What is Catch Up Funding?
Schools are provided with Catch Up funding from the government annually. The Catch-up premium was introduced in January 2013 and has since provided our school with additional funding for each Year 7 student who did not achieve the expected standard in mathematics or reading in the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests (SATs). The amount of funding is determined by the number of Year 7 students attending the school who did not make expected progress in literacy and mathematics at primary school.
Why is Catch Up Funding required?
It is widely recognised that students who have fallen behind during their time at primary school and have not made as much progress as expected will also fail to make good progress at secondary school. The Catch-up premium helps to ensure that any student who did not achieve the “expected standard” of a scaled score of 100 will receive additional support to accelerate their progress.
How must this money be used?
The funding must be used to provide additional interventions for Year 7 students to rapidly develop their skills in mathematics and literacy. It can be used to pay for additional staffing, for staff training or for specialist resources- please see details below: