The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2.
The department of education states that effective use of funding to support catch-up may include:
- individual tuition in addition to classroom teaching
- intensive small-group tuition
- purchasing external services and materials to add to those provided by the school, for example tutor services or proven computer-based learning or online support
- summer or holiday schools to deliver intensive catch-up over a short period
For the year 2017-18 we did not have any students eligible for the catch-up premium, so recieved no money.
However, in general here at Camden School for Girls we have supported our students who do not achieve a level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 by:
- Having nurture groups in English and Maths
- In English the students follow the Lit programme which uses a method known as reciprocal teaching. Reciprocal teaching methods encourage pupil to ‘become the teacher’. They are taught how to apply four comprehension strategies: summarising, clarifying, questioning, and predicting. These strategies enable pupils to check that they understand the content of the material they are reading and can make inferences based on what they have read