The three step approach to Year 7 Catch Up Funding:

  • Learn what Catch-Up Funding is and how to make the most of it.
  • What’s in it for pupils at your school?
  • What’s in it for you?
There’s £500 available for each year 7 pupil who hasn’t met the required literacy standard in UK schools. All you have to do is spend it on something that helps pupils’ long-term development and then publish its usage to justify the spend.


Spending your Catch Up Premium

The government’s guidelines on Catch-Up Funding (also known as catch up premium) suggest that you could spend it on 

  • Individual tuition
  • Intensive small-group tuition
  • External services and materials

Identifying pupils that need extra support can be a difficult task, and then providing a solution tailored to each individual pupil can be even more daunting. 

Read&Write literacy software allows you to achieve each of the recommendations above and for every pupil who needs it. 

You can find out more about how best to spend catch up premium by watching our webinars with literacy experts Jane Eyre from Open Eyre Consultancy and Christine Cork from Target Literacy .

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With interactive features that are perfect for modern classrooms, Read&Write caters for many different learning styles, from the shy kids who are afraid to ask questions in class, to dyslexic students who struggle with traditional teaching methods. 

Teachers can give feedback online, interact with pupils at any time and from anywhere, as well as monitor progress and demonstrate improvements. 

Let's start with your pupils' literacy needs

Investing your catch up premium on Read&Write can allow you to clearly define your pupils' progress. Our literacy software is proven to improve the literacy scores of Year 7s. Not only that, students can use these tools throughout their school years and onwards into further and higher education, as well as the workplace. 

The first term at secondary school is a not-to-be-missed window of opportunity for those students struggling with literacy; a chance for a clean slate, new beginnings, and positive expectations. Every student who leaves primary school with low literacy deserves a second chance to acquire literacy skills and ‘catch-up’ with their peers – as soon as possible.

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Helping time-pressed teachers

When your students are developing, your job is easier and more fulfilling whether you’re a Literacy Coordinator, Headteacher, English Teacher or anyone else charged with finding out how to use Catch-up Funding.

With so much else involved in your job, you may not have time to research how to get funding and where to invest it. Or perhaps you see a colleague struggling to find funding to support pupils with literacy and numeracy. 

Getting the funding is one thing. Justifying how you spend it can be a time consuming process. You need clear results, laid out in an easily managed format. In short, you want to save time, have a lasting impact on pupils’ literacy and secure future funding through wise investments. 

Having proof of impact from measurable stats within your literacy software can help your school to breeze through OFSTED inspections by demonstrating value for money. 

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Providing your school with the right learning and teaching resources means enhanced reputation to potential members of staff as well as pupils and their parents.

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Software solutions that can be used across the whole school and by as many pupils as possible, mean greater accessibility and inclusivity of the curriculum. It contributes to maintaining a positive reputation for your school and helps to raise the importance of literacy as an issue.

It’s your chance to be a leader, to play a leading role and reduce your workload whilst making big changes to the lives of your pupils. 

But making the best use of Catch Up Funding can help you achieve what you want to achieve. And faster. 

Watch our recent webinar around the topic of Catch up funding to learn more.