Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch-up
Pupil Premium at NWHS
North Walsham High School draws on research evidence such as the Sutton Trust toolkit and evidence from our own experience to allocate funding to activities that are most likely to maximise achievement.
Our Pupil Premium spend is divided into the following four priority areas:
Quality first teaching, feedback and the power of knowledge
We understand the importance of ensuring that all teaching meets the needs of each learner, rather than relying on interventions to compensate. Therefore, we develop teacher talent by investing in deliberate practice.
We find out where the basic skills gaps exist among eligible students as soon as they arrive in Year 7, and deploy our support to help close these gaps.
Wider support -minimising barriers to achievement
We have thought carefully about what barriers to learning our students are experiencing, and how to remove them. For example, we have a dedicated pastoral team to provide well-targeted support to improve attendance, behaviour, social and emotional wellbeing or links with families where these are barriers to a student’s learning.
Keeping aspirations on track and broadening experiences
Our priority is to raise aspirations, encourage young people to embrace and live our values, and to progress on to higher education. Like many schools, we devote a significant amount of time to all-round development, especially in the sports and the arts.
Pupil Premium documents
Free School Meals
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children, who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Further information can be found HERE.
The Free School Meals Team can be contacted on 01603 222518 or 01603 223051 for further advice and guidance.
Mrs Farrah Daniels, Deputy Headteacher, leads on Pupil Premium in school and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss it in more detail.