Catch up Premium Report

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch up Premium Report 2019/2012

In 2013 the Government made a commitment to provide annual additional educational funding to schools for each Year 7 student who had not achieved the expected standard in mathematics; English reading; and English punctuation, spelling and grammar at Key Stage 2. The information on this page shows how we used this funding in the last academic year, the impact that it has made, and what we plan to do this year.

Key priorities:

Our core aim is to accelerate the progress of the students who finished KS2 having not met national expectations

We employ early intervention literacy and numeracy strategies to try to help students ‘catch-up’ with national expectations

2018/2019 cohort:

We identified 57 students in the 2018/2019 cohort who we felt would be eligible for the funding and intervention:

  • 27 students who did not meet expected standards by the end of KS2 in Maths only
  • 30 students who did not meet expected standards by the end of KS2 in English reading only
  • 14 students who did not meet expected standards by the end of KS2 in both

 A key strategy is our ‘Study Support’ Groups who are withdrawn in small numbers by specially trained TAs who provide literacy and numeracy catch up work, as required, during form time and non-core lessons on a rotation.

We have made the decision to prioritise this extra literacy and numeracy intervention as we know it will be the key to future success in all other subjects.

Key Strategies to Accelerate Progress 2018/2019:

Impact 2018/2019:

  • 90% of students eligible for the funding were making expected or better progress in their literacy by the end of year 7.
  • 93% of students eligible for the funding were making expected or better progress in their numeracy by the end of year 7.
  • Though high numbers of students are making good progress very few are at what we would deem to be national expectations for a student at the end of year 7.

2019/2020 Developments/Plans Following Review of 2018/2019:

  • Although not enough are at the national standard expected of a year 7, we are pleased with the progress made towards those expectations by the vast majority of pupils in their first nine months with us.
  • We feel that our strategies are successful moving the students towards the expected standard in both literacy and numeracy and we will retain them for this year.
  • We will however adjust them to improve outcomes by increasing the numbers of students in the withdrawal groups.
  • We will also work more closely with parents/carers and support them to ensure that they are aware of the issues and have the resources to address them.
  • We believe that more students could move towards the expected standard in numeracy if we invest further in software to support them and therefore will purchase the Mathletics Programme for the new year 7 cohort.

2019/2020 Cohort Details:

We identified 64 students in the 2019/2020 cohort are eligible for the funding and intervention:

  • 29 students who did not meet expected standards by the end of KS2 in Maths only
  • 35 students who did not meet expected standards by the end of KS2 in English reading only
  • 16 students who did not meet expected standards by the end of KS2 in both