The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (pupils scoring a scaled score of 99 or below).
In 2019-2020 Chantry Middle School was allocated £14,885. The catch-up premium was discontinued from September 2020.
How we spent our allocation in 2019-2020
Our knowledge of our pupils and detailed analysis of the key stage 2 test outcomes was used to identify specific areas to focus interventions. This ensures greater personalisation, monitoring and emotional support for key individuals.
Funding was used to resource a qualified teacher to provide children with targeted weekly intervention. These interventions included: small group tuition with a focus on reading, writing or numeracy, and the delivery of Lexonik where appropriate (a reading and spelling support programme) .Pupils will also engage with the Accelerated Reader programme during literacy lessons.
Impact of the Year 7 Catch Up Funding
The Year 7 catch up allocation was used to support;
- 23 children who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in Reading
- 16 children who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in Writing
- 13 children who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in Maths
- 25 children who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in SPAG
The impact of interventions are as follows. By the end of Year 7:
Reading: 12 out of the 23 children were working within the expected standard for their age.
Writing: 24 of the 25 pupils were assessed as working within the expected standard for their age.
SPaG: 24 of the 25 pupils were assessed as working at least within the expected standard for their age.
Maths: 10 of the 13 children were working at at least the expected standard for their age.