Our mission is to put our learners first. At Honywood our work is designed to improve the outcomes and life chances of all our learners. Pupil Premium funding received by the shool allows us to prioritise provision for those learners who are deemed to be disadvantaged.
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged learners and to close the ‘gap’ between this group and their peers. The ‘disadvantaged pupils’ category includes learners who were eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point during the last six years and Children in Care (CIC).
At Honywood we believe that every learner should have the opportunity to flourish both in the contexts of both their academic and non-academic learning. To this end, we constantly seek out best practice in education to ensure that we are making effective use of the funding we receive.
We have invested the majority of our funding into continually improving the quality of teaching and learning these youngsters experience; developing engagement in their studies and in wider school life and offering support as they work to overcome any barriers towards learning they may have. We also provide opportunities for youngsters to develop growth mindsets that will support them in becoming happy and successful life-long learners.
Measuring the impact of PPG spending
To monitor progress on attainment, new measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of youngsters covered by the Pupil Premium. At Honywood, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of each cohort’s attainment will be used to inform learner progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.
The school will evaluate the impact on each learner termly. Evaluation will focus on academic grades alongside the acquisition and development of essential skills to ensure learners are able to learn throughout their lives. Self-confidence and happiness will be evaluated as a corollary of interventions but into place.
Catch Up Funding
Year 7 Catch up Premium Information
Pupil Catch up – what is it?
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 learners who did not achieve at least level 4 in Reading or Maths at the end of KS2.
Schools receive £500 for each learner in Year 7 who did not achieve at least Level 4 in Reading or Maths at the end of KS2.
We aim to deliver additional support through intensive individual tuition and tuition in small groups as required. Our work is designed to offer youngsters a wide range of opportunities to learn both within and beyond the classroom. We work continually to further develop youngsters’ engagement in learning and support them in overcoming barriers they may have towards learning.
Measuring the impact of Year 7 Catch up Premium Information
At Honywood, a cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the attainment will be used to inform learner progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.
Evaluation of progress will focus on academic grades alongside the acquisition and development of learning attributes to ensure learners are successful, both now and in their lives beyond Honywood. Self-confidence and happiness will be evaluated as a corollary of interventions.
Please refer to our report below showing how we have used this additional funding and what effect this has had on the learners for whom the funding was allocated.