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Year 7 Catch Up

Year 7 Catch Up Premium 2016-17

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. Schools decide how this additional funding should be spent to best support the boosting of these young people’s progress. 

In 2014/15 the additional funding was £500 per pupil.

How we intend to spend our allocation 2016/17

Funding: £7000

Maths Interventions
All students eligible for the catch-up premium funding in maths are part of Y7 catch up group. 

The groups are staffed with a maths teachers working alongside a TAs to give students a mixture of whole class teaching, small group work and 1:1 support. 

English / Reading Interventions
Specialist TA's and English teachers will be leading a range of bespoke reading / literacy interventions. These include functional English lessons, the McGraw hill reading scheme, paired reading and toe-by-toe.

Allocation and impact 2015/16
In 2015/16 14 students qualified for catch-up premium.

We provided a range of interventions for students. Students were individually allocated to targeted support that was appropriate for their needs.

Maths Interventions
Catch-up premium students were taught in a smaller maths group. A Teaching Assistant worked alongside the class teacher to support this group to providing small group and 1:1 support. 

Of the 9 targeted students, at the end of year 7, six were above target, two were on target and one was below target.

English Interventions
Catch up premium students attended functional English lessons as part of their curriculum. Additional interventions including the McGraw Hill reading scheme were used for pupils in need of literacy catch up.

Of the seven students targeted with catch up premium at the end of year 7 in EP, five were above target one was on target and one was below target.

All showed improvements in reading age.

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