Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium 2018-2019
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.
Cleaswell Hill School was allocated £6500 as part of the Year 7 Catch Up initiative in 2016-17, 2017-18 and it is proposed for us to receive the same amount in 2018-19.
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 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.
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, including targeted Speech and Language intervention and resources;
Sensory 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
These priorities are informed by an analysis of the effectiveness of the school from a variety of sources. One of the most important of these is the progress being made by individuals and groups of pupils. In addition, we use information from parents/carers, visiting agencies, internal and external audits and questionnaires.
How we measure the impact of this funding
- Measuring progress during the period of the activity
- Measuring participation of pupils and families
- Measuring parental satisfaction
All of this information, together with termly pupil progress data, show that the strategies and interventions made possible with the additional funding are having a positive impact on pupil achievement.
How we monitor impact and provide feedback
Annually to Governors