Pupil Premium and Y7 Catch-up
Pupil Premium funding
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to ‘address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.’
Elemore Hall School believes in providing the best possible education for children from all backgrounds and of all abilities. The school works inclusively with all pupils to try and ensure that there is support where it is needed and that every pupil is encouraged to succeed, we offer a wide range of activities and resources for all of our pupils both in and outside of school.
Pupil premium funding has allowed us to fully fund, as well as subsidise, particular areas in school which has provided our more disadvantaged children the opportunity to improve their learning opportunities, whilst on many occasions letting us improve provision for other students who do not qualify for pupil premium.
In the year 2018-19 the school anticipates an income of £63580, this is based on the number of pupils eligible in April 2018 (68 pupils = 80% of the pupil group).
In 2018-19 our Pupil Premium money is being spent in five main
The first main area is Literacy withdrawal. We are employing a part time literacy support worker whose role is to work individually with pupils to develop their literacy skills through one-to-one withdrawal. The school has also purchased the Accelerated Reader programme and has re-stocked the school library with appropriate books. The withdrawal seeks to support pupils who need a boost with literacy perhaps because they have missed some schooling. It also serves to help pupils to fill in identified gaps in learning.
The second area is Numeracy withdrawal. We have a discreet room to provide a warm and comfortable environment to support pupils in developing their mathematical skills with a more individualised approach. A member of support staff will be timetabled to spend part of the week withdrawing pupils from lessons for intensive support. The school has purchased a number of online schemes and other resources to support this. The withdrawal seeks to support pupils who need a boost with numeracy perhaps because they have missed some schooling. It also serves to help pupils to fill in identified gaps in learning.
Third. To promote and improve school attendance and engagement a senior member of staff will spend up to three days per week working with families, the Educational Welfare Officer and other services. This involves a range of activities including:- home visits, attending TAFs, Care Team meetings, Attendance monitoring meetings and where necessary court and other legal proceedings.
Fourthly. We will provide at least two sets of uniform for every pupil to ensure that all pupils have a uniform and that there is no noticeable difference between pupils based upon uniform. The school will also provide indoor training shoes for pupils who are unable to provide their own.
Fifthly. We will provide breakfast, free of charge, for all pupils arriving in the morning to ensure that they start the day having had something to eat and drink.
Results from the past four years show that there is no difference in achievement between pupils who attract the Pupil Premium and those who do not. Click here to see more details of how we use Pupil Premium funding to accelerate the learning of selected pupils.
The school also receives Pupil Premium income for any Looked After Children who attend the school. This figure is held by the placing Local Authority and is released for specific expenditure based upon agreements made in PEP meetings. It is therefore not commented on in this document.
Year 7 Numeracy / Literacy Catch Up Premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium is additional funding that is given to schools to support students who may need enhanced support to address relative underachievement as measured at the end of year 6.
£500 is allocated to schools for each student who did not achieve a scaled score of at least 100 (previously level 4) in reading and/or mathematics at key stage 2.
We anticipate that all of our Y7 cohort will be eligible for this funding in 2018-19. Currently that would equate to £3500.
We intend to use the funding to provide additional 1:1 withdrawal sessions for pupils in Literacy and/or Numeracy to support accelerated progress in these areas and to fill gaps in learning where possible
All secondary schools are required to publish details of how the school spends this funding and the effect this has had upon the attainment of the pupils who attract it.
Click here to see how we used Catch-up funding in 2017-18