Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

If your child requires extra support and has low attainment in English or Maths we provide additional interventions to help your child feel more confident, and gain the knowledge required to narrow the gap between them and their peers. 

Identifying low attaining students

Early intervention is key to identifying students who are on the lower spectrum of attainers. These students are identified through liaising with primary schools during the year 6-7 transition process, observations during summer school and a screening process in their first two weeks with us in September. We want every child to reach their potential with us and realise their dreams, therefore we take this process seriously and with sensitivity. 

The transfer and transition process into secondary school

Our core inclusion team are part of the Year 6-7 transition meetings and gather information on baseline and individual data such as KS2 SATs. In Year 7 Cognitive Ability Tests (CATs) in Non-verbal, Verbal and Quantitative Ability provide additional information for those students who are functioning below the average level

Reading tests give a reading age and standardization score indicating students' ability in reading and comprehension against those of the same age. 

Programmes are either run in small groups or on an individual one-to-one basis in order to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for learning. In closing the gap on attainment, we want our young people to feel empowered and confident in their abilities and progress, so endeavour to make each lesson tailored for specific needs. 

Literacy and Numeracy Interventions Plan 

 

Intervention

Frequency

Fresh Start

Phonics programme for students  below age related expectations. These sessions are additional to their usual English lesson and run alongside The English Mastery programme. 2 times weekly for 60 minutes

Corrective Reading

Decoding programme for students whose reading age is below their chronological age. 2 times weekly for 60 minutes.
Small groups of students. These sessions are additional to their usual English lesson.

Toe by Toe

For students who are working significantly below age related expectation in reading, writing and spelling.
5 times weekly for 10 minutes.
These sessions are additional to their usual English lesson.

Guided Reading

Reading programme for students whose reading age is below their chronological age. 2 times weekly for 60 minutes.

Rapid Maths

For students who are working below age related expectation in Maths.
2 times weekly for 60 minutes.
These sessions are additional to their Maths lesson.

1:1 numeracy intervention

For students who are working significantly below age related expectation in maths. Running alongside the Maths Mastery programme.

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Report

For information on our catch-up premium, please click on the above button.

In this report you will find information on:

  • How much premium our Academy received this year
  • How we intend to spend the funding
  • What we spent our funding on last year
  • What difference this made to our students
  • How we assessed the effect this had.

Last year's funding plan