Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

What is our funding allocation for the current academic year?

We received a total of £18977 for the literacy and numeracy catch-up premium for the 2018-19 academic year

How do we intend to spend our allocation this year and 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?

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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