What is the Catch-Up Premium?
The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each year 7 student who did not achieve at least 100 in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics. The purpose of this funding is to enable schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those students that most need it.
The funding to date provided to deliver additional support is as follows;
Year Funding / Number of Students
2013 /14-25 in English and 26 in Maths Funding £18000
2014 /15 -19 in English and 16 in Maths Funding £15500
2015/16- 10 in English and 9 in Maths funding £9500
2016/2017 -75 in English and 58 in Maths (Reformed SATS)
2017/2018 - 57 English and 59 in Maths. The funding has been calculated on the same formula as 2016/17 which is expected to be similar to last year £10632
How we use the Catch-Up Premium?
All students who achieved below a 100 in Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics will undertake small group work or’ one to one’ intervention. This will be delivered by the Maths and English departments and tracked within the department. These sessions are tailored to meet student’s individual needs and accelerate their progress.
Weekly meetings are held with the Maths and English department to continuously strive to ensure our students get the intervention needed.
Students can also be referred to work in the LRC with trained support staff if this is needed. This can be in addition to the in department intervention.
As part of our commitment to improving literacy, Headlands School continues to invest in new books and other resources. All the staff work to improve reading for catch-up premium students through individual reading sessions in tutor and PD.
To sustain the impact, small group work and/or ‘one to one’ to secure above 100 continues for targeted students in the cohort into Year 8.
Catch-up Premium Impact 2013-2017
% students securing above 100 following intervention:
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