Aspiring to excellence
‘Pupil Premium Awards National Finalists’ and ‘East of England winners’ (March 2015) which resulted in a £50,000 prize. The School is a ‘Pupil Premium Reviewer’.
The Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is allocated to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
In 2018/19, each of these pupils attracted a £1320 payment (LAC: £1500). In 2019/20 each pupil will again receive funding of £1320 (LAC: £1500). Allocation for the academic year 2019/20 is £219,536. Schools have the freedom to spend Pupil Premium funding, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for pupils.
The Sutton Trust has researched ways to utilise this finding, highlighting aspects which will have the greatest benefit to learning. Sutton Trust website.
The 2011 Census recognizes that the Ward (Farley) which the school resides within is socially deprived. This conclusion is based on reference to unemployment, local authority housing, health concerns and access to amenities. There is a high incidence of one parent families and above national average number of ethnic minority residents. A combination of factors, in addition to eligibility for free school meals (41.9% v national 25.2%), including Special Educational Needs (12.5%/12.1%), ethnic minority (81.1%/31.6%) and English as an Additional Language (48.3%/20.1%) all contribute to barriers to achievement. This is why the school promotes the need to educate the 'whole child' and why it places great emphasis on Sport and the Performing Arts. The School, however, invests time and energy in identifying barriers to learning, achievement and progress in order to tackle them, and challenge the notion that low attainment is an inevitable result of socio-economic disadvantage. Many families experience significant deprivation and it is not only Pupil Premium eligible learners that are vulnerable.
Hillborough Junior School, throughout 2018-19, selected the following ways to support pupil learning, using Pupil Premium funding and will continue to provide this throughout the academic year 2019-20:
Pupil tracking data is used to monitor progress. The attainment and progress of those pupils who attract pupil premium funding is compared with that made by all pupils.
SATs Results 2019 (Unvalidated)
In terms of progress made from KS1 to KS2:
Reading: 44 DISADVANTAGED PUPILS: +4.2 37 NON-DISADVANTAGED PUPILS: +2.6
Writing: 45 DISADVANTAGED PUPILS: +4.6 37 NON-DISADVANTAGED PUPILS: +3.5
Maths: 44 DISADVANTAGED PUPILS: +7.2 37 NON-DISADVANTAGED PUPILS: +6.0
Data for pupils in Years 3 to 5 are tracked on Target Tracker and are analysed by class, year group, subject and senior leaders. Evaluations of Pupil premium data sets the agenda for target intervention groups.
Disadvantaged Pupil Performance 2019
School leaders are all aware of the gaps in attainment and progress between their Pupil Premium pupils and the remainder of each cohort, and have been involved in analysing these gaps for different groups, years and subjects. They are confident that they have accurately identified needs, tracked the progress of Pupil Premium pupils and monitored the spending of the Pupil Premium grant.
A comprehensive range of strategies designed to evaluate the impact of Pupil Premium grant spending has been utilised. These include a combination of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ data; the former informed by measuring academic performance, behaviour and attendance and the latter through measures such as individual case studies, parental surveys, pupil voice activities and discussion with teachers.
In 2017/18, each of these pupils attracted a £1320 payment (LAC: £1500). In 2018/19 each pupil will again receive funding of £1320 (LAC: £1500). Allocation for the academic year 2018/19 is £228,257. Schools have the freedom to spend Pupil Premium funding, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for pupils.
SATs Results 2018 (Validated)
Reading: 29 DISADVANTAGED PUPILS: +2.6 52 NON-DISADVANTAGED PUPILS: +2.7
Writing: 29 DISADVANTAGED PUPILS: +2.8 52 NON-DISADVANTAGED PUPILS: +2.5
Maths: 29 DISADVANTAGED PUPILS: +6.4 52 NON-DISADVANTAGED PUPILS: +6.2
Disadvantaged Pupil Performance 2018
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