Year 7 Catchup

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools 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).

Bullers Wood received £9500.

We identified 12 students who were eligible for the catch-up premium. We spent this money in a variety of ways to support progress. This included:

• Small group literacy and numeracy lessons
• 6 weeks of one to one Specialist SEN/Dyslexia teaching for most identified student
• In-class support for literacy and numeracy with extra LSA time allocated to support students in English, Mathematics, Literacy and Numeracy lessons
• Reading Interventions
• Resources for specialist teaching lessons and paired reading
• Ruth Miskin resources and training for two teachers
• Specialist assessment resources to identify areas of strength and difficulties
• A speech and language assessment for one student and 6 weeks of speech and language therapy focusing on vocabulary.

Impact
Bullers Wood no longer uses National Curriculum Levels, however students were tracked using our new assessment grade which are linked to GCSE level and using standardised numeracy, reading and spelling tests. 100% of students made good progress and 88% made exceptional progress in literacy and numeracy.

Plans for 2016-2017
Bullers Wood has £9896.

We plan to use the funding for:
• Small group literacy and numeracy lessons focusing on specific areas of weakness.
• 6 weeks of one to one Specialist SEN/Dyslexia teaching for most identified student
• In-class support for literacy and numeracy with extra LSA time allocated to support students in English, Mathematics, Literacy and Numeracy lessons
• Reading interventions
• Resources for specialist teaching lessons and paired reading
• Training for an LSA to be able to deliver the Catch-Up numeracy intervention.