Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding Report

The literacy and numeracy catch-up funding provides schools with additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

Part One:

1)   Catch up funding for Academic Year 2015-2016

  • The school received £10,500.00 pounds to support year 7 students with literacy and numeracy
  • Number of students eligible for numeracy catch-up premium funding: 18
  • Number of students eligible for literacy catch-up premium funding: 21

2)   Provision for pupils below level 4 in English or Maths

  • The following interventions are operating for students eligible for literacy and/or numeracy catch-up premium funding:
  • Catch up literacy sessions in mentor time
  • Intensive Numeracy Programme – a three weekly daily intensive numeracy intervention to boost a student to 10 years 6 months
  • Intensive Literacy Programme – a three weekly daily intensive literacy intervention to boost a student to 10 years 6 months
  • Phonics programme – 6 week programme for 1 hour per week focusing on phonics. This is reviewed at the end of 6 weeks and if necessary students continue for another cycle of the intervention
  • Small group numeracy and literacy interventions – groups of no more than 6 students for 6 weeks focusing on basic skills. This is reviewed and continues if necessary
  • One-to-one tuition – provided for students who are particularly weak and/or cannot take part in a small group intervention
  • EAL support

Year 7 Catch-up Premium impact for 2015-2016:

  • 92 students in catch up
  • 51 students improved their reading age - 55%
  • 15 students stayed the same - 16%
  • 54 students improved their maths age - 59%
  • 27 students stayed the same - 29%

Part 2:

3)   Catch up funding for Academic Year 2016-2017

  • The school will receive between £12,000 and £14,000 to support year 7 with literacy and numeracy if the Government allocates funds on the same basis as 2015-16. At present we have no confirmation of how this funding will be allocated (February 2017)

4)   Provision for pupils eligible for catch up funding

  • Assessment is based on Reading Age and Numeracy Age based on the nationally recognised Hodder tests.
  • Each eligible pupil has 25 hours of intensive literacy and/or numeracy intervention over a period of a half term with maths and English graduates.
  • Pupils are reassessed after the intervention to identify whether further support is required.
  • A further programme will be implemented for those pupils who have not made sufficient progress.