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Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

For 2016-17 Hinchingbrooke School is continuing to work with PET-Xi Training Limited to deliver dedicated Numeracy and Literacy Catch-Up weeks. 

Approximately 45 students will attend the literacy catch-up week, 25 students will attend the numeracy catch-up week with approximately 18 students attending both programmes.

Numeracy Catch-Up

Students working below a scaled-score of 92 in Maths in year 7 are attending a numeracy week to provide a focused boost to knowledge, calculating skills and mental arithmetic.

The numeracy programme is structured around enterprise, using a variety of creative tools, whilst incorporating Maths skills up to a scaled-score of 100 (approximately a level 4b), this programme will result in students building confidence and forming new relationships. 

The programme will involve a variety of hands on challenges that will give the participants the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their capacity to work as a team, to develop leadership and communication skills and to hone their problem solving skills.

Working with limited time and resources, teams will learn how to plan and manage tasks, incorporate numeracy based activities at the same time as having lots of fun.  All of these skills are valuable both academically and socially as the students head towards the next phase of their school lives.

The programme will be delivered by experienced trainers and facilitators who have a track record of improving the confidence and progress of students.

Literacy Catch-Up

Students working below a scaled-score of 95 in English (average of reading and grammar) in year 7 are attending a literacy week consisting of a focused, skills based programmes to enable rapid progression in reading and writing skills.

The literacy programme involves a variety of hands on challenges that gives the participants the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their capacity to work as a team, to develop leadership and communication skills and to hone their problem solving skills.

Working with limited time and resources, teams will learn how to plan and manage tasks, incorporate literacy based activities at the same time as having lots of fun.  All these skills are valuable both academically and socially as the students head towards the next phase of their school lives.

Working with PET-Xi allows all of our students to benefit through thematic learning focused on boosting knowledge.  Our students will benefit from small group sizes and high staff ratios with the aim to engage, inspire and fire up their imagination, while providing a learning experience that boosts attainment in a quantifiable scale.

The total cost of this initiative is approximately £22000.

Further details of the programmes can be found at www.pet-xi.co.uk