The year 7 literacy and numeracy Catch Up funding allows school to provide additional interventions, resources and staffing (for children in year 7 who are highlighted as needing more support). Therefore this additional funding relates to all of our year 7.

The funding is used to support the development of English and Maths skills through additional interventions using resources such as Dancing Bears (reading resource), Apples and Pears (spelling resource), Spellodrome, Reading Eggs, Mathletics and Numicon.

The funding has been used to support specialist intervention roles and staffing ratios in our year 7 nurture groups to enable them to work towards a bespoke curriculum to meet their needs.

The funding also contributes to some holistic based interventions such as THRIVE, working memory, Lego Therapy to reduce the barriers to year 7 children’s learning, to enable them to access the academic curriculum more effectively.

We are always looking at new ways and approaches that would better support pupil progress, including new interventions, iPad apps and year 7 events to support teaching and learning with a focus on literacy and numeracy.