Additional Funding

Pupil Premium

New Pupil Premium analysis will be available for 2016/17 with impact statements at the end of the summer term once whole school data has been analysed. Previous information below cannot be reviewed in this way due to insufficient historical data being available.
Miss J Kiernan – Head Teacher June 2017.

The Pupil Premium is worth £900 for each student who receives Free School Meals, or has been registered for Free School Meals in the past six years. Students who have been looked after by the local authority for more than six months also qualify for the Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. The purpose is to ensure that all students have the same educational opportunities regardless of their background.

Highfield School governors monitor the use of pupil premium funding (for 2015/16 this was £63,675) closely to ensure that it impacts positively on students’ learning and achievements. The additional premium is used to employ one of our Parent Support Advisers who works very closely with a large number of our families whose young person receives the funding, to provide a number of literacy and numeracy interventions, including Lexia Reading and Numicon Maths to support residential opportunities and attendance at after school clubs.

Pupil progress September 2013-July 2014 in English and Mathematics

The following graphs show the progress of students who receive pupil premium compared to those who do not.

Green shows better than expected progress; amber indicates expected progress;

Click the link below to see the comparisons which show that the progress of students who receive the Pupil Premium funding for 2013/14 is actually slightly better than those who do not.

Pupil-Progress-Summary-2013.pdf

 

Sports Grants

New Sports Grant analysis will be available for 2016/17 with impact statements at the end of the summer term once whole school data has been analysed. Previous information below cannot be reviewed in this way due to insufficient historical data being available.
Miss J Kiernan – Head Teacher June 2017.

Research conducted over time shows that there is a clear, strong link between purposeful physical activity and health and wellbeing.

The Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding for 2 years to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary and special schools was a very welcome message at Highfield. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE, sport, therapeutic and recreational activities, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for our students.

 ‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).

The total amount of Sport Premium Grant received by Highfield last year was £2500 for the Year 7 students who were aged 11.

At Highfield School we have allocated the funding in the following ways:

  • We have employed a professional dance teacher who comes into school to run lunchtime street dance sessions as part of the Enrichment programme.
  • One of our HLTA staff has been fully trained to deliver fitness programmes to all students in our state of the art fitness suite, at least once per week since September 2013.
  • Extension of the lunchtime and after school sports clubs.