Catch Up Funding

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

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.

This year Judgemeadow will receive £12,273 in additional funding.  However, we are also allocating further school funds to help support our catch-up students (not only in year 7 but as they move through the school) as we feel this is such an important strategy in giving them the best possible start to their secondary education.

Our aim is to accelerate the progress of our lowest-attaining students on entry so that they can better access the secondary curriculum, close the attainment gap between themselves and their peers and enjoy school life.

The college assesses the individual needs of eligible pupils and this year is spending the funding allocation on targeted support in the following ways:

  • One-to-one and intensive small group tuition in literacy (Year 7)
  • One-to-one Acceleread / Accelerwrite ICT programme (Year 7 & 8)
  • Small group English classes (Year 9 & 10)
  • Dyslexia Gold programme (Year 7,8 & 9)
  • Supported reading during form time (Year 7,8,& 9)
  • Small inference groups (Year 7,8 & 9)
  • CatchUp numeracy programme (Year 7)
  • Significantly reduced class size in maths for lowest attaining yr 7 students (J band)
  • The HUB – a calm, safe place to go during social times where teaching assistants are employed specifically to work with students on social skills, games and puzzles (All years)
  • After school study club (Year 7 & 8)

 

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