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Y7 Catch up Premium

Y7 Catch up Premium

Y7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 students who did not achieve 100 in the standardised test score in English and/or Maths at the end of year 6.

For the financial year 2019/2020 Cockshut Hill School received funding of £31,750 for Catch Up Premium related activities. Expenditure was aimed directly at improving provision for students that attract the premium which in turn further strengthened the schools ‘Quality First Teaching’ methodology.

In brief we have been able to use the funds to:

  • Purchase numeracy support software such as Hegarty Maths and Timetable Rockstars.
  • Utilise and English specialist to support students in developing their reading age using Jump Start to match their chronological age. 
  • Provide targeted small group specialist tuition to aid progress and attainment in English; helping to plug gaps in learning and/or tackle underachievement.
  • Provide additional support to improve literacy through individualised ‘Catch up’ reading programs.
  • Strengthen our literacy strategy through additional resources that will help improve our students’ ability to read, write and communicate.

Due to COVID-19 in year school data analysis has not been available during the academic year 2019/2020. Students second assessment fell shortly after national lockdown. However, from the data available during the Autumn term shows that:

  • 71 pupils identified as qualifying for the literacy and numeracy catch up premium 
  • 51 pupils identified as qualifying for literacy catch up premium
  • 32 pupils identified as qualifying for the numeracy catch up premium

Performance of students that qualify for the catch up premium Autumn 2019 Performance of students that qualify for the catch up premium Summer 2020 Due to COVID-19 assessment of students’ progress has been delayed. Students sat a baseline test in September 2020. The baseline test was the assessment point 2 that was due in the Summer 2020. X related to where student were not present to participate in the baseline due to isolation or other absents