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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 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 received £8000 in 2017-18 as a result of the catch up premium.  This money was 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

Impact:

  • In English: 100% of the students identified are currently attaining a ‘level’ broadly in-line with our aspirational targets, with 85% of the students attaining at or above these targets.
  • In Maths: 100% of the students identified are currently attaining a ‘level’ broadly in-line with our aspirational targets, with 65% of the students attaining at or above these targets.

ALLOCATIONS FOR 2018 TO 2019 

We expect to receive approximately £8000 in 2018-19 as a result of the catch up premium.  This money will be used to continue with the existing strategies in place as these measures have helped us to secure good progress for these students.