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Literacy & Numeracy Catch Up Premium

At Chiltern Academy we are committed to accelerating the progress of our pupils, especially in literacy and numeracy.

We have utilised targeted interventions to help students ‘catch-up’ with national expectations.

This intervention has been prioritised as we know it will be the key to future success in all other subjects.

Key intervention strategies include;

  • Targeted small group maths support sessions led by our transition teacher and support staff.
  • Targeted small group literacy support sessions led by our transition teacher and support staff.
  • Short term English skills catch up programme led by our transition teacher and support staff.
  • Short term Reading comprehension catch up programme led by our transition teacher and support staff.
  • Additional literacy and numeracy catch up lessons replacing Modern Foreign Languages lessons led by our transition teacher and support staff
  • Reading buddies programme led by peers and monitored by the English department.
  • Numeracy buddies programme led by peers and monitored by the English department.
  • Lexia programme is being used to run short term sessions for targeted catch up on literacy skills
  • 1:1 literacy and numeracy support in class and out of class to close gaps in prior knowledge and skills programme led by our transition teacher and support staff.
  • Oracy skills taught by every teacher and embedded in every lesson.
  • Small group targeted handwriting sessions led by our transition teacher and support staff.
  • Small group spelling sessions led by our transition teacher and support staff.

In 2013 the Government made a commitment to provide annual additional educational funding to schools for each Year 7 student who had not achieved the expected standard in mathematics; English reading; and English punctuation, spelling and grammar at Key Stage 2.