Catch-Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

The allocation for 2017/18 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 2016/17 was £9,500

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 and spelling 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.

Three students made more than double the progress of typically developing readers.

There is also improvement in learners' behaviour and engagement with the whole curriculum.