Year 7 Catch Up Funding 2016/17The catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading, writing or maths at the end of key stage 2 Read More
Catch Up Funding
The Government announced that is providing funding of £150 million per annum from 2013 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sports, and will see money going directly to primary schools (Middle deemed Primary) to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The rationale is that it will capitalise on the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Funding has been used this year to fund extra teachers in order that staff are able to deliver their own interventions to pupils each week. This is directed towards those children who did not achieve at least Level 4 in Reading, Writing or Maths, and children who did not make 2 Levels Progress or 2 sub-levels behind. This runs in conjunction with Pupil Premium Funding and has paid for ‘parts of’ two fully-qualified teachers, one supply teacher and an HTLA, whose day has been extended to work with stuck pupils.
This has been increasingly seen as an effective model and as having greater impact because the teacher is able to directly intervene on aspects that have been identified from the children’s work. Classes are not disadvantaged, because a qualified teacher takes the class in order for this to be the case. Interventions are rapid and children work directly into their books, avoiding a dis-connect between class and intervention. Children, in pupil voice, were also positive about this model.
Witton Middle School
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