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Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

2017/18

We are working on the assumption that the Department for Education will issue us with the same total amount of catch-up funding as they have in the year 2016/17.

We intend to utilise the funding in exactly the same way as in the previous year with the addition of a focus for primary to secondary transition and the acquisition of Achieve 3000 for literacy.

2016/17

The academic year 2016/17 the Department for Education issued us with the same total amount of the catch-up funding premium as the previous year 2015/16. This was £12,500 to support our lower performing pupils in English and maths. We identified 26 pupils who will benefitted from this additional funding.

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium previously provided 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. This year we have identified the pupils who have a KS2 score of below 100. A score of 100 meaning the child is ‘secondary ready’

The following measures to help raise achievement of this cohort in English include:

Continued employment of a specialist intervention teacher for English
Subscription to the Accelerated Reader programme.
Intervention teaching in small groups or 1:1 at lunch times or after school
Group readers and excellent readers programme.
Motivational and attendance rewards, and refreshments for the groups.
Pupils will benefit from extra curriculum time in literacy and the catch-up funding has been used to provide resources in this time.
The following measures to help raise achievement of this cohort in maths include:

Continued employment of a specialist intervention teacher for maths
Subscription to the Accelerated Maths programme.
Intervention teaching in small groups or 1:1 at lunch times or after school
Group readers and excellent readers programme,.
Motivational and attendance rewards, and refreshments for the groups.
Progress of these groups:

Progress in English of the cohort:

10% now making better than expected progress

60% now making expected progress

30% still not making the required progress in all areas, but had made some progress in specific areas.

Progress in maths of the cohort:

81% now making steady or rapid progress

7% now making expected progress

12% still not making the required progress

Year 9 pupils

Although the catch-up funding is no longer available to this cohort we have planned a personalised and sustainable program of intervention for these pupils over the next academic year.