Literacy and numeracy is at the heart of all that we do at Redmoor. For students to succeed across a broad curriculum they must be competent in reading and maths. The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools 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).
On entry to Redmoor Academy a number of students will already have been identified by their KS2 teachers as needing targeted intervention for literacy and numeracy. In addition to this, the individual needs of all year 7 students are analysed by our ‘Year 7 catch-up’ coordinator along with our English and Maths teachers to identify additional students who may need extra support. The most appropriate approach or programme is then implemented to best meet their needs in order for them to make the necessary progress.
At Redmoor this takes the form of:
- individual tuition
- intensive small-group tuition
- external services and materials
- summer schools that help students catch up over a short period of time
In this way, we aim to ensure that all students, regardless of their starting points, can access the curriculum and therefore make excellent progress.
In 2016 to 2017 schools will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2016 census. This currently equates to £19,500 and is awarded in March 2017. (Final amount to be confirmed at this time.)