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Pupil Premium 2015-2016

In the financial year April 2015–2016, Hawksmoor School received £237,540.00 Pupil Premium Funding to help us boost the progress to get better results for our children who are eligible for free school meals or 'looked after' by the Local Authority with the intention of closing any gaps in attainment for 'disadvantaged' children.

This is what we spent it on:

In the 2015/2016 academic year we spent approximately £331,860.00 on initiatives, activities and additional outside agencies which supported our pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant which is well above the money we were allocated by the government.

We spent £157,669.00 on teacher focus work, on in-class support provided by our excellent Teaching Assistants, and to pay teachers and TAs to run our many English and Maths intervention, catch-up and booster groups including:

  • Target work in the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • 1.5 Tas offering language groups and speech and language therapist set programmes
  • Daily 1:1 reading and additional Group Guided Reading
  • Reading comprehension groups
  • Additional Spelling and grammar groups
  • Project X and Project X Code
  • Phonics booster sessions
  • Sounds Success
  • Writing, creative writing and handwriting groups
  • Pre and post-teaching English and Math lessons
  • Max’s Marvellous Maths
  • Springboard for maths
  • Wave 3 Maths Groups
  • Maths times-tables groups
  • Before and after school SATs boosters
  • Lego Therapy

We also spent:

  • £38,698.00 On our very successful Parent Partnership and support programme
  • £13,400.00 On high quality professional counselling
  • £997.00 On additional Educational Psychology advice
  • £15,600.00 On additional speech and language therapy support
  • £9,000.00 On special language groups e.g. Everybody Talks (SALT)
  • £1,950 On a lunchtime computer club for these children, especially those who do not have access to a computer or the internet at home
  • £359.00 Parent/Pupil phonics workshops for year 1
  • £,3900.00 on homework clubs as well as highly effective attendance work
  • £10,021.00 on help from the specialist teacher for those learning English as an Additional Language
  • £1500.00 Social Communication Project, behaviour support and ASD outreach
  • £12,853.00 On 1:1 tuition by a teacher
  • £900.00 On additional books and teaching resources including £370.00 ‘Blast Pack’ and £377.00 on lunchtime play equipment
  • £62,716.00 On full-time 1:1 support for disadvantaged pupils with significant special educational needs who either do not have funding from the Local Authority, are awaiting funding or to supplement LA funding
  • £1920.00 Brilliant Club (Gifted and Talented) – raising aspirations to attend university

Total: £174,191.00


Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2015 – 2016

Outcomes for children:

As a result of our excellent support our 'disadvantaged' children do exceptionally well. In 2015-2016 progress for our disadvantaged children (PP) was above national for all children in reading, maths and significantly above in writing. In fact, the progress made by our PP children was slightly better than all our pupils and our non-PP children in reading and writing, where all our children made exceptional progress.  Attainment for our PP children was also above national for all children in reading and writing, and in-line for maths.

They do so well that most years we get congratulatory letters from government ministers.

“It gives me great pleasure to write to you and congratulate your school on the improvement in the key stage 2 results of your disadvantaged pupils since 2011

“…you are highly effective in educating these pupils”

“I would like to congratulate your staff, governors, parents and pupils for their hard work and success, and thank you for your leadership in making such a difference to the future success of your pupils.”

(Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools 2015)

As a result, Mrs Brammer, the Executive Headteacher, is an official National Pupil Premium Reviewer, helping other schools improve their practice and results for these children.