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Numeracy and Literacy Catch Up Premium

In addition, and separate to, the Pupil Premium, we also receive £500 for each pupil who does not gain at least a Level 4 at the end of Key Stage 2. This premium is designed to help these pupils catch up with their peers. In 2014 – 2015 we received £23,500 Catch Up Premium.

In 2014 – 2015 Thamesview School had:

·         28 students eligible for Catch Up Premium in Maths (KS2 Level 3 or lower). 64% made progress.

·         23 students eligible for Catch Up Premium in English (KS2 Level 3 or lower). 100% made progress.

In 2015 – 2016 Thamesview School had:

·         35 students eligible for Catch Up Premium in Maths (KS2 Level 3 or lower). 66% made progress.

·         28 students eligible for Catch Up Premium in English (KS2 Level 3 or lower). 100% made progress.

We spend the premium on additional literacy and numeracy resources for the English and maths departments. As a fully accessible mainstream school, a number of our pupils start with low KS2 levels and with some significant barriers to learning. We believe that much of our provision for these pupils should focus on putting into place sufficient learning, literacy and numeracy skills to act as the building blocks for our pupils to facilitate long term success.

We have used the Catch Up Premium to help support identified students at our Summer School Transition event by using maths and English based activities led by subject qualified staff. Specifically in maths, we have trained support staff to enable them to work in small groups with identified students and used peer mentors to work alongside the students. In English, we use Lexia and the Accelerated Reader programmes to support identified students.