Catch Up Premium
During the academic year 2015/2016, we received £8000 in additional funding as part of the catch up premium scheme. This funding allows up to provide additional intervention and support to students, who on leaving primary school, did not achieve a level 4 in reading and maths. This funding is in place to ensure that we ‘close the gap’ between identified children and their peers.
Seven students were identified as being eligible for catch up premium, these students were offered additional support to help improve their literacy skills.
Of these seven students:
Six students have achieved at least a level 4 or above in English. These students received additional support through a small group humanities group where there was a focus on literacy skills. One student has not yet achieved a level 4 in English, we will continue to support this student through external specialist services.
Twelve students were identified as being eligible for catch up premium because they did not achieve a level 4 in maths at the end of Key Stage 2. This funding was used to provide small group tuition.
Of the twelve students nine are now working at level 4 or above. Three students have not yet reached this standard and will require further intervention next year to support their knowledge and understanding.
We have developed a whole school approach to numeracy and literacy across the curriculum and these are being implemented across the curriculum. We have seen an improvement in literacy and numeracy skills being incorporated by different subjects.
How are we planning to spend catch up premium in the year 2016/2017?
Due to the changes in the way that students are assessed at Key Stage 2,the government has decided to issue the same level of funding that we received in the academic year 2015/2016. We will continue to identify children who have not met the expected level at the end of Key Stage 2 and provide additional support to ensure that the gap between themselves and their peers closes. This will be delivered through small group teaching in history and geography and a programme of personalised maths tutoring to support students through the transition to Key Stage 3.