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2012-13 Pupil Premium Funding Evaluation

Since April 2012 the pupil premium is based on ‘Ever 6’ FSM. This relates to pupils who have ever been entitled to FSM over the last 6 years. The amount distributed per pupil for 2012-13 is £619. During 2012-13 the Steiner Academy Hereford received £43,000, covering 52 pupils.

With the increase in pupil premium more resources have been put into support areas as well as continuing with the targeted support for 2011-12.

 

Curriculum support:

  • The reconfiguration of the afternoon timetable currently being piloted in the Middle and Upper School – offering small group ‘option’ subjects from specialist teachers – has led to a broadening of opportunities for pupils to tailor elements of their curriculum provision to particular interests and capabilities.
  • Extra staff time allocated to after-school homework clubs.
  • Additional staff time allocated to after-school clubs teaching Spanish, German and Art as additional GCSE options.
  • Additional staff time allocated to singing groups for classes 9 and 10.
  • In classes 7-10, a re-deployment of staff time in mathematics to ensure smaller class sizes of pupils of similar abilities.
  • A combined Class 9-10 group was able to attend the Shakespeare Schools Festival.
  • A music technology course has been set up for some pupils of Class 10.

Pastoral support:

  • Expansion and relocation of the outdoor ‘Quiet Space’ to the Landwork outdoor classroom, where a greater range of activities (including small animal care) are possible.

Extra-curricular support:

  • Entering and supporting a team from the Upper School for the National Bar Mock Trial competition.
  • Entering and supporting the Magistrates Court Mock Trial competition with Class 8.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is now available and supported for pupils in the Upper School.

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