Y7 Catch up Premium

CATCH UP PREMIUM

The catch-up premium was formally launched in March 2013 as part of the government’s commitment to providing additional funding to support Year 7 students who did not achieve a NC level 4 in English and/or Maths during Key Stage 2.

The initiative involves secondary schools receiving additional funding of £500 for each catch-up student. This money is to be used by schools to deliver interventions for literacy and/or numeracy support with the aim of bringing these students up to speed and thus increasing their chances of succeeding at secondary school. The funding is not ring-fenced, allowing schools to use the premium to finance literacy and numeracy schemes which reflect the needs of each individual student.  The interventions should take place in Y7 or Y8 of the student’s school life. 

The government is reviewing this process and it is expected that those students that begin secondary schooling in September 2016 who fall into this category will resit their SAT’s the following May.


Catch up Premium 2015 - 2016

This year 18 students have been identified as eligible for catch-up funding (£9,000)   and the numerous interventions programmes that we will be running are detailed below, which some students have already begun to undertake depending upon the targeted needs of the individual.
 

Interventions

  • Numeracy one to one catch up, 10 week intervention programme with trained LSA
  • Smaller maths classes for bottom sets in Year 7 and Year 8 ensuring more direct teacher time
  • Literacy one to one catch up, 10 week intervention programme with trained LSA
  • Toe by Toe intervention programme
  • Reading one on one support with their English teacher for 25mins during class Library lesson, to begin after Autumn half term
  • Study Support lessons offered in Year 8 to students to target literacy skills and pre-learning
 

 

2015-16 Planning and preparation Profile 2015-16

Total number of pupils in the Year 7 240 provisional.
Number of Catch Up eligible pupils: 18 provisional.
Number of students who did not achieve at least a level 4 in reading: 9 provisional.
Number of students who did not achieve at least a level 4 in maths: 17 provisional.
Number of students who did not achieve at least a level 4 in both: 8 provisional.
Amount per pupil: £500
Total Catch Up budget: £9,000 provisional