Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium is additional funding, provided as part of a Government initiative designed to address the under-achievement of disadvantaged pupils. These pupils are identified as those who are (or have been) eligible for free school meals (FSM), or are looked after by the Local Authority (CiC).
Schools can decide how best to use this additional funding but they must report how it is used to parents and evaluate its impact on students eligible for free school meals.
At Hasland Hall Community School we will continue to aim to ‘narrow the gap’ between all students and Pupil Premium students. We welcome the recognition, identified within this initiative, that deprivation has a significant impact on achievement.
While the number of students receiving free school meals determines the funding for a specific school, it is with the understanding that this be regarded as a deprivation indicator, rather than a ‘ring-fenced’ budget, as schools are required to narrow any attainment gap by addressing the under-achievement of any cohort or group of students. Just as not all Pupil Premium students are underachieving when they enter the school, similarly not all others are achieving in line with expectation. The Pupil Premium funding underpins our strategy for addressing any underachievement. A key aspect of this will be maintaining relatively low staff-pupil ratios to ensure class sizes are manageable.
An outline of how we have targeted, and propose to target, the spending of this money can be found in the Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17, together with an analysis of its impact.
The Year 7 Catch-Up Funding Report for 2014-17 is also available to view.
A new Community Choir, meeting every Tuesday from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at the school, is soon to be launched. The aim is to bring together people from the community who would like to share the enjoyment of singing together.
The first gathering will take place on Tuesday 28 November in the Music block. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the school on 01246 273985 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carol Concert will take place on Monday 18 December at Hasland Methodist Church, commencing at 7.00pm. Tickets are available from the school.
Monday 20 November
Year 11 Trial Exams start
Monday 11 December
Year 8 Reports to Students
Monday 18 December
Tuesday 19 December
Last Day of Term
Tuesday 2 January
Teacher Training Day
Wednesday 3 January
Students Return to School- Term 3
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