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 received 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. Schools will receive the same funding in 2017/18 but it will be adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of the year 7 cohort, based on the October 2017 census.

We must publish information covering:

  • our funding allocation for the current academic year 2017/18
  • 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 2017 - 19

In the academic year 2017 - 2018 The Catholic High 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-premium use for 2016-17

In the academic year 2016 - 2017 The Catholic High School is received the Year 7 catch up premium for 19 children.

  • Extended patterns of transition visits before the start of Year 7.
  • Training new staff in the aspirational expectations of students with SEND
  • IDL (computer literacy programme) 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
  • After school literacy ‘roundabout’ including reading, spelling, comprehension, composition and handwriting support
  • Social skills sessions to boost communication skills
  • Reading club twice a week
  • Identified catch up teaching throughout the year
  • Targeted literacy intervention before school  
  • Staff training in the ‘Grow Literacy’ programme
  • Student withdrawal sessions (1:1 or small group work)
  • Other literacy based programmes including word shark and the Hickey multi-sensory language course

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

Literacy: 76.3% of identified students met or exceeded expectation during year 7

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: 95% of identified students met or exceeded expectation during year 7