Washington Academy received an additional premium of £500 for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least a level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2.

These additional funds have been used to deliver additional tuition and intensive support for students in small groups, giving students valuable support to bring them up to speed to ensure that they are more likely to succeed.

2012-2013

The academy had provided:

  • Individual tuition in addition to classroom teaching.
  • Intensive small group tuition supported by pertinent materials and resources which include after school sessions.
  • Reading challenge and literacy intervention.
  • Key worker programme.

2013-2014

The academy had provided:

  • Individual tuition in addition to classroom teaching.
  • Intensive small group tuition supported by pertinent materials and resources which include after school sessions.
  • Reading challenge and literacy intervention.
  • Key worker programme.
  • One to one session particularly for assessment.
  • Small group work for numeracy.
  • Group work to identify skills gaps for students followed by tailored sessions to facilitate personalised learning.

2014 – 2015

The academy had provided:

  • Individual tuition in addition to classroom teaching.
  • Intensive small group tuition supported by pertinent materials and resources which include after school sessions.
  • Reading challenge and literacy intervention.
  • Key worker programme.
  • One to one session particularly for assessment.
  • Small group work for numeracy.
  • Group work to identify skills gaps for students followed by tailored sessions to facilitate personalised learning.
  • Additional resources.

2015-2016

The academy had provided:

  • Intensive small group tuition supported by pertinent materials and resources which include after school sessions.
  • Reading challenge and literacy intervention.
  • Key worker programme.
  • One to one session particularly for assessment.
  • Small group work for numeracy.
  • Group work to identify skills gaps for students in literacy followed by tailored sessions to facilitate personalised learning.
  • Resources for Accelerated Reading programme.

2016-2017

The academy had provided:

  • A detailed programme of intervention to support Reading in Y7.
  • Reading challenge and literacy intervention.
  • Provision of small group and 1:1 support for Literacy and mathematics for vulnerable students in Y7.
  • Purchase of resources for use in the Accelerated Reading programme.
  • Development of intervention and support materials for use in Y7 English and mathematics lessons to ensure continued progress from Y6.

2017-2018

The Year 7 catch up funding provides schools with funding for students in Year 7 who did not achieve 100 Standardised Score (equivalent to Level 4) in Reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

Washington Academy has been allocated £3,500 in funding for students who met the criteria in either Reading or Maths.

This funding, as the name suggests, is to help these students to ‘catch up’ with their peers during their first year at Washington Academy. The objectives for the use of the funding are as follows:

  • To close the progress gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support to students entitled to catch up Premium
  • To raise self-esteem and aspirations of students entitled to Catch up Premium
  • To enhance existing provision within mainstream lessons
  • To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress
  • To ensure that parents are informed and involved where appropriate.