Pupil Premium Plan – 2012 / 2013

Introduction

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals or who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Pupil Premium Allocation

The amount of Pupil Premium allocation that Fred Longworth High School will receive during the current Academy Financial Year is £191,900. This is based on 321 eligible students from a total roll of 1,283.

During the last financial year, the Pupil Premium allocation was £85,800. This was based on 177 eligible students from a total roll of 1,286.

Nature of Support

The Pupil Premium is spent in an integrated way to ensure that entitled students receive additional support and use of facilities. It is targeted at those with the greatest need, defined by progress against targets, reading age and attendance. Funding is also used to provide home visits, support additional tuition, provide additional materials and staff deployment. Examples of this across all key stages are:

  • One-to-One tuition
  • Summer Schools programme
  • Access to Hardship funds
  • Focus / Nurture groups
  • Pastoral system focusing on Pupil Premium students through the employment of:

♦ Pupil Premium Coordinator
♦ Safeguarding & Behaviour Coordinator
♦ Family Welfare & Attendance Officer
♦ ‘Non-Teaching’ Heads of Year
♦ Key Workers/Learning Mentors

These strategies support systems and processes which ensure continued progress and academic achievement for those in vulnerable groups.

Measuring the impact

Our tracking and monitoring systems are designed to ensure that all students fulfil their potential and we place a particular focus on tracking the progress of our disadvantaged students.

Impact upon attainment of Pupil Premium students is monitored at Year Group, Subject and Individual level. Achievement is reported to Governors on an annual basis through faculty examination analysis reports and through Governors Pastoral & Community committee.