Year 7 Catch Up Premium
Robertsbridge Community College is committed to ensuring that every pupil is given the opportunity to reach their full potential. As a publicly funded school we receive funding called the literacy and numeracy catch-up premium. This initiative gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. In 2015/16 Robertsbridge Community College received an additional £11,000 in Year 7 Catch Up Premium funding.
Where we spent the Year 7 Catch Up Premium (2015/16)
- Reading and numeracy intervention (staffing/resources) - £2,700
- Curriculum spending to improve reading and numeracy (resources/training) - £4,200
- Contribution to Year 7 reading & maths teaching assistant - £4,000
Impact of Year 7 Catch Up Premium Funding 2015-16
Sixteen of our pupils who joined the college in September 2015 arrived without achieving the expected standard in reading.
Of these 16 pupils, all achieved a grade 1 (GCSE) or above in their end of year English examination, eight achieved a grade of 2 or above and one pupil achieved a grade 3.
Of the six pupils who showed significantly low scores in their reading tests on their Year 6 taster days, none achieved significantly low scores at the end of year 7.
Fourteen of our pupils who joined the college in 2015/16 arrived without achieving the expected standard in maths.
Of these 14 pupils, all achieved a grade 1 (GCSE) or above in their end of year English examination and two pupils achieved a grade of 2 or above.
Year 7 Catch Up Premium at Robertsbridge Community College 2016-17
Robertsbridge Community College has received £11,000 in Year 7 Catch Up Premium funding for 2016/17. Whilst we intend to continue with our interventions in reading and mathematics as in 2015/16, we also intend to commit around £16,000 towards a Reading & Maths Teaching Assistant.
This person will have responsibility for overseeing all aspects of educational provision for the 22 pupils who join us in September 2016 with reading or maths scores below the expected level.