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Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium

Total to be received in 18/19 £13,472

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides additional funding to support Year 7 students who are identified as ‘not secondary school ready’ in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).  The funding is allocated to all schools to enhance the educational provision for students who need additional support and intervention in literacy and/or numeracy.   In 2017/18 the Misbourne was allocated £13,623 in funding.

At the Misbourne, we assess the individual needs of each student who requires additional support and intervention in literacy and/or numeracy to decide the best way to use the funding.  We then select programmes and approaches that are proven to be effective in enhancing literacy and/or numeracy skills.

We use the funding to enhance our provision of a sophisticated range of interventions that include:

 

Activity: Intervention strategies

 

Lexia – weekly intervention session

£2500

Lexia Package costs

£500

Accelerated Reading programme – package costs £2000, intervention £1250

£3250

Accelerated Reading programme – intervention sessions

£2500

Maths Interventions run by teachers

£1250

Literacy Catch Up programme – resources £350, Intervention £2700

£3050

Academic mentor – intervention sessions

£2250

Reading Pens

£480

 

The Impact of the Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium
 

In 2018/19, 92.8% of the pupils who received Lexia literacy interventions were on target with their flight path in English.

Of the year 7 cohort, 100% of students who received ‘Catch Up’ reading interventions improved their reading ages over the intervention period.  Every single student made at least 12 months progress with several students making over 24 months progress.

The impact of the reading pens has been significant in relation to giving those students using them the confidence and independence from adults to complete their own exam papers and not be reliant on a reader.

The impact of Accelerated Reader is yet to be measured as the package has only just been purchased and students are currently in the process of being tested for their baseline data.

In 2017/18, 97% of the pupils who received literacy intervention achieved at least their end of year target level in English.  Of the Year 7 cohort, only 3% of students did not achieve our required standard by the end of the academic year.

In 2017/18, 91% of the students who received numeracy interventions achieved at least their end of year target level in maths.  14% are working above their expected progress.  Of the Year 7 cohort, only 9% of students did not achieve our required standard in maths by the end of the academic year.