Year 7 Catch-Up Funding
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Funding
The literacy and numeracy catch-up funding provides schools with an additional £500 for each Year 7 student who did not achieve at least Level 4 in reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
In 2019, those students who entered Regents Park with below level 4 in English and Maths made good progress. The Progress 8 score for this group of students, who received the extra support through the catch up funding, was +0.18.
Strategy for 2019-20
For the current academic year, we have received £14, 835 for the literacy and numeracy catch-up funding. This is currently being used as follows:
- Small literacy and numeracy withdrawal groups including 1:1 with focused literacy and numeracy interventions.
- Reading and spelling tests to assess progress.
- Maths and English catch-up sessions.
- Literacy/numeracy interventions through the Learning Support Department.
- Whole school promotion of literacy and numeracy e.g. World Book Day and Numeracy Ninjas.
- Additional staff training to ensure best practice in supporting and intervening to make rapid progress in numeracy and literacy.
- Targeted intervention for those with SEN needs.
- Screening for Dyslexia for those who are not making expected progress in English.
- Additional twilight support with homework.
- Disapplication from MFL to concentrate on reading tasks.
Impact of Funding 2018-19
For the academic year 2018-19, the school received £12,123 for the literacy and numeracy catch-up funding. We have set up a programme of events which is repeated annually as we found these strategies successful with our students. The impact of this is that it raises the attainment of students below level 4 in English and Maths to help them achieve the expected secondary school level within a short space of time.