Pupil Premium

Please click on the images below to assess the Pupil Premium Expenditure Reports over the past 5 years.

What are the main barriers to learning at Hindsford and how is funding used to help remove these?

The school uses pupil premium funding to ensure that any barriers to learning are removed so that all pupils are given the same chances and opportunities to succeed in school and life beyond Hindsford. “Fair is not everyone having the same but everyone getting what they need in order to be successful.” As a school, Hindsford has identified some key barriers of learning for pupils in receipt of pupil premium at Hindsford. These are as follows:

  • Low Attendance
  • Poor Punctuality
  • Social Behaviour (Unable to follow school rules, attitude to other peers/ teacher etc.)
  • Emotional Behaviour (Unable to manage own emotions, sustain friendships etc.)
  • Attitude to Learning – Low Attainment – Frustration with work etc.
  • Low Aspirations
  • Lack of Home Support
  • Limited Life Experiences
  • Poverty (Living Conditions, Diet, Clothing etc.)
  • Turbulent Home Life
  • Specific SEN Need

The impact that Covid-19 has had on pupils is also currently a barrier to learning. This is being both addressed via both the use of Pupil Premium Funding and Catch-Up Funding.

How are Pupil Premium children assessed and monitored at Hindsford?

At the end of each term, all pupils are assessed against the year group standards. Results obtained from these assessments are recorded on a class tracker and shared with members of the senior leadership team. Both the attainment and progress of all pupils are discussed during pupil progress meetings.

On each class tracker, a filter has been programmed which allows staff and senior leaders to quickly obtain performance data for pupil premium children. After each assessment period, a report is produced by the assessment lead, which identifies the attainment and progress of pupil premium children compared to both non-pupil premium and national. This  to ensure that any gaps are being diminished.