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.
Following the success of the last few years’ funding and building upon comments made in OFSTED 2013, we will be using the funding in a similar way in 2018-2019.
The PP allocation for our school for 2018-19 is £76,935
1. Additional Staffing: (£38,000 approx)
We believe the biggest impact on the success of Pupil Premium pupils is the quality of teaching across the school. We will continue to employ more specialist staff or increase the hours of currently employed staff in order to maintain and enhance our current staffing structure and curriculum offer.
The Pupil Premium money will fund:
- Teaching Assistants who will enable other members of staff to deliver intervention to a number of groups across the school.
- One to one extra Mathematics and extra English teaching targeted at groups across the year groups.
- Additional Hours of specialist support across the age and ability ranges.
- The sustaining of our current staffing levels. This enables all pupils to be taught by specialist staff and it also enables class sizes to remain appropriate to pupils’ ability across the school. As research shows, investment in ‘quality first teaching’ is the most effective way to address the attainment gap between PP and non-PP pupils.
2. Additional Resources (£35,000)
The family of every child eligible for Pupil Premium will be contacted during the course of the year to discuss ways in which the school might assist financially in order for all pupils to make appropriate progress in school. This work will be co-ordinated by Assistant Headteacher Mrs Cooper.
For example we have used the Pupil Premium to support;
- Subsidised College Courses in Year 10 and 11. These were very successful last year and will be continued this year.
- Additional Rewards as part of our new Rewards and Sanctions system. The whole school rewards system has been further developed and re-launched to pupils in January 2019.
- Subsidies of curriculum based trips – every case will be treated on its merits.
- Subsidies of extra-curricular trips to enable PP pupils to access learning outside of the classroom.
- The purchase of school uniform and other resources (for example, ICT provision and music lessons)
3. Contingency (£3,000) – one to one support with identified pupils as and when appropriate
We have retained some funding in a contingency for this year so if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding and you have some suggestions as to how we could use that funding, please let us know by emailing Mrs Cooper on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you could call her on 01772 746121.
Other relevant information:
The recently appointed Headteacher (September 2018), is a trained Executive Principal, a role he undertook before joining All Hallows. He supports the work of both Lancashire and the Archdiocese of Liverpool as an NLE equivalent, in assisting schools in challenging circumstances. Both he and the Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Cooper are trained to carry out PP peer reviews of schools to inform their practice.
All Hallows was inspected by OFSTED in June 2013 and was judged to be outstanding in every category. OFSTED commented that, “All groups of students in all subjects make outstanding progress” and “The pupil premium funding is being used appropriately used for their targeted support and monitoring”
Summer GCSE 2018 results were once again outstanding:
- Progress 8 score was at 0.65 and the ‘gap’ between PP pupils and non PP pupils has narrowed since 2017.
- 61% of pupils achieved a grade 5 or above in English and maths.
- Disadvantaged pupils achieved a progress 8 score of +0.18 (national average for non-disadvantaged was +0.13).
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%)|