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Year 7 Catch Up

The Department of Education (DofE) provide addition funding, known as Year 7 Catch up Premium Grant.

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including complex needs schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard (level 4, 5 or 6), in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). This money is paid via Local Authorities to all appropriate schools, based on their data returns.  The money is designed to be spent by each school in order to support progress. For us, although no pupil is likely to achieve level 4, due to the nature of the complex needs of all of our pupils, the money is clearly welcome, but is far from an indication of poor progress. The aim of the funding is to close the gap on attainment with their peers. Despite our best efforts it will be unrealistic to expect our pupils to achieve the level of attainment of mainstream peers, our indicator of progress is based on national data for pupils of a similar cohort to those attending our school. For information, currently 0% of our year 7 students are achieving above expected levels (based on national data for similar students) in both English and Maths.  This is in line with the excellent outcomes for the rest of the school.

Allocation for Year 7 catch Up 2019-20

Funding allocation in 2019-20 is represent £500 per pupil. Chapel Green School will received £4500 in March 2020

In 2019 to 2020, we will be allocated funding on the basis that Chapel Green School receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2018 to 2019. It will be adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2019 census.

We are using this money to enable additional support for specific pupils (external if necessary), focused meetings on progress between class leads and SLT and resources.

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