We recognise that the progress and attainment of our students who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding is a benchmark of our success at Holmer Green Senior School. Our primary strategy is to ensure high quality first wave teaching for all students eligible for Pupil Premium funding. Students who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding are a diverse and non-homogenous group of students, and therefore have different needs. At Holmer Green Senior School we have a strategy of bespoke intervention to ensure all our disadvantaged students flourish.
In 2017/18 our year 11 disadvantaged students achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.10, compared to the national average of -0.03 for non-disadvantaged students. They also achieved significantly above national average in both English and Maths.
For more information please see the Pupil Premium Impact Report 2017/18.
In 2018/19 our priorities are:
1. Raise expectations for levels of progress for all disadvantaged pupils
2. Improve the quality of teaching for disadvantaged pupils in all areas
3. Review and improve impact of intervention strategies
4. Increase the attendance of our disadvantaged students
We plan to do this by:
- Ensuring all teachers are aware of all disadvantaged student’s barriers to learning and employ strategies to diminish them
- Implementing more targeted and small group interventions to enable pupil premium students to make sure pupil premium students make progress in line with their peers
- Looking at the impact of counselling and careers guidance on disadvantaged students and their motivation, aspirations and engagement in academic life.
- Impact of this will be shown by:
- Narrowing the gap between disadvantaged students and others in percentage of students making expected progress in English and Maths in all year groups.
- A narrowing of the Progress 8 gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students in year 11.
- A reduction in the attendance gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students in Y7-11
For more information please see the Pupil Premium Strategy Report 2018/19.
NB: Pupil Premium funding is not intended to be an individual ‘account’ per student. Schools take an overview of their whole Pupil Premium budget, and the needs of all Pupil Premium students, and implement key strategies to help narrow the gap between Pupil Premium and non-pupil students.