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Year 7 Catch-up Funding

Wanstead High School Year 7 Catch-up Funding Statement 2019-2020

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 2019-2020: unknown - to be allocated in February 2020.

Academic Year


Total budget


Number of pupils

NS in Literacy only– 27 pupils
NS in Maths only– 18 pupils
NS in both Literacy and Maths – 10 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
  • Additional Tuition in English and Math through S6 Tutoring Academy

Peer Mentors for all Year 7 Catch up Students


Our spending allocations for the past academic year 2018-2019 are set out below:

1.    Summary information

Academic Year


Total budget

£12,000  (received February 2019)

Number of pupils

NS in Literacy only– 7 pupils
NS in Maths only– 5 pupils
NS in both Literacy and Maths – 13 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= £3,000 initial cost / 3 year Maintenance

Symphony = £3,000 initial cost / 3 Year Maintenance £2,000
Staff Time =
= £2,000




TOTAL: £12000