Catch up literacy intervention 2018-19
The Catch-up literacy budget was again directed towards the part funding of a specialist teacher to lead the literacy intervention work for years 7 and 8. The focus was on those students who had reading ages lower than 9 years. Low spelling ages of below 9 years were also considered when selecting the participants.
The intervention scheme revolves around a reading scheme that encourages students to read for understanding. Comprehension of the texts was assessed using the quizzes on Accelerated Reader. Work based on the books included a strong focus on developing phonemic awareness. Sessions also include time for spelling games and computer-based spelling programmes such as Nessy and Wordshark.
Funds also supported the work of our exam access officer to diagnose student need, advise staff on exam access arrangements and provide literacy support for disadvantaged students.