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Reading Girls' School

Reading Girls' School

Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium 

The Year 7 Catch-up Premium is a government initiative to help raise achievement of targeted students. Previously, additional funding has been provided at the rate of £500 per student for each Year 7 student who has not achieved a level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. In 2016-17, funding to RGS was allocated on the basis that they receive the same overall amount of Year 7 catch-up premium funding we received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of our Year 7 cohort between the October 2015 and the October 2016 school censuses. 

The money is used to deliver additional tuition, intensive support in small groups and other initiatives to improve literacy and numeracy. Students at Reading Girls’ School receive interventions throughout Key Stage 3 to ensure they are making progress with regards to their annual target grades. Neither the government nor any government agency has dictated how the money should be spent.

The Year 7 Catch-up Programme aims to effectively target the students with specific additional support strategies alongside integrated whole school systems designed to benefit every student. The strategies, systems and procedures outlined in this report are a sample of some of the key initiatives undertaken. The key to narrowing the gap between the highest and lowest achieving students is careful and thorough monitoring/tracking of student attainment and progress. This is done through various targeted strategies that focus on students who need support in order to have better access to the whole curriculum.

Please click on the link below for information on the impact of Catch Up funding for 2015/16 and the current action plan for 2016/17.