Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium (introduced by the government in 2013) gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least a level 4 in reading and or/maths at the end of key stage 2 (this is equivalent to a scaled score of less than 100). We also liaise closely with our feeder primaries to identify students who would benefit from this extra support. It is at the schools’ discretion as to how this additional funding should be spent in order to best support the boosting of these young people’s progress. By supporting these students intensively in year 7, we are aiming to raise their attainment levels and allow them full access to the secondary curriculum.
Following the final data capture of the academic year in 2018-19 the year 7 catch up students have made +0.16 average points of progress since the last data drop and +0.29 since the beginning of the programme overall.
Students have shared that they enjoyed the sessions and 100% felt supported, “Whenever I needed help I could just ask for it.” One student responded, “I now know new things that will stay with me for life”
The amount received for Yr 7 Catch-up was £7,317
In 2019-20 we plan to:
- deliver precision teaching to small focussed groups of students across year 7 and 8.
- deliver one to one bespoke tuition/timetabling where appropriate including English and Math’s tuition.
- provide literacy support sessions in place of the study of one language from Autumn Term 2. This will continue into year 8 for those who need it.
- use accelerated reader for the whole cohort.
- develop peer to peer reading across year groups.
- continue to facilitate the extra induction day to fully assess students’ needs prior to the new school new year.
- Develop a vocabulary intervention across the who school through ‘closing the vocabulary gap’.
In 2018-19 we planned to:
- Deliver a transition unit to English year 7 selected groups to revisit ks2 skills (with bespoke TA support).
- One to one bespoke tuition/timetabling where appropriate including English and Math’s tuition.
- Provide literacy support sessions in place of the study of one language from Autumn Term 2. This will continue into year 8 for those who need it.
- Use of accelerated reader for all cohort.
- Continue to facilitate the extra induction day to fully assess students’ needs prior to the new school new year.
In 2017/18 the additional funding is £ 500 per pupil.
This academic year, 15 students qualify for catch-up premium funding at Clayton Hall Academy. The funding received was £5,472.
In 2017/18 the funding is being used to:
- One to one English and Maths tuition, given by subject specialist teachers.
- Use of Accelerated Reader.
- Provide literacy support sessions in place of the study of one language (a first language is continued). Continue this provision in Year 8 for those in need.
- Facilitate an extra Induction day at Clayton to fully assess the students’ needs prior to the start of the school year.
- Provide an extra set in English and Maths in Year 7 to support those with weaker Literacy and Numeracy skills.