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Additional Funding - Pupil Premium, Year 7 Catch Up, COVID Catch Up

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Policy 

Academic Timescale: September 2020 - August 2021

At Park High School we are committed to all students making at least expected progress or better, whether they are Pupil Premium students or not. Park High School is an inclusive learning community where “No One Gets Left Behind” and students are given opportunities to learn and succeed within a safe, well-ordered environment. We aim to raise the aspirations of disadvantaged pupils through a range of experiences which complement their learning and expand cultural capital

We are committed to all students gaining a positive Progress 8 score. We realise this needs to be a greater focus this year during the Pandemic with our PP students and we have targeted resources at raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.  The funding is aimed at “narrowing the gap”

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is a type of funding which was first introduced in April 2011. The school receives the Pupil Premium each financial year from the DfE, with the amount received determined by the number of students receiving free school meals (FSM), are Looked After or are from military families.

The funding is provided to ensure that these students are not disadvantaged in any way. The Pupil Premium is paid by means of a specific grant, based on number of pupils in the school who are registered as eligible for Free School Meals or who are Looked After Children. The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used to address and minimise any underlying inequalities between children eligible and those who are not eligible for the Pupil Premium

Barriers to Learning for Pupil Premium Students

There can be many barriers to learning for disadvantages students, but it is the aim of the school to try to address these barriers and find ways to overcome them. Below is a summary of some of the barriers to learning that students may face.

  • Attendance  and punctuality
  • Lack of support from home e.g. support with reading and homework.
  • Lack of equipment for lessons.
  • Lack of self-esteem and aspiration
  • Poor behaviour can be more common.
  • Poor health and well-being choices

Focus of the Pupil Premium

The key focus of the use of the ‘Pupil Premium’ will be to improve the:

  • % of eligible pupils achieving at least a grade ‘5’ in English and Mathematics
  • % of eligible pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate
  • % of eligible pupils achieving their FFT20% Benchmark in English
  • % of eligible pupils achieving their FFT20% Benchmark in Mathematics

Processing the Pupil Premium

  • Park High School will assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils by evaluating the needs and barriers to learning for identified pupils.
  • The school will publish online information about how the Pupil Premium has been used - and the evaluation of its impact, including the :
    • % of eligible pupils achieving at least a grade ‘5’ in English and Mathematics;
    • % of eligible pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate;
    • % of eligible pupils achieving their FFT20% Benchmark in English;
    • % of eligible pupils achieving their FFT20% Benchmark in Mathematics.
  • The school will seek to continuously develop strategies and interventions based on evidence and EEF research which can improve the progress and attainment and achievement of these pupils based on research 
  • The school will monitor, evaluate and review the success of the impact of the Pupil Premium funding.
  • The school will track the impact of the strategies put into place through the funding to ensure that the value of the resourcing can be evaluated adequately.

Outcomes

  • This policy will play an important part in the educational development of the individual pupils who are entitled to the Pupil Premium.
  • The school will ensure that targeted pupils are treated equally and as favourably as others and that the additional funding is used well to address the challenges they face.
  • The school will use the additional funding to promote the achievement and progress of all entitled pupils.
  • Through effective use of this additional funding, Park High School is fully committed to ensuring that the individual needs of each entitled child are met.
  • The School expects that the use of Pupil Premium funds will improve specific educational outcomes, as outlined in the previous section of this policy:
    • % of eligible pupils achieving at least a grade ‘5’ in English and Mathematics;
    • % of eligible pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate;
    • % of eligible pupils achieving their challenging minimum GCSE target in English;
    • % of eligible pupils achieving their challenging minimum GCSE target in Mathematics.
  • As a result of the additional funding, the School expects that eligible pupils will make better progress and achieve higher standards than would have been likely without it. This will be demonstrated by the Progress 8 value for  Pupil Premium students.

Monitoring, evaluation and review

The policy will be reviewed every year.

Use of the Pupil Premium 2020 – 2021.

Below is our three tiered model and a detailed breakdown and costings in the Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21.

 

 

 

 

Year 7 Catch Premium

The literacy and numeracy Catch-up Premium provides schools with additional funding to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the national expectation in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.

 

 

COVID 19 Catch Up Premium Spending

The Government COVID-19 catch-up premium has been established to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus. The grant will only be available for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The Park High School catch-up strategy has a holistic approach which includes all year groups and a broad range of subjects, all with equal importance. We have ensured that we have assessed the guidance offered to us and used official research to underpin decisions upon. Park High School is an inclusive learning community where “No One Gets Left Behind” and students are given opportunities to learn and succeed within a safe and well-ordered environment.