Pupil Premium Overview 2017/2018
The Government believes that the pupil premium, which in addition to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children that are or have been eligible for free school meals (E6) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
National research shows that children who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. Pupils at secondary school are also less likely to be registered for Free School Meals even when they are eligible and so are more likely to be picked up by the ‘ever six’ approach. In allocating the pupil premium from 2012‐13, the then coalition government recognised that looked‐after children (and service children) face additional barriers to reaching their potential and so these pupils too will receive a premium. It is also noticeable that many pupils claiming FSM will also fall into other groups vulnerable to underachievement such as SEN.
Good teaching can, and does, narrow gaps in attainment. To improve outcomes for learners vulnerable to under achievement Hillcrest has developed personalised provision that is linked to effective planning, good specialist pedagogy, rigorous methods of assessment, and appropriate and timely interventions.
The school has a PAN of 1050. The pupil premium calculation was based on 45% of the cohort. The allocation for 2017/18 is £432,000.
Alongside the table of intervention below, each year group has its own database which records the intervention put into place for every individual pupil.