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 2022-23 213 of the students at Stanborough School will receive pupil premium funding.
Covid Catch Up Premium
In 2020-21 the Government announced funding to support students to catch up following the disruption to learning that was caused by the pandemic. In 2021/22 we received an additional £57,132 to support our students in Years 7 to 11. This catch-up funding, along with the Pupil Premium funding, was used in a number of ways to support students’ academic achievement and well-being. A summary of how we spent the money is available below.
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 2021-22 Stanborough School received £205,960 to support disadvantaged and vulnerable students. This money supported a number of interventions including:
- A primary trained teacher who runs ‘The Hive’ offering additional catch up support to students who enter below age related expectations or with specific learning difficulties
- Additional staffing in maths and English to allow a core group of students to receive additional support in English and maths at Key Stage Four including the completion of qualifications such as functional skills
- Staff in our learning support department offer additional support to students with additional needs. For example, those who join us in need of nurture support enter ‘The Nest’ for support with our assistant SENDCo every morning to help foster a positive experience of school. Staff also run additional interventions for students such as pre-teaching vocabulary, digital literacy, social skills etc.
- Student welfare is a priority, with support in place for students’ social and emotional wellbeing through our student counsellor, life coach and student support workers
- We work with our family support workers to identify needs and put in place at home and school
- We have developed the Key Stage Four curriculum structure to meet the needs of all students through a range of vocational courses such as hospitality catering and childcare. We also offer bespoke courses for students who need alternative provision such as our life skills course run by our autistic lead and our arts mark course run by our head of art
- SEN support for those with additional needs through additional support in the classroom, interventions outside the classroom, additional resources such as lap tops and a key worker for those who need additional support
- Admin support for key areas such as pastoral care, the SEND team and attendance. This helps to maintain positive contact at home, identify issues early, and support the key staff so they can ensure needs are met
- Two full time staff members to staff our Student Support base ‘Compass’ giving students who are not accessing mainstream lessons for emotional, behavioural or other reasons an effective, fully tracked program of study and support
- A 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 to 11 through the homework club run by our assistant SENDCo
- The LRC is open before school and after school for students to access computers and printers and is a quiet space for students to study
- Reading and numeracy groups for Year 7 students run by our learning support team
- Tuition for Year 11 students after school
- Lunch time support in ‘Compass’ and in ‘The Retreat’ (for autistic students)
- Focus on quality first teaching and learning with extra support for staff members through a range of CPD offers such as guest speakers
- 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 exams
- Revision materials for Key Stage Four students 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
- Use of Accelerated Reader for all Year 7 and 8 students once a week and additional reading sessions for weaker readers with reader leaders (trained older students who support with reading)
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 £200,730.