Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Premium

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

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.

Catch Up Fund Statement 2020 to 2021

In 2020/21 Catch Up Funding is no longer provided nationally this funding has ceased. This report outlines how the money was spent for the previous academic year 2019/2020.

Outwood Academy Danum is committed to ensuring inclusion and equal access for all our students’. Multiple provisions and supportive strategies are offered to all our students to engage and inspire learners in the classroom.

In deciding how the money was spent we used KS2 SATS outcomes of the September 2019 intake, Lucid Exact Programme along with the academy’s reporting system Praising Stars © The Academy assessed every student with Lucid Exact, when they start at Outwood Academy Danum to identify any emerging needs. This programme tells us if students need support with Phonics, Reading, Spelling or Handwriting. This information is used to support the setting of students and using the literacy and numeracy option to support students. We also use the Academy reporting system Praising Stars© in early October to identify students who are not making the required progress in both English and mathematics.

As such the Academy reserves the right to allocate the Year 7 Catch-Up Fund to support any students or groups of students the Academy has identified as needing additional support in English or mathematics to achieve improved outcomes in learning.

In allocating this catch up premium consideration was given to students who:

  • Have not met the expected score in Literacy and/or Numeracy
  • Praising Stars© shows that they are currently not making the required progress.
  • Have been identified as requiring extra support using the Lucid Exact programme.
  • Further psychometric assessments are carried out if further information is needed to identify if a child has SEN. This is part of the new SEND code of practice where early identification is of paramount importance. In these cases the Emma Worker will liaise with parents & carers as set out in the SEND Local Offer and SEND Policy.

Year 7 Catch-Up Fund £35,341. allocation of funding during 2019-2020.

The funding was used to provide a range of interventions such as;

  • 121 English and maths tuition
  • Accelerated Reader – Global Reading Programme
  • 1 to 1 literacy work
  • Small group work Lexia
  • Lucid Testing
  • Dyslexia Testing
  • Numicon numeracy
  • Small group VMG sessions
  • Handwriting/Phonics support

Evaluating the Effectiveness

The internal reporting Praising Stars© system is always used to assess students’ progress throughout the year based on age related expectations.

  • 78 students qualified for Catch Up support during the last academic year.
  • Year 7 Literacy/Numeracy progress
  • Percentage working at expected grade English 82.9%
  • Percentage working at expected grade Maths 71.4%
  • Progress 8 +0.82
  • Attainment 8 54.16