In 2013, the Government introduced the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium. The purpose of this was to enable secondary schools to help support all students who did not achieve the expected standard in their Key Stage 2 SATs.
In 2020, the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium was withdrawn.
Lady Manners School strives to attain the highest standards and to ensure that all students have equal access to learning. Our aim is to enable all students to engage actively in their learning and to achieve their best.
In deciding how we spend the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium, we recognise that not all students take the Key Stage 2 tests and there will be cases where these students in Year 7 are not yet working at the expected end of Key Stage 2 level; we do not directly receive funding for these students from this fund. As such, the school will sometimes involve any students or groups of students the school has identified as needing additional support in reading and/or mathematics to achieve the best results in all subjects.
In allocating this fund consideration will be given to those students who:
- have not attained at the expected level in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2 as identified by the national curriculum tests.
- are currently working below the expected level in lessons.
- have a below average reading age.
- achieve below the expected level in the October Year 7 mathematics test.