Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch up

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Current Use 2017-18

In the current Academic Year, 2017-18, the school received £21,365 in Pupil Premium Support and £4,000 in Year 7 Catch-up grant. These grants are combined to employ a full-time additional unqualified teacher (similar to 2016-17) to provide individual or paired tuition in Literacy and Numeracy areas following the class teaching areas of focus. The Assistant Headteacher oversees the arrangements for these pupils. 

The school expects the Literacy and Numeracy outcomes for these pupils at the end of 2018 to continue to be as strong as for the rest of the school and with some pupils remaining as our highest achieving pupils.


Past Use 2016-17

At the beginning of the academic year 2016-17 the Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch-up grants were combined to continue the increase in support levels in class. In the Summer Term 2017 this approach was discussed alongside the merits of using individualised support at it was agreed to employ an additional unqualified teacher to go back to direct 1:1 and paired teaching. This was focused on enhancing progress in Literacy and Numeracy.


In 2016/17 the school received £23,370 in Pupil Premium and £3,500 in Year 7 Catch-up Grant. Expenditure was evenly spread across the year providing additional levels of class support and individual teaching.

Outcomes for the pupils supported by pupil premium were as strong as for the whole school with many pupils achieving above national average levels and with some pupils being among the highest achievers in the school. The school plans to continue with unqualified teacher input for the year 2017-18.

Past use 2014- 2016

Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch-up Grant are used to enhance individual support in the classroom. In 2014/15 Pond Meadow used individual support on a withdrawal basis (out of class support) but we felt, for 2015/16, that for many of our pupils in-class support was preferable as it fitted with the routines and structures that are key to the pupil's learning. The school already offers staffing levels above that commissioned in Surrey's Local Offer by focusing spending on class support staff within our budget, Pupil Premium is used to further increase the staffing level and focus time for specific individual support.

The Literacy (communication) and Numeracy (engagement) outcomes for pupils who are the focus for these two funding areas are at least good and are completely in-line with outcomes for pupils across the school. These outcomes will be tracked and summarised at the end of 2015/16 to ensure that the change in delivery continues to support pupils appropriately. (More detailed information on Pupil Progress can be found in our 'Pupil Progress' section under the 'Information' tab).

Funding for Pupil Premium is based on £300 per pupil to support children of Service families and either £935 or £1,320 (depending on age) to support children using the Free School meal indicator. Pupil Premium amounts are calculated on around  17 pupils. The Year 7 Catch-up is funded at £500 per pupil in year 7.

In 2014/15 the school received £20,145 in Pupil Premium and £2,000 in Year 7 Catch-up Grant.

In 2015/16 the school received £20,345 in Pupil Premium and £4,500 in Year 7 Catch-up Grant.

In simple terms this translates to approximately 49 hours of classroom support time per week. If pupils who are the focus for this money were evenly spread through the school these hours would translate to approximately 3 hours per week per class/pupil or approximately 30 minutes of individual support per class/pupil per day. The school already provides a minimum additional enhancement of 3 hours per day per class above the LA commissioned levels.


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