The Pupil Premium Grant is paid to schools for students who are recorded as being eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years, who are Looked After or who have a parent serving in the armed forces. For 2015-2016 the school expects to receive £100,370 as a Pupil Premium Grant and there are 116 students eligible for Pupil Premium support. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school’s budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for students attracting Pupil Premium funding.
Whilst the gap has been narrowed in 2014/15, the school still needs to address Pupil Premium as an area of focus. Funds will be overseen by a member of the senior team, who will ensure that this area is strategically managed. The work will also be monitored by a consultant from the BLP.
A) Pupil Premium Funds for 2015-2016 have been allocated as follows and students will receive individual support appropriate to meet their needs:
Senior Leader (Pupil Premium Champion) will oversee all Pupil Premium expenditure for the year and track student attainment to ensure that Pupil Premium funding has a demonstrable impact on students (£12,970)
Designated Pupil Premium Fund for all departments to allow for additional curriculum resources targeted for Pupil Premium students only (£10,000)
Targeted external tuition to support English and Maths (£3,000)
English and Maths specialist teachers – (£12,000) who will target PP students and oversee the teaching and intervention programmes.
Pastoral support-counselling-(£6,000) for PP students who need extra support, linked to then making progress.
English and Maths intervention-(£6,000) After school and weekend sessions to boost progress.
Specific department intervention-(£6,000) External Specialist tuition-(£6,000)
School uniform-(£1,000) Staff CPD-(£3,000)
LSA support for pupil premium students-(£26,400)
B) To ensure value for money and support we have allocated staff time for:
Tracking the prior attainment, current attainment and future predicated attainment of Pupil Premium students and have allocated directed time for teachers to create intervention plans to ensure that they are supported to reach their aspirational targets in all subjects.
Tracking and supporting good attendance (Education Welfare Officer).
Provision mapping for all SEN students to ensure they are supported in making progress with their learning.
Additional careers advice to raise aspirations, motivation and attainment and reduce the chance of NEET.
Extra support and guidance where needed at key transition points in students’ school
careers, ie. between Years 6 and 7; between Years 9 and 10; between Years 11 and 12 and post-18.
Specifically identify the progress of these students and where it is less than good ensure that home contact is made, families are aware of the support available and that relevant support and interventions are in place (from the list above) to support improved progress in future. In addition, to personally make contact and remind families of important events such as parents evenings, information evenings, exams and revision, deadline for work experience, etc. There will also be feedback to key staff (including tutors and classroom teachers) about students’ preferred learning styles and specific needs.
Access to support from the Learning Areas’ pastoral team and other external agencies.
C) Success criteria for Pupil Premium students:
Progress in all subject areas from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 is above National Average and all gaps are narrowing so that achievement for PP students is in line with the achievement of the whole cohort.
Attendance rates for these students at HGSS exceed national averages.
Underachieving students are contacted from school, parents engaged and support accepted leading to improvement in progress rates.
Participation in extra-curricular activities, clubs, trips, sport, etc. is monitored and matches school averages.
Transition to post-compulsory education and training matches school averages. Exclusion rates are at or below school averages.
Monitoring and Evaluation
The Senior Leader, Pupil Premium Champion, will have overall responsibility for the strategic oversight of Pupil Premium and Literacy/Numeracy Catch Up provision and for the monitoring and evaluation of provision. Working with other members of the Senior Leadership Team, and line-managed by the Deputy Headteacher, The Senior Leader will:
- Ensure that data systems ensure all school leaders can track the progress of Pupil Premium and Literacy / Numeracy Catch Up students;
- Ensure that the needs of all Pupil Premium and Literacy Catch Up students are met with an appropriate curriculum, appropriate interventions, and other strategies to narrow the achievement gap;
- Ensure that there are effective opportunities in place for Gifted and Talented Pupil Premium students.
It will be the responsibility of the Senior Leader – Pupil Premium Champion - to produce termly reports for the Governing Body Learning Committee. These will report on:
- The progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for socially disadvantaged students.
- An outline of the provision that was made since the last report and the impact on student outcomes.
- An evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the students receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support.
The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how The Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of narrowing the achievement gap, for socially disadvantaged students. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education and will appear on our school website.
Governors will nominate a Pupil Premium Governor who will monitor provision between termly reports.