Year 7 Catch Up Premium


The literacy and numeracy Catch-Up Premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve a level 4 in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

In 2015-16 Central Lancaster High School received £8,000 for 16 pupils (£500 for each eligible pupil in Year 7) from the Department of Education.

The funding was used as follows:

  • Weekly 1:1 sessions for pupils in maths- part pay for member of staff (L3 TA)
  • Weekly 1:1 sessions for pupils with reading- part pay for member of staff (L3 TA)
  • Implementation of the Accelerated Reader- pay for subscription for 16 pupils
  • Implementation of the Accelerated Maths programme- pay for the subscription for 16 pupils

We assess the effect on attainment in Literacy & Numeracy through:

  • Measuring students’ literacy and numeracy ability on intake:
  • Baseline assessments Cognitive Abilities Tests (CATs) scores
  • KS2 Standard Assessment Tests (SATs)
  • Teachers review progress in all subject 4 times during the year. This is based on departmental assessments, classwork and professional judgement.
  • Measuring progress in literacy:
    • moderation of half-termly assessment in writing and reading related to National Curriculum
    • Accelerated Reader termly star reading tests
    • Progress in 1:1 reading support
  • Measuring progress in numeracy:
  • Moderation of half termly assessment in maths related to National Curriculum
    • Accelerated Maths termly star tests
    • Progress in 1:1 numeracy support

 

Year 7 Catch-Up Funding 2016-17

We have received £10.667 from the DfE. were allocated the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding we received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2016 census.

We will use this funding to provide:

  • Weekly 1:1 sessions for pupils in maths- part pay for member of staff (L3 TA)
  • Weekly 1:1 sessions for pupils with reading- part pay for member of staff (L3 TA)
  • Support through the Nurture Group- part pay for a qualified Primary School teacher (L3 TA) to support pupils with very low reading and numeracy skills (raw score of below 80)