Pupil Premium and Catch-Up

Pupil Premium 2017

Humphrey Perkins has a lower than National number of disadvantaged pupils, approximately 18%. This includes looked after pupils, those with parents in the armed forces and those eligible for free school meals. Whilst some  achieve successful outcomes the progress of disadvantaged pupils is lower than National expectation  at Humphrey Perkins and research shows that disadvantaged pupils typically have lower attendance than their peers, are more likely to have behavioural problems and are less likely to achieve in exams.

Humphrey Perkins has identified improving outcomes and attendance for pupil premium pupils as a main priority.


Number eligible



















Literacy and Numeracy Intervention



GCSE Enhancement



Leadership costs



Dedicated TA



Revision guides and equipment



Breakfast clubs



Attendance and welfare



Trips subsidies



Aspirational Events



IT Support



Careers Support



Hardship fund for school uniform



Pastoral intervention



Educational Psychologist support



School Travel support



CTL Progress Meetings



Director of routines cost






A Literacy and Numeracy Intervention

Pupils who are under performing in English or maths will receive targeted intervention and small group work. These groups will cover spelling, punctuation and grammar, reading, comprehension and number work including proportion and basic algebra skills. Pupils will be withdrawn from mainstream lessons in order to close the gap. Progress will be measured using current attainment data in Maths and English and reading age scores using NGRT.

B   GCSE Enhancement

These enhancements are targeted at pupils in their final GCSE year and will take place after school on a Thursday and Friday although the frequency will increase in the run up to exams. Impact will be measured using teacher assessment and internal and external exam data.

C    Leadership costs

The leadership costs covers:

·         Strategic planning

·         Monitoring the disadvantaged action plan

·         Monitoring impact and progress

·         Meeting with Associate executive in charge of intervention

·         Ensuring lesson planning  targets PP

·         Ensuring a consistent approach to homework

D     Dedicated TA

The dedicated TA will co-ordinate the PP intervention within literacy and numeracy. Time will be allocated to within departmental support in target subject areas to offer support in lessons where under achievement occurs. . Impact will be measured using teacher assessment and internal and external exam data.

E     Revision guides and equipment

Revision guides are vital for pupils to support their learning and help them achieve the very best outcomes at GCSE. All disadvantaged pupils will receive free revision guides in all of the subjects they study at GCSE. The target for this will be year 11 pupils. . Impact will be measured using teacher assessment and internal and external exam data.

F   Breakfast clubs

For some disadvantaged pupils the opportunity for a healthy breakfast is not available. Breakfast club is led by support staff and open to all disadvantaged pupils all year. It runs from 8am till 8.30am each morning. Homework support is offered during this time as well as mentoring and ensuring pupils are ready for the school day, including equipment and uniform. Impact will be measured by number of pupils not in school uniform, homework records and behaviour data.

G   Attendance and welfare

Attendance of disadvantaged pupils is a key area at Humphrey Perkins. The relevant Head of Year will support pupils by regularly monitoring attendance, contacting home of required, pupil interviews regarding attendance

H   Trips subsidies

Trips and visits are organised throughout the school year.  Funding for trips and visits is available under the following circumstances:

•The student applying for support is currently eligible to receive the free school meals allowance

•The trip has an educational outcome

I      Aspirational Events

This financial support is offered to pupils in years 10 and 11 to support their GCSE program. The purpose can be varied from educational to pastoral focussing on confidence and self esteem.

J     IT Support

Access to SHOWBIE and SAM learning will allow pupils to access electronic copies of classroom activities plus a large supply of GCSE support material. This will be targeted for all year groups. Impact will be measured using SAM learning usage and assessment data.

K    Careers Support

Careers Support is aimed at all students, although focuses on the older year groups. Careers support includes advice, guidance, trips and visits as well as access to Kudos. Impact will be measured using destinations data.

L   Hardship fund for school uniform

Financial support is offered for purchasing uniform based on need and request. All pupils are expected to be in full school uniform as we feel it best prepares them for the day. This is available for all year groups and is co-ordinated by Mr Cross. Impact is measured by behaviour reports on school uniform infringements.

M    Pastoral intervention

Link learning managers will work with disadvantaged pupils to support behaviour and emotional difficulties. The strategies range from reports, interviews, parental contact etc. Impact is measured using behaviour data.

N     Educational Psychologist support

Our part time resident educational psychologist will offer support to disadvantaged pupils supporting learning strategies, revision strategies as well as possible emotional support. Impact will be measured using the attainment and behaviour data.

P      School Travel support

Some pupils come from out of catchment. Support is offered by need and request for parents with pupils who could travel to school on the school minibus and no school bus is available.

Q      CTL Progress Meetings

After each progress check, the extended leadership team will meet to discuss accelerated the progress of pupils, with a particular emphasis on disadvantaged pupils.


The barriers and challenges disadvantaged pupils face at Humphrey Perkins are complex and varied – there is no single difficulty faced by all. Compared to National we have a lower than average percentage of disadvantaged.

Literacy and Numeracy

Disadvantaged pupils on average have lower than expected reading ages and key stage 2 scores. 


A key barrier for us is ensuring disadvantaged pupils were engaged with learning. This is monitored through behaviour points as well as the usual progress measures. Link learning managers play a key role in ensuring the improved behaviour of our disadvantaged pupils with targeted intervention. In addition is some cases we find pupils may not be ready for school due to no breakfast and begin the day anxious, breakfast clubs play a large part in overcoming this barrier.

 Attainment and Progress

Disadvantaged pupils are a key group for targeting under performance. Nationally the group make less progress than non disadvantaged. At Humphrey Perkins the gap is wider than National and there is significant underperformance making them a key group. GCSE enhancement with additional time is vital in reducing these gaps. In addition to this some disadvantaged pupils do not have the financial ability to purchase useful books such as revision guides.

Uniform and Trips

Being in the correct uniform is key to starting the day properly. We empathise that uniform can be expensive and support parents in ensuring their child is equipped for the school day. Trips can build confidence and offer opportunities that disadvantaged pupils may not receive outside of school, forming social bonds is key to this.

Access to Technology

Technology is vital in todays ever changing world. We need our pupils equipped with the most up to date resources. Access to web based information and teachers notes and materials is vital to ensure disadvantaged have the tools at their fingertips at home to perform well..

Attendance and Welfare

Nationally disadvantaged pupils have lower attendance than non disadvantaged. At Humphrey Perkins this barrier to learning is wider than National. Good attendance is directly linked to good results.

Careers Support

Disadvantaged pupils in some cases require additional support particularly through options choices and pathways into higher and further education. In some cases this current knowledge is not available at home.

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