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Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium was introduced by the Government in 2013 and the funds are paid to schools to rapidly raise the levels of achievement for students joining the school in year 7 who did not reach the level expected for students of their age at Key Stage 2. All Saints’ Academy use the funding to support the needs of the identified students by ensuring that it impacts on their progress in literacy and numeracy and enable them to catch up as quickly as possible.

Funding

Total funding in 2015/16 £9,500

Total funding in 2016/17 £9,175

We monitor the progress of those students eligible for funding and this is continuously analysed to ensure that it is having positive impact. If an intervention is not having the desired impact or the needs of the eligible learners change, we adapt the way in which we support the student.

Expenditure

Two specialist Teaching Assistants lead after school clubs using learning programmes (Lexia: literacy and Symphony: numeracy) which target students and adapt the programme to their individual needs. (£7,000) The Accelerated Reader programme provides students with improved access to reading books that they can take home. Reading assessments are carried out which show improvement of average reading age for students. (£500) The Assistant Vice Principals responsible for progress in English and Maths are informed of eligible students and they monitor and work with departmental staff to track progress and ensure students make expected progress and catch up with their peers by the end of year 7. The Data Manager organises and presents data by student to ensure eligible students are tracked and monitored to ensure additional focus and intervention where necessary. (£2,000)

Impact

Lexia – Many EAL students have made outstanding progress using Lexia with significant improvements in their reading and spelling. Half of the students completing Lexia have progressed at least one level of the Lexia programme. Half of the students have made progress with their attainment levels in English. 60% of the students have made accelerated progress with their reading, closing the gap between their chronological age and their reading age. Symphony – 92% of students have made progress in maths from their baseline assessments at the start of the year, their level has improved with 50% making expected progress in maths by the midway point in the year. The Accelerated Reader programme measures and assesses the progress and levels of