Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium 2019-2020
The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium is a Government initiative that provides all schools with additional funding based on the number of pupils in Year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and /or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
The number of eligible pupils is determined by the Autumn Term school census and the provisional results from the national curriculum assessments at Key Stage 2. In 2019-2020 there were 15 Y7 pupils in school.
Cleaswell Hill School was allocated £6500 as part of the Year 7 Catch Up initiative in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and £6068 in 2019-2020. The funding has now been discontinued.
At Cleaswell Hill, we assess the individual needs of each of the pupils who attract the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium and are committed to using this money to best effect. We may combine it with other resources or strategies and approaches that we know are effective, or work with others to maximise its impact.
As an all-age school, Cleaswell Hill is confident that our data shows us that Year 7 pupils do not necessarily experience a ‘dip’ in their steady progress when they transfer from Year 6 to Year 7. Most of our Year 7 pupils will have come up through the school so do not have the mainstream experience of transition from a Primary school to a Secondary school setting.
Pupil progress data provides teachers with the information necessary to consider their current progress and whether an intervention would be appropriate to boost learning, support catch-up and to facilitate learning.
We target the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium to support the following initiatives:
- Staffing to support small group teaching activities
- Specific, focussed intervention support groups*
- Targeted Speech and Language intervention and resources
- Regulation and Social Communication programmes
- Enhanced Literacy and Numeracy resources, including additional ICT and computer-based learning resources
- Professional development for staff to support the above
*Further detailed information regarding interventions used across school and the impact on learning is available from Helen Moulton, School Intervention Coordinator.