we feel he has learned a lot during this time. Thank you.”
  • “Unfortunately, x refuses to read to me so unable to assess improvement. However, results recorded above show positive improvement.”

 

Reading Intervention Pilot- 12 June- 14 July 2017

Individual Student Progress- 5 week programme

Rebecca Gardiner 

Student

No. Reading IV’s *

Key Progress Points- Achievements in 5 weeks

 

(N.B. Only skill areas where the aim rate had not been met initially were re-tested).

A

 

15/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 159 to 188 words in 3 minutes.

-Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 21 to 25 words.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 27 to 31 words.

-Increase in fluency of letter sounds from 25 to 48 letters in 1 minute.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 10 words.

-Increase in fluency of words containing letter combinations by 13 words.

-Increase in reading age of 5 months.

B

17/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 159-188 words in 3 minutes (both with 100% accuracy).

- Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 24 to 25 words.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 30 to 35 words.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 33 words.

-Increased confidence & enthusiasm for reading

-Increase in reading age of 1 month.

C

18/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 159 to 167 words in 3 minutes.

-Increase in accuracy of reading from a real book from 86.7% to 92.8%.

-Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 20 to 24 words.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 23 to 34 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 81-100 by 8 words and accuracy by 7 words.

-Increase in fluency of letter sounds from 16 to 53 letters in 1 minute (and 7 words more accurate).

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 28 words.

-Increased confidence and enthusiasm for reading

-No increase in reading age.

D

17/25

-Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 14 to 19 words.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 21 to 32 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 1-20 by 16 words and accuracy by 2 words.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 7 words and accuracy by 3 words.

-No increase in reading age.

E

19/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 139 to 205 words in 3 minutes.

-Increase in accuracy of reading from a real book from 92% to 97.5%.

-Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 21 to 25 words.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 27 to 34 words.

-Increase in fluency of letter sounds from 47 to 69 letters in 1 minute (and 3 words more accurate).

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 28 words.

-No increase in reading age.

F

21/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 279 to 339 words in 3 minutes.

-Increase in accuracy of reading from a real book from 97% to 100%.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 25 to 34 words.

-Increase in fluency of letter sounds from 30 to 40 letters in 1 minute.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 14 words.

-Increase in fluency of words containing letter combinations by 13 words and accuracy by 3 words.

-Increase in reading age of 9 months.

G

23/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 109 to 125 words in 3 minutes.

-Increase in accuracy of reading from a real book from 91.7% to 93.7%.

-Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 13 to 21 words.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 24 to 31 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 1-20 by 6 words.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 29 words.

-Increase in reading age of 2 months.

 

 

H

16/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 150 to 314 words in 3 minutes (both with 100% accuracy).

-Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 21 to 25 words.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 24 to 34 words.

-Increase in fluency of letter sounds from 32 to 42 letters in 1 minute.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 36 words and accuracy by 2 words.

-Increase in fluency of words containing letter combinations by 25 words.

-Improved focus and understanding of text.

-Improved discussion of text showing comprehension and ability to predict outcomes.

-Increase in reading age of 6 months.

I

19/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 195 to 167 words in 3 minutes.

-Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 11 to 18 words.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 15 to 30 words.

-Increase in fluency of letter sounds from 20 to 45 letters in 1 minute.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 21 words.

-Increased confidence and enthusiasm for reading

-Increase in reading age of 1 month.

J

19/25

-Increase in accuracy of reading from a real book from 96.8% to 100%.

-Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 16 to 23 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 1-20 by 31 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 21-40 by 21 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 41-60 by 21 words.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 14 words.

-Improved use of prompts to work out unfamiliar words and generate meaning.

-Absent for re-test of reading age.

K

22/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 34 to 64 words in 3 minutes.

-Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 18 to 25 words.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 27 to 34 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 1-20 by 27 words and accuracy of 1 word.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 21-40 by 4 words and accuracy of 4 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 41-60 by 32 words and accuracy of 9 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 61-80 by 17 words and accuracy of 25 words.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 23 words.

-Increase in reading age of 2 months.

L

22/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 132 to 151 words in 3 minutes (both with 100% accuracy).

-Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 21 to 25 words.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 23 to 34 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 1-20 by 6 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 21-40 by 13 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 41-60 by 9 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 61-80 by 6 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 81-100 by 26 words.

-Increase in fluency of letter sounds from 30 to 50 letters in 1 minute.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 19 words.

-No increase in reading age.

M

23/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 13 to 34 words in 3 minutes.

-Increase in accuracy of reading from a real book from 53.8% to 73.5%.

-Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 16 to 23 words.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 26 to 33 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 1-20 by 39 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 21-40 by 32 words.

-Increase in fluency of letter sounds from 33 to 50 letters in 1 minute.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 24 words.

-Improved confidence in reading from a book.

-Increase in reading age of 5 months.

N

23/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 28 to 105 words in 3 minutes.

-Increase in accuracy of reading from a real book from 85.7% to 90.4%.

-Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 21 to 25 words.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 26 to 34 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 21-40 by 21 words and accuracy of 5 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 41-60 by 13 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 61-80 by 40 words and accuracy of 6 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 81-100 by 28 words.

-Increase in fluency of letter sounds from 40 to 62 letters in 1 minute.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 26 words.

-Improved use of supporting prompts to establish meaning from text.

-No increase in reading age.

 

O

23/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 132 to 153 words in 3 minutes.

-Increase in accuracy of reading from a real book from 63.6% to 74.5%.

-Increase in synthesis of phonically regular words from 22 to 25 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 1-20 by 34 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 21-40 by 48 words and accuracy of 7 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 41-60 by 56 words and accuracy of 3 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 61-80 by 49 words and accuracy of 4 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 81-100 by 49 words and accuracy of 3 words.

-Increase in fluency of letter sounds from 31 to 35 letters in 1 minute.

-Increased confidence to discuss texts and to predict future events

-Increase in reading age of 7 months.

P

23/25

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 81-100 by 9 words.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 6 words.

-Increase in fluency of words containing letter combinations by 26 words.

-Increase in reading age of 16 months.

 

Q

22/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 75 to 90 words in 3 minutes.

-Increase in accuracy of reading from a real book from 90.6% to 92.2%.

-Increase in synthesis of words containing letter combinations from 28 to 33 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 1-20 by 21 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 41-60 by 11 words.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 81-100 by 11 words and accuracy of 6 words.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 28 words.

-Increase in fluency of words containing letter combinations by 1 word.

-Increased enthusiasm for reading text of choice

-Increased reading age of 3 months.

R

19/25

-Increase in fluency of reading a real book from 154 to 162 words in 3 minutes.

-Increase in accuracy of reading from a real book from 92.2% to 92.6%.

-Increase in fluency of High Frequency words 81-100 by 21 words and accuracy of 11 words.

-Increase in fluency of letter sounds from 20 to 55 letters in 1 minute.

-Increase in fluency of phonically regular words by 56 words.

-Increase in fluency of words containing letter combinations by 12 words and accuracy of 3 words.

-No increase in reading age.

 

*Average Number of reading Interventions = 20/25

Reasons for no IV inc. student sickness or holiday, extra-curricular activities (sporting events, history workshop, awards), school exams).