What is the Catch-up Premium?
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 learners who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or Mathematics at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
Those learners identified as not achieving the expected standard in reading or Maths at the end of KS2 will receive targeted, intense support to facilitate rapid progress to the expected standard in the identified weaker subject. Based on our Key Stage 3 Assessment Ladders an expected pass in English or Maths by the end of Year 7 is a solid Grade 3 or above (3= and above), with the aim being that the majority of identified learners achieve a grade 4 or higher. This will enable that learners are equipped with the skills to be able to access the curriculum equitably with their peers, whilst also assisting in their development of a love of Maths and/or English.
How is impact measured?
Data captures are formally obtained twice across the school year in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. There is regular, consistent and rigorous formative assessment in every lesson which gives teacher a clear understanding of the working level of each learner. It is envisaged that all learners meet the minimum expected standard of a grade 3 by the end of Year 7, with a real push towards achieving a grade 4 and above. Each learner’s current attainment is analysed and progress towards the expected end of year standard and their aspirational target grade is measured. These data entries are based on standardised KS3 assessments delivered through Maths and English lessons. Where learners are accessing specific Catch-up interventions additional assessments may be used to more rigorously assess progress of learners and impact of provision.
Learners are identified based on a SATs outcome of 98 or less in either reading or numeracy. 80 learners have been identified as requiring support to achieve the expected standard in English or Maths. There are 46 learners identified as being in need of support to achieve the expected standard in English with 13 identified as a high priority. 34 learners are also in need of support to achieve the expected standard in Maths with 11 being a high priority.
This funding will be used to: