• OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Pupils at Key Stages 1 to 4, children in Early Years and students in the sixth form, including those those with autism and profound and multiple learning difficulties and multi-sensory impairments, make significant and sustained progress. As a result of outstanding teaching and highly effective support to indivualise learning."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “The achievement of children in the Early Years is outstanding. They make consistently high rates of progress academically, personally and socially in relation to their very low starting points.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “A rich and stimulating, broad and balanced, and highly relevent curricullum is in place. Every pupil across the school from Early Years to the sixth form greatly benefits from an individualised curriculum with a strong emphasis on developing pupils’ communication, literacy skills and their personal, social and health education.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    "Pupils with profound and muliple learning difficulties often experience a sense of wonder through well-planned sensory activities" “Under the transformational leadership of the headteacher the school has sustained outstanding leadership and management since its previous inspection."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Children are very happy and most eager to join in with their activities. They display high levels of concentration, imagination and curiosity about the world around them."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    " Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning and always try their very best in lessons." "The teaching of communication, literacy and numeracy is very effective."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    "The achievement of students in the sixth form is outstanding resulting from outstanding teaching over time." “Pupils have excellent relationship with adults and show kindness and respect to each other. They are courteous and polite to adults.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    "The school's work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding." "Rigorous and regular monitoring of teaching through lesson observations, pupil progress meetings and scrutiny of pupils' work is outstanding."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Leaders make excellent use of the primary school physical education and sport premium.” “Pupils have excellent relationship with adults and show kindness and respect to each other. They are courteous and polite to adults.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Teachers and teaching assistants were seen working well together in all lessons to support the learning of individual and small groups of pupils, ensuring that tasks were carefully matched to each individual pupil’s learning needs and breaking tasks down into smaller steps.”

Yr 7 Catch-up Premium

The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).

The Expected Standard - Scaled scores
National curriculum tests at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2) (often referred to as SATs) are administered in Mathematics, English reading and English grammar, punctuation and spelling.
We use scaled scores to report the results of these tests to ensure we can make accurate comparisons of performance over time. The majority of pupils who attend Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College are pre-National Curriculum levels with some pupils reaching National Curriculum Level 2. Therefore pupils do not reach the level to take National Curriculum tests such as SATs.

Funding
The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least National Curriculum level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2. The Premium is provided to all state-funded schools with a year 7 cohort, including special schools, alternative provision (AP) settings and pupil referral units (PRUs). Therefore all Year 7 pupils at Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College qualify for the premium.

Purpose
The purpose of this funding is to enable schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups. Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College uses the additional funding to provide each year 7 child with additional support in literacy and/or mathematics to reach their full potential. We assess individual pupil need to inform the best way to use the additional funding which may include:
• individual tuition in addition to classroom teaching
• additional staffing to support differentiated learning experiences
• intensive small-group tuition
• purchasing external services and materials to add to those provided by the school.

The following documents provide the details of how the premium was spent and the progress that Year 7 pupils made in the previous academic year. It also identifies how many pupils received the funding for the current academic year and the intended use. Please click on the links below:

2017-2018 Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
2016-2017 Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
2015-2016 Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
2014-2015 Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium