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 2019-20 is yet to be confirmed, the allocation for 2018-19 was £15,961.

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 2018-2019 included:

  • Catch up sessions delivered during form time
  • Extra numeracy/literacy lessons for targeted students

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

  NoAchieved/ExceededPartially AchievedNot Achieved/No Outcome
Year 7 Catch-upLiteracy Catch up281765
Year 7 Catch-upNumeracy Catch up292272

Strategies for 2019-20 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 previous provision has been shown positive impact we will be implementing 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.  These students will follow a ten-week programme in English and/or maths and then will be assessed to review progress.  Students who have not made expected progress will continue on the programme.