The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). It is the Schools responsibility to decide how this additional funding should be spent to best support the boosting of these pupil’s progress. All schools have to report the following information on their websites:
- Their funding allocation for the current academic year (confirmed part way through the year on the 1st March);
- Details of how they intend to spend the funding allocation;
- How last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefit from the funding.
- Tier 1 intervention focuses on facilitating QFT (Quality First Teaching) and learning within English and maths.
- Tier 2 intervention strategies involves withdrawing small groups of pupils to focus on particular areas for development.
- Tier 3 intervention work involves pupils working with a teacher/Teaching Assistant on a 1:1 basis to improve areas of weakness through coaching and planned activities.