Year 7 Catch-up Premium
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding Report
The literacy and numeracy catch-up funding provides schools with additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
1) Catch up funding for Academic Year 2015-2016
- The school received £10,500.00 pounds to support year 7 students with literacy and numeracy
- Number of students eligible for numeracy catch-up premium funding: 18
Number of students eligible for literacy catch-up premium funding: 21
2) Provision for pupils below level 4 in English or Maths
- The following interventions are operating for students eligible for literacy and/or numeracy catch-up premium funding:
- Catch up literacy sessions in mentor time
- Intensive Numeracy Programme – a three weekly daily intensive numeracy intervention to boost a student to 10 years 6 months
- Intensive Literacy Programme – a three weekly daily intensive literacy intervention to boost a student to 10 years 6 months
- Phonics programme – 6 week programme for 1 hour per week focusing on phonics. This is reviewed at the end of 6 weeks and if necessary students continue for another cycle of the intervention
- Small group numeracy and literacy interventions – groups of no more than 6 students for 6 weeks focusing on basic skills. This is reviewed and continues if necessary
- One-to-one tuition – provided for students who are particularly weak and/or cannot take part in a small group intervention
- EAL support
Year 7 Catch-up Premium impact for 2015-2016:
- 92 students in catch up
- 51 students improved their reading age - 55%
- 15 students stayed the same - 16%
- 54 students improved their maths age - 59%
- 27 students stayed the same - 29%
3) Catch up funding for Academic Year 2016-2017
- The school will receive between £12,000 and £14,000 to support year 7 with literacy and numeracy if the Government allocates funds on the same basis as 2015-16. At present we have no confirmation of how this funding will be allocated (February 2017)
4) Provision for pupils eligible for catch up funding
- Assessment is based on Reading Age and Numeracy Age based on the nationally recognised Hodder tests.
- Each eligible pupil has 25 hours of intensive literacy and/or numeracy intervention over a period of a half term with maths and English graduates.
- Pupils are reassessed after the intervention to identify whether further support is required.
A further programme will be implemented for those pupils who have not made sufficient progress.