Y7 catch-up premium

For the academic year 2015–16, Ipswich Academy received £22 500 in Y7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium. The academy spent this as follows:

  • £18 390 to provide comprehensive training, support and quality assurance in the teaching of early reading and writing via synthetic phonics (ReadWriteInc)
  • £4110 to provide Accelerated Reader resources, supporting students to read broadly and read for pleasure.

Over the course of the year, all Year 7 students successfully completed the ReadWriteInc Fresh Start programme. This indicates that those students made accelerated progress in their reading and writing, to the point that they were working securely at the standard expected by the end of Y6. On this basis, they are now accessing the mainstream English curriculum within the academy.

For the academic year 2016-17, the academy anticipates that it will receive £18 300 in Y7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium. The academy plans to spend this as follows:

  • £5000 to continue to provide comprehensive training, support and quality assurance in the teaching of early reading and writing via synthetic phonics (ReadWriteInc)
  • £6700 to continue to provide Accelerated Reader resources, supporting students to read broadly and read for pleasure
  • £6600 to provide comprehensive training, support and quality assurance in the teaching of mathematics using the Mathematics Mastery approach.
Last updated September 12, 2016