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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch up

What is Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium?

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, 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).


How much do we receive?

In the year 2016 – 2017 we received £6544


How do we spend the premium?

This money was used to fund the work of a literacy and numeracy coordinator in school to support the progress of identified Year 7 cohorts as well as helping to fund Teaching Assistant support.


What impact did the premium have?

The funding ensured the least able students in Year 7 were better able to cope with the demands of KS3 working.


How we intend to spend next year’s funding (2017-2018)

In 2017-18 we will receive £8054. This will be used to fund the accelerated reader programme aimed at increasing the reading age of identified students. It will also be used to continue to fund Teaching Assistant support for identified cohorts. We are also looking to build on some initial staff training by developing our links with local primary schools and running some collaborative intervention as part of transition.

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