Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

What is our funding allocation for the current academic year?

We received a total of £18898 for the literacy and numeracy catch-up premium for the 2019-20 academic year

How did we spend our allocation last year?

Literacy catch-up

We do the following to support pupils who are not secondary ready with their reading:

Title

Cost

Accelerated Reader

£216

Creation of an extra English class to support weaker readers

£1243

Extra reading with a teaching assistant in tutor time

£698

Multi-sensory support for developing reading

£3808

Withdrawal reading lessons with the SENCO

£2355

Reading group for weaker readers

£977

Extra planning time to support English staff to create resources such as differentiated texts and glossaries.

£1200

Total

£10497

 

We also support weaker readers by:

  • Highlighting and discussing new vocabulary
  • Making connections between word parts and their meanings
  • Using paired reading strategies
  • Helping develop their ability to make inferences
  • Using questioning to develop understanding

 

Numeracy catch-up

We do the following to support pupils who are not secondary ready with their numeracy:

Title

Cost

Teaching assessment working with pupils during tutor period  (1.5 hours per week)

£1012

Numeracy co-ordinator selecting and organising resources for use by the TA (0.5 hours per week)

£759

Creation of numeracy resources

£700

TA support in maths classes

£6013

Total

£8484

 

How did last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefitted from the funding? This will be updated when we have tested the pupils to see how much progress they have made 2019-2020

Literacy catch-up

75% of pupils involved in catch-up activities improved their reading age between Oct 2018 and Oct 2019

Numeracy catch-up

43% of students involved in catch-up activities were judge to be on target in maths by the end of year 7.

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