Equality of Opportunity
What is the Pupil Premium?
Use of the Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is used at Carshalton High School for Girls to provide a range of activities, staff and staff time that ensures direct support for students who are entitled to free school meals so that they thrive and succeed. The funding is discussed as part of the annual budget-setting process and the priorities are determined by the individual and group needs of students entitled to Free School Meals.
For 2012/13 the pupil premium is being allocated to fund a range of provision and resources including:
- Individual 1 to 1 and small group support related to attendance and welfare
- In-class support and withdrawal sessions
- Revision and immersion sessions directly linked to final examinations, including the provision of resources
- Homework clubs before and after school
- ICT resources to support learning, including hardware and software programs
- ICT resources to help track student progress
- Alternative curriculum provision at Key Stage 4
- Resources for personalisation of the curriculum
- Subsidies for trips and visits
- Subsidies for equipment
- Rewards to recognise and celebrate success
- Peer mentoring programmes
- Summer School
The pupil premium is also targeted to provide staff time to:
- Track and monitor the achievement and progress of FSM students and undertake analysis of their performance in comparison to their FSM and Non-FSM peers locally and nationally
- Plan provision and evaluate whether that provision ensures FSM students are gaining the full benefit from Pupil Premium provision
- Undertake 1 to 1 mentoring support
- Provide support and advice at key transition points
- Provide suitable careers guidance and support and in particular ensure that all students at the end of Year 11 have made suitable applications for education or training Post 16
- Provide guidance for parents through workshops and forums to support their child’s learning
- Undertake parent support sessions
The impact of the Pupil Premium
Both our own self evaluation and review processes and those undertaken externally by Ofsted and the Department for Education through the annual attainment tables and RaiseOnline analysis, provide evidence that FSM students achieve extremely well at Carshalton High School for Girls. In 2012, as in previous years, the attainment of Free School Meals students was significantly higher than the national average. For example the average capped points score nationally for FSM students was 302.4, for our FSM students it was 328.1.
The progress of our FSM students has also in recent years been very good and 2012 was no exception, with our students performing significantly better than their peers nationally. Progress in English, Maths and Science was particularly good.
The outcomes provide the evidence that the needs of students entitled to Free School Meals are being met; clearly demonstrating that the pupil premium is being deployed very effectively.