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Please click on the heading to access the Department for Education Pupil Premium Guidance.

Click on the thumbnails below to access more information about Pupil Premium.

policies_1 Pupil Premium Policy.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017

We have completed our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2016-2017 (below) which highlights our effective use of the Pupil Premium fund.

This strategy highlights our :
♦Pupil Premium Allocation
♦Current attainment
♦Barriers to future attainment
♦Planned expenditure
Targeted support
Other approaches
♦Review of expenditure
Targeted support
Other approaches
♦Additional detail

policies_1Click here to access the 2016-2017 strategy document.

Our learners who are eligible for pupil premium funding are not underachieving in comparison to their peers. This is due to our relentless commitment to personalised learning around the holistic needs of the individual.

During 2015/16 a new assessment system was developed and introduced to show the impact of PP funding. This development has been introduced after exploring the use of P levels and coming to the conclusion that these are not suitable in demonstrating the finer details.

MAPP (Measuring & Assessing Pupil Progress) is being used and is linked to specific targets for this cohort of pupils. The targets will also be linked to the EHCs. This will enable more accurate assessment of the interventions in place.

Pupil Premium review Spring T erm 2016

A Pupil Premium Review was carried out in April 2016. The purpose of the review was to look at the current practice and identify possible recommendations for the future.

The review was led by Alison Ley, deputy headteacher and supported by Kiersti Dickinson and Dan Pearce, both members of the SLT team.

During the review a number of interviews were held with key people including:

  • Jane Goldring, Pupil Premium Champion,
  • Sally Metcalfe, Family Liaison Support Officer
  • Sue White, Pupil Premium Governor

As well as talking to individuals about the impact of Pupil Premium and their understanding of what Pupil Premium is, the website and data were also scrutinised.

The main findings of the review concluded that:

Governors are fully informed about Pupil Premium, this is due to Pupil Premium being a standing item in the headteacher report at the Governing Body meetings, the sub committee also have regular presentations regarding Pupil Premium looking at the impact of the Interventions.

All teachers are aware of Pupil Premium and are able to talk about which pupils are in receipt of the funding and what additional interventions they received.

The interventions that are currently in place are well matched to the individual needs of the pupils and are integrated well into the curriculum.

The recommended areas for improvement were:

  • To develop clearer systems to track progress
  • To have a clearer system to monitor the funding
  • To develop a strategic plan for future use of Pupil Premium funding

A follow up review has been planned for the Spring term 2017
In the year 2015-16 Castle Hill School had 27 learners who were eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 12 primary students were allocated £1,320 per child. 15 Secondary students were allocated £935 per child. This meant that the school received £ 29,865.

policies_1 Use of Pupil premium 2015-16.
policies_1 Facilitator timetable/interventions 2015-16.

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In the year 2014-15 Castle Hill School had 27 learners who were eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 17 primary students were allocated £1,300 per child. 10 Secondary students were allocated £900 per child.This meant that the school received £ 31,450.

policies_1 Use of Pupil premium 2014-15.

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In the year 2013-14 Castle Hill School had 25 learners who were eligible for Pupil Premium funding of £900 per child. This meant that the school received £22,395.

In the year 2012-13 Castle Hill School had 13 learners who were eligible for Pupil Premium funding  of £615 per child. This meant that the school received £8,000.

policies_1 Use of Pupil Premium up to 2014.

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Note

Much of our evidence showing the progress of our Pupil Premium students is collated on film. Viewing this video evidence is essential in fully understanding the impact that the Pupil Premium fund has had for our disadvantaged students.
Videos are available upon request.