The Department for Education provides additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved a level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. All schools receive an additional £500 (maximum) for each Year 7 pupil who had not achieved at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2.
In 2016-17 Danum Academy had 34 pupils eligible for Catch Up Premium funding at £900 per pupil with a total allocation of £30617.
In September 2017 we admitted 76 students who had a standardised score of less than 100 in English and 74 students who had a standardised score of below 100 in Maths. Of these 61 students had a score of below 100 in both.
All students were supported through Integrated Learning which supports literacy development through a topic based approach to learning. Students also received individual, targeted support with Lexia and First Class @ number; online interactive learning programmes for English and Maths respectively.
Pupils also received targeted support for literacy and numeracy development through the form time programme of literacy in form time (LIFT) and numeracy in form time (NIFT). There has also been the allocation of a Deeps role to oversee the interventions and the deployment of catch up funding. This individual reports directly to the Vice Principal, Deep Support.