Pupil Premium 2017-2018
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 three years. Pupils who have a parent/carer who is in the armed forces also receive extra funding.
From September 2012, schools are required to publish how much additional funding they gave received 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 2017-2018.
The indicative allocation for our school for 2017-18 is £62,310
1. Additional Staffing: (£29,000)
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 Assistants to work with a number of groups across the school.
- One to one extra Mathematics and extra English teaching in Year 11.
- 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.
2. Additional Resources (£29,000)
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.
- Subsidies of curriculum based trips – every case will be treated on its merits.
- The purchase of school uniform and other resources.
3. Contingency( £4,310) – 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
All Hallows continues to lead a local collaborative project to share and develop effective practice across a group of high schools with quite differing cohorts.
The Headteacher has been appointed and trained as a Pupil Premium Champion, advising other schools on how to make the best use of the available funding.
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 2017 results* were once again outstanding:
79% of all pupils attained 5+A*-C grades including English and Mathematics
Progress 8 score is estimated at 0.3 and the ‘gap’ between PP pupils and non PP pupils has narrowed since 2016.
* Please note that the school is still awaiting final confirmation of GCSE results 2017.
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy ‘Catch-Up’ Premium 2017
All Hallows Catholic High School had an allocation this year of £9,000 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
- All pupils 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.
- Pupils who find reading difficult are given targeted time on the ‘Toe by Toe’ reading scheme.
- Some pupils are withdrawn from MFL and given 3:1 TA support in Literacy and Numeracy.
- Targeted pupils are taught in classes with a pupil teaching ratio of 12:1 and 1:1 where necessary and appropriate.
- Numeracy Passports introduced to Year 7.
Staff Training and Development
- The appointment of a TA 2 for Literacy and a TA2 for Numeracy, September 2015. 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 Level 4 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.
- A ‘Literacy Across the Curriculum’ group was started in January 2015 with representatives from across the curriculum.
Impact on achievement
This table, based on public examination results in the summer of 2016, sums up the impact on these 13 students
|Year 7 ‘Catch up’ premium students||English||Mathematics|
|% making at least expected progress in Year 7||40%||72%|
|% making better than expected progress in Year 7||0%||36%|
|Number of students now at L4 or higher (% of ‘Catch up’ premium students)||2(40%)||9(81%)|