Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Premium
The Department for Education (DfE) provides additional funding, the Year 7 Catch-up Premium, for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved National Curriculum Level 4 in Reading and/or Mathematics at end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6). The purpose of the Year 7 Catch-up Premium is to support the target pupils’ progress and attainment. The grant for the 2019-20 year is £500 per qualifying pupil.
Tor View School currently has 21 Year 7 pupils who meet the criteria for the Year 7 Catch-up Premium. The school has therefore been allocated £10,500 of Year 7 Catch-up Premium.
Proposed use of the Year 7 Catch-up Premium
The Year 7 Catch-up Premium funding is intended to enable schools to provide targeted support to improve attainment in Reading and Mathematics, for some of our pupils with a higher level of need this is translated as pre-reading / communication skills and early cognition skills.
The progress made in English and Mathematics by all pupils who have been targeted with additional support funded through the Year 7 Catch-up Premium will be carefully monitored. This will be achieved through termly tracking using IPRA (the school’s in-house assessment database). Personalised interventions will be put in place for any child who is not on target each term. At the end of Year 7 it is anticipated that all pupils will be on target, or exceeding their target, to make expected progress by the end of KS3 relative to their individual starting point.