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:



Accelerated Reader


Creation of an extra English class to support weaker readers


Extra reading with a teaching assistant in tutor time


Multi-sensory support for developing reading


Withdrawal reading lessons with the SENCO


Reading group for weaker readers


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





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:



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


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


Creation of numeracy resources


TA support in maths classes





How did last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefitted from the funding?

Literacy catch-up

54% of pupils involved in catch-up activities improved their reading age between September 2019 and November 2020

Numeracy catch-up

74% 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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