Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Report

In 2015 - 2016 The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gave schools additional funding (£500 per child) to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2.  As levels are no longer used, secondary schools will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2016 census.

We must publish information covering:

  • our funding allocation for the current academic year 2016/17
  • details of how we intend to spend our allocation
  • details of how we spent our previous year’s allocation
  • how last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefit from the funding

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-premium planned use for 2016-17

In the academic year 2015 - 2016 The Catholic High School School is expected to receive the Year 7 catch up premium as described above.

We will use this for:

  • Extended patterns of transition visits before the start of Year 7.
  • Staff training in behaviour management.
  • IDL used for students who perform below average on their CATs and who come in with a history of needs at primary school / working below expected progress. Includes 2 x 20 minute sessions per week.
  • Communication aid booster sessions
  • Reading club twice a week
  • Identified catch up teaching throughout the year

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium use 2015-2016

In the academic year 2015 - 2016 The Catholic High School School is received the Year 7 catch up premium for 19 children.

We used this for:

  • Extended patterns of transition visits before the start of Year 7.
  • Staff training in behaviour management.
  • IDL used for students who perform below average on their CATs and who come in with a history of needs at primary school / working below expected progress. Includes 2 x 20 minute sessions per week.
  • Communication aid booster sessions
  • Reading club twice a week
  • Identified catch up teaching throughout the year

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

Numeracy: 75% of identified students met or exceeded expectation during year 7

Literacy: 55% of identified students met or exceeded expectation during year 7