Year 7 Catch Up Premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). Schools receive £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of KS2.
All schools have to report on how this money was spent, as well as the impact of the premium to those pupils who are eligible.
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium 2017-18
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 mathematics at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
All pupils at Highfurlong School are working below national expectations as they all have additional needs.
In 2018-19 there are nine pupils who qualify for this additional funding of £500 per pupil. The school decides the best way to use the funding to be the most effective in meeting the individual needs of these pupils.
We have purchased reading books and materials tailored to meet individual interests, for example dinosaurs, King Kong, movies the pupils have selected their own books and comics.
Resources promote life skills and social skills.
One pupil has attended an after school cooking club for a number of weeks and transport home has been provided to enable this to happen. The pupil has enjoyed measuring and weighing ingredients and reading simple recipes.
Class staff complete a ideas session, early in September, to share ideas for individual pupils and look at needs. This is the responsibility of all members of staff, all ideas are valued to support personalised opportunities for each pupil. This may include for example extra swimming sessions, equipment to access ICT to aid writing, extra speech and language sessions, community access with a focus on communication.
Maths Mastery - training costs to be met for staff training - DI to find costs.
Doodle Maths - continue to subscribe (working well)
Osmo resources to include coding / numbers and letters. This is a simple programme to help children understand coding with a hands on kinesthetic approach. The literacy package complements the Lexia Core 5 programme.