Axe Valley Academy

Catch-up Premium

Year 7 Catch Up Premium 2016-2017

The total income for the Y7 Catch Up Premium for 2016-2017 was £21,000. Students eligible for the Y7 Catch Up Premium were allocated a place on the Springboard Programme and the funding was used to support an intensive catch up intervention programme with a literacy, numeracy and thrive focus run by Ms Stockton. Springboard is a positive way to encourage and support students requiring a more tailored literacy and numeracy curriculum. This prepares students for College life, boosting their confidence. This funding is used to employ a specialist teacher to focus on the needs of Year 7 students below national expectations in literacy and numeracy. Students are selected using primary data, base line reading, decoding, and spelling results and MIDYS scores. They follow an intensive programme in a small class including Precision Instruction Reading, Lexia and Numicon. Other additional interventions include Special Examination Access Screening, Communication & Interaction Therapist work, extraction and support in The Hub, in class support and reading groups. 


Improved reading and spelling ages for Year 7 students have been recorded as follows in the last year 

  •  Students in Springboard have collectively increased their reading age by 19 years and 2 months.
  • Academic progress in English in Springboard has increased by 5 levels and 2 sub level.
  • Spelling ages have improved in total by 9 years for students in Springboard.

Development Plan-Catch-up Premium-2016-17