At Crookhorn College we believe passionately that high quality educational and enrichment opportunities should be available to all students, irrespective of their background. We strive to be a truly inclusive College and place great emphasis on supporting all students to reach their true potential by making the very best use of all available resources, including the Pupil Premium. At the very heart of Crookhorn is an inclusive and aspirational ethos. We invest heavily in both in the quality of teaching as well as extra-curricular support in areas such as careers and further education guidance. As such we deploy our Pupil Premium funding carefully, and regularly monitor its impact and are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to achieve maximum impact.
Identified barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP)
- Poor prior Literacy skills as a result of low prior KS2 scores amongst PP students.
- High proportion of crossover between SEND & P students leading to ‘double disadvantage’
- Low aspirations as a result of community deprivation and lack of support at home resulting in lack of engagement with education.
The Pupil Premium Strategy at Crookhorn is focused on three priority areas:
- A comprehensive review of the current provision on a regular and ongoing basis.
- Quality First Teaching
- Building Cultural Capital
These areas of focus have been identified through the interrogation of both internal and external data, research findings from organisations such as the Education Endowment Foundation and a comprehensive understanding of our students and their backgrounds. During 2017-18 Crookhorn College is also part of the Improving Outcomes for Disadvantaged Learners project in partnership with Hampshire County Council and the Rosendale Research School.
Year 7 Catch Up Funding
The department for education provides additional funding to secondary schools for those students who join in Year 7 not having achieved expected progress in Literacy and/or Mathematics. We target students who arrive at Crookhorn with Key Stage 2 scores of 99 and below. Below are documents outlining the impact of the 2017-18 strategy and an outline of the 2018-19 strategy.