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Pupil Premium Policy
Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021
Our Pupil Premium Strategy is based on a process of plan, do, review.
We have completed an internal Pupil Premium review (October 2020), led by Alison Ley, Director of the Teaching School. This review is available on request. We requested a review as delivery had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Assessment (2019-20) does show, however, our learners who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding are not underachieving in comparison to their peers click here for further information. We feel that this is due to our relentless commitment to personalised learning around the holistic needs of the individual.
As a result of our Pupil Premium review we are applying the following strategy which is now included in our School Improvement Plan
Priority: Pupil Premium development
Application of Pupil Premium Plan for change
Impact: Improved Pupil Premium Offer
In the year 2020-21 Castle Hill School has 34 learners who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 13 primary students are allocated £1,345 per child. 21 Secondary students are allocated £955 per child. This means, for 2020-21, that the school will receive £37,540.
We have completed an interview process (November 2020) for leadership within this area. The successful candidate is strengthening the Pupil Premium delivery team and is formulating the Pupil Premium spending plan, this will be published at the beginning of January 2021.
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 Term 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 (Governor at the time of the review)
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
In the year 2019-2020 Castle Hill School had 30 learners who were eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 16 primary students were allocated £1,320 per child. 14 Secondary students were allocated £935 per child. This means, for 2019-20, that the school received £34,210.
Use of Pupil Premium 2019-2020
In the year 2018-19 Castle Hill School had 32 learners who were eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 18 primary students were allocated £1,320 per child. 14 Secondary students were allocated £935 per child. This means, for 2018-2019, that the school received £36,850.
Use of Pupil Premium 2018-2019
In the year 2017-18 Castle Hill School had 31 learners who were eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 13 primary students were allocated £1,320 per child. 18 Secondary students were allocated £935 per child. This means, for 2017-2018, that the school received £33,990.
Use of Pupil Premium 2017-2018
In the year 2016-17 Castle Hill School had 36 learners who were eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 25 primary students were allocated £1,320 per child. 11 Secondary students were allocated £935 per child. This means, for 2016-2017, that the school received £43,285.
Use of Pupil Premium 2016-2017
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.
Pupil Premium Newsletters
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