Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or mathematics at the end of key stage 2.
In 2019/2020, Samuel Ryder Academy received £11,970 catch up premium funding. This funding alongside the pupil premium funding was utilised to target those students in year 7 who were performing below their chronological age and those who did not achieve the expected standards in their Key Stage 2 assessments in reading and mathematics.
Strategies to Support
The Learning Zone provides targeted literacy and numeracy intervention for the small identified group of students. The intervention is delivered by a team of experienced Learning Support Assistants, a secondary trained teacher and headed by a trained primary teacher who co-ordinates the provision.
There are also six weekly programmes of one to one intervention, running three times a week for twenty minutes each session. The sessions are personalised according to the specific needs of the students. The impact of all provisions is monitored, using standardised assessment (Lucid Assessment).
- The success of all intervention programmes is measured using the Sutton Trust Tool Kit Criteria as well as teacher assessment and examination results
- Learning support assistants provide targeted support in lessons
- The Maths and English faculties also provide targeted support for the students who have not achieved the expected standards in reading and mathematics in Key Stage 2
- After school homework club supports the students with their learning
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium Impact
The vast majority of the students who had achieved below age related expectations in literacy and maths in Key Stage 2, have made good progress both in their attainment and in their attitude and enjoyment of the subjects.