Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 learners who did not achieve the expected standard in Reading or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). The expected standard is now 100. All learners who did not achieve 100 in either their Maths or Reading SATs are included in this intervention.

The finance of the intervention has also changed. Instead of each learner receiving a personal allowance in 2016 to 2017, schools will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2016 census.

At Saint John Fisher Catholic College we have used the Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium to appoint a HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) who delivers the Catch-up programme.

Reading support includes:

KS2 Reading Score Intervention
Below 90 Better Reading a 10 week 1 to 1 intensive reading programme
90-95 Small group reading a 6 week programme for pupils during registration twice a week.
96-99 In class support

Mathematics support includes:

KS2 Maths Score Intervention
Below 90 Withdrawal booster group once a week for a term
90-99 In class support

Support Clubs

Support clubs are also a great way to promote core skills in a positive social environment. The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium funds:

  • Homework Club - Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime.
  • Morning Club - every day 8.00 am - 8.45 am
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