Pupil & Catch-up Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is non-ring fenced funding that schools receive to help support the learning and progress of pupils on free school meals (FSM) or pupils classed as a child looked after (CLA).  It should be noted that we also receive additional funding for our service pupils.  This is Pupil Premium (Service).  

Aims and objectives

To close the disadvantaged attainment gap by providing additional targeted resources for those students who are in low-income and Service families.

Success Criteria

Targeted additional support strategies resulting in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to:

  • Improve their levels of attainment and progress

  • Close attainment gaps relative to school averages

  • Have full access to our curriculum

  • Access our extra-curricular provision

For more information on Pupil Premium please access the Department for Education Website via: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium 

 

Please follow the links to find out about:

Our strategy for pupil premium

Our budgeted expenditure in 2018/19

How we spent our Pupil Premium in 2017/18

Year 7 Catch up Premium

The Department for Education provides additional funding to schools for Year 7 student who have not reached an age related standardised score of 100 in reading and/or mathematics in their KS2 SATs at the end of Year 6.

Although the funding is not ‘ring-fenced’ it is expected that the money will be spent to help these students catch up and succeed at secondary school.

In 2018-19 we anticipate that AVC will receive £8000 in catch up funding, the same as 2017-18.

In 2018-19 we have:

25 students eligible for both literacy and numeracy catch up

6 pupils eligible for literacy catch – up

8 pupils eligible for numeracy catch- up

In 2018-19 we plan to spend the premium by:

·         Purchase and implementation of accelerated reader

·         Screening for dyslexia and dyscalculia

·         One–to-one maths HLTA intervention

In 2017-2018 we spent the premium on:

ITEM

DETAIL

IMPACT

LESSONS LEARNED

Additional literacy class

One group did had extra literacy lessons and did not take Spanish. 2.5 hours a week additional literacy

Average improvement of reading age in year 7 was 1.5 years and spelling 2.5 years. More modest improvements for those eligible for catch up ~1 year

This has not had the impact that is desired. Students miss the opportunity to learn Spanish and it is not having the desired impact on literacy.

HLTA numeracy intevention

HLTA withdrew students from maths lessons with a targeted intervention approach to improve numeracy and to ,make maths lessons more accessible

All but one student eligible for catch up on track or better at assessment point 3 in maths. Average grade at assessment 2 0 (on track) average grade at assessment 3 0.3 (above track)

Good use of HLTA resource. Targeted intervention appears to be producing positive results

LSA literacy intervention

LSAs withdrew students from tutor time to offer extra literacy support

Average improvement of reading age in year 7 was 1.5 years and spelling 2.5 years. More modest improvements for those eligible for catch up ~1 year

This has not had the impact that is desired and so will not be continued next year.

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