The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each Year 7 student who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. For 2017/2018 it will be those students who scored 100 or less in reading and/or maths. This money is used to provide focussed learning in literacy and numeracy for those students identified.
What is the new Max 7 Teaching Group?
Max 7 is a new addition to our Year 7 curriculum for this academic year in response to suggestions from both parents and students and it aims to allow for a more effective transition and catch-up (in both literacy and numeracy) for those students who need more help with the process. This ensures there is a pastoral and learning continuity for identified students arriving from main stream primary settings at secondary transfer.
The Max 7 unit provides a bespoke learning environment with a dedicated teaching team where students can concentrate on an accelerated learning programme to allow them to reach their full potential. All students are taught from the KS3 schemes of work that are set out by all the faculties at Bingley Grammar.
Within the unit, teachers have the flexibility to spend slightly more time on certain subjects, where necessary, to fast track students within the curriculum. Time is used more effectively as students spend less time moving around school between single lessons.