The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, 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).
The Expected Standard – Scaled scores
National curriculum tests at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2) (often referred to as SATs) are administered in Mathematics, English reading and English grammar, punctuation and spelling.
We use scaled scores to report the results of these tests to ensure we can make accurate comparisons of performance over time. The majority of pupils who attend Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College are pre-National Curriculum levels with some pupils reaching National Curriculum Level 2. Therefore pupils do not reach the level to take National Curriculum tests such as SATs.
The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least National Curriculum level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2. The Premium is provided to all state-funded schools with a year 7 cohort, including special schools, alternative provision (AP) settings and pupil referral units (PRUs). Therefore all Year 7 pupils at Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College qualify for the premium.
The purpose of this funding is to enable schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups. Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College uses the additional funding to provide each year 7 child with additional support in literacy and/or mathematics to reach their full potential. We assess individual pupil need to inform the best way to use the additional funding which may include:
• individual tuition in addition to classroom teaching
• additional staffing to support differentiated learning experiences
• intensive small-group tuition
• purchasing external services and materials to add to those provided by the school.
The following documents provide the details of how the premium was spent and the progress that Year 7 pupils made in the previous academic year. It also identifies how many pupils received the funding for the current academic year and the intended use. Please click on the links below: