Year 7 Catch Up & Literacy Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium 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. Schools decide how this additional funding should be spent to best support the boosting of these young people's progress.

In 2017/18 the additional funding is £14, 698

This academic year 73 students qualify for catch-up premium funding.


How we intend to spend our allocation for 2017/18

Maths Interventions

A  Teaching Assistant who specialises in numeracy has been redirected to give students a mix of small group work and if needed 1:1

  • Developing students understanding of core mathematical principles.
  • Giving students the time and support to practise and master core mathematical skills.
  • Building student's confidence in maths and fostering enthusiasm for the subject.
  • Extra staffing for smaller Maths groups.
  • Resourcing PIXL interventions.

English/Reading interventions

  • Three TAs will be leading a range of bespoke reading/literacy interventions before and after school. Time is also made available on Wednesday afternoons for this provision.
  • We also offer Private Tuition before school to boost reading and handwriting skills.
  • Extra staffing for smaller English groups.
  • Resourcing PIXL interventions.
  • Accelerated reader programme.


How we spent our allocation in 2016/17

In 2016/17, 65 students qualified for catch-up premium - £15,000.

We provided a range of interventions for students. Students were allocated to the support that was appropriate for their needs.

Maths Interventions

  • Catch-up premium students were taught in a smaller maths group.
  • Teaching Assistants delivered weekly Catch up numeracy sessions.
  • Nurture group sessions and 1:1

English/Reading Intervention

  • Catch up students were taught English in a small nurture group.
  • Students were supported by the Literacy Intervention Group. 1:1 and small group tuition focused on reading, spelling, writing, and comprehension.
  • A TA provided small group and 1:1 support and delivered the Reading catch up programme.