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Pupil Premium 

Pupil Premium

 

We aim to break down any barriers students may have to learning and achievement.  We want all young people at Wombourne High School to succeed.

We have a Pupil Premium Year Group Lead in every year group.  Their role is to identify any students that aren't progressing at the rate we would expect, and to help and intervene at the earliest point possible.

In 2021-2022 our Pupil Premium Year Group Leads are:

     

     Year 7       Mrs Khakh (Overall PP lead)

     Year 8       Mr Barnes

     Year 9       Miss Lee

     Year 10    Mrs Glover

     Year 11    Miss Greaney

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

 

Pupil Premium funding is allocated by The Secretary of State for Education in the form of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). The PPG provides funding for two policies:

  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential.

  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.

 

 

Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils in the following categories:

  • Those who have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years.

  • Those who have been continuously looked after for the past six months.

  • Those who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order (Post LAC).

  • Those children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or were eligible for funding in the last 4 years (Ever 4 Service Child).

 

 

Pupil Premium Monitoring Team

 

This team monitors provision and evaluates the impact of the strategies used to support our Pupil Premium students and consists of:

  • Headteacher

  • The Pupil Premium Governor

  • Assistant Head – PP Lead and Social Sciences Faculty

  • PP Attendance and Academic Mentors (one for each year group)

 

 

Pupil Premium Aim:

 

Pupil Premium Funding is used to ensure that Wombourne High School:

  • Narrows the gap between the performance of Pupil Premium students and their peers within school and nationally.

  • Develops a detailed understanding of the needs of its Pupil Premium students and the strategies needed to meet these needs

  • Provides a range of programmes, initiatives and strategies which will be reviewed annually to ensure impact and value for money.

  • Uses its Pupil Premium funding to raise standards of achievement for eligible students and monitors the impact of these on their progress

 

Pupil Premium Priorities 

 

Further refine and implement PP strategies to break down barriers and ensure PP students achieve in line with their non-PP peers

 

  • Continue to implement and refine whole school PP strategies (For example seating, resources, mentoring, live marking)

  • Use the whole MAT strategies that are effective in raising PP attainment through shared good practice. Working in parties and shared initiatives.

  • Further develop links with primary schools to develop effective strategies as early as possible. Involvement of transition lead.

  • Give responsibility to members of staff to be PP year group leads for the focus to be on 5-8 key students - mentoring and motivation. Use these leads effectively. Leads first implemented in Sept 2019, in 2021-2022 job description adjusted to include a focus on attendance.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 

 

Pupil Premium Strategy with Covid Limitations

During lockdown all students, including students categorised as pupil premium, have attendance and participation in virtual lessons monitored.  Pupil Premium year group leads, in association with Heads of Year, contact any students not attending virtual lessons.  We attempt to remove all barriers to accessing virtual lessons.  Lap-tops have been provided to families without digital devices (this began in March 2020 ahead of government schemes), in addition to dongles, routers and work packs.   Pupil Premium year group leads have played a key role in these strategies and are in regular communication with families.

 

The contact in school for Pupil Premium is Mrs D Khakh (dkhakh@wombournehighschool.co.uk).