Literacy & Numeracy Catch Up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with additional funding for Year 7 students who did not achieve expected outcomes at Key Stage 2.

In January 2013, David Laws, the Minister of State for Schools, wrote to Head Teachers of year 7 pupils about the funding and how this money should be used.

“You should assess the needs of the individual pupils in your school to decide the best way to use the funding. You should select programs and approaches which have either been proved to be effective or are showing early promise."

Effective use of funding to support catch-up may include:

  • individual tuition in addition to classroom teaching
  • intensive small-group tuition
  • purchasing external services and materials to add to those provided by the school, for example tutor services or proven computer-based learning or online support
  • summer or holiday schools to deliver intensive catch-up over a short period”

2016-2017 - Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up

This academic year students have benefitted from a range of activities to support their literacy and numeracy. These include:

  • Small group intervention (reading, spelling, typing)
  • Additional literacy & numeracy classes for some groups
  • After school sessions with a tutor
  • Purchase of relevant resources.