Pupil Premium 2018-2019
You may know that schools have been given additional funding to support children who receive Free School Meals or who have received free school meals in the last six years. Pupils who have a parent/carer who is in the armed forces also receive extra funding, along with children looked after or previously looked after.
From September 2012, schools have been required to publish how much additional funding they receive and how it has been spent.
Please click Pupil Premium Report to view the report on how our allocation of funding was spent.
The PP allocation for our school for 2018-19 is £76,935
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy ‘Catch-Up’ Premium 2018
All Hallows Catholic High School had an allocation this year of £5,869 for Literacy and Numeracy ‘Catch-Up’ and intervention work.
The allocation is deployed in a number of ways to target students in Year 7 who need intervention to improve their Literacy and Numeracy skills to enable them to access the secondary curriculum.
At the start of school in September, following assessments, CAT reading tests and a detailed analysis of Key Stage 2 information, students are targeted for a variety of Literacy and Numeracy interventions as follows:
Intervention through Learning Support
- Pupils identified as part of the transition programme are tested in reading and spelling in the first term of Year 7. Pupils who have a reading and spelling age under 9.5 are identified and placed on the IDL (Indirect Dyslexic Learning) programme. This can be supported by parents at home.
- All Year 7 pupils are screened for Dyslexia as part of the transition programme.
- Pupils who find reading difficult are given targeted time on the ‘Toe by Toe’ reading scheme. Additionally, some pupils access the Rainbow Reading scheme.
- Some pupils are withdrawn from MFL and given 3:1 TA support in Literacy, Numeracy and life skills.
- Targeted pupils are taught in classes with a pupil teaching ratio of approximately 12:1 and 1:1 where necessary and appropriate.
- The SEND Department hosts a social skills group which is targeted at PP pupils.
- The Maths Department has a ‘Maths Buddies’ system which is led by a member of the department.
Staff Training and Development
- The school finances a TA 2 for Literacy and a TA2 for Numeracy. The role of these teaching assistants is to aid the enhancement programme of literacy and numeracy across the school with a particular focus being to support the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium intervention programme.
- Specific Literacy and Numeracy CPD given to all staff to promote literacy and Numeracy across all subjects.
- Literacy and Numeracy withdrawal Groups run by SEN staff for students working below the KS 2 scaled score of 100 in English and Maths.
- Homework Help Clubs run at lunchtimes by Learning Support staff for Year 7 students who have difficulty managing their homework at home.
- The SEND Department hosts a daily lunchtime club for vulnerable students
Impact on achievement:
This table, based on end of year results in the summer of 2018, sums up the impact on these pupils eligible for the Year 7 ‘Catch-Up Premium’.
|No of Pupils who did not achieve 100 standardised score (Expected level)||Number (% in brackets) who went on to achieve at least their End of Year 7 Target||Number (% in brackets) who went on to achieve above End of Year 7 Target|
|English||26||20 (77%)||6 (23%)|
|Maths||22||18 (82%)||1 (0.05%)|