Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium At All Hallows

At All Hallows Catholic School, we believe that all students should have the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of background. Further details about Pupil Premium can be found by following the link below:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

It is strongly recommended that families check to see whether they are eligible for free school meals and if they are, please see the link below:

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/teachers-and-education-staff/finance/forms-and-templates/eligibility-for-free-school-meals-and-pupil-premium-funding

 or contact the All Hallows School Finance Office.

Our mission statement reminds us that our students,

‘…deserve, and should receive, equal love, justice, respect and opportunities for growth and fulfilment.’

We have identified that, in general, students from ‘disadvantaged’ backgrounds (as defined by Pupil Premium status) achieve lower levels of attainment and progress than the rest of their cohort, and are determined to eliminate this gap.

In the 2018-9 academic year, we have set out to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Improve absolute attainment levels of PP students
  2. Close the attainment and progress gaps relative to non-PP students
  3. Improve the attendance of PP students

These outcomes are built upon the following areas of focus, which have determined how out PP funding is spent, and how our staff prioritise their efforts:

  1. a)     Enhancing reading, writing and mathematics skills for PP students
  2. b)     Using extra-curricular provision to engage students and develop a depth of learning
  3. c)     Ensuring staff have a clear focus on the potential impact of disadvantage and the need to improve student outcomes
  4. d)     Engage PP students with school life, encouraging them to be happy, enthused and recognising their potential
  5. e)     Addressing specific issues that impact the performance of individual students

The gap is closing…

We continuously monitor our progress against the three priority outcomes listed above. We are aware that the ‘gap’ between Pupil Premium students and the rest of the school has been too large in the past, but are encouraged by the clear and consistent progress that we have made in the past three years.

  1. Improve absolute attainment levels of PP students:

Our Pupil Premium students are already showing a good standard of absolute attainment level, but we are still striving to increase this number. The percentage of our Pupil Premium students obtaining 5 GCSEs graded A* to C, including English and Maths, in 2017 was 68%. In 2018 we achieved 66% in the same statistic, which although is still high when compared to nationally, our goal is to begin to raise this figure each year.

 

2.     Close the attainment and progress gaps relative to non-PP students:

2019 Measure (gap between PP and non-PP students)School disadvantaged pupilsLocal authority other (non-disadvantaged) pupilsEngland state-funded schools other (non-disadvantaged) pupils
Progress 8 score and confidence interval0.590.320.13
Attainment 8 score51.853.350.1
Grade 4 or better in English &

Maths GCSE
54%58%50%
Achieving EBacc42%34%29%
Staying in education or

entering employment
100%97%96%

Our PP students finish their GCSE studies having made considerably more progress than PP students nationwide, and are achieving higher, on average, than the national non-PP students in attainment. We continue to do all we can to close the PP gap within our own school between PP and non-PP, and this will continue to be a whole-school drive.

  1. Improve the attendance of PP students:

A comparison of attendance data for PP students over the past 3 years shows improvements: 93.55% in 2014/5; 94.75% in 2015/6, 96.03% in 2016/7 and 95.05% in 2017/18.

This is still lower than the attendance level for non-PP students (95.91% in 2017/8), though this to some extent reflects the circumstances of some specific PP students. We continue to work to improve PP attendance.

What we are doing to achieve this:

The school received £119,681 for PP funding during this year 2018/9.  We have then provided the initiatives in the list below, specifically targeted at the areas of focus listed above.

a)    Enhancing reading, writing and mathematics skills for PP students

Planned expenditure in 2018/9: 40% (£47,872)

Outstanding Teaching in the classroom - wages and training
1:1 teaching for PP students identified as in need of additional support in Maths and English
Small group teaching to allow teachers a greater focus on PP students
Small group reading sessions to improve literary skills

b)    Using extra-curricular provision to engage students and develop a depth of learning

Planned expenditure in 2018/9: 12% (£14,361)

Music lessons for PP students who demonstrate musical interest and talent but are unable to afford lessons themselves
Assistance with the costs of curriculum trips for students struggling to afford the costs of these and to ensure that all Pupil Premium students have the opportunity to participate
External education provision where a specific need was identified that could be best addressed by a specialist provider

c)    Ensuring staff have a clear focus on the potential impact of disadvantage and the need to improve student outcomes:

Planned expenditure in 2018/9: 18% (21,542)

4 Matrix data analysis software and training to allow staff to compare Pupil Premium attainment with other students
Pupil Premium Coordinator – a member of staff allocated to identify the needs of PP students and ensure excellence of our provision
Learning and Teaching CPD for all staff to support specific learning and teaching techniques in the classroom to assist Pupil Premium students
Regular review meetings between Assistant Heads of Years, Heads of Department and Leadership & Management Team members to focus on strategies to reduce the attainment gap between Pupil Premium and other students

d)    Engage PP students and parents with school life, encouraging them to be happy, enthused and recognising their potential:

Planned expenditure in 2018/9: 22% (£26,329)

Teaching assistant time focused on Pupil Premium students
Home-school link worker to help address home and family issues
Support from the Surrey County Council Educational Welfare Officer to identify and address the root causes of poor attendance
Subsidised prom tickets for Yr 11 students, used as an incentive during year
‘Family Learning’ evening events where PP students are taught with family members to engage parents and students with the school’s approach to learning.
Provision of school uniform for students unable to afford it themselves
Breakfast Club

e)    Addressing specific issues that impact the performance of individual students:

Planned expenditure in 2018/9: 8% (£9,574)

Equipment for students who are unable to purchase items that would significantly benefit their studies, for example revision guides, textbooks, materials for art and food technology.
Access to GCSE revision aid podcasts
Exam resit fees for PP students identified as being in a position to improve on GCSE Maths and English results
Lunchtime homework club providing disadvantaged pupils with access to ICT facilities and encouragement and help.

Following the 2017/18, each of the funding action plans will be evaluated on their impact, to reassess an action plan ready for the following 2019/20 academic year.

Updated January 2019

All students, including those from minority ethnic backgrounds and those who speak English as an additional language, make outstanding progress in Years 7 to 11. This is because they work hard and consistently experience high-quality teaching. This outcome also reflects that, after intensive support where necessary, students read and write very well and confidently apply their excellent mathematical skills in other subjects when needed