Catch-up Premium


The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives all state-funded schools additional funding support Year 7 students who arrive at secondary school below the expected level of attainment. 

How must this money be used?

Schools assess the individual needs of each of the students who attract the Year 7 catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding. We only select programmes and approaches that we know are effective.

How much funding does Becket Keys receive?

We were allocated £6,800 to spend to improve literacy and numeracy progress for last year's cohort. 

How does the school use this funding?

The school uses this funding to provide extra support for those students who need additional literacy and numeracy support in order to achieve success in line with school and national expectations

Provision available includes:

    • 1-1 and small group intervention in English and Mathematics workshops.
    • 1-1 and small group reading workshops.
    • Small group times table workshop.
    • Small group ‘Units of Sound’ workshop, supporting phonological awareness, reading and spelling skills.
    • Phonics workshop.
    • Fine motor skills workshop.
    • Speech and language workshops (Including the Vocabulary Enrichment Intervention Programme – Joffe).
    • Purchase of reading pens for some students in receipt of the Catch-up Premium to support reading across the curriculum
    • Additions to the school library of appropriate accessible books (fiction and non-fiction) to support independent reading.
    • 1-1 learning mentoring (1-1 support).
    • 1-1 emotional well-being counselling support.
    • Homework support and independent learning resources purchased, such as MathsWatch.
School objectives for spending the grant

For students eligible for Catch-up funding to make expected and better than expected progress academically and to share as fully in school life as all other students.

How does the school measure success?

The school tracks the progress of all students, including students in this particular group. Success is evidenced by the outcomes for these students which demonstrates that they are making progress similar to, or in some cases better than their peers in the school and above average nationally.  All students, regardless of catch-up eligibility, took part in extra-curricular activities.