Year 7 Catch-Up Premium is a type of funding additional to the main school funding. It is allocated to pupils who failed to achieve a scaled score of 100 at the end of Key Stage 2 in Mathematics and/or English reading.
Trinity Academy received £6500 for the year 2017-18.
Allocation of Year 7 catch-up premium 2017/18:
- Curriculum structure – Year 7 students attend the Lower School where there is a higher staff/student ratio with a curriculum model; the curriculum is structured to enable those pupils who did not secure the national standard in English and/or maths to access learning in small groups and receive 1:1 intervention if underachieving. This allowed intensive and extended support to meet the needs of these pupils, ensuring that their core skills (which underpin the rest of the curriculum) were developed.
- Additional support in Year 7 classes – Senior Teaching and Learning Support practitioners support English and Maths alongside the Class Teacher.
- Curriculum resources – Reading Comprehension and My Maths to develop and consolidate skills.
- Outdoor Education Days – Students access full days outside of school to promote confidence, team building and articulation; all skills that can support them back in the classroom
The Impact of Catch Up Premium
A higher proportion of students who were eligible for the Catch Up premium achieved progress when compared whole school population.
Catch up Student achieving progress during Year 7
Catch up Student achieving 4 sub-stages of progress or more
Allocation of Year 7 Catch Up Premium 2018/19:
- Curriculum Structure – Y7 students to attend the lower school where the ratio of staff to students is higher.
- Intervention sessions – students with the widest gap with age expectation receive additional 1:1 intervention.
- Curriculum resources – Reading comprehension, writing and practical maths resources to support and engaging and motivating Y7 curriculum.