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Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 students who did not achieve at least a level 4 in reading and/or a level 4 in Maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). This amounts to £500 per student. The aim of the funding is to raise achievement in these areas by enabling the school to strengthen the provision already in place, as well as initiating individual support programmes.


Year Funding Actual spend Number Of Students
2015-16 £15,500 £33,599 36
2016-17 £14,775 £31,732 34
2017-18 £12,656* £29,380**  28
* In 2017 to 2018 funding has been allocated to schools on the basis that they receive the same overall amount of Year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2016 to 2017, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their Year 7 cohort between the October 2016 and the October 2017 school censuses.’
** Predicted spend

Funding allocation

For 2017/18 Rossett School received £12,656 in literacy and numercay catch-up premium.  

How the premium was used

Literacy and Numeracy Intervention Classes - Students attend  additional literacy and numeracy lessons.  These lessons compliment the curricular teaching of English and Maths.

Staffing - the employment of Teaching Assistants and Intervention Facilitator in the Maths and English faculty.  A  dedicated HLTA is employed to support numeracy catch-up.

Units of Sound Literacy Workshops - an appointed Literacy Coordinator leading one hour sessions over a twelve week period.  Improvement is measured using Ratio Gains.

Accelerated Reader - All students are enrolled onto the Accelerated Reader programme to support reading.

Additional teaching capacity for small classes of students to get them to the expected level.

Proposed Plan 2018-19

Please click the link for further information on the Ratio Gain.