Freemantles School

Freemantles School

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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding

All our Year 7 pupils attract a ‘catch up’ payment as they have not achieved age related norms at the end of primary education. In a special school for children and young people with complex social communication needs, our pupils are unlikely to reach such norms as even our most able had their early learning significantly delayed. What we can and must do instead is to ensure progress for all at the highest rate the child can manage. Therefore the Year 7 catch up money is used to bolster staffing rates for that particular group to nurture higher progress rates. P Level and other progress scores as detailed elsewhere on the website show the impact of this approach last year and we intend to take the same approach for the coming year.