The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
In the academic year 2017-18, we received £549 in catch-up funding.
This funding was used to:
- Provide additional intervention support to Year 7 pupils in small targeted groups. These sessions were delivered by our intervention teacher.
- Reading support group to boost comprehension skills (based on the novel Holes)
- Maths intervention focused on boosting fundamental arithmetic and number skills
- Additional in-class maths support for pupils who did not meet the expected standard
- Provide resources including CGP resources for use in these additional lessons.
74% of pupils in Year 7 who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 were, by the end of the year, secure in the age-related expectations in English or maths or both.
In the academic year 2018-19, we expect to receive around £603 in catch-up funding.
We intend to establish additional booster classes in both reading and maths from September 2018. This impact of these groups will be carefully monitored by leaders to ensure sustained progress is being made to enable learners to reach the expected standard and progress through the Key Stage 3 curriculum.