Y7 Catch Up Premium
The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
Purpose of funding
Schools identify pupils who need extra support from the year 7 catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding.This may involve individual tuition, intensive small-group tuition, or buying in external services and materials, such as computer-based learning resources.
Funding for 2017-18
In 2017-18, we expect to receive £2,765 and the funds will be invested in the Accelerated Reader programme for literacy and continuing to provide learning support and to purchase additional numeracy materials as described below:
- Extra sessions of numeracy delivered by TAs.
- Extra time in Mathematics curriculum for numeracy.
- Maths specialist TA placed into lessons to work with targeted pupils.
- Targeted intervention from the class teacher based upon KS2 data.
- Extra sessions at lunch for pupils to practice numeracy.
- Discussion of pupils’ progress with Vice Principals after each PP.
- Maths mastery in year 7 to support understanding and key concepts.
- Introduction of numeracy across the curriculum.
- Introduction of Accelerated Mathematics.
Impact on Attainment 2016-17
Y7 funding was used to support the Accelerated Reader programme to improve literacy. Pupils who qualify for catch up funding are part of the programme.
Each morning, our AR students visit the College Library’s fiction collection, choose a book that is the correct level for their reading age, and then complete an online quiz to test their comprehension of the story.
At three points during the academic year, students completed a 'Star' test to assess how their reading age has progressed.
In 2016-17, 94% of students on the AR Programme made progress. More than 50% of our students have improved their reading age by more than one year and 18% improved by more than two years.
Y7 funding also used to support a number of numeracy activities:
• Extra sessions of numeracy delivered by TAs.
• Extra time in Mathematics curriculum for numeracy.
• Maths specialist TA placed into lessons to work with targeted pupils.
• Targeted intervention from the class teacher based upon KS2 data.
• Extra sessions at lunch for pupils to practice numeracy.
• Discussion of pupils’ progress with Vice Principals after each PP.
• Maths mastery launched in year 7 to support understanding and key concepts.
Impact of Funding on Numeracy
Number of students under Expected in Mathematics
Percentage on target End of year 7 ( /24)