Year 7 Catch Up

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

What is the 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 Level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

What was the allocation for Y7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch up premium for 2015-16?

The total funding was £17,000 for a total of 34 students who were below Level 4 in either English or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2. One student has since transferred to another school; resulting in 31 students in the Y7 Catch up group at the end of the academic year (2015-16).

How was the Y7 Catch up premium spent last year?

The catch up premium was allocated in the following ways:

The employment of intervention tutors to work with students on a 1:1 basis in numeracy and literacy.

The use of specialist programmes (Read, write, inc, Spellzone and programmes for dyslexia and dyscalculia)

The implementation of parent workshops to assist parents in supporting their Year 7 students with literacy and numeracy skills.

What was the impact?

In English, 27 students had achieved below a Level 4 by the end of Key stage 2. By the end of Year 7, all 27 students had improved their English level and made at least expected progress.

In Maths, 26 students had achieved below a Level 4 by the end of primary school. At the end of Year 7, 23 of these students had improved their Maths level and made at least expected progress.