Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium 2018-19

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch up Premium funding provides schools with an additional premium for each pupil who did not achieve the benchmark in English (reading) or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. It is provided to all state funded schools with a Year 7 cohort. In the academic year 2016-17 the total Literacy and Numeracy Catch up Premium funding was £10,978.00 and this has been adjusted since this period to reflect changes to the cohort size.

Current Provisions

1:1 Literacy and Numeracy Intervention:

Any individual student who is identified as being significantly below their peers in literacy or mathematics receives 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 tuition with a subject specialist teacher or teaching assistant for one hour per week. This time ensures that students receive personalised and dedicated time to support them in closing the gap with their peers. The literacy teacher uses a combination of tested programmes including phonological awareness training, which teaches children to read, spell and write phonically regular single syllable words by making analogies. Alpha to Omega is another phonological programme specifically designed to accelerate dyslexic pupils in literacy. The cost of this provision varies depending on the number of students in attendance and the number of sessions required. The numeracy specialist currently follows the Mathematics Curriculum and consolidates concepts students may have found challenging and practises the skills required to access mainstream lessons.

The cost of this intervention varies depending on staff to student ratio and p/h cost of the teaching member of staff.

Accelerated Reader:

Accelerated Reader is a computer programme which monitor’s student’s reading progress. All students use this programme in morning registration and their English curriculum time to assess their level of comprehension of the books that they have read. Teachers use the data provided by the programme to closely monitor and track student’ progress and intervene where needed. Through this tracking system, a number of students are identified for the ‘Reading Buddy’ programme.

The cost of Accelerated Reader is £3,500 per year.

Reading Buddy Programme:

This runs from January to April each year and involves able Year 10 readers buddying with less able Year 7 readers for twice weekly am registration reading session.

The cost of staffing and Buddy training is set at £800 per year.