From 2016-17 onwards, the literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. The expected standard is now defined as a scaled score of 100 or above in these tests (prior to this it was Level 4 or above).
Since 2012, we have been awarded the following amounts:
|2017-2018||£15,000 (indicative amount)|
This grant has existed for six years and we have used it in a number of ways, including:
- The employment of specialist in English and maths to support catch-up students during their lesson time;
- Use of question-level analysis in reading and/or mathematics to identify key strands where students have under-achieved;
- Purchasing of additional literacy and numeracy resources to support learners;
- Additional literacy and numeracy and activities in the summer term such as a Literacy Bonanza, Think-a-Link and Maths Challenge to consolidate the functional use of literacy and numeracy skills;
- Additional individual or small group sessions in literacy and numeracy, involving withdrawal from other subjects
As a result of these and other interventions, as well as continued excellent teaching and learning, the progress of the Catch-Up students has improved considerably over the course of Year 7 and into Year 8.
For more information regarding the Catch-Up Premium, please see our most recent Catch-Up Premium Report. Reports prior to the current one can be found on the left.