Pupil Premium / Catch-Up

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Pupil Premium / Catch-Up

School uses the pupil premium in line with its vision, 'Let your light so shine before all, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven' (Matthew 5:16) in order to narrow the gap for our disadvantaged pupils.


Equal Value and Equal Worth

The Government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘narrow the gap’. Schools will be accountable for narrowing the gap, and school performance tables include new measures that show the attainment of pupils who receive the pupil premium compared with their peers.

www.gov.uk/government/publications

  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

 

Funding for 2019 to 2020

In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for primary-aged pupils
  • £935 for secondary-aged pupils

Schools also receive £2,300 for each pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care under: A special guardianship order
  • has left care under: A residence order
  • has left care under: A child arrangement order

Total allocation for Academic Year 2019/20 = £549,417

Total allocation for PP+ Pupils = £62,550

School Context

Woodchurch High School is a mixed comprehensive with on average 1427 pupils on roll.

% of pupils known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)*

Year 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
School 22.4 20.4 20.9 22 22
National 14.7 14.4 13.9 Not published  

% of pupils known to be eligible as Pupil Premium (Ever6)

Year 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
School 43.4 44.4 44.7 43 42.3
National 29.3 29.1 24.6 Not published  
Wirral 33.8 32.7 30.1 Not published  

Areas of Spending

Latest research carried out by Sutton Trust (July 2016) to identify which ways of spending time and money are likely to lead to the biggest possible increase in pupils’ learning indicates:

www.educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk

  • One to one – potential gains of 5 months
  • ICT – potential gains of 4 months
  • Homework (Secondary) – potential gains of 5 months
  • Phonics – potential gains of 4 months
  • Collaborative Learning – potential gains of 5 month
  • Smaller group sizes – Potential gains of 5 months
  • Feedback – Potential gains of 8 months
  • Meta cognition – Potential gains of 8 months
  • Holiday courses – Potential gains of 2 months
  • Mastery Learning – Potential gains of 5 months
  • Reading Strategies – Potential gains of 5 months
  • Peer Tutoring - Potential gains of 6 months

As well as Woodchurch High school being actively involved in Sutton Trust research, we have also used ‘John Dunford’s Ten-Point Plan’ to inform our practice and identifying key areas of spending.

www.johndunfordconsulting.co.uk

Please open the below links for further information on how Woodchurch High school have used our Pupil Premium allocations to ensure that it has a direct impact on the pupils that require it most.

 

Documents

Pupil Premium Strategy Review 2021-2022
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2022
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-2021
Pupil Premium Spending Plan 2019-20
Pupil Premium Spending Plan 2019-20
Review and Impact of Spending 2018-19

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