Hove Park Pupil Premium Pledge
Hove Park ensures that every disadvantaged student gets the support they need to engage with learning opportunities alongside their peers. We have high expectations for all students including higher prior attaining and SEND disadvantaged learners. We pledge to do Whatever It Takes as a school to ensure that barriers to learning are removed. We have identified 5 strands that we believe improve the outcomes and increases the life opportunities for our disadvantaged learners. These are known as the 5Rs. Ready; this involves support with equipment, attendance and pastoral support to ensure that students are ready to learn. Reading; we make it explicit to students the link between regular reading and achievement. We have a number of reading initiatives across the school that are both universal and targeted at disadvantaged students. Resilience; we use a growth mind-set model and teach positive attitudes to learning. Responsibility; we want all our learners to take full responsibility for their learning. We make sure that disadvantaged students get opportunities to be Peer Tutors, a member of the Pupil Parliament leadership team or opportunities to represent the school in Sporting teams for example. Reflective; we encourage students to reflect on their learning regularly so they can identify strengths and areas for development in their learning journey. Meta-Cognition and self-regulation has been proven to improve outcomes for disadvantaged students by research undertaken by the Sutton Trust. The 5Rs are by no means exhaustive and we will use Pupil Premium funding to meet the needs of individuals or cohorts. Hove Park regularly monitors the progress of disadvantaged students throughout the academic year and should further strategies and needs be identified we will respond to these on an individual/group basis. We recently undertook a Pupil Premium Review by an external National Leader in January 2017. We will be conducting an internal review on the Pupil Premium Strategy in May 2017.
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a grant which provides schools with additional funding. The amount each school receives is based on the number of students in school who are or have been eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years. The funding also covers students who are looked after, adopted or has a parent/carer in the armed forces. The funding is designed to be used to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and diminish the difference between them and their peers.
Year 7 literacy & numeracy catch-up premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the minimum expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). Details of how we spend this funding and the difference it has made to pupils' achievement can be found in the report below.
Free School Meals
- Every time someone claims free school meals at Hove Park the school gets extra funding to the tune of £935 per child.
- With our new cashless canteen system, all students pay for their food the same way so no-one would know who was getting their meal for free and who wasn’t. There is now no way for students to identify who is getting a free school meal.
You can qualify for free school meals if you receive:
- Income Support (IS)
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
- Income-related employment and support allowance (IR ESA) (this benefit was introduced 27 October 2008)
- support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs). Note - from 1 May 2009, where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches
- the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
To claim you can apply here via the online FSM application form. Or else fill in a paper copy application and return it to the address on the form, or to Hove Park School Main Office, Valley Campus, Hangleton Way, Hove, BN3 8AA.