Performance Tables Information

 

Provisional results (DfE September confirmation): 2018/2019

Progress 8 +0.21
Attainment 8 46.80
Percentage of pupils with a standard pass in English and Maths (9-4) 62%
Percentage of pupils with a strong pass in English and Maths (9-5) 39%
Percentage of pupils entering the EBacc 34%
Percentage of pupils gaining the standard EBacc 22%
Percentage of pupils gaining the strong EBacc 13%
Student Destinations 99.4% as of November 2016
DfE Performance Website
Pupil Premium

Hall Green School welcomes the initiative to provide ring fenced funding, via the Pupil Premium, to support those who received free school meals in the last 6 years (FSM6). This is a limited fund that we want to use strategically to ensure our pupils who most need extra financial help receive targeted support that secures improved outcomes.

If support is available for a particular resource or school trip, the ParentPay website will contain details for those who are eligible.

Funding for the current year is £316 695.

This funding is currently being used to:

  • Support our whole school RADY project, aiming to remove the attainment gap between pupil premium pupils and other pupils.
  • Employ City Year to deliver mentoring support to identified KS3 pupil premium pupils.
  • Reduce class sizes in KS4 Maths and in selected KS3 groups
  • Employ a Pupil Progress Mentor to focus on extra support for pupils in Maths.
  • Employ external companies to provide study skills and advice for parents that enables increased support at home.
  • Purchase ICT equipment to boost learning.
  • Provide staff with essential T&L CPD.
  • Provide individual pupils with key curriculum resources.
  • Support pupil welfare.
  • Cover the costs associated with participation in certain courses.
  • Reduce trip costs where appropriate.
  • Provide pupils with increased opportunity for social interaction and enjoyment.
  • Support an active careers programme for our pupil premium cohort.
  • Provide free breakfasts in the school canteen and also provide an after school study club.
  • Cover the costs of our data analysis software package.

In 2019, the percentage of our pupil premium pupils gaining 9-4 in English and Maths was 56.4% and the percentage gaining 9-5 in English and Maths was 34.5%.  The Progress 8 measure for our pupil premium pupils is -0.02 and above the Progress 8 of all pupil nationality.  All in-school attainment gaps closed in 2019 and 12 different subject areas had positive progress figures for their pupil premium pupils. 

In October 2012, OFSTED conducted research into how schools were spending the Pupil Premium. Hall Green was one of 30 schools included in the survey. The inspection highlighted the success we have been having in improving the attainment of free school meal pupils. Indeed, OFSTED’s final report identified us as ‘having spent the pupil premium well in all respects’ and we were included as their lead case study of a school successfully raising the performance of free school meal pupils. We have continued to develop our approach since that inspection and now work with the Challenging Education team to deliver their RADY project at Hall Green. The success of our strategies has meant that our pupil premium pupils have made progress above the national average for all pupils in 5 of the last 7 years and in October 2019 the Social Mobility Commission asked the school to share the strategies behind our success with other schools across the country.

We have identified 4 key areas to address with our pupil premium allocation.

  • Achievement
  • Attendance
  • Aspiration
  • Enjoyment and Engagement

We believe the following initiatives are having a measurable impact on student performance.

Achievement and Attainment

  • Student voice has identified barriers to learning, sometimes of a very practical nature. We support this student group through a purchase of memory sticks, revision guides, text books and ICT hardware/software.
  • We ensure all staff continually look to update their T&L and provide access to CPD through our pupil premium allocation.
  • We provide pupil premium pupils who are struggling with English and maths access to small group teaching and/or support sessions.
  • We invest time and resources into a forensic study of achievement, to ensure that our targets for every student are aspirational.
  • Given the nature of our school intake, which is highly ethnically diverse, we finance a particular focus on literacy, including regular testing and provision of standardised scores, to inform planning, at an individual level.

Attendance

It is vital that pupil premium pupils attendance is above 95% and we are continuing to develop our approach to ensure this is achieved in all year groups in 2019-2020.

Aspiration

  • All pupil premium pupils are provided with additional careers support.
  • They receive extra support in their college, employment and apprenticeship applications.
  • Funding will help to support the costs of appropriate progression visits and courses for pupil premium pupils.  These have involved partnerships with BMW, Birmingham University, The Skills Show, Coca Cola and BT.
  • Our Careers Department were aware that pupil premium pupils found it more difficult to acquire worthwhile placements for work experience. Targeted additional support has been provided for the last 5 years and will also be available in 2019, ensuring the week-long placement is as constructive as possible. High quality work experience placements are targeted towards pupil premium pupils.

Enjoyment and Engagement

  • It will be made clear to all students in this group that finance for travel costs, equipment and fees for extra-curricular activity should not be a barrier to their involvement. Individual departments who are offering these opportunities will be asked to ascertain what support is needed and encourage parental involvement. Very significant costs, as for example, a foreign visit, will be subsidised by the appropriate funding where possible.

Parents should contact Mr M Hosfield at school to discuss this further.

We are also keen to learn from successful practice elsewhere and chair a South Network Pupil Premium support group for local schools each year.  Our expertise has been sought at a local and national level and we have been used as a case study by OFSTED and spoken of our strategies and successes at a national CAPITA Pupil Premium conference.

We hope that parents and carers of our Pupil Premium children will continue to work closely with the school, so that we can all achieve our aims. We also believe that our free school meals figure is not necessarily an accurate reflection of need in our community, and would encourage all families to contact us if funding has become a barrier to the progress of their sons and daughters.

In addition to pupils eligible for free school meals, the government has added an additional category to the eligibility criteria for Pupil Premium. This came in force in April 2014. If your son/daughter is adopted and was looked after immediately before adoption on or after 30 December 2005, being placed on a special guardianship order (SGO) or residence order (RO) they may qualify. If you wish to discuss this new criteria with a member of staff or inform the school that this applies to your son/daughter please contact the school.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-2020

Catchup Premium

Catchup Premium report: September 2019

Overview

The literacy and numeracy “Catchup Premium” gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at/above the expected standard (scales scored of 100) in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. Hall Green School will receive additional funding to boost the academic progress of each of these pupils. In order to know which pupils are eligible, the following data is used:

 

Based on data downloaded from the Gov.uk website, we now believe that:

  • 44 pupils were working below the expected standard in English
  • 32 pupils were working below the expected standard in Maths

Funding

17-18 Cohort

Funding in 17-18

18-19 Cohort

Funding in 18-19

182

£15,551

178

£15,209[1]

 

Context (Pupils arriving in September 2018)

English: Nationally, 25% of pupils were below the expected standard for English (reading). This year, around 25% of our Year 7 pupils arrived below the expected score.

Maths: Nationally, 25% of pupils were below the expected standard in Maths. This year, around 18% of our Year 7 pupils arrived below the expected standard.

A small number of pupils arrive without KS2 data. We currently have three pupils in this category for Maths, and three for Reading)

 

Barriers

Identified barrier 2018/2019

Hall Green School action 2018/2019

A number of pupils in receipt of Catchup Premium also require additional pastoral and family support.

Robust transition process supports Year 7 pupil needs and the Assistant Headteacher leads on interventions for specific pupils.

Our School Development Plan identifies specific group of boys that lack motivation, can display challenging behaviours in the classroom and don’t always maximise their effort.

Whole school CPD, ensuring the ongoing and rigorous focus towards raising the aspirations of this/these groups. Focus in lessons, with QFT (Quality First Teaching) and 1st wave intervention. Seniors use data meetings to track these pupils and devise action plans.

Some pupils and parents are not familiar with regular homework expectations, and subsequently do not value the completion of homework.

The “homework needs” group was launched in September 2018 as a way to support pupils who were regularly failing to complete homework or independent study.

 

Catchup Premium provisions: September 2018 to July 2019

 Provision

Description

Cost

GL Assessments

Year 7 GL assessments in English and Maths used to measure progress and inform intervention.

£3,500

Lexia

Software aimed at improving pupils’ literacy

£1,800

MyMaths

Subscription to the My Maths online maths software to improve pupils’ numeracy and support maths homework

£625

Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistants are allocated to core lessons to support the work of the teacher, one in maths and two in English. Maths x 4 hours a week and English x 8 hours a week.

Teaching Assistants are also used to promote the paired reading scheme in form time and to administer the annual reading tests for Key Stage 3 pupils.

£7,740

 

£1,700

 

Impact (Measured by externally validated “GL Assessments”, June 2019)

 

 

Class of  22/23 (Current Year 8)

 

Class of 21/22 (Current Year 9)

 

English GL (Year 7)

42% at grade 4 or above

56% at grade 4 or above

English GL (Year 8)

 

64% at grade 4 or above (Up 8%)

Maths GL (Year 7)

09% at grade 4 or above

06% at grade 4 or above

Maths GL (Year 8)

 

30% at grade 4 or above (Up 24%)

 

Provisional GCSE results for Catchup Premium pupils: Year 11 of 2018/2019:

Year 11 pupils in 2018/2019 were the first ever cohort of “Catchup Premium” pupils to receive funding and additional intervention. Those with prior attainment similar to our current Catchup Premium pupils (ie, below the “expected standard” of KS2 scores of “4” in reading/maths) achieved the following results.

  • English Lang P8 score of +0.13
  • English Lit P8 score of +0.03
  • Maths P8 score of -0.03

Currently, there is no national data relating to Catchup Premium pupil performance in the Summer 2019 examination series.

 

Evaluation:

Catchup Premium pupils continue to make progress towards achieving a grade 4 or above at GCSE. Results were stronger in English than Maths for the class of 22/23, with almost half already on target in English based upon the external assessments. Maths results were somewhat lower yet there is a trend of improvement within Maths as seen in the class of 21/22 where maths results have risen significantly from last year. Recent GCSE results show that progress in English is preferable to national progress for Catchup Premium pupils, and Maths is in line with national progress.

 

 

Planned provisions: September 2019 to July 2020

We plan to:

  • continue refining the KS3 maths Scheme of Work to achieve better attainment in the Year 7 GL Assessments and further build upon this in Year 8
  • continue the use of GL Assessments across KS3
  • deploy “City Year” mentoring for targeted pupils across KS3 (Year 7/8/9), ensuring they have lesson-based and after-school support if required

 

 

Hall Green School remain committed to improving the progress and attainment of all pupils. Catchup Premium pupils have aspirational targets based upon the “RADY” initiative in both English and Maths, and our use of internal data ensures there are action plans implemented for those needing support. If you have any queries, please visit the DfE website (www.gov.uk/year-7-literacy-and-numeracy-catch-up-premium-guide-for-schools), or contact Mr. Slattery (r.slattery@hallgreen.bham.sch.uk).

[1] Funding is not allocated based upon the specific number of pupils failing to reach the expected standards in KS2, and the table above outlines how much funding we received for 2017 to 2018. In 2018 to 2019, funding continues be allocated on the basis that schools receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in the previous academic year, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of the year 7 cohort. This is based upon the October 2018 census.

 

British Values

British Values

Hall Green School is proud of its inclusive ethos and its commitment to its stated values of respect, equality, achievement and learning. Our dedication to ensuring that our young people leave the school as independent and responsible citizens means that our work supports and fulfils the school’s duty to promote British Values, as defined by the DFE document ‘Promoting fundamental British values through SMSC in schools’. The document can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/promoting-fundamental-british-values-through-smsc

Hall Green School aims to

  • enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
  • further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • encourage respect for other people;
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England

The school addresses these areas through the curriculum. A range of subjects, including history, English, Business Studies and RE, directly teach key aspects of the values agenda. The pastoral work of the school is also central to developing pupils’ awareness of their rights and responsibilities. Whole school events, such as a recent mock general election, further add to pupils’ understanding of democracy and respect for other peoples’ opinions.

Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. Visitors to Hall Green School often note the peaceful and collaborative atmosphere, and the good relationships between pupils and staff; the very essence of fundamental British Values.

If you are interested in further details of how the school delivers SMSC, please contact the school.

Governance

Mr D Adams – Headteacher

Mr M Hosfield – Companies Secretary

Mr T Kambo – Chair of Governors

Mrs S Khan – Vice Chair of Governors

Mr K Chohan – Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee

Mrs M Shellis – Chair of Pastoral and Curriculum Committee

Mr B Bowles – Community Governor – Pastoral and Curriculum Committee

Mrs F Dennis-Stephens – Parent Governor – Pastoral and Curriculum Committee

Mr R Harvey – Community Governor

Mrs C McLoughlin – Staff Trustee – Pastoral and Curriculum Committee

Mrs Z Ziebeck – Staff Trustee – Pastoral and Curriculum Committee

Mr G Scott-Cook – Parent Trustee

Mrs H Scott-Cook – Governor Safeguarding Lead

 

Contact details via the clerk and the governing body

Mr A Poulton

Email: a.poulton@hallgreen.bham.sch.uk

Phone: 0121 628 8787

 

Downloads

HGS Business and Pecuniary Interests

HGS Governance Statement & Workplan October 2018

HGS Articles of Association

HGS Scheme of Delegation

HGS TOR Finance Committee

HGS TOR Pastoral and Curriculum

 

We can now proudly share our most recent Ofsted report. It reflects a number of key strengths including our inclusive ethos, attitude towards learning, success and togetherness. Thanks to all members of the hard-working Hall Green community! https://www.hallgreen.bham.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Hall-Green-School-137858-Final-Report.pdf

We have been awarded the “Music Mark” award as a result of providing high-quality music education within a broad and balanced curriculum. Services for Education have recognised the value that we place upon music and we continue to support their vision. We are so proud!

Reminder...Tonight there is a presentation from Mrs Ziebeck (KS4 Science) and Mr Hosfield (Deputy Headteacher) regarding study skills and revision practice. It is an opportunity to meet other parents, share ideas and make an "Action Plan" for the remainder of the academic year.

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