Using our Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up funding

£31,441 in funding for this was received by the Academy for the financial period of 2018/19. We expect to receive a similar amount (around £30,000) in the academic year of 2019/20.

We assess the individual needs of each of the pupils who draw the year 7 catch-up premium and decide the best way to use the funding.

We are currently using the funding to pay for:

  • Non-teaching Head of Year 7 and transition lead to offer behaviour and Learning Support for year 7 pupils who experience difficulty in adjusting to secondary school.
  • Extended tutor time to 30 minutes to facilitate a coordinated programme of reading for all students. 
  • Targeted English and Maths intervention with groups of students in Year 8 who have been identified by United Learning leads from English and Maths end of year assessment data.
  • Use of the Hegarty Maths online programme which uses video tools to teach Maths to students and then tests their knowledge and skills. This is being used across the entire Year 7 cohort.
  • Withdrawal of students identified through their KS2 scaled scores or their NGRT reding age as needing some further support from MFL lessons to receive small group intervention in numeracy, literacy or reading. These programmes are coordinated by leads in Maths and Literacy and aim ensure students can access the curriculum and make progress towards age related standards.
  • 1:1 Maths tuition – We have an additional member of staff who will run individual support sessions directed for each students specific need to ensure they are meeting age related expectations.
  • All students in KS3 take part in the Accelerated Reader Programme.
  • All students in Years 7 to 10 have been issued with Knowledge Organisers, self-quizzing books and folders to keep these in. These are integrated into classwork and homework activities in order to develop and extended subject specific vocabulary in order for students to make age related progress.
  • All students are encouraged to attend Homework support sessions which run each afternoon from 3 till 4pm where students can be engaged in supported self-study and independent research.



  • Impact of the Year 7 catch-up premium funding spend is detailed in the Pupil Premium section of the website.

2019-20 Below Expected Standard in Reading & Maths Catch-Up Report


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