The Department for Education has made a commitment to schools to provide additional funding for year 7 pupils who did not attain level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). The catch-up funding is designed to ensure that students are not disadvantaged by this, and have the opportunity to close the attainment gap and be as successful as their peers.
The funding has been utilised to provide additional provision in the following ways:
In addition to the current use of catch-up literacy and numeracy funding, there will be an increase in the number of lessons on the curriculum in English and maths across the school. A lead learner in numeracy and literacy, and a lead for the Accelerated Reader programme have also been appointed.