Year 7 Catch-up Premium Grant

The Department for Education has allocated a small sum of money to support those students in Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected levels in reading, writing and / or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

These funds are used to support:

·         reading intervention programmes e.g. Lexia

·         handwriting intervention programme

·         additional intervention support for literacy and numeracy throughout the curriculum

·         small group intervention

·         reading mentors

·         homework club

·         greater personalisation, monitoring and emotional support for key individuals

·         additional in lesson support and interventions

2016/17 Funding

In 2016/17, we will continue to be use the ‘catch up’ grant as described above, with increasing levels of personalisation to individual intervention programmes. In 2016 the catch up grant is being used to support:

Reading:

·         25 children in reading

Writing:

·          22 children in writing

Maths:

·         12 children in maths

2015/16 Funding

In 2015/16, our allocation was £3500. The Year 7 catch up money supported those students who didn’t reach level 4 in the 2015 KS2 tests.  The grant was used to support the following:

Reading: 6 pupils in reading

Writing: 7 pupils in Writing

Maths: 3 pupils in Maths

By the end of Year 7:

Reading:

·         3 out of 6 children are now working at the expected standard. The other pupils have made accelerated progress and are working within the Year 7 curriculum.

Writing:

·         1 out of 7 are now working at the expected standard. The other pupils have made accelerated progress and as of December 2016, 7 out of 8 of them are working within the Year 8 curriculum.

Maths:

·         By the end of 2016, 3 children were working within the year 7 curriculum and had made accelerated progress. They are continuing to work towards achieving the expected standard in Year 8. They continue to be supported in Year 8.