The Derby High School is committed to ensuring that Year 7 students who arrive below national standards are provided with additional support with literacy and numeracy so they can access the Key Stage 3 curriculum and beyond.
The Catch-Up money is being used to provide focused help and support in the classroom and additional interventions outside the classroom.
In our most recent Ofsted Inspection in 2014 the impact of this work was highlighted in the Ofsted Report:
"Lowering-attaining students receive strong and effective support, both in class and through targeted additional interventions. As a result, most make very good progress."
IMPACT of Catch-Up Money
In 2015 low ability students at The Derby High school made significantly more progress than did low ability students nationally (including English GCSE). This is for the third successive year.
-22 out of the 35 students who came in 2014 on a level 3 or below reached a level 4 at the end of 2015
-6 of the remaining 13 students made 1 or 2 sublevels of progress
-20 out of 33 students who came in 2014 on a level 3 or below have now reached a level 4 at the end of 2015
-10 of the remaining 13 students made 1 or 2 sublevels of progress