Catch Up Funding

COVID Update

Following on from rising Covid rates the Government has asked that face masks be reintroduced in all secondary schools for students and staff in communal areas. This is a sensible way to help keep students, staff and our wider community safe from Covid this winter.

Therefore, with immediate effect, we are requesting that all students (except those with a medical exemption) wear a face mask when travelling on school transport, in communal spaces and when queueing indoors for food.
Please remember to continue to perform a lateral flow test twice weekly.  
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping our local communities healthy and safe.

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium gives schools/colleges additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected grade in Reading or Maths at Key Stage 2.

Each year, Judgemeadow receives additional catch up funding. Though, we also allocate further college funds to help support our pupils as they journey through secondary education. Our aim is to accelerate the progress of our lowest-attaining pupils on entry so that we may close the attainment gap between themselves and their peers, and to ensure equal access to the secondary curriculum.

Each year the college assesses the individual needs of eligible pupils, and this year the funding will be spent on targeted programmes including:

  • One -to-one and intensive small group tuition in Literacy (Year 7)
  • One-to-one Accelerated/Accelerwrite ICT support (Year 7/8)
  • Focused English classes (Year 9/10)
  • The Dyslexia Gold Programme (Year7/8/9)
  • Focused inference groups (Year 7/8/9)
  • Supported reading during form time (Year7/8/9)
  • The Catch Up Numeracy Programme (Year 7)
  • The HUB - a purpose built space for pupils to explore during social times; teaching assistants are employed specifically to work with pupils on social skills, games and puzzles (Year 7/8/9/10/11)
  • After School Study Club (Year 7/8)
Useful information

Covid 19 Catch up Premium

This plan details about how the grant will be spent and the assessment of the effect of this extra expenditure has on the educational attainment of pupils. You can see the plan by clicking on the link below:

COVID Catch up funding plan


Catch Up Spending Plan