The King John School
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up premium
What is the Catch-up Premium?
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 learners who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or Mathematics at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
In 2019/20 the school is expected to receive £13,422 for the catch-up premium (based on 2018/2019 allocation)
Those learners identified as not achieving the expected standard in reading or Maths at the end of KS2 will receive targeted, intense support to facilitate rapid progress to the expected standard in the identified weaker subject. Based on our Key Stage 3 Assessment Ladders an expected pass in English or Maths by the end of Year 7 is a solid Grade 3 or above (3= and above), with the aim being that the majority of identified learners achieve a grade 4 or higher. This will enable that learners are equipped with the skills to be able to access the curriculum equitably with their peers, whilst also assisting in their development of a love of Maths and/or English.
How is impact measured?
Data captures are obtained three times across the school year in the autumn, spring and summer terms. It is envisaged that all learners meet the minimum expected standard of a grade 3 by the end of Year 7, with a real push towards achieving a grade 4 and above. Each learner’s current attainment is analysed and progress towards the expected end of year standard and their aspirational target grade is measured. These data entries are based on standardised KS3 assessments delivered through Maths and English lessons. Where learners are accessing specific Catch-up interventions additional assessments may be used to more rigorously assess progress of learners and impact of provision.
Learners are identified based on a SATs outcome of 98 or less in either reading or numeracy. 80 learners have been identified as requiring support to achieve the expected standard in English or Maths. There are 46 learners identified as being in need of support to achieve the expected standard in English with 13 identified as a high priority. 34 learners are also in need of support to achieve the expected standard in Maths with 11 being a high priority.
This funding will be used to:
- Provide extra adult support in lower sets for English and Mathematics lessons.
- Small group tuition for personalised support in literacy and numeracy.
- Provide support through the Chrysalis Learning Programme.
- Provide extra support through 1:1 tuition
- Part of funding allocated to the Accelerated Reader program to improve literacy.
Specific details regarding this provision can be viewed on the Year 7 Catch-up Implementation and Impact document. This document sets out the planned provision for the year and is updated with impact information twice per year to demonstrate the ongoing impact of each strategy.
Year 7 Catch-Up Implementation and Impact
Year 7 Catch-up premium funding – £13,422
Overall Impact –July 2019
Literacy (57 Learners)
86% of learners have met or exceeded the expected standard by the end of Year 7.
40% of learners have exceeded the expected standard by the end of Year 7.
Numeracy (44 learners)
97% of learners have met or exceeded the expected standard by the end of Year 7.
34% of learners have exceeded the expected standard by the end of Year 7.
More detailed analysis of the impact of provision is outlined in the table below and in the attached documents to the right.