The Pupil Premium Grant is additional to main school funding and is used by Alderbrook School to support the pastoral, social and academic needs of our eligible pupils.
During our most recent OFSTED inspection, it was observed that:
“The pupil premium funding is spent on extra support in a range of subjects, especially in English and mathematics. As a result, the attainment gap for students eligible for the pupil premium and other students is narrowing and they now achieve better than this group nationally in both English and mathematics.”
In 2014 Pupil Premium pupil results at Alderbrook School exceeded national Pupil Premium results.
Catch Up Spending Proposals for 2016 – 2017
Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium
For 2016-17, the Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium is used for all year 7 pupils who are identified as needing greater support.
At the end of Key Stage 2, only 53% of students met the ‘expected standard’ nationally. Funding is £14 827, similar to last year. As there are more students requiring this support, we have considered students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of year 6, CATS tests and our own baseline assessments including reading tests to determine the most appropriate interventions. These interventions include:
- Smaller groups for English and maths mainstream lesson
- SSA support in these smaller classes
- Special support as part of the Learning Support ARC in year 7
- Spelling and reading workshops
- Accelerated reader programme
- One to one intervention
- On line programmes from identified weaknesses
‘Alderbrook School is a winner in the Pupil Premium awards 2016!’