Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2024
Pupil Premium Statement Sept 2019 - March 2021
The school received £29,915 in Pupil Premium Support and £3,500 in Year 7 Catch-up grant. These grants are combined to employ a full-time additional unqualified teacher and to provide some support to our enhanced staff ratios in class. The unqualified teacher time provided specific individual or paired tuition in Literacy and Numeracy using the class teaching focus for each area. The enhanced staff ratios provided more general in-class support for group and individual work in using/applying Literacy and Numeracy skills.
The Literacy and Numeracy outcomes for pupils supported by these grants continue to be as strong as for the rest of the school and with some pupils remaining our highest achieving pupils.
The Deputy Headteacher oversees the arrangements for these pupils
2017-18 and 2018-19
Individual Tuition using an Unqualified Teacher
In 2018-19, the school received £27,745 in Pupil Premium Support and £5,500 in Year 7 Catch-up grant and in 2017-18, the school received £21,365 in Pupil Premium Support and £4,000 in Year 7 Catch-up grant. These grants were combined to employ a full-time additional unqualified teacher and to support our enhanced staff ratios in class.
Past use 2016-17
Enhanced Staffing Ratios in Class
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 and it was agreed to employ an additional unqualified teacher to go back to direct 1:1 and paired teaching. The individual support being focused on enhancing progress in Literacy and Numeracy.
Past use 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.