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Catch-up Funding

Catch-up Funding

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up funding

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or mathematics at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).  Details are given on www.gov.uk.

Funding allocation for the current academic year

Funding for 2016-17 was £19,929.  The funding expected for 2017-18 is expected to be the same, as any increase would be made in proportion to the size of the intake.

How we intend to spend the allocation

The spelling and comprehension programme is used for all students identified as benefitting from it in Year 7, apart from those students whose parents opt out.  For these students a home reading support programme is put into place.

In mathematics, the strategy is to use the 'National Numeracy' online resources, in a weekly after-school session led by experienced maths staff.

How we spent the previous year’s allocation

The McGraw Hill programme and home study as describe above, and intervention groups led by an HTLA.

How last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefit from the funding.

Of the students who started year 7 below the expected level in English (Reading), 71% reached the expected level, making an average of 1,2 levels of progress through the year.  Of those who started below the expected level in Mathematics, 74% reached the expected level, with an average of 1.4 levels of progress.



Note:  In 2017-18 schools will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2016 to 2017, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2017 census.

The expected level is a scaled score of 100 or more.  In Reading, 83 students are below this, in Maths, 82.