How must this money be used?
Schools assess the individual needs of each of the pupils who attract the year 7 catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding. We only select programmes and approaches that we know are effective.
How much funding does King’s receive?
Schools receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2. The allocation is decided from information collected in the Autumn Census.
In 2013/14 the school received £5500 for 11 students
The 2014/15 the school received £8500 for 17 students
How does the school use this funding?
The school uses this funding to provide extra support for those students who need additional literacy and numeracy support in order to achieve success in line with school and national expectations
- 1-1 and small group intervention in English and mathematics led by senior staff, teaching staff and our Learning Support Manager (HLTA)
- Use of the Brighton and Hove Literacy Support Service for one day a week to work with targeted students (most of whom are in receipt of the Catch-up Premium)
- Homework support and independent learning resources purchased, such as Lexia reading support, Wordshark and My Maths
- Purchase of ICT equipment (IPads and keyboards) for some students in receipt of the Catch-up Premium to support extended writing in class and at home
- Use of Brighton and Hove School Library Service who loan us books (fiction and non-fiction) to support independent reading
- Attendance related support structures and pastoral support services are also needed by a number of this group. We employ a full time Pastoral Support Manager who works with our Attendance Officer. We also employ an Attendance Consultant on an ad hoc basis to work with individual students and to help us review and improve our processes. We have a School Counsellor who works with us one day a week.
School objectives for spending the grant
For students eligible for Catch-up funding to make expected and better than expected progress academically and to share as fully in school life as all other students.