Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Last year, Earl Mortimer College was allocated £8,243 in funding for students who met the criteria of not having achieved a score of 100 in Reading and/or Maths.  The funding has yet to be confirmed for the new College year of 2017-2018.

This funding, as the name suggests, is to help these students to ‘catch up’ with their peers during their first year at Earl Mortimer College.

The objectives of the funding:

  • to close the attainment gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support to students entitled to the Catch up Premium
  • to raise self-esteem and aspirations of students entitled to Catch up Premium
  • to enhance existing provision
  •  to identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress
  •  to ensure that parents are informed and involved where appropriate.

How is it planned to spend the funding?

Item Intervention Cost
Catch up numeracy intervention in Maths  £4,000
Specialist learning mentor led 1:3 intervention sessions for English.  £4,000
Resources, exercise books and materials 245
Total Spending £8,245