- Income received 2014/2015 £378,180
- Income received 2015/2016 £366,961
- Income received 2015/2016 £364,705
Activities used to support our Pupil Premium pupils include:
- Additional curriculum experiences in literacy and numeracy
- Breakfast clubs
- Personalised examination preparation
- One-to-one intervention
- Personalised timetables
- Further education placement days
- Access to more able and talented room
- Literacy/numeracy catch up sessions (Key Stage 3)
- Review meetings to analyse progress of Pupil Premium students only
- Pupil Premium students identified and tracked in every class
- Successful teaching strategies shared
- In-class support
- Pupil Premium Summer School to support Key Stage 2/3 transition
Pupil Premium (2016/17)
You can view our most recent report for Pupil Premium spending here: Pupil Premium Report 2016-2017
A full pupil premium strategy statement is available on request. This document covers barriers to future attainment, external barriers, outcomes and specific targeted support.
A request can be made to our Deputy Headteacher at email@example.com
Pupil Premium (2014-16)
Students in receipt of Pupil Premium will be given additionality of experience to support their progress.
We currently have 386 students eligible for Pupil Premium- 46% of the NOR.
For the financial year 2014-15 we have received £372,730 Pupil Premium and £5450 for LAC.
The money is spent on improving reading skills in small groups or Fresh Start Literacy Programmes. At Key Stage 4 among other examples we create personalised intervention programmes, utilise additional in-class support or create smaller teaching groups in English and Maths. Another particularly powerful strategy is the personalised tacking to identify how the money on each student is spent. Our staff have Class Profiles identifying Pupil Premium students to raise awareness, monitor progress and share personalised strategies.
The impact of this can be seen once again by looking at our value added figures. Students in receipt of pupil premium achieved a VA figure of 1071.7 compared to the national figure of 983.7. It is also worth noting that whilst our non Pupil Premium students achieved a fantastic VA figure of 1043.5 this is almost 30 points lower than the VA for our Pupil premium students, which was 1071.7. This means that whilst all students are doing well at Seaham our most disadvantaged students are progressing at a faster rate. In 2011 39% of our pupil premium students achieved 5A*-C including English and Maths. In 2012 this figure reached 42% and in 2013 this figure hit 53%. This shows continuous progress and we believe demonstrates the success and impact of our work. It also suggests that we are making good use of our Pupil Premium funding. However, don’t just take our word for it- look at the quote from Ofsted in 2013
“The gap between the performance of pupils eligible for free school meals and that of their peers is closing as a result of judicious use of pupil premium funding and the strengthening profile of teaching.”
Also please take the time to view the letters we have received from Minister of School David Laws and Head of Education for County Durham Caroline O’Neill
What next with Pupil Premium?
We intend to ensure that more of our students in receipt of pupil premium have the opportunity to access the EBACC. In 2013 14% of students achieved the EBACC at Seaham a 400% increase on 2012 but still not good enough. Only 5% of Pupil Premium students achieved this in comparison with 20% of non pupil premium students. This was a gap of 15, which we consider too large although it is still smaller than the national gap in this area which stood at 17. Therefore we have increased opportunity to study EBACC subjects to a greater proportion of next year’s Year 10 and used Pupil Premium funding to provide access to a language support assistant who is providing specialist support to small groups in particular focussing on speaking and listening. In addition to this our Student Forum discusses the progress of all students but we intend to develop this further to focus on Pupil Premium students and develop Individual Education Plans for these students.