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Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Funding

The current literacy and numeracy catch-up premium for the academic year 2016/17 will be confirmed in March 2017

In 2015/16 the money (£15,00.00) allocated was spent on the following provision:

Literacy Provision Objective

The employment of a Higher Level TA to provide small group and individual catch-up literacy withdrawal sessions

To promote and support the faster progress in literacy, reading and spelling of identified catch-up students.
A mentor reading scheme between Year 7 and Year 10 students To build confidence and encourage positive reading habits for all students involved.
The appointment of a whole school Literacy Coordinator To promote the teaching of literacy across the curriculum, focussing in particular on supporting L3 students through transition from Year 6 into Year 7 and the progress of Year 7 catch-up students.

 

Numeracy Provision Objective
A numeracy resources box for all bottom set Year 7 teachers and catch up CDs to use at home. To promote the use of motivational materials in class for students and parents.
Small intervention and support groups established

  •  within Maths
  • using Mentors
To promote and support faster progress in numeracy.
Numeracy withdrawal programme in ISC. To support knowledge and confidence.
Creation of Homework Support Clubs. To provide an environment where students have support accessing homework, they receive help creating a better standard of homework and are able to ask for advice from teachers outside of lesson time.

 

Difference:

  •  More confidence across both Maths and English lessons
  •  Rise in number of level 3 pupils converting to a level 4 by the end of the academic year when compared to     previous years.
  •  The resources have helped both students and parents to get on board with catch up in these subjects.

In 2016/17 the money will be spent on the following provision:

Literacy Provision Objective
The employment of two Higher Level TA to provide small group and individual catch-up literacy withdrawal sessions To promote and support the faster progress in literacy, reading and spelling of identified catch-up students.
A mentor reading scheme between Year 7 and Year 10 students To build confidence and encourage positive reading habits for all students involved.
The appointment of a whole school Literacy Coordinator To promote the teaching of literacy across the curriculum, focussing in particular on supporting L3 students through transition from Year 6 into Year 7 and the progress of Year 7 catch-up students.

Accelerated reader with Year 7 and 8. 

To foster and encourage the skill of reading. To provide an analysis of students’ reading ability and understand the aspects of their reading ability that needs support.

The expansion of a homework support club. 

To provide an environment where students have support accessing homework, they receive help creating a better standard of homework and are able to ask for advice from  teachers outside of lesson time.

The employment of an English tutor.

To provide support on an individual basis for students struggling with Literacy. To develop their skills and allow them to access Literacy skills across the subjects.

 

Numeracy Provision Objective
The use of teacher-led numeracy support lessons across each band in Year 7. To build confidence and encourage students to engage with numeracy.
Further numeracy resources purchased to build on existing for new cohort To promote a wide range of appropriate resources.
Continuation of Homework Support Clubs. To provide an environment where students have support accessing homework, they receive help creating a better standard of homework and are able to ask for advice from teachers outside of lesson time.