Year 7 Catch-up Funding -
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium has discontinued by the DFE. The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gave state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or mathematics at the end of key stage 2.
As a result of school closures from Covid 19, current Year 7 students in 2020/21 did not sit KS2 SATs. The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. This funding has not been allocated as a replacement for the literacy and numeracy catch-up premium. The school has used part of the funds allocated to run screening tests which will provide information on each student and their educational needs. This will help the school in identifying students that require numeracy and literacy support.
For more information please follow this link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/year-7-literacy-and-numeracy-catch-up-premium-guide-for-schools