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Mark Hall Academy, First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9LR  |  Tel: 01279 866280

Pupil Premium

In 2011-12 the government launched its Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools and academies based on the number of pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). Since 2012-13 it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years.

This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure these pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

Pupil Premium Strategy Document 

 

Catch- up Premium

  1. How much funding did we receive this year?

This year we have received £18,620 Catch Up Premium. The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

How do we intend to spend this year’s allocation?

We have allocated the funding to support our pupils in the following ways:

Actions Cost
Year 7 Literacy Toolbox with HLTA Intervention £3050
Year 8 Literacy Toolbox Intervention £2000
Targeted Handwriting £90
Drop Everything & Read £40
The Catch Up Literacy & Numeracy Staff Training £1800
Before Lessons Peer Reading Intervention £200
Key Stage 3 Intervention Small Groups & 1:1 sessions £9790
Small Group Social Skills Intervention – Welfare £900
1:1 Counselling Sessions – Welfare £750
    Total = £18,620
     

 

  1. How much funding did we receive in 2017-2018?

Last year we received £ 12,078 Catch Up Premium.

How did we spend last year’s allocation?

Actions Cost
1:4 classes £8500
Literacy Toolbox with HLTA £2200
Literacy Toolbox during tutor time £1038
Peer reading £200
Targeted Handwriting £90
Drop Everything & Read £40
Book in the Bag £10
    Total = £12,078

How last year’s allocation made a difference to the outcomes of the pupils?

To measure the impact of the additional funding received, all ATT academies use GL Assessments to benchmark, measure and analyse the progress made by each pupil. GL Assessments provide nationally recognised Standardised Age Scores which can be used to robustly analyse if progress has been made. Standardised Age Scores show that a pupil is working at age related expectation if the score is 100 or more (2016 onwards)/level 4b prior to this.

By the end of the academic year, there were only 32 students in English and 13 students in Maths who were identified as not working at ARE of 100, based on the summer term GL assessments.

The term by term impact of our English and Maths interventions can be summarised in the tables on the following pages.

English

In September 2017, 36 arrived at our academy who were not yet secondary ready in English. At the end of the year, the figure was only 5.

Year 7 Catch –up English 2017-2018

Target: % Year 7 cohort secondary ready by end of autumn term.

Students Number Percentage at 4b+
4b on entry 79 65%
After ½ Term    
After 1 Term 99 85%
After 2 Terms 105 89%
At May Half Term    
End of Year 7GL Assessment 111 94%

Maths

In September 2017, 34 arrived at our academy who were not yet secondary ready in Mathematics.

At the end of the year the figure was 14.

Year 7 Catch –up Maths 2017-2018

Target: % Year 7 cohort secondary ready by end of autumn term.

Students Number Percentage at 4b+  
4b on entry 62 51%  
After ½ Term      
After 1 Term 75 64%  
After 2 Terms 87 74%  
After May ½ Term      
End of Year 7GL Assessment 101 86%