The Year 7 Catch Up Premium has been offered by the Government to provide additional funding to schools. This is aimed at each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least Level 4 in the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests in Reading and/or Mathematics. The purpose of this funding is to enable Ralph Sadleir School to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it.
The Government provides schools with £500 additional funding per pupil. Ralph Sadleir School received £7,000 in 2013/14, £5,000 in 2014/15. Thereafter, funding has remained static at £8,000 per annum paid to the school as a lump sum in March each year; funding is no longer linked to a per pupil calculation.
Our English Faculty Leader and Mathematics Faculty Leader work with a number of pupils to provide additional support. In general, we use the funding to pay for:
- individual tuition
- intensive small-group tuition
- external services and materials
AREAS OF EXPENDITURE 2017 – 18
To achieve best value and support progress for our pupils, at Ralph Sadleir School the expenditure for 2017-18 included:
- One-to-one tuition provided by SEN Department
- Small group English tuition provided by an external qualified teacher.
- Small group Mathematics tuition provided by a member of the school’s teaching staff.
- Teachers offering extra intervention and support in Literacy and Numeracy for Year 7 Catch-Up Group.
- In class support for Literacy and Numeracy with extra TA time allocated to support students in English and Mathematics lessons.
- Contribution to the Accelerated Reader programme and the purchase of additional books for the Library.
- Provision and targeting of Homework Club to support identified pupils.
- A contribution to specific tailored interventions.
- External trips to help support and embed literacy and numeracy skills.
A full report of 2017 – 18 outcomes will be uploaded by 31st December 2018.