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Pupil Premium 2017-18

In the financial year April 2017–2018, Hawksmoor School received £233,640.00 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 2017/2018 academic year we spent approximately £254,633 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 £161,072 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
  • 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
  • Writing, creative writing and handwriting groups
  • Pre and post-teaching English and Math lessons
  • Max’s Marvellous Maths
  • Maths times-tables groups
  • Before and after school SATs boosters
  • Lego Therapy 

We also spent:

  • £38,698. On our very successful Parent Partnership and support programme
  • £13,400. On high quality professional counselling
  • £997. On additional Educational Psychology advice
  • £9,850. On special language groups e.g. Everybody Talks (SALT)
  • £1000 On a lunchtime computer club for these children, especially those who do not have access to a computer or the internet at home
  • £359. Parent/Pupil phonics workshops for year 1
  • £630. on homework clubs
  • £10,021. on help from the specialist teacher for those learning English as an Additional Language
  • £9,100Social Communication Project, behaviour support and ASD outreach
  • £536.00 on lunchtime play equipment
  • £1920. Brilliant Club (Gifted and Talented) – raising aspirations to attend university
  • £950 Shakespeare Festival Registration
  • £6100. on Before and after school SATs boosters

Total:  £93,561

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2017 – 2018

Outcomes for children:

At the end of Key Stage 2, outcomes for Pupil Premium were significantly lower than in previous years and below National and the Local Authority averages.

In order to address this, at pace, we have fully reviewed all interventions and only those which had a significant impact have been retained.  Following the recent leadership re-structure and soft partnership with Linton Mead, Quality first Teaching has become the catalyst for raising standards, which is being fully supported by the introduction of a new robust tracking and analysis assessment system.  This system will ensure that all vulnerable groups of children receive timely targeted teacher support. In addition to this an Inclusion Team, led by the Head of School, has been developed and follows an intense professional development programme. This will ensure that our vulnerable children receive the best possible provision through personalised programmes of study, where appropriate, and ensure good progress and raised attainment.