CCHSG Pupil Premium
During the academic year 2017-18, the school received £22440 Pupil Premium Grant funding (PPG). The school anticipates receiving £23,375 Pupil Premium Grant in 2018-2019.
The PPG is made up of £935 Pupil Premium for each student eligible for free school meals (FSM) including those students who have been entitled to FSM in the preceding 6 years (EVER6FSM).
The Service Premium is paid to the school for those students whose parent(s) are in the armed services and is £300 per student. For 2017-2018 the Service Premium received by the school as a proportion of PPG was £900.
The school uses PPG funding to support systems and processes which ensure continued progress and academic achievement for those in vulnerable groups. The school will also continue with programmes, projects and initiatives which support the engagement and involvement of disadvantaged students. The school reserves the right to allocate Pupil Premium resources to other disadvantaged students who may not necessarily qualify for Pupil Premium.
Our aims in using this additional funding are to:
- Help close any achievement gaps by providing additional support across the curriculum for example one to one tuition in English and Maths. In addition we will continue to support quality first teaching across the curriculum through relevant and effective staff training and development and smaller classes at Key Stage 4 in the Core Subjects.
- Provide additional academic support to help students achieve their potential at GCSE and beyond for example through providing revision materials, access to revision workshops, and academic mentoring.
- Provide additional support for students facing emotional barriers to learning (social, moral, economic or cultural) for example through providing counselling.
- Ensure students from disadvantaged backgrounds are able to access extra-curricular opportunities for example through subsidising music lessons and educational trips and visits from which the student would benefit.
In addition at CCHSG all students who are eligible for FSM receive a free breakfast every day from our dining hall breakfast or break time service.
Parents of those pupils in Year 7-11 who are eligible for Pupil Premium have been informed that the school is in receipt of the additional funding and how the school intends to support students as outlined above. Whilst the school is encouraging ideas on how parents would like to spend the grant the final decision on how the grant is spent rests ultimately with the school.
The school has in place rigorous monitoring and support systems. The outcomes for these students in 2017-2018, as demonstrated in attainment data, show that the students in receipt of Pupil Premium achieved higher than the national average and in line with school attainment.
Pupil Premium Grant 2017-2018
Examples of PPG spending and impact:
FSM students receive funding of £1.50 every day for breakfast. This enables them to ensure that they have food in the morning either before school or at break time to be ready for learning.
PP Student progress is monitored as part of whole school and year group data checking throughout the year to check progress and determine if interventions are needed. For example English one to one support was provided to improve GCSE English in
Year 11. Impact – an improvement in confidence and written answers, attainment of a grade higher than predicted at the start of Year 11 in English GCSE and grades 8 and 9 for a range of other written subjects in August 2018. Year 7 PPG students received one to one support in English in Year 7 and have improved their attainment by at least 1 whole step.
Mentoring of PPG students on specific programmes e.g. Year 8 Yes to Success, Transition 9 and GCSE mentoring by members of the Senior Leadership Team has contributed to GCSE achievement of 90% Grades 7/8/9 in 2018.
Year 10 and 11 students have been supported in their preparation for examinations by the purchase of revision books and materials e.g. 8 Year 10 students were provided with RE revision guides, highlighters and revision cards to assist in their RE
GCSE preparation for examinations taken in May 2018. In addition attendance at RE Revision Workshops was funded. Impact- students were able to have access to materials and be more fully prepared; 6 out of 8 students achieved a grade 8 or 9 for RE GCSE taken in Year 10.
The Maximise Revision Workshop for Year 7 held prior to their Year 7 examinations was partly funded by Pupil Premium, this helped all Year 7 students including PP students to prepare for their first formal examinations at the school without PP students being identified and separated from their peers.
FSM and PP students were funded for a wide range of trips and visits on request across Years 7 to 11; this has enabled students to fully participate in opportunities available to them, for example 2 students in Year 10 have been funded to participate in the DofE Bronze programme and 1 student in Year 11 funded for the DofE Silver programme in 2017-2018; this has aided the development of their confidence, resilience, communication and leadership skills. 9 PPG students who requested music lessons had these partly funded by PPG which enabled them to learn a new skill and sit relevant music examinations.
Emotional well-being is monitored and PPG students have access to counselling from our school counsellor if required. Impact – improved emotional well-being and ability to cope with pressures at school or home.
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