Catch Up Premium
During the academic year 2019/2020 Arden Academy received £8000 in additional funding as part of the Catch-up Premium scheme. Due to the way in which students are assessed and progress is recorded at Key Stage2, the payment was frozen by the government to what it was in the academic year 2015/2016.
This funding allows schools to provide additional intervention and support to students, who on leaving primary school, did not meet the expected standard. This funding is in place to ensure that we ‘close the gap’ between identified children and their peers.
Support for Literacy and Maths
In order to support our children who did not meet the expected standard for English and Maths on leaving Key Stage2 we employed the support of a specialist primary school teacher to work with students who required additional intervention. This included one to one and small group maths work, as well as a small group humanities teaching group. This allows us to work with our students to improve literacy skills through the History and Geography curriculum. This allows us to bridge the gap between primary and secondary.