Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides additional funding to support Year 7 students who are identified as ‘not secondary school ready’ in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).  The funding is allocated to all schools to enhance the educational provision for students who need additional support and intervention in literacy and/or numeracy.   In 2015/16 the Misbourne was allocated £14000 in funding.

At the Misbourne, we assess the individual needs of each student who requires additional support and intervention in literacy and/or numeracy to decide the best way to use the funding.  We then select programmes and approaches that are proven to be effective in enhancing literacy and/or numeracy skills.

We use the funding to enhance our provision of a sophisticated range of interventions that include:

Catch Up Premium Cost

Total £

Activity : Intervention strategies

Lexia – weekly intervention sessions

 

£2430

Lexia package costs

£500

£500

Paired Reading Partnership or Boosting Reading Potential

 

£4000

Maths Interventions run by Special Teachers

£3935

£4500

Literacy Catch Up Programme

Resources £350

Intervention £2700

£2950

 

 

£14,380

 

The Impact of the Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium
 

In 2015/16, 58% of the pupils who received literacy intervention achieved at least their end of year target level in English, with 17% exceeding their target.  Of the Year 7 cohort, only 6.5% of students did not achieve our required standard by the end of the academic year. Those students who received interventions to support their reading improved significantly with most students making at least 12 months’ progress in six weeks; in some cases, students improved reading ages by over three years during the intervention programme.

In 2015/16, 100% of the students who received numeracy interventions achieved at least their end of year target level in maths.  Of the Year 7 cohort, only 1.36% of students did not achieve our required standard in maths by the end of the academic year.