Pupil Premium Funding

Mr S Ward & Ms J Hilton – Pupil Premium Review Team

Key statements from last Ofsted report(s) relating to the performance of disadvantaged pupils at Falinge Park High School:

‘Students known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium attain above the national average for similar students. Their attainment is very close to other students in the school. This reflects the excellent support and guidance that they receive’.

Key areas of focus for funding allocation during academic year 2018-2019

Curriculum and assessment: A clear emphasis on broadening our PP work of 17/18 expanding from curriculum focus to a wider breadth with the inclusion of assessment to improve and underpin this vital area for disadvantaged pupils at Falinge Park High school. We will achieve this through a focus on; Behaviour for learning, progress and assessment, literacy, numeracy, alternative provision, examination support and food technology resourcing.

Specific need: Further development to our successful specific need focus encompassing the new school structure and utilising bespoke support services that have far reaching implications for our disadvantaged pupils to overcome barriers to learning. We will achieve this through a focus on; Pupil welfare and development, equality and Inclusion, speech and Language therapy and Interpreter services.

Enrichment and Development: We recognise that our disadvantaged pupils benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities and support. We will achieve this through a focus on; MFL services support and resource, enrichment and development fund, breakfast club nutrition and food for thought provision.

Leadership: A key aspect for the school’s culture is the focus on continuous professional development and the emphasis on the development of leadership throughout the school. We have made this explicit within our PP strategy through the following; Teaching and Learning, leadership of numeracy, literacy, pupil welfare and equality and inclusion, CIEAG, pupil premium review team, leadership of attendance and punctuality, pupil premium champion development and pupil premium specific continuous professional development.

The aim of our Pupil Premium (PP) funding at Falinge Park High School is to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged students with other students in our care.  We do this by ensuring that the funding is strategically and effectively targeted to address barriers to success and academic progress/achievement between PP and non-PP pupils.

When identifying strategies and allocating funding to particular projects we consider the impact of previous experience within our school context, as well as applying knowledge gained from external research including the Educational Endowment Foundation and the Sutton Trust.  We are committed to using a range of measures to evaluate the impact of the spend as an ongoing process throughout each academic year.

These include headline as well as individualised monitoring and evaluation processes which are developed in conjunction with staff who have specific responsibilities for reviewing the pupil premium spend.  The school allocates its funding in the following key areas,

The school’s Pupil Premium evaluation of impact and spend is reviewed termly with all stakeholders and the pupil premium review team. The information is updated and available on our school website links at the top of the page.