Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 students who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). All state-funded schools with year 7 pupils receive this funding.

The objectives of Year 7 Catch Up Funding:

  • To close the gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support and raise the attainment of those students entitled to Catch up Premium
  • To raise self-esteem and aspirations of students entitled to Catch up Premium
  • To enhance existing provision.
  • To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress
  • To intervene quickly if any chosen strategy or intervention fails to show impact

Academic Year 2016-17

IES Breckland received £7,465 funding for 15 students in year 7. This was spent in the following areas:

  • Lexia software used with year 7 catch up literacy gap. Lexia software programme is used to assist in the rapid acquisition of reading skills.
  • Accelerated Reader is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice while promoting reading for pleasure.
  • Increase Library resources
  • ‘Catch-up Numeracy’ Programme run by specialised Learning Support Assistant
  • Licence for MyMaths
  • SAM Learning directed tasks

Academic Year 2015-16

IES Breckland received £6,000 funding for 12 students in year 7. This is being spent in the following areas:

  • Lexia software used with year 7 catch up literacy gap. Lexia software programme is used to assist in the rapid acquisition of reading skills.
  • Accelerated Reader is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice while promoting reading for pleasure.
  • Increase Library resources
  • ‘Catch-up Numeracy’ Programme run by specialised Teaching Assistant
  • Licence for MyMaths
  • SAM Learning directed tasks