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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

In 2019/20, the school received £14,023 for catch up funding. 

The funding was used to purchase Lexia licences. This is a programme to support students with their literacy skills. In addition, the funding was used to pay for a tutor to supervise the sessions and deliver support to students when they encountered difficulties.  

Sessions ran weekly during term time from October to March (school lockdown). In this time, 56 students received a 45-minute session each week. 

 

Impact

 

Word Study

Foundation: 45% of the cohort started in the foundation levels. This was reduced to 27% by March. 

Intermediate: 53% of the cohort started in the intermediate levels. This increased to 69% by March. 

Advanced: 2% of the cohort started in the advanced levels. This increased to 4% by March. 

Average unit increase: 63 

 

Grammar

Foundation: 49% of the cohort started in the foundation levels. This was reduced to 47% by March. 

Intermediate: 49% of the cohort started in the intermediate levels. This was increased to 51% by March. 

Advanced: 2% of the cohort remained in the advanced levels. 

Average unit increase: 27 

 

Comprehension

Foundation: 53% of the cohort started in the foundation levels. This was reduced to 38% by March. 

Intermediate: 47% of the cohort started in the intermediate levels. This was increased to 62% by March. 

Average unit increase: 71 

 

Numeracy support was provided through tutor time access to Maths Mates, supervised by a Teaching Assistant. Due to the sudden closure of the school for lockdown, it was not possible to measure the progress made by students this year.