Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Funding

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021/2022

We are a fully inclusive school, supporting all students to achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and educationally.   Our intention is that all of our students, irrespective of their background and socio-economic status, make good progress and achieve high attainment across the curriculum, as well as having the opportunity to fully engage in school life. 

The school has a systematic approach to narrowing the gap of disadvantaged students (DA) which is in line with its ethos of focusing on the needs of the individual child.

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What is the pupil premium?

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England, is worth £955 and goes to students who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM). 

£2,345 goes to any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order. 

Finally £310 goes to students whose parent(s) are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD.

 Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding 2019/20

The strategies employed included:

• Accelerated Reader– The school uses the Accelerated Reader programme to support the assessment and improvement of students’ reading age supporting their basic literacy skills. Additional books were purchased for our weakest readers to allow them to start accessing the scheme.
• Structured intervention sessions bespoke to ability 
• STAR Reading tests- enables the monitoring of the interventions
• Effective Teaching and Learning- all departments concentrate on improving Literacy across the curriculum with strategic marking which encourages a dialogue between learner and teacher. 
• Full Time Librarian and Literacy TLR  to orchestrate activities and intervention in this area 
• Use of Hegarty Maths

Strategy Cost
Accelerated Reader (incl. STAR reading exams) £4,537
Hegarty maths £1,200
Additional teaching & support costs £5,686
TOTAL £11,423

We assessed the impact of our intervention on attainment in Literacy & Numeracy through the following assessment methods:
• STAR Reading test
• KATs
• Whole School Assessments
• Class Teacher Monitoring

Improvements were seen in both English and Maths e.g. 14 students were on Catch-Up Literacy. 3 students increased their Reading Age by 3 -5 mo; 5 students by 6 – 11mo; 4 students by 12 – 17 mo; 2 students by 18 – 24 mo.