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 (KS2).

All Year 7 pupils follow our Accelerated Reading programme whereby pupils attend one half hour lesson dedicated to reading an age-appropriate text. Pupils are then assessed on this text and subsequent books will be issued to enable progression. Pupils’ reading ages were first assessed during our Y6 transition period in the summer term 2016 to enable timely progression in Year 7.

Literacy and numeracy activities are part of our transition programme and summer school.

Over the first term in Year 7, students literacy and numeracy skills are monitored and intervention arranged for students who may not be progressing in line with their peers. Intervention may include:

Small group reading/numeracy intervention
1 to 1 reading/numeracy
6th form buddy for reading/numeracy
Targeted in class stretch and challenge opportunities