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Catch Up Premium

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium 

Schools previously received £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of KS2.  Since 2016-17, as this Year 7 cohort followed the new KS2 assessments, the allocations were changed so that the amount allocated was the same as the amount received in 2015-16.

Allocations for 2014 TO 2015 

We received £4500 in 2014-15 as a result of the catch up premium. This money was used to support the staffing of curriculum changes to facilitate small group teaching for additional teaching of literacy and numeracy.

Impact:

  • 67% of the students have now reached an attainment level of at least 4c.
  • Internal assessment data indicates that good progress is being made by 89% of the students identified.

Allocations for 2015 to 2016 

We received £8000 in 2015-16 as a result of the catch up premium.  This money was used to support the following activities and resources which are used to target the development of literacy and numeracy.

  • 1-1 tuition (English & Maths)
  • Resources for our reading group
  • Subject specific computer software (Maths)
  • Contribution towards curriculum provision for students starting KS3 below these thresholds.

Impact:

  • 86% of the students identified achieved at least a 4c in English by the end of Year 7. 
  • 85% of the students identified achieved at least a 5c in Maths by the end of Year 7.

Allocations for 2016 to 2017 

We received £8000 in 2015-16 as a result of the catch up premium.  This money was used to support the following activities and resources which are used to target the development of literacy and numeracy.

  • 1-1 tuition (English & Maths)
  • Resources for our reading group
  • Resources for developing in-class reading
  • Subject specific computer software (Maths)
  • Diagnostic testing resources (Maths)
  • Resources to support our ‘times tables club’
  • Contribution towards curriculum provision for students starting KS3 below these thresholds.

Impact:

  • In English: 100% of the students identified are attaining at a level broadly in-line with our aspirational targets, with 91% of the students attaining at or above these targets.
  • In Maths: 97% of the students identified are attaining at a level broadly in-line with our aspirational targets, with 64% of the students attaining at or above these targets.

Allocations for 2017 to 2018 

We expect to receive approximately £8000 in 2017-18 as a result of the catch up premium.  This money will be used to maintain and develop the strategies in place for targeting the development of literacy and numeracy. 

Existing strategies are:

  • 1-1 tuition (English & Maths)
  • Resources for our reading group
  • Resources for developing in-class reading
  • Development of resources to support accuracy of writing
  • Subject specific computer software (Maths)
  • Diagnostic testing resources (Maths)
  • Resources to support our ‘times tables club’
  • Contribution towards curriculum provision for students starting KS3 below these threshold