Catch-Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

The allocation for 2016/17 is £9,500

We intend to use this funding to provide:

• Additional Teaching Assistant support in mathematics

• Additional staffing to carry out intensive reading practice with targeted Year 7 pupils

• Resources to support planned interventions: "Catch-Up" Literacy & Numeracy programmes with individual students.

The Allocation for 2015/16 was £10,000

This was used to provide:

• Additional Teaching Assistant support in mathematics

• Additional staffing to carry out intensive reading practice with targeted Year 7 pupils

• Resources to support these interventions

Outcomes:

• Additional staffing in place

• Interventions included:

• Intensive reading practice with targeted pupils – at least 15 minutes reading 1 to 1, three or four times a week. This has resulted in more confident reading, which has had a positive impact on progress in other subjects

• Testing students and implementation of ‘Catch-Up’. The 1 to 1 reading and writing practice for 15-20 minutes twice a week has led to improved phonic knowledge and fewer mistakes when reading aloud. Pupil confidence is growing and some students have made measurable gains in their reading.