Y7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up
The Catch-up Premium was formally launched in March 2013 as part of the government’s commitment to providing extra funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in Reading and/or Mathematics at the end of key stage 2.
At Eastbury Community School students are identified on the basis of their KS2 levels on entry together with our transition work with primary schools.
The aim of all Y7 intervention work is to raise levels of attainment in mathematics and English.
In 2015-16, 70 pupils (26 were SEN pupils) were eligible for the Catch-up Premium grant; therefore £35,000 was allocated for Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up and intervention work. A full break down of the detailed spending of the funding can be found with our Pupil Premium statement. In order to gain leverage we combined the use of these funds in 2015/2016.
What did we spend the extra funding was on?
The Catch UP Premium has been used in a range of ways, in conjunction with other interventions that the school has embedded – this includes:
- Additional English and Maths lessons to support closing the gap and accelerating progress- this is an additional 2 lessons a week, and for some pupils this is in place for the whole of key stage 3.
- Reading intervention to support reading for understanding
- Math intervention registration sessions
- Maths Rocks Assembly Event in July, which we will repeat again this year.
- A summer school was provided for the SEN students in this cohort.
- Departments were provided additional capitation to deploy for this cohort.
This level of additional support and intervention will continue into later years so that all pupils are given the opportunity to close any gaps in their Maths and English skills to allow them to access the rest of the curriculum more effectively.