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A good education for students including their personal development & academic achievement. Ofsted 2013

 

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), for students who have been eligible for FSM within the last six years and for children of Service Personnel and children who are looked after in Local Authority Care or have been adopted.

In 2017-18, Cardinal Newman School was allocated Pupil Premium funding £294,525. The purpose of this funding was to ensure that the disadvantaged pupils in our school are effectively supported to overcome any barriers to learning and achieve their full potential. The funding is provided to ensure that as a group, those in receipt of Pupil Premium (PP) funding, achieve at least in line with the average for non-disadvantaged pupils nationally or that any differences in their achievement are decreasing.

Impact of Pupil Premium initiative 2017 -18

The use of the Pupil Premium funding 2017 -18 has enabled us to ensure that the gap between the achievement of our disadvantaged students and non-disadvantaged students nationally is continuing to narrow. The strategies in place have made sure that the pupil premium gap across the curriculum has continued to reduce.

The year 11 results for 2017 -18, illustrate that the success in narrowing throughout key stage 3, is being maintained through to GCSE outcomes. This ensures that our disadvantaged pupils have the best chance at success post 16 and for the future.

We are delighted that our interventions have ensured that again the overall progress of our year 11 HPA disadvantaged students is higher than our HPA non disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium Funding Action Plan 2018/2019

Name of school: Cardinal Newman School               Pupil Premium Lead: Michelle Chappell

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), for students who have been eligible for FSM within the last six years and for children of Service Personnel and children who are looked after in Local Authority Care or have been adopted.

The purpose of this fund is to ensure that the disadvantaged pupils in our school are effectively supported to overcome any barriers to learning and achieve their full potential. The funding is provided to ensure that as a group, those in receipt of Pupil Premium (PP) funding, achieve at least in line with the average for non-disadvantaged pupils nationally or that any differences in their achievement are decreasing.

Although we have seen gaps reduce since the introduction of the Pupil Premium funding, we are committed to ensure that all our students fulfil their potential regardless of their background or individual circumstances. The interventions / support in place for 2018 – 2019 have built on the strengths of the past two years and we will continue to use this funding to eliminate any gap.

We believe the main barriers to learning for disadvantaged pupils including high ability in our school are:

  • A high percentage of our PP students in year 11 are also EAL. The majority of these students struggle with literacy, this is likely to impact upon their achievement in all GCSEs but particularly English. This is also an issue for students in all years.
  • The proportions of pupil premium students not meeting expected literacy standards in year 7 on entry to the school are higher than that of other pupils.  These students therefore may find it harder to make expected progress by the end of year 11 without additional support.
  • The current year 11 have a large proportion of lower ability students receiving the pupil premium funding. Lower ability students nationally need extra support in achieving a good grade in Maths and English and so accessing appropriate progression routes. However, providing effective support to make correct choices for the next stages in learning is essential for all disadvantaged pupils.
  • Although our PP attendance is very close (0.85%) to Non-PP students and is slightly better than the national average for all students (4.9% absence compared with 5.00% absence nationally) there is still some variation within year groups and PP gender that need to be improved.
  • Social, emotional and mental health issues (SEMH)

It is our aim to use the Pupil Premium funding for 2018-19 to facilitate interventions and support mechanisms to reduce the barriers to learning identified.

The next review will be Jan 2019

  1. FINAL Pupil Premium Action Plan 2018 19 (002)