Schools receive additional funding on the basis of the number of students they have who are eligible for Free School Meals or are a Child in Care or a Service child. This additional funding is called the Pupil Premium Grant and is aimed at socially disadvantaged students. The aforementioned funding is used to fund the programme of interventions planned by our, Subject Directors and our Inclusion Team, with the specific focus, to narrow gaps in progress and attainment for disadvantaged students and where necessary provide a holistic approach to meeting the needs of each of these students. The Senior Leadership’s aim for all students eligible for Pupil Premium Grant is that they perform better than non-pupil premium students nationally. All Senior Leaders mentor Pupil Premium Grant students and work across the school to champion their needs.
- Rigorous Monitoring and Evaluation and regular Inclusion Panel Meetings review the unmet needs of all our students, ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged students are addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and not all socially disadvantaged pupils will be in receipt of free school meals
- Pupil Premium Grant will be allocated, therefore, to classes, groups or individuals identified as a priority. By implication not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time but every student within the categories of vulnerability will have their needs and progress regularly evaluated by Senior Leadership.
In 2017 South Hunsley School were named as Regional Champions of the TES Pupil Premium Awards. Click here to read our 2017 Award Winning Pupil Premium Case Study.
Senior Leadership Planning
The Senior Leadership Team, along with Directors of English, Maths and Science, plan a yearly intervention strategy based on: end of key stage results; progress between key stages; and quarterly subject data collections. Senior Leadership and the Directors evaluate Key Performance Indicators for: Key Stage 3 progress and the impact of Key Stage 3 interventions in literacy and numeracy; as well as progress data in all Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 subject areas. In addition, behavior, attendance and multi-agency referrals are also evaluated for impact in terms of improving engagement. Students who are eligible for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) or fall into the category SEND are prioritised for intervention and support.
This panel is chaired by an Assistant Headteacher, half-termly meetings are held to review engagement and progress of PPG groups. The members of this panel (EWO, SENCO, Vocational Support Supervisor, Safeguarding Officer, Directors of Maths and English) review attendance, behaviour data, attainment & levels of progress, particularly in Maths and English. The focus is on narrowing gaps in attainment between PPG students and non-PP students, SEND and non- SEND and early intervention for students with a Key Stage 2 scaled score of below 90. In addition, the Inclusion Team works with families to remove external barriers to achievement.
For the academic year 2018 - 2019, the estimated allocation is £151,555 - £935 for every pupil premium student and £300 for every service child. The Pupil Premium Breakdown 2018-2019.
For the academic year 2017 - 2018, the estimated allocation is £138,780 - £935 for every pupil premium student and £300 for every service child. The Pupil Premium Breakdown 2017-2018.
For the academic year 2016 - 2017, the estimated allocation is £134,800 - £935 for every pupil premium student and £300 for every service child. The Pupil Premium Breakdown 2016-2017.
In 2015 - 2016, South Hunsley was allocated £134,535, for every pupil premium child South Hunsley received £935 and £300 for every service child. The Pupil Premium Breakdown for 2015-2016.
In 2014-15 South Hunsley was allocated £119,005 - £935 for every pupil premium child and £300 for every service child. More details on how this money is spent can be found here: 2014-15 supporting students eligible for Pupil Premium, Service Children Premium
In February 2013 South Hunsley was allocated £18,000 as a Catch Up Premium Grant. Our 2013 - 2014 Pupil Premium Plan.
In 2012 - 2013 South Hunsley was allocated £61,850 and The Pupil Premium Breakdown 2012-13 shows how this is continuing to be allocated to support staff posts.
In 2011 – 2012 South Hunsley was allocated £27,557 for Pupil Premium. Further details as to how this money has been spent can be found by opening the following document: The Pupil Premium Breakdown 2011-12
The following is a brief summary of the types of additional support that the Inclusion Team provides:
- 12 week Literacy and Numeracy Intervention programmes
- Reading and Speech and Language programmes
- Mentoring and coaching schemes – reduce persistent absence/increase engagement with core subjects
- Key Stage 4 boosters – Saturday School Maths, After School Classes and Easter boosters for English Language
- One to One sessions for Maths/English and revision guides, software
- Extra training for classroom based assistants – dyslexia, phonics, reading programmes
- Homework clubs and lunch time drop-ins, peer mentor training
- Rewards scheme and extra- curricular activities – linked to improving attendance and attainment
- Named worker for key-students with multiple social deprivation indicators