The Year 7 Catch up Premium is a government initiative to help raise achievement of targeted students. Additional funding has been provided for Year 7 Students who have not achieved a level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2, schools receive an additional premium of £500 for each Year 7 student. The money is used to deliver additional tuition, intensive support in small groups and other initiatives to improve literacy and numeracy. The government nor any other government agency has dictated how the money should be spent. Students at Benton Park receive interventions throughout Key Stage 3 to ensure they are making progress with regards to their annual ‘flight path’ target grades.
The Year 7 catch up programme aims to effectively target the students with specific additional support strategies alongside integrated whole school systems designed to benefit every student. The strategies, systems and procedures outlined in the report below are a sample of some of the key initiatives undertaken. The key to narrowing the gap between the highest and lowest achieving students is careful and thorough monitoring/tracking of student attainment and progress. This is done through various targeted strategies that focus on students who need support in order to have better access to the whole curriculum.
Please read the report below to find out more about how we use this funding to support our students.