Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium 18-19

Willow Dene receives a Department for Education funded literacy and numeracy catch up premium for Year 7 students. The purpose of this funding is to support personalised interventions in developing core skills in cognition and communication or literacy and numeracy (as appropriate) at the start of Key Stage 3. In 2017-2018 the allocated funding was a total of £6000

This money was spent on providing additional high-quality books in KS3 classes to support children’s love of literacy and to promote reading. We funded an additional eye-gaze unit in a KS3 class, so that children could continue to benefit from the skills which eye-gaze technology promotes. These focus on communication and cognition skills as it takes them on the learning curve from cause and effect understanding through to using eye gaze for communication, learning and leisure. Additionally, we funded a six-day masterclass in the Bamboozle approach to drama for one of our leaders. This involved practical sessions, tutorials, observations as well as specific approaches and techniques for using drama with children with significant learning disabilities.

The impact of this resource will be monitored through hard and soft data analysis, Pupil Progress Meetings and the Governing Body’s Learning and Achievement Committee.