The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). This currently refers to students who achieved a score of below 100 in their reading or Maths tests at the end of Y6.
At Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College we use the funding to support students in catching up in core Maths skills required to access the Maths currciulum successfully. It is also used to improve reading and spelling ages so students can catch up in English.
Funding spent on:
- Part fund 2X HLTAs to deliver Maths intervention (1:1 or small group)
- Reading and spelling intervention programme (1:1)
The attached plan gives more specific details.
Alongside the specific literacy interventions, there is a College wide emphasis on promoting a reading. This is noted as best practice by the DfE which cites Tumner (2008): interventions focusing on these elements of reading [vocabulary and fluency] may also need to encourage pupils to increase the amount and range of their personal reading support their development (DfE, 2012).
Whole College promotion of reading includes:
- Reading lessons as part of KS3 English curriculum
- RWCM tutor group reps – weekly delivery of RWCM at KS3 as part of tutor time
- Celebration of literacy events e.g. National Poetry Day, World Book Day
- Displays across the College
- Books included in other whole College events e.g. One World Week, Anti-Bullying Week
Please click here to view our Catch Up Report.