What is progress plus+?
Progress Plus + is Toot Hill's support package for government Pupil Premium funded children. The Pupil Premium funding grant received is used by the school to support students in raising their academic progress. The funding is allocated to schools for children up to Year 11, who have registered for Free School Meals in the last six years, are in care or have parents in the Armed Forces. Students who are classed as 'Ever 6', having claimed free school meals previously (within 6 years) are also eligible for Progress Plus+.
How much Pupil Premium funding does Toot Hill School get?
For 2019-2020 Toot Hill School was allocated £190,400 based on 14% registered for Ever 6, Free school meals, Looked after Children and Service Children. Toot Hill School falls on the border of the lowest and 4th quintile for receipt of Pupil Premium funding.
Please contact the college team for more information on bursary support that can be offered to college students.
How we spent our pp funding 2019-2020 and planned expenditure 2020-2021
Our school has the freedom to spend the Premium in a way we think will best support the raising of attainment for our most vulnerable pupils. All our interventions are based on educational research taken from the Education Endowment Foundation.
We make sure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our students, regardless of social background of specific educational need. We recognise that many of our students do not require any special intervention, but may also benefit from extra support at specific times during their education.
At the moment some of the interventions throughout key stages 3 and 4 that are supported by Pupil Premium funding are:
- Reduced class sizes (<25)
- Free revision resources
- Elevated achievement tracking
- Transport support to attend extended study
- Academic in school support for Maths and English
- Careers guidance and mentoring
- Enrichment funding for some academic trips
- Free place on Duke of Edinburgh (yr10)
- Free place on PGL adventure trip (yr8)
For full details of our funded interventions, please click the link below:
How will parents know it is working?
In the academic year 2019-20, 212 students were eligible for Pupil Premium funding including 36 year 11 students. For the Year 11 students the Premium funding was spent predominantly on extra English, Maths and Science support, alongside additional afterschool interventions throughout the year. Despite the challenges our cohort of 2019-20 faced, all of our 36 Year 11 students successfully found post-16 placements.
We track all of our Pupil Premium funded students progress each term, so we can quickly see if our support plans are working. Each classroom teacher will be aware of students within their class who are eligible for increased support through Progress Plus+ and so can provide discrete, timely support for their students. Parents evenings are also a great opportunity to discuss your child’s progress and intervention needs. At Toot Hill school we want to work with parents to ensure each student gets the best opportunity to succeed, so please keep in touch with us.
If you would like further information on Progress Plus+ please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child’s tutor, achievement co-ordinator or Mrs C Morgan our Progress Plus+ Co-ordinator.
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