Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding Report Context and Purpose The DFE provides additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved a Level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. All state-funded schools receive an additional £500 (maximum) for each Year 7 pupil who had not achieved at lease Level 4 in reading and /or maths at Key Stage 2. This funding has the inherent expectation that pupils are given the support required to ensure they are more likely to succeed ‘at secondary school’.
The City of London Academy received a grant of £14,000 for academic year 2016 - 2017. We have 11 students who transferred to COLA in September 2016 meeting the catch up funding criteria. We intend to use the allocated funds in the following ways:
- Investment in staffing: To allow smaller set teaching for lower ability students in Numeracy and Literacy.
- Nurture group teaching: We provide Nurture Group for vulnerable students in years 7 and 8.
- Literacy programs: Students received a wide range of Literacy programs to boost their literacy levels and to secure progress.
- Home Learning Provision: Students are supported with their Home learning.