The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).
In 2016-2017 the school received £12,000 in additional funding. The amount for this financial year has not been published yet. This money pays towards an additional small group English class and a smaller maths group as well as specific reading interventions including inference interventions and one to one intensive reading and spelling support.
In 2016-2017 the money we received was spent on the salaries associated with English intervention and small group teaching as well as the meeting the costs of the specific programs we use (e.g. acceleread and accelewrite). Evidence of the impact of these English interventions include students making on average an additional 6.7 months reading progress over the program length.