Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
What is the funding?
The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium provides schools with an additional funding for each Year 7 student who did not achieve the expected standard 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 2016-17?
The total funding was £18,866 which equates to approximately 38 students (£500 per student) who were below the expected standard in reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2. Three students are now off roll; resulting in 35 students in the Y7 Catch up group at the end of the academic year (2016-17).
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)
What was the impact?
In Reading, 35 students had achieved below the expected level at the end of Key stage 2. By the end of Year 7, 31 students had improved their English level and made at least expected progress; 7 of whom had made beyond expected progress. Two students were absent and two students are working steadily towards the expected standard. In Maths, 35 students had achieved below the expected level at the end of primary school. At the end of Year 7, 31 of these students had improved their Maths level and made at least expected progress; with 3 students making beyond expected progress. Four students are working towards the expected standard and making steady progress.
Intervention activities and specialist programmes will continue to support the 7 students (1 student in both reading and Maths).