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Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch Up Funding


The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium is provided to schools to support Year 7 students who have not reached the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests.  The funding is paid to schools annually on 1st March.  In 2018, the Academy received £27,250. 

 

In 2017-18 the funding was used to support the following activities:

  • The Academy created an Accelerated Curriculum Department to support those students who achieved significantly below the expected standard (<95) on their KS2 English SATs.  This curriculum supports students working below the expected standard by delivering an alternative secondary curriculum underpinned by a clear focus on developing Literacy and Linguistics.  Classes are taught in smaller than normal groups with specialist teachers and regular TA support.
  • The Academy appointed a Literacy Coordinator to work with Departments and across the whole school to ensure a Literacy focus across the whole-school curriculum.  The Coordinator also supports students who have below age appropriate reading ages through the Paired Reading Scheme as well as managing the Library.

 

In 2017-18, sixty-seven Year 7 students participated in the Accelerated Curriculum, with 94% of the students making positive progress during the year and 24 students moving into the Aspire Curriculum (secondary-ready). 

 

In 2018-19 the funding will be used to support the following activities:

  • The Academy provides an Accelerated Curriculum Department to support those students who had achieved <95 on their KS2 English SATs.  This curriculum supports students working below the expected standard by delivering an alternative secondary curriculum underpinned by a clear focus on developing Literacy and Linguistics as well as an additional Numeracy session for those students <95 on their KS2 Maths SATs.  Classes are taught in smaller than normal groups with regular TA support.
  • The Academy has a Literacy Coordinator to work with Departments to ensure a Literacy focus across the whole-school curriculum.  The Coordinator also supports students who have below age appropriate reading ages through the Paired Reading Scheme.
  • The Academy has appointed a Numeracy Coordinator to work with Departments to ensure a key focus on developing Numeracy across the whole-school curriculum.  The Coordinator also supports students who have below age appropriate Numeracy skills through small group Numeracy intervention sessions.
  • A range of tailored Literacy interventions are provided by the SEND Department for those students who are identified as having additional needs which are impacting on their Literacy skills development.