Diminishing the Difference
Using the Pupil Premium Funding effectively
Selston High School is a smaller than average secondary school; a Converter Academy and part of a Multi Academy Trust (The Two Counties Trust). The proportion of students entitled to additional support from Pupil Premium funding is 29%, which is in line with the national average. Pupil Premium is an additional government funding source, allocated to schools for students in the care of the local authority, those known to be eligible for free school meals and those whose parents are in receipt of an Armed Forces pension.
The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is 12% and in line with the national average, though the number of students with an Educational Healthcare Plan is lower than the national figure and reflects the old Local Authority provision and policy for these students in Nottinghamshire.
Pupil Premium funding and principles
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches pupils who need it most. Selston High School was allocated £187,415 in Pupil Premium funding for the academic year 2016/17.
The level of the premium received into school is allocated as follows:
- For each student currently eligible for free school meals or who have been in receipt within the last 6 years (Ever 6), the Academy receives £935;
- for service children or families in receipt of an Armed Forces pension, the Academy receives £400; • for children who are looked after in Local Authority care, the Academy receives £1900.
Barriers to learning
Pupil Premium students attending Selston High School have a wide range of barriers to learning; however, the principal barriers that the School uses the Pupil Premium funding to target for improvement are:
- Attainment in English (Language and Literature) and Mathematics; • Improving literacy skills;
- personalising the curriculum offer to ensure that it is inclusive including enrichment opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach or inaccessible;
- improving attendance & punctuality;
- valuing education and making the explicit links to the world of work, training and further education including a focus on additional careers information, advice and guidance to ensure viable and secure post sixteen pathways;
- personal, social and life skills education.
Below is a link to our annual report that includes a review of the impact of this provision for 2016-17 and our action plan for 2017-18
PP Report including catch up funding - Jan 2018
If you have any questions regarding Pupil Premium funding please contact Mr S Taylor at the school.
Catch-up funding and principles
The Government provides catch-up funding to support students who have not reached expected standards in order to support them to get back on track and to support their progression across KS3. In turn this should enable them to enter KS4 with the best possible chances of being successful in GCSE and other qualifications.
The level of catch-up funding received has been fixed for several years as a lump sum of £10,636
Below is a link to our annual report that includes a review of the impact of this provision for 2017-18 and our action plan for 2018-19
Y7 Catch up report March 2018