The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least Level 4 in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in Reading and/or Mathematics. The purpose of this funding is to enable schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it.
We are using this extra funding (£10,000 in April 2015) to provide additional support to each eligible child in Year 7. In particular we are using this funding to provide additional teaching and support staff in English and Mathematics lessons. During the course of the year each Year 7 pupil eligible for this funding will also receive a period of one to one reading support.