The Catch-Up funding is allocated by the Government for each Year 7 student who did not achieve the expected standard (100) in reading or mathematics at the end of key stage 2 (KS2) scaled score tests.
The Farnley Academy is committed to ensuring that Year 7 students who arrive below national standard in literacy and numeracy are provided with additional support in the classroom and additional interventions outside the classroom. The aims of these additional interventions are to accelerate progress and reduce the gap with other students as quickly as possible, so they can access the Key Stage 3 curriculum and beyond.
The following initiatives are run as a direct result of catch up funding:
- Year 7 Nurture Group classes in Maths, English and Science
- Accelerated Reader
- Homework club
- Attendance Catch-Up Club
- ‘Raising Aspirations’ careers events
- The Personalised Learning Centre