Year 7 Catch Up Premium Overview
The DfE provides additional funding to schools for each Year 7 student who has not achieved a Level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. All state funded schools receive an additional £500 for each Year 7 student who is eligible for the funding based on their Key Stage 2 levels.
The funding is to enable schools to provide additional support to student who are admitted to Secondary school with a lower starting point.
In addition to the Pupil Premium funding, the school also received £12,100 in 2017-18 to support the literacy and numeracy of students who did not achieve the expected standard (Level 4) in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. Which is every pupil in the school.
Year 7 Catch Up Premium Expenditure 2017-18
The money provided to the school for the support of Catch Up Premium students was spent in the following ways:
Additional staffing hours in English & mathematics to support small group and 1:1 intervention work
(Specialist intervention workers). Time split between Catch Up Premium and Pupil Premium
Catch up Literacy Program
Teaching resources and student support material
Resources for students’ use, both in the classroom and for independent learning activities
Year 7 Catch up Premium Overview
All year 7 students undergo testing of Reading Age and comprehension age in year 7 to get a better understanding of their functioning literacy skills. Once this has been undertaken we use the Catch Up® Literacy is a structured one-to-one intervention for learners who find reading difficult. It enables struggling readers to achieve more than double the progress of typically developing readers. Catch Up® Literacy uses a book-based approach to support learners in their reading of a book so they activate both dimensions of reading – word recognition processes (including phonics) and language comprehension processes. It is suitable for all struggling readers whose Reading Age is significantly below their Chronological Age and is designed for use with struggling readers aged 6-14, rather than beginner readers.
Year 7 Catch Up Premium Expenditure 2018-19
This currently under analysis and will be updated within the near future.