The Department for Education provides additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved a level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. All schools receive an additional £500 (maximum) for each Year 7 pupil who had not achieved at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2.
In 2014-15 Outwood Academy Adwick had 61 pupils eligible for Catch Up Premium funding at £500 per pupil with a total allocation of £30,500.
All students are given one to one sessions in English & maths or both (at least 10 per term).
Funding was also used to employ staff to run the Ruth Miskin Fresh Start programme which focuses on improving literacy. Students also received 12 lessons in English and/or maths with TUTE, on online interactive learning programme.
From entry to PS6:
93% of students (25/27) improved or maintained their attainment levels In English.
50% of students (10/20) improved or maintained their attainment levels In maths.
All students will continue to receive the one to one sessions in English and maths and be supported by the Fresh Start programme. Students will also receive online lessons from Tute – an electronic and online resource and have access to Numeracy Workout an online maths resource.