The English and Maths Catch-up Premium was introduced in 2013. The purpose of this funding is to help schools support pupils who have not reached Age Related Expectations at the end of Year 6, with the intention of accelerating their progress so that they are achieving in line with their peers. Schools are responsible for deciding how this funding should be spent.
Class teachers, the Literacy Co-ordinator, Form Tutors and Head of Year, on an on-going basis, monitor the Individual progress of Year 7 students placed on the interventions. Further monitoring of performance trends are conducted termly by the Senior Leadership Team as well as the Literacy Coordinator and English and Maths leaders. Interventions including the deployment of specialist Teaching Assistants are coordinated by the SENCO in conjunction with the Literacy Co-ordinator, English and Maths Subject Leads.
The SENCO meets regularly with the Literacy Coordinator to assess the impact of interventions. Any areas for development in the learning of these students is identified quickly and appropriate actions by the relevant member(s) of staff, worked on collaboratively to give every student the best opportunity possible to catch-up.