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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

If your child requires extra support and has low attainment in English or Maths we provide additional interventions to help your child feel more confident, and gain the knowledge required to narrow the gap between them and their peers. 

Identifying low attaining students

Early intervention is key to identifying students who are on the lower spectrum of attainers. These students are identified through liaising with primary schools during the year 6-7 transition process, observations during summer school and a screening process in their first two weeks with us in September. We want every child to reach their potential with us and realise their dreams, therefore we take this process seriously and with sensitivity. 

Catch-up Premium and Impact Statement

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded 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. Our most recent impact statement can be found here.

Most of the sessions are run weekly and scheduled for 50 minutes. Staff responsible for delivering the programmes are given training through either in-house training or INSET organised by the local authority.

Literacy and Numeracy Interventions Plan 

Intervention Frequency
Literacy Progress Unit Literacy Progress Unit for student well below age related expectations. These sessions are additional to their usual English lesson.
Catch-Up Reading Recovery Programme Reading programme for students whose reading age is below their chronological age. 2 times weekly for 50 minutes.
One-to-one or one-to-two students. These sessions are additional to their usual English lesson.
Successful For All English For students who are working just below age related expectation in English.
2 times weekly for 50 minutes.
These sessions are additional to their usual English lesson.
Catch-Up Maths For students who are working below age related expectation in Maths.
2 times weekly for 50 minutes.
These sessions are additional to their Maths lesson.
Summer School 1 week programme at the start of the Easter holiday.

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Report

For information on our catch-up premium, please click on the above button.

In this report you will find information on:

  • How much premium our Academy received this year
  • How we intend to spend the funding
  • What we spent our funding on last year
  • What difference this made to our students
  • How we assessed the effect this had.