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 2017-18 Outwood Academy Danum had 79 pupils eligible for Catch Up Premium funding with a total allocation of £32,131.
In September 2018 we admitted 62 students who had a standardised score of less than 100 in English and 53 students who had a standardised score of below 100 in Maths. Of these 36 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; Numicon; online interactive learning programmes for English and Maths respectively.
Pupils also received targeted support for literacy and numeracy development through the VMG time programme of literacy in VMG time (LIFT) and numeracy in VMG 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 with collaboration with heads of departments for English and maths.