This year, we have received £8.8K to enable Year 7 students who joined us with below-average levels of prior attainment in English to access “Catch-Up” provision. This comprises one additional weekly English lesson plus regular extra Literacy inputs with a trained Teacher Assistant, working under the guidance of our Assistant Headteacher Mr Wiseman.

Last year, 21 students accessed our “Catch-Up” provision. Monitoring in the Summer Term showed that the Literacy levels of this cohort had increased considerably since the beginning of the academic year, with more than 90% registering improvements in Reading Accuracy, Reading Comprehension and Spelling.