What is the Catch-up Premium?
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 learners who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or Mathematics at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
In 2020/21 the school is expected to receive £29,587 for the catch-up premium (based on 2019/20 allocation).
Those learners identified as not achieving the expected standard in reading or Maths at the end of KS2 will receive targeted, intense support to facilitate rapid progress to the expected standard in the identified weaker subject. This will ensure that learners are equipped with the skills to be able to access the curriculum equitably with their peers, whilst also assisting in their development of a love of Maths and/or English.
How is impact measured?
Students who have not achieved the expected standard will be tested on the intervention programmes used by the schools. Each student’s progress will be monitored by the Literacy/Numeracy Lead and SEND coordinator and further support may be provided. The aim is for students to make rapid progress and close the gap between themselves and the main cohort.
Learners are identified based on a SATs outcome of 99 or less in either reading or numeracy. 42 learners have been identified as requiring support to achieve the expected standard in both English and Maths. There are 72 learners identified as being in need of support to achieve the expected standard in English with 23 identified as a high priority. 63 learners are also in need of support to achieve the expected standard in Maths, with 13 being a high priority.
This funding will be used to:
- Provide extra adult support in lower sets for English and Mathematics lessons.
- Enable small group tuition for personalised support in literacy and numeracy using ‘Lexonik’ and ‘Passport Maths’.
- Part of funding allocated to the Accelerated Reader program to improve literacy.
- Assess reading age termly by Learning Support team.
- Provide literacy CPD – whole staff CPD on the use of literacy strategies across the curriculum with SLT drop-ins focusing on literacy strategies at regular intervals.