Pupil Premium & Catch Up
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Pupil Premium is currently worth £935 for each child of secondary school age who met the criteria.
On this basis Willowfield will receive £295,460 for the 2016/17 financial year. With an increasing roll indications are that the school will receive a slightly larger sum for 2017-18. On this basis the school has allocated a pupil premium budget of £298,810 for the academic year 2016-17.
The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
Pupil premium has also funded Summer School Programmes for disadvantaged pupils to support their transition to secondary schoos.
The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
the reports or online statements for parents that schools have to publish
There is certain information that must be in the online report:
the school’s pupil premium allocation in respect of the current academic year;
details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent;
details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and
the impact of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school, in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.
Details of the arrangements for funding the pupil premium for Willowfield Humanities College can be found on the links below.
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2.
Schools then assess the needs of their individual pupils and decide the best way to use the funding. This may include:
- individual tuition in addition to classroom teaching
- intensive small-group tuition
- purchasing external services and materials to add to those provided by the school, for example tutor services or proven computer-based learning or online support
- summer or holiday schools to deliver intensive catch-up over a short period
Schools also have a duty to publish information about the use of the funding on their web-site. In particular they must:
- describe how they spent the previous academic year’s allocation,
- describe how the school assessed the effect of the spending on attainment
- evaluate the effect the premium has had on pupils’ educational attainment
- outline their plans to spend the current academic year’s allocation
|PPG Budget 2014-2015||24th Aug 2016||Download|
|PPG Budget 2013-2014||24th Aug 2016||Download|
|PPG Report 2013-2014||24th Aug 2016||Download|
|PPG Report 2014-2015||24th Aug 2016||Download|
|PUPIL PREMIUM BUDGET FINANCIAL YEAR 2015||24th Aug 2016||Download|
|PUPIL PREMIUM CASE STUDIES Anonymous Forms||24th Aug 2016||Download|
|Pupil Premium Projected Expenditure 2015 Mid Year Review||24th Aug 2016||Download|
|PPG Report 2015-2016||30th Sep 2016||Download|
|PPG Strategy Statement 2016-2017||01st Nov 2016||Download|
|PPG review 2016-2017||07th Nov 2017||Download|
|PPG Plan 2017-2018||07th Nov 2017||Download|