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Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

Catch Up funding is used to support Year 7 students’ reading skills. We employ a literacy specialist teaching assistant to work in small groups, or one-to-one if necessary, with students in year 7 who have reading ages below their chronological age. Interventions used for groups include Lexia, Read Write inc., Fresh Start, Literacy Box, Toe by Toe and Inference Training, among others. Reading interventions are monitored and progress carefully tracked using GL Assessment NGRT and the Renaissance STAR reader test. All students in years 7, 8 and 9 have reading logs, which are monitored, and take part in the Accelerated Reader scheme. Literacy support is provided for students further up the school who still require additional intervention.

The impact of Catch Up funding is significant:

  % reading at age 11.0+
September
% reading at 11.0+
July
Year 7 2014-15 47% 82%
Year 7 2015-16 65% 85%