The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
All state-funded schools receive an additional £500 for each identified pupil. The money is to be used by schools to deliver additional tuition and provision, giving students valuable support to bring them up to speed so that they are more likely to succeed and attain at secondary school.
How will impact be measured
The impact of the funding will be measured by assessment data, homework and improved attitude to learning.
2019/20 Money allocated to school: £6,785-received March 2020
- 4 day Transition week In July 2019, all year 6 pupils are invited to the school to meet staff and participate in planned lessons.
- Year 7 students are allocated to a nurture style class with a higher staff to student ratio.
- Access to a Lexia program on a IPad or computer
- Purchasing of additional resources (focus on maths)
- Whole Class emotional well-being sessions
- Dyslexia screening
- Developing extended writing across the curriculum
2018/19 strategies and impact
Due to the success of the strategies used in 2018/19 the same strategies will be used in 2019/20. 82% of the year 7 cohort made 2 sublevels of progress in English Reading, 73% of pupils made 2 levels of progress in English writing and 100% made 2 sublevels in Maths.