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Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch up premium provides schools with additional funds 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 money is to pay for extra help so that these pupils catch up in literacy and numeracy as soon as possible. The earlier students catch up, the earlier they can access the secondary curriculum more fully.

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2015/16 spending and outcomes:

In 2015/16 funding of £14,000 was received.

This was used to provide:

  • A Saturday school (for 17 weeks) specifically to develop students’ literacy skills.
  • Additional Teaching Assistants.
  • Additional teaching periods in English.
  • Additional numeracy teaching during tutor time.
  • Additional literacy intervention such as one to one sessions with a teacher or teaching assistant.

Outcomes for Year 7 catch-up premium students in 2015/16:

Year 7 Catch up premium students: English Maths
Average sub levels of progress in year 7:
(NB. 2 sub levels per year is the expected figure).
2.8 2.5
% making at least expected progress in year 7: 58% 31%
% making better than expected progress in year 7: 50% 19%
Number of students now at Level 4 or higher
(% of catch up premium students)
16/26 (70%) 5/16 (32%)

 

2016/17 income and spending plans:

Estimated grant is £14,000

In 2016/17 this grant will support:

 

  • A Saturday school (for 20 weeks) specifically to develop students’ literacy skills.
  • Additional Teaching Assistant time in Maths.
  • Additional teaching periods in English and Maths.
  • Additional numeracy teaching during tutor time.
  • Additional literacy and numeracy coaching such as one to one sessions with a teacher or teaching assistant.
  • Purchase of resources to support literacy coaching.

 

In 2014/15 funding of £22,000 was received

This was used to provide:

  • A Saturday school (for 20 weeks) specifically to develop students’ literacy skills.
  • Additional Teaching Assistant time in Maths during the Autumn term.
  • Maths lunch club.
  • Additional teaching periods in English and Maths.
  • Additional literacy and numeracy coaching such as one to one sessions with a teacher or teaching assistant.
  • Purchase of resources to support literacy coaching, specifically for spelling and comprehension

Outcomes for Year 7 Catch up premium students in 2014/15:

Year 7 Catch up premium students: English
(27 students)
Maths
(25 students)
Average sub levels of progress (to Oct 2015):
(NB. 2 sub levels per year is the expected figure).
2.8 2.6
% making at least expected progress: 85% 72%
% making better than expected progress: 59% 52%
Number of students now at Level 4 or higher
(% of catch up premium students)
22 (87%) 20 (80%)