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Year 7 Catch Up Premium
The Academy received £14,746 in Catch Up Premium funding in 2017-18 and we anticipate receiving a similar amount in 2018-19/
The funding received in 2018-19 will be allocated towards the support of literacy programmes in Year 7. This includes our reading tests and a contribution towards the costs of our Literacy Co-ordinator and Literacy Teacher.
Evaluation of outcomes: 2017-18
The most successful programmes during the academic year were English department intervention and the Lexia IT programme. An intensive programme of small group support led by English teachers resulted in average reading age gains of 2.48 years. Lexia was also very effective, students using the programme had typical reading age gains of 2.42 years.
We also had a successful literacy withdrawal intervention where students focussed on writing skills and in particular the use of grammar.