Y7 Catch Up Premium
THE YEAR 7 LITERACY AND NUMERACY CATCH-UP PREMIUM
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
PURPOSE OF FUNDING
Schools identify pupils who need extra support from the year 7 catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding. This may involve individual tuition, intensive small-group tuition, or buying in external services and materials, such as computer-based learning resources.
FUNDING FOR 2020-21
In 2020-21, we expect to receive £2,745 and the funds will be invested in the Accelerated Reader programme for literacy and the Accelerated Maths programme for numeracy, as well as continuing to provide learning support and to purchase additional literacy and numeracy materials as described below:
- Extra sessions of numeracy delivered by LSAs.
- Extra time in Mathematics curriculum for numeracy.
- Maths specialist TA placed into lessons to work with targeted pupils.
- Targeted intervention from the class teacher based upon KS2 data.
- Extra sessions at lunch for pupils to practice numeracy.
- Discussion of pupils’ progress with Assistant Principal / Vice Principal after each PP.
- Maths Mastery in year 7 to support understanding and key concepts.
- LSA attached to Nurture Group during English lessons.
- Nurture Group containing less than 15 pupils.
- Accelerated Reader sessions to improve reading during English lessons and LC Time.
- Whole school literacy / numeracy during LC Time.
IMPACT ON ATTAINMENT 2019-20
Y7 funding was used to support the Accelerated Reader programme to improve literacy. Pupils who qualify for catch up funding are part of the programme.
Last academic year 43% of our Year 7 pupils were identified as below their expected attainment in English at their first progress point measure (PP1). At the start of Year 8 this figure dropped to 39%, with 37% of pupils exceeding their expected level of attainment in English.
Y7 funding was also used to support the Accelerated Maths programme in year 7 to improve numeracy. Pupils who qualify for catch up funding are part of the programme. The majority of students exceeded their target grade.
Last academic year 49% of our Year 7 pupils were identified as below their expected attainment in Mathematics at their first progress point measure (PP1). At the start of Year 8 this figure dropped to 37%, with 33% of pupils exceeding their expected level of attainment in Mathematics.