Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Premium

The Pupil Premium

DfE Guidance on Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools can make decisions about how to spend the Pupil Premium funding to ensure that there is a narrowing of the attainment gap.

The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:

  • Who are eligible for free school meals
  • Who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£935 per child)
  • Who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (£1900 per child)
  • Whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (£300 per child)
  • Who are adopted from care under the 2002 Adoption Act or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools will also receive the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991 (£1900)

Schools are held accountable for the spending of these monies, and performance tables will capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium.

2018/19 PUPIL PREMIUM plan:

At Siddal Moor we acknowledge the need to close the gap in performance between our disadvantaged students and the performance nationally of students with no recognised disadvantage. We believe that the gap in attainment is a product of a gap in one or more of the following areas:

  • Learning & Skills
  • Opportunity
  • Engagement
  • Aspiration

The school monitors this spending closely and attached is an overview of how the Pupil Premium funding was spent for the previous academic year (2017/18).

Click on the PDF icon for the Review of Pupil Premium Spending 2017/18 Adobe_logo_big

Year 7 Catch-up Premium 2017/18

Catch-up Premium for 2017/18 - £20,700

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).

 The school currently receives funding for 42 students who were not at the expected level in their KS2 tests. This equated to 22% of the cohort.

Impact of Spending in 2016/17

  • Midyis testing used to identify students to take part in a reading and mathematics programme, has ensured accurate targeting
  •  80% of students in Speech and Language Therapy group met personalised targets aimed at improving their confidence and communication skills
  • Students partially meeting targets have been allocated time to continue improvements in 2017/18
Students with a KS2 scaled score between 87 – 931315
Students with a KS2 scaled score below 8673
Students with a KS2 scaled score between 94 – 982825

Catch-up Premium Expenditure Evaluation for 2017/18

Intervention/ActivityAmount (£)Impact
Midyis Testing£1950Completed October 2018
CPD for 2 x TA3 staff on delivering catch-up literacy and numeracy£2000Completed Summer term 2017
Delivery of catch-up literacy and numeracy programmes:£60003/3 students improved at least 1 stage on catch-up programme
– Scrutiny of Midyis profiles to identify potential students5/9 students passed 67% of the catch-up numeracy assessments
– All these students re-tested using catch-up assessment with 12 students qualifying as appropriate2/9 passed 50% of the assessments 2/9 still to be assessed
– 1 x trained numeracy support specialist
– 1 x trained literacy support specialist
– Intensive work with students qualifying based on catch-up programme and resources. ( 2 x 30 minute sessions each week)
6 week targeted reading intervention (BRP) involving students with a validated KS2 reading score <95. (1 hour per week) (21 students)£550012/17 students improved their SA standardised score by Jan 2018. (Up to 44 points) (No data yet for 4 students). 10/16 improved their RA standardised score by Jan 2018. (up to 17 points) (No data yet for 5 students)
Peer mentoring – Year 9 PP students mentoring up to 21 year 7 students with a KS2 scaled reading score >95 to <99£550088% students on track April 2018 (Pearson step 1 or 2 based on starting point). 6% making better than expected progress. 1 student working below expectation
SULP/Literacy£200011/12 improved listening skills (5 listening rules). 3/12 also can now recall verbal information given during a conversation. 3/12 have improved word knowledge (semantics / phonology / word finding (1 student removed from programme because of lack of engagement)

Catch-up Planned Expenditure for 2018/19 will be available online from September 2018