Catch-up programmes can be used to help a learner catch up with their peers when there are recognised problems or difficulties with a learner’s understanding of literacy or numeracy.



This guidance contains summaries of literacy and numeracy catch-up programmes that are available in Wales and that are proven to be effective in terms of accelerating improvement in literacy and numeracy skills, based on reliable research evidence.

It aims to provide greater consistency in terms of the quality and effectiveness of catch-up programmes being delivered in schools. This guidance document has been developed as one of the joint key actions under the National Literacy Programme (NLP) and National Numeracy Programme (NNP).