Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium Overview
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives all state-funded 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 – which equates to scoring less than 100 on either of their KS2 Reading or Maths SATS.
Brixham College will receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve 100 in reading and/or maths SATS at the end of KS2.
This additional funding has been allocated to every school because national figures show that, on average, this group does not achieve as well as their peers across the country. This group of students however are able to do just as well as all other students and the funding is therefore to support schools to address this issue.
How must this money be used?
Here at Brixham we assess the individual needs of each of the pupils who attract the year 7 catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding. We only select programmes and approaches that we know are effective.
How much funding does Brixham College receive?
We receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not score 100 in their SATS in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2. The allocation is decided form information collected in the Autumn Census. In 2014/15 the school received £14,000 and in 2015/16 the school received an additional £14,000.
Historically, this money has been used in various ways from 1:1 support and lesson extraction to an English and Maths Summer School programme.
This year we are using our funding to appoint a dedicated Literacy catch-up Higher Level Teaching Assistant who will be used to carry out intervention with some of our year 7 and 8 students.
How the catch up funding has been spent?
Summer school funding £1018
Lexia Reading £6010
Cover supervisor to replace intervention teacher. £15317
Money going towards TA appointment to cover appointment of intervention teacher £1685
The school tracks the progress of all students, including students in this particular group. Success is evidenced by the outcomes for these students which demonstrates that they are making progress similar to, or in some cases better than their peers in the school and above average nationally. All students, regardless of catch-up eligibility, took part in extra-curricular activities and all who wished to attend the Summer School programme were supported to do so.
Here is an anonymised snapshot of the results from the first round of Year 8 intervention demonstrating the impact of an 8 week cycle of intervention and the impact on the scores of the students:
Here is an example of our tracking system for English intervention which works on an 8 week cycle using Lexia software and our dedicated intervention tutor.: