The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who achieved significantly below the ‘secondary ready’ score of 100 in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
All state-funded schools with year 7 pupils receive this funding.
For 2016-2017 Wingfield’s allocation was £12,420
In light of our analysis of the data last year, we allocated this funding towards our specific intervention strategy to raise standards in reading and number.
The central focus for Y7s and Y8s in Inclusion is the work carried out through our nurture provision. It is our aim that through smaller, more personalised learning that all students will be equipped with the basic skills and understanding to successfully achieve their potential which is why the majority of lessons focus on the overlearning of the basic skills e.g. multiplication in maths or understanding what encompasses a PEE paragraph in English.
|Creation of specific nurture groups in Y7 maths and English led by trained, specialised staff to develop competence and confidence in core skills.||£6,380|
|Implementation and development of our Key Worker and Identified Adult initiative, meaning that all students on our Grids for Learning have an adult within school that they can speak to regarding issues around progress and wellbeing||£1,500|
|Investment in a new computer based dyslexia programme (IDL) which differentiates according to the student’s specific needs. It also tracks their progress and is accessible from any computer.||£115|
|Appointment of Literacy coordinator to coordinate initiatives such as the peer-to-peer reading scheme (Every Thursday morning) and Everyone can Read.||£3,300|
|Appointment of aspirant leader to develop strategies for engaging underachieving Y8 boys||£625|
|Pupil Progress Meetings to take place at the end of each term with all Teachers to analyse progress and impact of strategies led by HT and AHT.||£500|