Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Additional funding has been made available by the DfE to support those students who do not reach a level 4 in English or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.

In 2017-18 we received £3000. Funding was allocated to the following:

  • Supporting the students to be emotionally ready to access education by developing the teaching environment throughout the Foundation stage to provide education within a nurturing model.  This will enable all students to develop effective relationships with consistent staff and support the delivery of the core curriculum.
  • Provide staff with specialist Nurture Training to enable them to support students appropriately within the nurture environment.

In previous years the funding has been used to contribute to the following:

  • Specialist Literacy Support post each year providing 1:1 support to students with low prior attainment
  • Allocating a dedicated Teaching Assistant in Maths to ensure consistent support in smaller groups to aid access to the curriculum.
  • Investment in IPads and appropriate apps to broaden development resources.
  • Increased resources including My Maths and Resources for Learning Gold membership.

These interventions were found to be invaluable in supporting the development of student's literacy/numeracy and improving their access to the KS3 Curriculum.