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Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Putting Our Year 7 Catch Up Funding To Work

In 2017-18 President Kennedy School received £32,000 Year 7 Catch Up Funding and it is widely expected that levels will be maintained for 2018-19.

  • Over the last 12 months, staff from the Bridge (our year 7 college) have been working in partnership with 5 of our local feeder and Trust schools. This has focused on targeted interventions in literacy and numeracy across Years 5 and 6. This has also provided specialised professional development for primary colleagues. Strategies include focused writing, grammar, Fresh Start and Guided Reading. Through working in partnership with primary colleagues on average 90% students in Year 5 and Year 6 made progress within one term.
  • In the Bridge, targeted interventions for Fresh Start, Guided Reading, writing and numeracy continued to be successful. Outstanding progress was achieved at all thresholds in English and Maths. In English over 79% achieved age related expectations and in Maths this figure was 75%.