Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium (2014/15)

At Stanley Park High, we strive to ensure that all students are given every opportunity to succeed and achieve their full potential.

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with additional funds for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or Maths at the end of Key stage 2.

The catch-up premium is spent in an integrated and targeted way. This will help to ensure that students receive the opportunity for additional support and access to all learning opportunities which will enhance their literacy and numeracy.

For the year 2014/15, the school received £14,000 as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium.

The tables below detail the number of students below Level 4 for English and Maths in our Year 7 intake (2014/2015), based on their attainment at Key Stage 2

English

Year 7

No data

Below KS2 levels

Not entered for KS2 exam

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Total

 

0

5

4

9

104

90

212

 

Maths

Year 7

No data

Below KS2 levels

Not entered for KS2 exam

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Total

 

0

5

4

15

108

71

9

212

 

Intervention Strategy for 2014/15

The Catch up Premium received for the academic year 2014/15 will be used in the following ways:

  • For our Literacy Support team including a Literacy Support Team Leader and Literacy LSA to work with students on an intensive catch up literacy programme.  This programme will provide both small group and one to one interventions for two periods each week. This will enable all students who arrived in Year 7 with a literacy Key Stage 2 level below 4 to benefit from intensive support.  The intervention will be targeted towards a student’s individual needs as a result of careful monitoring and liaison with each student’s English teacher.
  • For our Numeracy support team including Numeracy HLTA’s and a Numeracy LSA to work with small groups of students on identified skills which are proving a barrier to their progress in maths. The intervention will be targeted towards a student’s individual needs as a result of careful monitoring and liaison with each student’s Mathematics teacher.
  • The assignment of additional adults - Learning Support Assistants to classes with students benefiting from the catch up premium in both English and Maths.

Impact of the catch-up premium (2013/14)

The tables below show the impact of the 2013/14 catch up premium for Literacy and Numeracy.

Literacy

Number below L4 at KS2

Below level 4 at end of Y7

At level 4 at end of Y7

 Above level 4 at end of Y7

25

36%

60%

4%

 

Numeracy

Number below L4 at KS2

Below level 4 at end of Y7

At level 4 at end of Y7

 Above level 4 at end of Y7

25

36%

60%

4%

 

For both Literacy and Numeracy, 64% of students were either at or above Level 4 at the end of the academic year (2013/14) after appropriate intervention had been put into place using the Literacy and Numeracy Catch up Premium.