What is it?
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding of £500 per student from the Department of Education to support our Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and /or mathematics of at least Level 4 at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
The funding is provided to assist schools in delivering additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it.
What we do.
We assess the individual needs of each of the students who attract the Year 7 catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding. We carefully monitor the progress of all our students and design a range of programmes and approaches that we know are effective.
The school has received £7000 in 2016/2017 financial year for 14 students.
How do we do it?
- All Year 7 students are screened using a diagnostic reading test
- All students are supported in their mathematics and English classes by highly skilled support staff
- Most students are taught English and Mathematics in a small nurture group by a specialist teacher and teaching assistant, maximum class size 15
- Some students access a phonics programme to support them with their reading and writing skills. One to one programme of intervention is received
- If students are identified as not making progress they access small group intervention in English and mathematics
- Intervention is offered to all students ran by teaching assistants.