Year 7 Catch-up Premium

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.

Whilst exact funding for 2018-19 is yet to be confirmed, the allocation for 2017-18 was £15673.

Students who may need extra support from the year 7 catch up premium are identified from their standard KS2 scores. We also use year 7 reading and spelling ages and a numeracy paper to decide the best way to use funding, selecting programmes and approaches that we know are effective.

Interventions for 2017-2018 included:

  • Catch up sessions delivered during form time
  • Extra numeracy/literacy lessons
  • Specialist literacy teacher support
  • Catch up weeks in numeracy and literacy

In literacy and numeracy catch up weeks, prior attainment was assessed and students were allocated targets accordingly.  Students were tested at the end of the weeks and their progress against these targets was assessed with the following results:

  NoAchievedExceededNot AchievedNo Outcome
Speech and LanguageSpeech and Language22100.0000.0000.0000.00
Year 7 Catch-upLiteracy Catch up2129.521885.7100.0014.76
Year 7 Catch-upNumeracy Catch up33824.242472.7313.0300.00

Strategies for 2018-19 are to continue the catch up sessions during form time and these will be delivered by the Learning Support Faculty and resourced by maths and English colleagues.  Whilst the catch up weeks were effective short term we are seeking to deliver more effective intervention through more regular and sustained small group catch up sessions, delivered by a subject specialist in literacy and numeracy.  Students will continue to be identified through analysis of KS2 scores, QLA data, reading and spelling data and a numeracy assessment.