Leaders quickly identify pupils that require additional support in literacy and numeracy
when they join the school in Year 7. Pupils study an alternative curriculum that is focused on developing their basic skills so that they are able to access the wider curriculum as they progress through the school. (Ofsted ’17)
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). All state-funded schools with year 7 pupils receive this funding.
The objectives of Year 7 Catch Up Funding:
- To close the gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support and raise the attainment of those students entitled to Catch up Premium
- To raise self-esteem and aspirations of students entitled to Catch up Premium
- To enhance existing provision.
- To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress
- To intervene quickly if any chosen strategy or intervention fails to show impact