The DFE provides additional funding to schools for each Y7 pupil who has not achieved a Level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. All state-funded schools receive an additional £500 (maximum) for each Year 7 pupil who had not achieved at least Level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. This funding is not ring-fenced, however there is an expectation that pupils are given the support required to ensure they are more likely to succeed ‘at secondary school’.
At Danesfield we use the funding to meet the following objectives:
To narrow the gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support and raise the attainment of those pupils entitled to Catch up Premium
To raise self-esteem and aspirations of pupils entitled to Catch up Premium
To enhance existing provision.
To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress
To intervene quickly if any chosen strategy or intervention fails to show impact
To ensure that parents are informed and involved where appropriate.
More detailed reports and evaluations are below: