Literacy and numeracy catch-up strategies

A review of catch-up strategies and interventions intended for low-attaining pupils in literacy or numeracy at the end of key stage 2.


Literacy and numeracy catch-up strategies

Organisations offering research into effective practice in support for literacy and numeracy

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The review intends to support teachers to make evidence-informed decisions. This includes how to support low-attaining year 7 pupils by summarising the evidence on what does and doesn’t work.

This paper also includes a summary of broader principles which have helped the transition of pupils from primary to secondary school.

Published 27 November 2012
Last updated 8 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Literacy and numeracy catch-up strategies’ introduction to explain that the costs listed are the costs from running the intervention programmes during the trial. Footnotes added to reiterate this on page 3 and page 14.

  2. Replaced the document 'Literacy and numeracy catch-up strategies' to update links.

  3. Reviewed and updated Literacy and numeracy catch-up strategies' document.

  4. First published.