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Year 7 Literacy And Numeracy Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy And Numeracy Catch Up Premium

The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium 

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium gives state-funded schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).

As final payments of the Year 7 Catch-up Premium were made in relation to the 2019 - 2020 academic year, the 2020-2021 academic year will be the last year on which schools must report how this funding was used. The funding has been absorbed into the Covid Catch-up Premium.

In 2018-19 Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College received £9073 and in 2019-20 Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College received £9073.

Following the closure of schools on March 23rd 2020 and prior to the announcement of the Covid catch-up funding, money was carried over in planning for 2020-21.

Research has shown that writing interventions appear to show consistently good results and reading comprehension interventions generally have a positive effect on pupils’ attitudes towards reading; computer-based interventions appear effective, and some one-to-one methods have substantial positive results on pupils’ literacy progress. However, much less is known about what works to support low-attaining Year 7 pupils catch up with their peers in numeracy.

Some intervention programmes that run over a longer period of time, such as a school year, are seen to have more impact than short-term interventions.

Therefore, funding has been allocated to those priorities that have enabled the College to assess students’ ability on entry in 2020 without Key Stage 2 SATS data, and over time, and to interventions that are embedded over time. This includes in 2019-20 and 2020-21 the English Mastery programme which includes an explicit focus on teaching grammar to improve written communication, an area of writing intervention that has been shown to be effective in catch-up literacy.

How we allocated the funding in 2019-2021

  • Part-funding the homework club for catch up for SEND students.
  • Expanding the opening times of the LRC in the Jerningham Middle School site, whilst continuing to develop the resources available for Year 7s.
  • Providing students with reading materials for English lessons.
  • Continuing to bring in authors and poets to support language and written skills development in Year 7.
  • To contribute towards the costs of implementing the English Mastery programme.

How we plan to allocate the carried over funding in 2020-21

  • NGRT reading tests and CATS for the Year 7 cohort to identify literacy and numeracy needs; including NGRT re-test after 9 months.
  • Part-fund TLR of a Literacy Co-ordinator to lead Year 7 reading retrieval programme and the rollout of disciplinary literacy.
  • Purchase the computer-based Lexia reading retrieval programme.
  • Contribution towards the costs of the English Mastery programme and the Maths Key Stage 3 curriculum.

Not 'Secondary Ready'

In 2019-20, 25.9% of the Year 7 cohort had not achieved the expected standard in reading, GPS and Mathematics and are therefore not ready for the challenges of the secondary curriculum. In 2020-21, X % of the Year 7 cohort had not achieved the national expected standard in reading (NGRT assessment). Students were also assessed in mathematics and writing but without a nationally comparable data set. Students with the lowest levels of literacy and numeracy have been grouped together for English and Mathematics.

2019-20 Not ‘Secondary Ready’

 

Not secondary ready

Reading

Mathematics

GPS

 

Count

%

Count

%

Count

%

 

 

Year 7

57

25.9

38

17.3

32

14.5

43

19.5

2020-21 Not ‘Secondary Ready’

 

Not secondary ready

Reading (NGRT)

Mathematics (internal)

GPS (NMM)

 

Count

%

Count

%

Count

%

 

 

Year 7

 

 

 

21