What is Catch Up Premium?
Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium is additional funding provided to schools by the government to help support students to ‘catch up’ in English and Maths. Funding is provided for each Year 7 student who has not achieved secondary ready levels in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2 to provide additional tuition or intensive support in small groups, giving students valuable support to bring them up to speed so that they are more likely to succeed at secondary school.
It is down to schools to decide how the funding is spent to best support their students needs, however, It is expected that it will be used to deliver additional literacy and numeracy catch-up during Year 7 as evidence shows that this can make a critical difference to students at this important stage of their educational journey.
In the 2017/18 Academic Year Accrington Academy received £17,242 of Catch Up Premium Funding.
How does the Academy spend the Catch Up Premium?
The Academy uses Catch up premium to support students in accelerating their progress in English and Maths. This is achieved in a number of ways including: