The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Funding for 2019 to 2020
In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, Scalby School will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £935 for secondary-aged pupils
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:
- has been looked after for 1 day or more
- was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under:
- a special guardianship order
- a residence order
Barriers to Educational Achievement for Disadvantaged Students at Scalby School
The main barriers to student’s achievement have been identified as;
- Progress– with focus on gaps in knowledge, literacy and language poverty,
- Quality First Teaching,
- Enrichment and Parental Engagement,
Our Disadvantaged Students strategy below sets out targets for each of these barriers which is subsequently linked to the pupil premium spending. Each activity identified in the plan aims at addressing the targeted barriers. This ensures that all spending is then subsequently linked to one of the 5 key targets identified to overcome the barriers to learning. Reasons for the choice of each activity is detailed next to each area of staff and resource spending.
Year 7 Catch-up Premium
In 2013, the Government introduced the Year 7 Catch-Up Fund. In 2016 to 2017 the government have allocated funding to schools on the basis that they receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of the year 7 cohort between the October 2015 and the October 2016 school censuses as follows: (the number of year 7 pupils recorded on the October 2015 school census) divided by (the number of year 7 pupils recorded on the October 2016 school census) multiplied by the 2015 to 2016 allocation. As such in 2016 to 2017 Scalby School received £12,500 and the money was used for the following interventions.
In 2019 to 20 the same formula will be used to allocate money. Scalby School is expected to receive £12,500.
In 2019 to 20 Scalby School will strive to attain the highest standards and ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners. A wide range of provision and intervention strategies will be offered to enable all learners to engage in learning and do their best. In deciding how we spend the Year 7 Catch-Up Fund, we focus on students that are identified as requiring support by using the GL Assessment Maths and English PAS testing, and CAT testing. Scalby School assesses every student with GL Assessment, when they start at Scalby School to identify any emerging needs. This information is used to support the setting of students and using the literacy and numeracy option to support students. We also use the the Scalby School reporting system ATL in December to identify students who are not making the required progress in both English and mathematics. As such Scalby School reserves the right to allocate the Year 7 Catch-Up Fund to support any students or groups of students Scalby School has identified as needing additional support in English or mathematics to achieve improved outcomes in learning.
In allocating this fund consideration will be given to those students who:
- Have not made the required progress in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2
- ATL reporting shows that they are currently not making the required progress
- Further psychometric assessments are carried out if further information is needed to identify if a child has SEN. This is part of the new SEND code of practice where early identification is of paramount importance.
Year 7 Catch-Up Fund Related Activities for 2019-20
The funding will be used to provide a range of small group work and 1 to 1 interventions consisting of:
- Small group work sessions using Phonics and reading intervention
- Accelerated Reader
- Small group work sessions for low levels of literacy
- Handwriting programme – focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar
- Mentor Group Reading
- Dyslexia testing
- Visual Stress testing
- After school literacy
- Small group and One to One literacy and numeracy support
- Times Table Rock Stars
- Use of Reading Eggs Programme