Catch Up Premium
During the academic year 2016/2017, we received £8000 in additional funding as part of the Catch- up Premium scheme. Due to the way in students are assessed 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.
During the transition period from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3, sixteen students were identified as being eligible for Catch-up Premium; these students were offered additional support to help improve their literacy skills.
During the academic year 2016/2017 these 16 children were part of our Humanities nurture group; this allowed the students, who had not met the expected standard for English, to experience a differentiated curriculum within a nurture group environment. The students studied the History and Geography curriculum with an additional focus on literacy including writing and spelling. Of the16 students, all students made progress in their spelling, with 9 students making over a year’s progress and 2 students making over 2 years’ progress. In their reading 15 students made progress, with 7 students making over a year’s progress and 4 students making over 2 years’ progress. One student stayed the same.
Students who did not make the expected level in Maths were assessed by an external specialist; once assessed children were taught a bespoke numeracy programme, delivered in small groups or one to one. Ten students were identified as requiring catch- up Maths; of these students 7 made progress and 5 have now achieved standardised scores within the average range. The 3 students who did not make progress are receiving additional support.
Catch-up Premium 2017/2018
During the academic year 2017/2018, we will receive £8000 in additional funding as part of the Catch- up Premium scheme.
During this academic year identified students who did not meet the expected standard for English and are delivering our Humanities curriculum through a small group, as well as offering a bespoke programme of Maths tutoring to ensure that these children are given the opportunity to ‘close the gap’.