What is the Catch Up Premium?
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
Here at Sir Robert Pattinson Academy we use this funding to ensure that students who did not achieve a level 4 in reading or/and maths receive additional tuition in literacy and numeracy to improve their levels, enabling them to access the wider curriculum and to close the gap between them and their peers.
Funding is spent on:
In the academic Year 2015-16 we have received £9,000 Catch Up Premium.
A primary trained teacher created a nurture group, which ran after school each week over the academic year. Students selected their age appropriate reading books and completed the accelerated reading programme. Students also completed a catch up numeracy programme.
A nurture group of students was created from students who entered KS3 below a level 4 in literacy and/or numeracy. Students received tuition as a group once a week with an English teacher who was also primary trained. Students developed reading, writing and numeracy skills. The group was also supported by Learning Support Assistants one of whom is also primary trained. Funding was used for teaching, resources and rewards for the students.
2015/2016 – £9000
All students below a level 4 in literacy have been placed on the accelerated reader programme and have been provided with a 6th form reading buddy. Students are also attending a weekly Creative Writing workshop (addressing their spelling, punctuation and grammar) once a week after school. In term 6, this will move to numeracy.