Falinge Park High School
Opening Doors; Unlocking Potential
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’.
Focus of Funding Allocated 2016-2017
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 measures (for example national trend shows a 27% gap in attainment of 5A*-C including Maths and English between Pupil premium and non-pupil premium students) 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,
- Curriculum – Particular focus on Literacy and Numeracy across the curriculum and specific intervention strategies to target the attainment and progress gaps between PP and non PP pupils in all year groups
- Specific need – Pupils who are identified with a specific need including SEND pupils, high attaining pupils on entry and pupils with behavioural issues are supported to ensure that the gap between PP and non PP pupils with these needs narrows
- Teaching and Learning – To develop compelling learning throughout the curriculum through a culture of consistency and creativity. A focus on an active research model to develop and evaluate strategies to narrow the gap in attainment and progress between PP and non PP pupils while improve provision for all
- Cultural capital – Access to extra curricular/enrichment opportunities, no matter the pupils background so that all aspects of the learned curriculum are available to all pupils
- Attendance and punctuality – to implement strategies to address the gap in attendance and punctuality rates between PP and non-PP pupils
The school’s Pupil Premium evaluation of impact and spend is reviewed termly with all stakeholders and the pupil premium review team.