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Catch up programmes

Updated 13.11.18


Year 7 Catch Up Premium

The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each   Year 7 student who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). The purpose of this funding is to enable schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, to accelerate the progress being made

Objectives of Catch Up Funding

  • To narrow the gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support to raise the attainment of students entitled to Catch Up Premium
  • To enhance existing provision
  • To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress
  • To intervene quickly if any chosen strategy or intervention fails to show impact 


English Faculty

Our objectives

  • To narrow the gap by nurturing an enjoyment of reading.
  • To enhance the provision of reading and reading intervention.
  • To identify areas within the English curriculum where extra support is needed.
  • To adapt intervention based on the individual students  

Catch-Up Premium 2018/19

This year the additional funding provided by Catch Up Premium is £8500 in English



£500 will be spent on catering for Read and Feed events across November and December.

£1500 has been allocated to run a theatre trip for the cohort in January as an incentive for pupils attending Read and Feed events.

£500 is to be spent on book vouchers.

A further £2000 will be spent on books to support ERIC (Everyone Reads In Class)

£3000 has been allocated for purchasing software to support reading for the cohort

A Twinkl subscription is being purchased to use resources with the bottom sets. This costs £229

Any remaining money will be spent on Incentives & Reward Schemes



£968 was spent on Real Reads, which are abridged 19th Century classics. These are used in class with the lower sets at KS3 and they were specifically used to support the Hope University Reading Champions partnership for the catch-up cohort.

£500 was allocated for catering for the Read and feed event in January 2018. Sixteen families joined the English faculty for evenings of reading and discussion about how to help at home.

As an incentive for attending these sessions, each student was given an e-reader to use at home to support reading. The cost of this was £1470.

The Reading Champions partnership was a huge success and each of the 30 participants was given a £10 Waterstones voucher.

£2350 has been spent on texts to support the ERIC programme


Please click here to read the Liverpool Hope University Impact Study of our Reading Champions Project May 2018

In our current Y8 cohort, 41% of pupils arrived at Broadgreen with a standardised score below 100. Please click  here for an impact statement about our reading intervention programme


Reading Champions Quick summary: Initial vs post-project findings

The following percentages disregard students who were uncertain of their response.

63.3% of students in the survey admitted they did not regularly read at home (Down to 13.3%)

56.6% of students said that they found reading boring (Down to 16.6%)

53.3% of students said they didn’t see the point in reading books (Down to 6.67%)

50% of students disagreed with the statement of enjoying reading in class (Down to 16.67%)

60% of students said they were not confident when reading (Down to 26.67%)

30% of students said that they often could not summarise what they had read. However, 33.3% of students were uncertain of their response to the question. (Only 16.67% of students reported that they still felt they could not summarise what they had read).

63.3% of students said they did not understand most of what they read. (No students reported that they didn't not understand most of what they read. 86.67% of students now felt they could understand the majority of what they had read.)

53.3% of students said they couldn’t think of any strategies to work out the meaning of words (Down to 40%)

53.3% of students said that they could offer ideas for character motivations based on what they had read. Again, 10 of the 30 students (33.3%) were uncertain of their response.  (Up to 86.67%. Students felt they could offer motivations based on what they had read)


Positive feedback from students

  • ‘I’ve enjoyed having something to do during form time’
  • ‘The stories keep me interested and they’re not too hard’
  • ‘The teachers have made the stories fun’
  • ‘I have started reading out loud in class when we read as a class’
  • ‘I’ve been reading to my little brother at home’
  • ‘I had never finished a book before’
  • ‘Reading can be more exciting than I thought’
  • ‘I’ve looked forward to coming to read on Thursdays’


 Positive feedback from sixth form students

  • ‘We’ve enjoyed meeting the year 7s because we don’t really know them’
  • ‘This has helped me decide to be a teacher’
  • ‘Can we carry this on / be part of the next reading champions?’
  • ‘It has made me more confident because I didn’t think I would be able to do it




Mathematics Faculty

Here at Broadgreen International School, we will be using this extra funding to provide additional support to identified Year 7 (& 8) students so that they are able to reach their full potential in Mathematics.

This year the Catch Up Premium funding is being used to provide extra one to one tuition and small group Mathematics intervention support, to purchase extra numeracy and mathematical resources in order to support learning and teaching and to provide incentives and reward schemes for our Catch Up students.

Out of the current year 7 cohort, 29% of pupils are entitled to Catch Up as they have arrived with us with a standardised score below 100.

Catch-Up Premium 2018/19

This year the additional funding provided by Catch Up Premium is £8500 in Mathematics.  

How we will spend our allocation:

  • Developing students understanding of core mathematical principles using bespoke software packages and kinaesthetic resources
  • Giving students the time and support to practise and master core mathematical and numerical skills in form and class time.
  • Following a mastery scheme of learning, which will develop and build upon core numerical skills
  • Building student confidence in maths and fostering their enthusiasm for the subject

This year the following things will be purchased:

  • Computer Software £1500
  • Assessment Software £2500
  • Online Resources £500
  • Breakfast Club £700
  • Enrichment Day/Activities £800
  • Book Resources £1000
  • Numeracy Manipulatives £1000
  • Incentives & Reward Schemes £500

Catch-Up Premium 2017/18

We spent our allocation on the following:

  • Accelerated Mathematics Programme £2500
  • Breakfast Club £500
  • Enrichment Day/Activities £1000
  • iPad software £700
  • Additional Numeracy Software £2000
  • Numeracy Resources £800
  • Incentives & Reward Schemes £1000

The impact Catch up premium had in 2017-2018

Year 7

  • 78% of catch up cohort (60 pupils) made good progress (1-2 subgrades)
  • 14% of catch up cohort (10 pupils) made outstanding progress (>3 subgrades) 

Year 8

  • 48% of catch up cohort (44 pupils) made good progress (2-3 subgrades)
  • 11% of catch up cohort (10 pupils) made outstanding progress (>4 subgrades)
  • 22% of catch up cohort (20 pupils) made 1 subgrade of progress

Quotes from Year 7 pupils

Catch Up Maths has given me confidence to put my hand up in class and have a go at giving an answer when before I kept my hand down as I was scared of getting things wrong’

‘I feel as though things are making more sense now when I am in class’

‘Doing Catch Up has allowed me to become more confident in dealing with numbers’

‘Catch Up Maths has made me realise how important being able to improve my level of Maths is for the future’

I enjoyed having toast and juice in the morning