Year 7 Catch Up Premium
Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium
In 2015-2016 the Academy received £21,000 Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium.
Year 7 funding is spent on specific intervention programmes to support students’ development in literacy and numeracy.
For literacy, funding has been spent on STAR reading tests to support development of skills together with support from a dedicated literacy co-ordinator. Students follow a programme of Reading Recovery, Miskin Phonics, a Boys’ Reading Engagement programme or a Reciprocal Reading programme for which staff and sixth form students have been trained. A member of staff has been specifically recruited to support the development of students’ literacy in the Academy.
For numeracy, students have dedicated small group lessons. These are supported by Numeracy Warm-up and Numeracy Workout software packages. These are led by the mathematics team in the Academy.