At Park Community School we are committed to providing ALL students with a great education; securing strong academic outcomes alongside experiences of the curriculum and the world around us which broaden horizons and encourage a love of learning. We encourage students to discover what they love and therefore invest heavily in developing the quality of teaching and enabling all students to access a broad and balanced curriculum, which includes a wealth of experiences outside of the classroom.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy is focussed on 4 broad areas:
Our Pupil Premium strategy is based on a comprehensive understanding of our students, their families and the community. We regularly review its impact using internal and external data and current research produced the Education Endowment Foundation. Park Community School participated in the ‘Improving Outcomes for Disadvantaged Learners’ project with Hampshire and Rosendale Research during 2017-18, and took part in the Havant Tackling Disadvantage project in partnership with other local schools and HIAS.
For 2021/2022 the school has received the following amounts to date:
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In 2020/2021 the school received £456,304 for Pupil Premium (PP).
The school spent £641,567 providing additional support for PP students. The pupil Premium is grant funding and is in addition to the school’s delegated budget. The school chooses to invest additional funding from its delegated budget to support pupil Premium funding.
The Pupil Premium is allocated by calculating the number of students who are on Free School Meals (FSM) or have had FSM in the last six years. Students who have been in care continuously for more than six months or have a parent in the Armed Services also lead to some additional funding for the school.
In 2019 the gap in achievement between non-PP and PP students in GCSEs was -0.39 for Progress 8 (PP-1.09, non-PP -0.69)
In 2020, the gap between students attaining The Basics at 4+ was 20 % (non PP: 48% and PP: 28% ). The gap for Basics at 5+ was 7 % ( Non P:14% PP:7% )
In 2021, the gap between students attaining The Basics at 4+ was 3 % (non PP: 58% and PP: 53% ). =The gap for Basics at 5+ was 18% ( Non PP: 30% PP:12% )
In 2020-21 1:1 reading intervention with 38 students improved either reading comprehension or decoding age for all students, with 70% improving both. An average improvement was evidenced of at least double ratio gains.
Main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible students could include:
This is not an exhaustive list and by no means applies to all students who may qualify for Pupil Premium.
The final allocation of £30,580 of the total funding for academic year 2021/2022 which amounted to £73,400 was received in the summer term. This funding was used to help students secure and close gaps in their literacy and numeracy through small group intervention, 1 to 1 intervention, the reading plus programme and in class support.
This money was used for:
All students receiving intervention demonstrated improvement in their reading, language or spelling skills with the average gain at or above double ratio. Spelling and reading data collections demonstrated that this progress was maintained after the intervention therefore demonstrating the mastery of key skills enabling them to continue to make progress.
Parent and student feedback demonstrated positive increases regarding confidence and perception of ability alongside willingness to engage in additional learning outside of the classroom.
During the academic year 2021/2022, £71,268 will be received as a one-off recovery premium to support education recovery as a result of the COVID pandemic. The school will continue with the interventions put in place using the coronavirus catch-up premium funding.
The school has been allocated £59,738 for the academic year 2021/2022 to source tutoring in either small group arrangements or 1 to 1 tuition via the National Tutoring Programme.