The Government believes that Pupil Premium, (funding in addition to main school funding) is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers. The funding helps to tackle those inequalities of the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to Heworth Grange School to work with pupils who have either been registered for free school meals at any point within the last six years, children who have been on Gateshead Local Authority’s looked after children register (and have been registered continuously for more than six months), and children of service personnel.
At Heworth grange the number of pupil premium students is 411 (36.3%)
In 2016/17 at Heworth Grange School our pupil premium students:
1) Study a broad curriculum with 40% studying EBAC subjects.
2) Had opportunities to study a wide range of vocational qualifications
3) Higher ability (A/A*) pupils performed well
Achievements and Performance
||All pupils 2017
|4+ in Maths
|4+ in English
|4+ in Maths and English
|Progress 8 score
Use of pupil premium funding 2017/2018
Strategies being used to support pupil premium students
1-2-1 or small group tuition in English and maths.
Targeted maths and English intervention in year 11 tutor time.
Mentoring of selected students by learning mentors and Inclusion support assistants.
Increased monitoring of progress of pupil premium students by middle leaders and targeted curriculum intervention for some students.
Scrutiny of work to monitor classroom outcomes
Subsidised music lessons and trips to broaden the experience of pupil premium students.
Targeted support from attendance and pastoral teams.
After school, holiday and weekend revision sessions.
Provision of counsellor in school.
Homework club to support pupils.
Use of software to help pupils and parents access homework.
Some smaller class sizes.
Estimated Use of pupil premium 2017/18
||Support for learners
|Inclusion support assistants
||To mentor and support pupils who are struggling to achieve through vulnerability and/or behaviour issues.
||Tutors to provide support to some pupils either in school or at home
||Aimed at improving the attendance of pupils and to reduce the number of pupil premium pupils who are PA
|Education Welfare SLA
||Home visits and support
|Bespoke software for monitoring pupils progress and behaviour (4 matrix and classcharts)
||Good monitoring will enable efficient targeting of support to pupil premium pupils
|Bespoke software to engage pupils and parent with homework.
||To develop independent learning with the pupils
|Homework club supervision
||To enable pupils to complete work they may otherwise struggle with. This also allows computer and printer access.
||(with specific SSA allowance)
The above list is not exhaustive as we also fund hardship cases for extra-curricular activities and trips as well as opportunities that our pupils will benefit from that come up throughout the year