Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium
The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium is used to support students to access the full curriculum across all areas. For the academic year 2016/2017, the school received £14,077. This was used to develop and enhance the school’s Accelerated Reader Programme in addition to part funding HLTAs in both English and maths. The Accelerated Reader Programme is significantly enhancing the reading ages of our students with the latest figures from September 2017 to December 2017 as follows:
Combined reading age improvement
Year 7 – I year 3 months
Year 8 – 2 years 2 months
Year 9 – 9 months
For 2017/ 2018, the school is using the funding to support students’ literacy and numeracy through project based subjects combining humanities, expressive arts and science. This project is designed to build on the experiences at KS2 and provide a bridge into KS3. The school is also supporting further development with its Accelerated Reader programme.