How must this money be used?
Schools assess the individual needs of each of the pupils who attract the year 7 catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding. We only select programmes and approaches that we know are effective.
How much funding does Turing House receive?
Schools receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2. The allocation is decided from information collected in the Autumn Census.
In 2015/16 the school received £2000 for 4 students. In 2016/17 this was scaled up to £2500 because the intake increased to 125.There are 47 students in this cohort who did not reach age related standards in either English, mathematics or both.
How does the school use this funding?
The school uses this funding to provide extra support for those students who need additional literacy and numeracy support in order to achieve success in line with school and national expectations
- 1-1 and small group intervention in English and mathematics led by senior staff and teaching staff
- Homework support and independent learning resources purchased, such as MyMaths
- Purchase of ICT equipment (IPads and keyboards) for some students in receipt of the Catch-up Premium to support extended writing in class and at home
- Additions to the school library of appropriate accessible books (fiction and non-fiction) to support independent reading
School objectives for spending the grant
For students eligible for Catch-up funding to make expected and better than expected progress academically and to share as fully in school life as all other students.