Pupil Premium Funding
In developing our strategy we used research from the Education Endowment Foundation and looked at their Guide to The Pupil Premium. All staff have been provided with a copy of the report.
Our strategy focuses on three key area:
- Whole school strategy that focuses on all pupils
- Focussed support to target under-performing pupils
- Specific support to target pupil premium pupils
As part of our pupil strategy we have identified the following barriers to learning:
- Vulnerable Families
- Pupils with social, emotional and health needs
- High pupil mobility
- Persistent absences
- Lack of parental encouragement and support for pupils learning
- School readiness (low academic baselines on entry, age appropriate readiness)
You can find out about how we measure the impact of Pupil Premium, our approach to individualised support, get an overview of our setting, see disadvantaged pupil progress scores for the last academic year, learn about our strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils, our teaching priorities for current academic year, our targeted academic support for the current academic year, our wider strategies and how we will monitor the implementation, together with a review of last year’s aims and outcomes, in our:
PE & Sports Premium Funding
The Government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools between 2013 and 2016. This funding is allocated directly to primary headteachers. We explain how we have used our funding in the following documents.
Horringer Court receives a Catch Up Grant from the Department for Education for each child who did not achieve a Level 4 in their SAT test. The Government believes that this grant, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to help schools enable all children to attain at age appropriate levels. This funding is therefore used to provide additional support in raising achievement and attainment for these pupils.
In 2015 a total of 106 year 6 pupils undertook the SATs tests. Of these 14 did not achieve a Level 4 in either Reading, Writing or Maths, representing 13.2% of the cohort.
In 2014 a total of 68 year 6 pupils undertook the SATs tests. Of these 14 did not achieve a Level 4 in either Reading, Writing or Maths, representing 20.5% of the cohort. For these pupils we received £7,000.
How we use this Grant:
- To provide 1 to 1 teacher time tailored to individual needs both in English and Maths.
- To provide TA time to work with small groups
- To purchase additional catch up resources.
The table below shows the percentage of pupils in receipt of Catch Up Premium who achieved Level 4 or above by the end of 2015
Our aim is to have all pupils reaching at least age appropriate levels by the time they leave us at the end of Year 8. (Currently level 5)