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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 funding for the current academic year (September 2018 - August 2019) is £8255.

Like the previous academic year, the catch up funding is still used to target the new Year 7 pupils who arrived below the expected standard in English or Maths.

The table below identifies what this funding was used for and the impact of this.

How we spent the previous years allocation

  • Extra English and Maths teaching groups (Curriculum re-modelling). Blocking with additional group for English and Maths.
  • Additional withdrawal for key pupils by specialist teacher.
  • Part-fund the salary for Curriculum Director in English - senior role to lead on Literacy and numeracy across the curriculum including extended writing.
  • Books and resources including invitation of poets and writers to support language and written skills development in Year 7.

Strategy 2018-2019

  • Additional support outside of normal lesson time for English and Maths.
  • 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 for reading materials for English lessons.
  • Continue to bring in authors and poets to support language and written skills development in year 7, for example Phil Earle's workshop on creative writing. 

For 2018-2019, approximately 35% of the cohort is not at the expected standards in GPS, Maths or Reading (Secondary Ready). All Y7 pupils who are not secondary ready will receive additional in class support in Literacy and Numeracy. Teaching groups have been identified where this can be provided.

Secondary Readiness


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Next Review Date

The next Year 7 Catchup Premium Review will take place in October 2020.