Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Last updated: 02/05/2018


Year 7 Catch-up Funding Report 2017–18

The literacy and numeracy Catch-up Premium is a government allocation which gives schools additional funding to support students in Year 7 who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2) The funding is used to provide literacy and numeracy support to enable students to ‘catch-up’ as quickly as possible in order to provide maximum opportunity to succeed at secondary school.

Year 7 catch-up premium 2017 to 2018 Conditions of grant and allocations table for the 2017 to 2018 financial year [GOV.UK]

We identify pupils who need extra support and use the funding provided to support effective programmes of intervention, such as, individual tuition, intensive small group work, access to external services and the purchase of extra resources to maximise progress.

Objectives of the Catch-up Funding

  • To narrow the gap in attainment of students eligible for Catch-up premium by providing intensive support in literacy and numeracy
  • To accelerate progress through rapid intervention
  • To further identify any potential barriers to learning 
  • To raise the self-confidence and resilience of our students who are entitled to Catch-up premium.

2017–18

Funding allocation for the current academic year 2017–18

Number of pupils in year 7 cohort 202
Numbers of students who did not achieve expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2
42
Year 7 Catch-up Premium allocation £6,104
 

How do we intend to spend our allocation?

Resource Cost Objective
Smaller group for mathematics and literacy £5,945 To provide a higher teacher student ratio to accelerate
progress
Reads united £400 To access support 1:1
with the development of key reading
skills
Key stage leader- specialist,Maths intervention £5,635 Additional
interventional work to provide
specialist small group support
Hegarty Maths online tool £450 To build key skills access to home support and increase independence
Year 12 mathematics - peer mentoring programme £250 Develop
skills of Year 12 maths students to support pupils within maths lessons
Literacy programme,‘Go For it’ resources £275 To development essential reading writing maths skills through regular 1:1 intervention support

Intended spend £12,955 added to by Pupil Premium allocation and school budget


2016–17

Funding allocation for the current academic year 2016–17

Number of pupils in year 7 cohort 201
Numbers of students who did not achieve expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2
33
Year 7 Catch-up Premium allocation £6,074
 

How did last year’s allocation make a difference to attainment of pupils who benefitted from funding?

Resource Cost Impact
Extra teacher English/Mathematics to provide smaller group sizes for Catch-up students £4,792 Pupils below age related progress back on track by end of academic year
‘Wordshark’ online resource for literacy skills £400 Improvement in chronological reading age and accelerated progress in spelling
Teaching assistant support targeted at individual students through bespoke intervention £6,265 Intensive support to students enabled greater confidence and resilience
Reading books for differentiated approach /
support work in new year 7 learning plans.
£485 Accessibility to new curriculum. Increase in participation.
Read Write Inc. phonic based approach training and materials
£550 Increased reading levels measured using standardised testing

Total spend £12,492 added to by Pupil Premium allocation and school budget

General outcomes

Targeted additional support strategies have resulted in improving levels of attainment and progress for identified pupils identified through Year 7 Catch-up in both Reading and Mathematics. Pupils were able to demonstrate measurable progress in reading, spelling and mathematics and interventions had a positive impact upon self-esteem and aspirations.