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Pupil Premium at Hendon School

All schools receive additional income called the Pupil Premium. This money is allocated by the Government to help schools support children from low income families and children in care. The amount of additional funding schools receive is based on the number of children who are entitled to receive free school meals* or are looked after children.

(*Since September 2012 this includes children who have received free school meals any time over the past six years.)

Nationally, FSM pupils and looked after children achieve less compared to other students. For example, there is a large gap in the attainment of FSM/CLA and non FSM/CLA in terms of the percentage who achieve 5A*-C including English and Maths. Pupil Premium money has been given to help schools narrow the gap.

How much do we receive?

 

2011-2012 Financial Year

2012-2013

Financial Year

2013-2014

Financial Year

2014-2015

Financial Year

Number of students

430

453

445

440

£ per student

£281

£600

£900

£900

£ Total

£120,830

£271,800

£400,500

£396,000

 

The funding has been used in a number of ways at this School to “narrow the gap” and support attainment of our Pupil Premium students. These are summarised below.

What we have spent it on during 2012-13 and 2013-14?

  • Additional teacher’s employed in English and Maths to facilitate smaller classes.
  • Revision classes across a range of subjects including English and Maths on weekends and during the holidays.
  • Booster sessions- these are run after School and at weekends to provide additional support from subject teachers for those students that need it in order to reach their full potential.
  • Smaller form groups in all year groups to facilitate more individual student support
  • Year 7 paired reading scheme and the renaissance reading programme
  • Small Literacy groups which run through Humanities lessons
  • The SAM learning package to support home learning and revision
  • My maths online learning package
  • The school library remains open for students who want to use ICT or the study facilities until 4.30p.m. daily  
  • A Sixth Form study centre Learning Manager to provide extended support in the sixth form centre until 5.00p.m. every day
  • Sixth form induction programme in July to facilitate transition into Sixth Form courses
  • Support from Cambridge University
  • Financial support for education trips, visits and revision packages.
  • Dedicated staff within our Student Support Services area to monitor and assist students.
  • A dedicated behaviour support team
  • Transitional intervention from Year 6 to Year 7.
  • Every Step Matters small group work group
  • REVS motor mechanic group
  • Vocational College courses for students
  • Art Therapy sessions one day per week
  • Two speech and language therapists working in school with students and training staff in supporting students with speech and language difficulties
  • A school counsellor 4 days a week
  • A targeted Youth Worker one day a week
  • A full time attendance officer with external EWO support.
  • Specialist Information and Guidance, with a full time dedicated member of staff to give careers advice and to arrange work experience and transitional advice in years 11, 12, and 13
  • The Reed Mentoring Programme
  • TAMHS – Emotional Health and Well Being
  • Stress and well being sessions led by a lecturer from Cambridge University
  • First aid for emotional shock and Hotlron Know How well being sessions and staff training led by a lecturer from Cambridge University, training materials made available for the staff and the Governing body

 

What has the impact been so far?

 

We monitor the progress of all our students throughout their school life, and track specific groups of students such as FSM carefully to ensure that intervention support and challenge is provided to those who need it.

Quality support is given to our FSM students to ensure that they are enabled to achieve outcomes which reflect their ability. FSM students are well supported in the run up to examinations, and have excellent attendance for all exams.

Our FSM students make excellent progress. We have a letter from Rt Hon David Laws MP from our 2012 results to say that our results show that we are amongst the 100 top performing schools in terms of the progress that our  FSM students make between Key Stage 2 and GCSE.

In 2013, 73% of FSM students got 5A* to C including English and Maths, against a national average of 67%. 

In English, 71% of our FSM students make better than expected progress, against a national average of 34%.

In Maths, 48% of our FSM students make better than expected progress, against a national average of 37%. 

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In 2014, 60% of FSM students got 5A* to C including English and Maths, against a national average of 36%.

In English, 60% of our FSM students make better than expected progress, against a national average of 35%.

In Maths, 37% of our FSM students make better than expected progress, against a national average of 33%.

English Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 expected progress 2014 – closing the gaps

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Maths Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 expected progress 2014 – closing the gaps

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Friday the 28th. Hendon School, Golders Rise, Hendon, London, NW4 2HP ~ Tel: 020 8202 9004 ~ Fax: 020 8202 3341 ~ E-mail: info@hendonschool.co.uk