Catch Up Funding

Catch Up Funding

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not make expected progress at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

In the school year 2018-19, the Academy received £20,495 for Year 7 students working below expected levels and allocated it as such:

Intervention Cost 
Small group literacy and numeracy intervention £15,000
Literacy and Numeracy resources £2,000
Peer reading programme £1,000
Dictionaries for each classroom £1,000
Assessment tools £500
Year 7 Homework Support (LS, English & Maths) £1,000

 

Outcomes:

The 38 students that received Catch Up funding to improve their Reading level, made on average 0.66 of a grade improvement this is in line with the overall progress of students in year 7.

In Maths students made 0.11 of a grade improvement during the course of the year.

Students who failed to make expected progress are identified for additional intervention in Year 8.

2017-18

Of the students who received catch up funding students made students made 0.72 grades progress in English. Doddle showed particular strength acceleration in identified literacy skills.

In mathematics 80% made at least 1 grade progress. On average they made 1 grades progress.

Students who failed to make expected progress are identified for additional intervention in Year 8.

In the school year 2017-18 Queensbury Academy received £20,225 catch up funding and spent it as follows:

Intervention Cost 
Staffing to support additional small group literacy and numeracy teaching £15,000
Resources for additional Literacy and numeracy interventions £2,000
Peer Reading Programme £1,000
Staff CPD £2,225

2016-17

In the 2016-17 academic year, Queensbury Academy received £19,416 Catch Up Funding and it is spent as follows:

Intervention Cost 
Reading resources for students working below expected standards £1,000
Peer Group Reading Programme £1,000
E learning packages to support numeracy and literacy £2,000
Staffing to support small group literacy and numeracy teaching £15,416