Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Year 7 Catch Up Grant

The Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).

2018 - 2019 Allocation

Schools receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or Maths at the end of KS2.

At Chadsgrove School, we received £5,000 for 10 pupils in year 7 in March 2019.

2017 - 2018 Allocation

Schools receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or Maths at the end of KS2.

At Chadsgrove School, we received £7,500 for 15 pupils in year 7 in March 2018.

How we are currently using the year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium

All of our year 7 pupils qualify for this funding and as a school we use the funding to support the following teaching and learning approaches that we know are effective:

Organising learners into small groups and supporting them with additional support staff in one of the following ways:

- Individual tuition (such as SpLD specific support for identified pupils provided by a trained Dyslexia/SpLD specialist teacher)

- Intensive small-group tuition

Provision of CPD:

- ‘Teaching Reading and Phonics/Phonological Awareness’ training for all staff

- ‘Teaching Reading Comprehension’ training for Literacy Core Team staff

Purchase of Resources:

- Practical Maths equipment – including Numicon, and new Schemes of Work/Maths programmes

- ‘Lexia Core 5’ software to support phonics, reading and spelling development

- Provision of speech to text software to enable pupils to record their ideas

- Provision of additional Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) reading books to support the teaching of phonics and reading

- Extending the library stock with age appropriate book content, (e.g. specialist texts suitable for pupils with SpLD, such as ‘Barrington Stokes’ books)

- This year, we are also investing in a subscription to ‘Oxford Reading Buddy’ to provide a variety of reading materials in order to engage and motivate pupils. This resource can also be accessed from home in order to further engage pupils.

We are always looking at new ways and approaches that would better support pupil progress, including new interventions, new software and iPad apps to support teaching and learning, including Literacy and Numeracy.