Pupil Premium and Catch Up Funding
Pupil premium is additional funding for schools provided by the government to enhance the education of disadvantaged students. In 2020-21 212 of the students at Stanborough School will receive pupil premium funding.
“Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the pupil premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils with their responsibility.” DfE
In 2019-20 Stanborough School received £216,869 to support disadvantaged and vulnerable students. This money supported a number of interventions including:
- Extra Staffing in maths and English to support individually tailored learning and small groups
- Additional learning support through small group tuition with our primary trained teacher and our Student Support Department
- Student Welfare, with support for students with our student counsellor, life coach and student and family support workers
- Developing the Year 11 curriculum structure to meet the needs of all students through a range of courses such as catering and vocational subjects such as childcare and a Cope course for students who were disapplied from MFL
- Smaller classes in Y9-11
- SEN support for those with additional needs and a key worker for those who need additional in class support
- A Student Support admin role to support the SENDCo and Inclusion manager
- Three full time staff members to staff our Student Support base giving students who are not accessing mainstream lessons for emotional, behavioural or other reasons an effective, fully tracked program of study and support
- SLT mentoring for disaffected and underachieving Key Stage Four pupil premium students
- An in house careers advisor offering careers interviews and support in applying for Post 16 provision for all Year 11 pupil premium students
- After school provision for students in Year 7 through the homework club
- Reading and Numeracy groups for Year 7 students
- Tuition from Post 16 students for Y11 students in core subjects
- Lunch time support in Student Support and the Nest
- Focus on quality first teaching and learning with extra support for staff members through IRIS, faculty outreach and teacher coaching
- Training for ten staff from different departments through the OTI scheme to develop engaging teaching and learning and develop feedback strategies
- Use of SISRA analytics for individual, group, department and whole school tracking
- A specialist assistant head with designated responsibility for pupil premium students to ensure appropriate tracking, interventions and assessment of outcomes takes place to further decrease the gap
- ‘Period 6’ for Year 11 students in the lead up to their exam
- ‘The Nest’ a nurturing support base for students who enter Year 7 with emotional, resilience and trust issues.
- Hertfordshire ‘Steps’ training for all staff on dealing with students with emotional and behavioural issues
- Training on Restorative Justice to help react to students’ behavioural needs in a more supportive and productive way
- Revision materials paid for through pupil premium funding
- Music tuition and other enriching school trips supported for specific students through the pupil premium
- A full time pastoral support officer to support the pastoral team in tracking, monitoring and supporting student behaviour and progress
- A full time staff member with responsibility for data and tracking to help support staff in effective tracking of student progress and support staff in putting in timely and effective interventions
- An additional deputy head teacher with responsibility for teaching and learning and monitoring standards in the classroom
- A program of interviews with SLT for underachieving students to support them in putting together a plan of action
- A new marking and feedback policy with appropriate training for staff to help develop more effective marking and feedback for students
- A new focus on ‘learning to learn’ and meta-cognition strategies which are show by the EEF to support all learners, but in particular disadvantaged students
Please see the school impact report for information on the impact of these strategies.
This year we anticipate our allocation will be in the region of £199,595.
Catch Up Funding
The catch-up funding is given to schools for students who enter Year 7 with low attainment in numeracy and / or literacy. In 2019-20 we received £11,848. The funding supports a range of targeted systems to help students make progress and ‘catch up’ with their peers during the year.