Year 7 catch up
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools £500 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).
All state-funded schools with year 7 pupils receive this funding, including:
Local-authority-maintained special schools
At Mayfield numbers of pupils at Year 7 are often quite low. In 2014-15 we had 3 pupils on roll. For 2015-16 we had 2.The money was used to purchase resources to support pupils IEP targets. Both pupils made better than expected progress in literacy and numeracy.
For 2016-17 school will receive £2000 pounds which will be used to support students individual language programmes via focused intervention work.
How the money is spent :
Because of the small numbers the money is used by the class teacher to support individualised learning and intervention programmes linked to specific identified learning needs as part of each child's Education Health and Care Plan.