Pupil Premium Pupil Premium At Hind Leys College we are determined to make sure the Pupil Premium funding is carefully targeted and used for the designated children. Our school and governors continually evaluate our Pupil Premium spending to make certain it is being used in ways known to be most effective. Shown below is our annual school’s financial allocation, followed by a short description of how we have used this additional funding to support our students Year Number of students Total Allocation 2011/12 37 £16,592 2012/13 62 £38,628 2013/14 76 £68,700 2014/15 86 £80,710 2015/16 79 £73,865 The funding is used in a number of ways, designed to meet the individual needs of each student. These include: · Personal development and well-being · Pastoral and behaviour support · Specialist counselling services · Focused teaching support · One-to-one sessions · Small group tuition · Support for appropriate exam entries · Motivational programmes · Revision programmes · Support to access enrichment activities · Support for equipment, revision resources and materials to access the learning environment · Support towards the cost of school uniform · Continued Professional Learning for Staff We have recently upgraded our data analysis software which allows us to carefully track each disadvantaged student and identify quickly who is not on track to making the expected progress. Appropriate interventions are rapidly put into place via the Director of Key Stage 4 and the pupil premium mentors. Over the past four years we have seen the gap between our disadvantaged students and other students close as a result of the tracking systems and support package we have in place. We are determined to ensure that this additional funding is used effectively to ensure the gap becomes closed. In 2015 the gap between disadvantaged and other students was smaller than the national gap in all key measures. In the recently introduced progress 8 measure, we had a score of 0.23 for disadvantaged students which tells us that, on average, they did almost a quarter of a grade better than predictions indicated. This highlights the excellent progress that these, and other, student made during their time here at Hind Leys.