Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Premium

Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Catch Up Fund Statement 2019 to 2020

Outwood Academy Adwick is committed to ensuring inclusion and equal access for all our students’. Multiple provisions and supportive strategies are offered to all our students to engage and inspire learners in the classroom.
The Academy will identify students for catch up premium based on their KS2 SATS outcomes of the September 2019 intake. The Department for Education (DFE) provides funding to schools for these pupils, who do not meet the standard score in English and maths (Literacy/Numeracy) at Key Stage 2. In 2019 to 2020 schools will receive approximately the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding as received in 2018 to 2019 (approximately £30,769) adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2019 census. The aim of this funding is to:

  • To increase social mobility.
  • To ensure that students from all backgrounds have an equal opportunity to thrive and to be successful.
  • reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving students nationally.

Outwood Academy Adwick’s intake in Year 7 is over-subscribed and we have a significant number of students that do not meet the expected standard in Literacy and/or Numeracy at KS2. Any student achieving less than expected score in Literacy and/or Numeracy is entitled to catch up support. We also identify additional students using the Academy reporting system ‘Praising Stars’ © who may require further support. In allocating this catch up premium consideration will be given to students who:

  • Have not met the expected score in Literacy and/or Numeracy.
  • Identification of a SEN need. This is part of the SEN Code of Practice (2015) where early identification is paramount. In these cases the SENCO (Mr McGregor) will liaise with parents and carers as defined in the local offer (Doncaster Local Authority) and SEND policy (OGAT).

In September 2019 the Academy has identified 75 students who has a standardised score of less than 100 in English and 69 students who had a standardised score of less than 100 in maths. Of these, 56 students have a score of below 100 in both subjects.

We are working to overcome these barriers for our students and have structured our curriculum, pastoral support, and staffing to target these specific literacy and numeracy barriers. We recognise the quality of good or better teaching positively impacts on our disadvantaged cohort and our students’ from lower ability groups. Our Year 7 Catch up premium is deployed to target these barriers.

In 2019/2020 the Catch Up Premium is being used towards:


Catch-up Strategy Review (Measuring The Impact)

Impact is measured using outcomes from assessments that contribute to the academy reporting praising stars cycle © Interventions are tracked with the success of each intervention measured. During the process refinements are made if required, this is carried out through our 4I model.

Impacts statements are as follows: