What is the Year 7 Catch-up Premium?
The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 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 pupils that most need it.
In 2014-15 Severn Vale received £15,500 for the catch-up premium. This represents funding for 31 students.
How we use the Year 7 Catch-up Premium?
Students who did not achieve a Level 4 at Key Stage 2 in Maths are timetabled in smaller classes to enable them to receive intensive support in small groups from both their Maths teacher and a teaching assistant.
Additionally small group intervention is delivered by a teacher who specialises in this work.
Students who did not achieve Level 4 in Reading at Key Stage 2 have been timetabled for small class English teaching. The class is taught by an English teacher and a teaching assistant for this subject which enables the students to receive intensive support in a small group.
Additionally all students also recieve Literacy lessons to target support at specific areas of need.