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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up

2019-20 Analysis Summary 

The school receives Department for Education funding in the amount of £454.50 per student in Year 7 for ‘Catch-up Literacy and Numeracy’ to support interventions at the entry to Key Stage 3.

In Numeracy and Literacy all Year 7 students have met or exceeded their targets so far this year. This was supported by the allocation of £4,545 for catch up funding.

In 2019 2020 there were 10 year 7 pupils who came from a range of local Special Schools as well as 1 from another borough. The allocated funding for 10 learners was £4,545.

The school is utilising this funding in the following ways:

  • To support the transition from primary school by purchasing familiar literacy and numeracy resources, and training opportunities.
  • To support transition from primary by providing SCERTS assessments to support teachers understanding of how best to support literacy and numeracy learning through appropriate communication and teaching strategies.
  • The Walcott foundation provide a grant towards the cost of ‘Music Makes Sense’ that supports the Speaking and Listening targets of Pupil Premium students through music sessions.  The school uses a proportion of the Catch-up Literacy and Numeracy funding to partially fund the remaining cost of these year 7 sessions.
  • The impact of this funding is monitored, reviewed and adapted through pupil progress meetings lead by the Achievement and Curriculum Committee of the Governing Body that review whole school academic and holistic outcomes, as well as through internal and external moderation.

2018-19 Analysis Summary 

The school receives Department for Education funding in the amount of £454.50 per student in Year 7 for ‘Catch-up Literacy and Numeracy’ to support interventions at the entry to Key Stage 3.

In Numeracy and Literacy all students met or exceeded their targets. This was supported by the allocated £1,818 for catch up funding.

In 2018-2019 there were 4 year 7 pupils who had come from a range of local Special Schools. The allocated funding for 4 learners was £1,818.

The school utilises this funding in the following ways:

  • To support transition from primary school by purchasing familiar and research-based Numeracy apparatus and training opportunities.
  • To support transition from primary by providing specialist assessments to support teachers understanding how best to support literacy and numeracy learning through appropriate communication and teaching strategies.
  • The Walcott foundation provide a grant towards the cost of ‘Music Makes Sense’ that supports the Speaking and Listening targets of Pupil Premium students through music sessions.  The school uses a proportion of the Catch-up Literacy and Numeracy funding to partially fund the remaining cost of these year 7 sessions.
  • The impact of this funding is monitored, reviewed and adapted through pupil progress meetings lead by the Achievement and Curriculum Committee of the Governing Body that review whole school academic and holistic outcomes, as well as through internal and external moderation.