Pupil Premium & Catch up Funding

 

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

 

More information about Pupil Premium can be found on the Government's website here.

 

WHAT IS PUPIL PREMIUM & CATCH UP FUNDING?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011 and is funding specifically targeted at raising achievement and improving outcomes for our more disadvantaged students. The level of funding is based on the numbers of students that a school has on roll (in years 7-11) who were eligible for free school meals, who were looked after children or were from families with parents in the Armed Forces. The most recent formula for calculating Pupil Premium Grant is based on students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the previous 6 years (the 'ever 6' calculation). The funding is ring fenced to ensure that it is spent on the targeted group of pupils.

 

Catch-Up Year 7 catch up premium is further additional funding for pupils who have left primary school without achieving the expected level 4 in either reading or Mathematics. This has now changed slightly as students now leave primary school with a "100 score" the principle is still the same. This funding is to enable schools to provide catch up and intervention strategies to accelerate progress and ensure that these pupils reach their expected levels for their age group in English and Maths.

 

WHAT ARE WE DOING AT HEANOR GATE SCIENCE COLLEGE?

Our pupil premium aim is simple: to ensure there are no barriers to any student achieving their academic potential. For pupil premium students we look at each individual student and work out how best to support each individual. There are also wider strategies we are employing to maximize their learning outcomes, for example, we have reduced class sizes with key groups to ensure a more personalized approach to learning can take place. We have decided to spend the Catch-Up funding with students who have not achieved a score of 95 or more in numeracy and reading. Students will follow the Hackney Reading scheme in English intervention and a bespoke version of Numeracy Catch-Up in mathematics.

 

our cohort: (2016/17)

Pupil Premium Breakdown

Year

7

8

9

10

11

Overall

NOR

208

218

239

218

229

1112

PPF

52

58

63

57

56

286

% PF

25%

27%

26%

26%

24%

26%

 

 

CATCH-UP FUNDING

Last academic year we received funding for 19 students. Each of these students received additional support in small group and 1-2-1 sessions. Some of this support is continuing into year 8.

 

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

HIGH QUALITY TEACHING & LEARNING

All students at HGSC in years 7-11 receive 25 hours a week of lessons, this is where the best opportunities for teaching and learning take place. We recognize that all students are individuals and we aim to meet each of their learning needs through our day-to-day teaching. We place an awful lot of time, care and attention on getting the teaching and learning in classroom correct to ensure students learning is maximized. The teaching team all have continued access to high quality professional development to ensure learning outcomes are maximized.

 

INTERVENTION

There are also students who benefit from timely and strategic intervention. We have robust and regular assessment and monitoring ensuring all of our students have the best possible opportunities to succeed.

 

our spending plans & reviews

Please use the following links to access the review of the 2015-16 review and the proposed spending plan for the current academic year:

 

 

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Should you wish to speak to someone further regarding Pupil Premium please contact Mr Dominic Hudson at dhudson@heanorgate.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Further information can be found on the following websites:

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