Year 7 Catch-up

Literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). The funding is allocated to all schools to enhance the educational provision for pupils who need additional support and intervention in literacy and/or numeracy.

In 2017/18 Ormiston Endeavour Academy was allocated £17,055.

At Endeavour, we assess the individual needs of each pupil who requires additional support and intervention in literacy and/or numeracy to decide the best way to use the funding. We then select programmes and approaches that are proven to be effective in enhancing literacy and/or numeracy skills.

The objective of the catch-up funding:

  • To narrow the gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support and raise the attainment of those pupils entitled to Catch up Premium
  • To raise self-esteem and aspirations of pupils entitled to Catch up Premium
  • To enhance existing provision
  • To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress
  • To intervene quickly if any chosen strategy or intervention fails to show impact
  • To ensure that parents are informed and involved where appropriate.

We do this by:

  • All Year 7 students are screened using a diagnostic reading test
  • All follow ‘Accelerated Reader’ a programme that supports students in reading, enjoying and understanding texts
  • All students are supported in their mathematics and English classes by highly skilled support staff
  • Students are screened for working memory and dyslexia tendencies
  • Students are also screened for tendencies for Irlens syndrome.

We use the funding to enhance our provision of a sophisticated range of interventions that includes:

  • One-to-one intervention for literacy and numeracy
  • One-to-one reading programme
  • Intensive small-group tuition
  • Use of Lexia Learning
  • The use of literacy and computer-based learning resources linked to Accelerated Reader
  • Whole academy reading programme
  • Small group work
  • Provision of student resources.