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Year 7 Catch-up Funding

Wanstead High School Year 7 Catch-up Funding Statement 2017-2018

Wanstead High School is a fully inclusive school and is committed to ensuring that every student 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 students who did not achieve the expected standard (a Scale Score of 100) in Reading or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

Level of funding for the academic year 2018-2019: unknown - to be allocated in February 2019.

Academic Year


Total budget


Number of pupils

NS in Literacy only–  7 pupils

NS in Maths only–  5 pupils

NS in both Literacy and Maths – 13 pupils

Inclusion strategy:

Tutor time interventions for Year 7 students in need of literacy and numeracy support are identified by the Inclusion Department in conjunction with the SLT lead. They specifically look at the planning and delivery of small group literacy and numeracy sessions for those students with a Scale Score (SS) of 100 and below.


  •  Use KS2 baseline data and information from primary transfer visits/primary SENCO
  • Conduct CATS and Lucid screening tests at the beginning of Year 7 for the whole cohort
  • Cross reference with in-class assessments by the English and Maths departments.
  • Lexia to support literacy development
  • Symphony to support numeracy development.
  • Review progress at each data point to decide whether intervention should cease, change or continue
  • Place Information about intervention on the students intervention register to review and adapt provisions
  • Communicate with parents regarding interventions for NS students .
  • Encourage parents to extend intervention through work with their son/daughter at home

Our spending allocations for the past academic year 2017-2018 are set out below :

1.    Summary information

Academic Year


Total budget

£13,646 (received February 2018)

Number of pupils

NS in Literacy only– 23 pupils

NS in Maths only– 9 pupils

NS in both Literacy and Maths – 23 pupils


Desired outcome

Chosen action/approach

Monitoring  & Outcomes

Staff lead

When will you review?

Improved outcomes for all students at the end of Year 7 in Literacy & Numeracy

Identifying support and intervention required  

Lexia – Online literacy software

Symphony – Online Numeracy software

Specialist TA support
SENCo overview
Specialist Teaching Assistants running after school sessions for both Literacy & Numeracy

30 minutes in school
30 minutes at home

Students identified by KS2 scores, CATs scores and
in-house testing

Sessions prioritised and timetabled in order of need

TAs compile reports which give a breakdown of scores and areas in need of improvement

Action plan for further TA intervention and support

E. Sullivan

A.Efthymiou SENCo



September 2018

January 2019

April 2019

Lexia= £3,00 initial cost / 3 year Maintenance =
Symphony =
£3,000 initial cost / 3 Year Maintenance £2,578
Staff Time =
= £3,557




TOTAL: £13,646