Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium
Each year the Government makes an allocation of additional funds to support students who did not meet the nationally expected standard in English and / or mathematics at the end of primary school, to improve their skills in those subjects, which are key to success in secondary school and beyond. These funds are known as the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium.
The allocation received by Cressex in the most recent full academic year (2017-18) was £23,373. The sum for the current academic year (2018-19) is £24,000
The funds are spent in a variety of ways: additional targeted literacy and numeracy teaching for students who need it; contribution to resources for learning; contribution to the salaries of teachers and other staff; a summer school that supports transition from primary to secondary school.
The assessment of impact relates to student progress in English, mathematics and overall.
In the current year it is intended to spend the allocation in similar ways to those shown below, as the needs of students remain broadly similar from year to year. Impact measures will also remain the same. The strategy for spending the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium will be reviewed within the budget setting round for 2019-20.
Below is a summary of areas of expenditure and a statement on the impact of the expenditure of Catch Up Premium funds in the most recent full academic year, 2017-18.