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North Herts
Education Support Centre

Pupil Premium 2018-19

Disadvantaged Students Report to Management Committee

Income and Expenditure

North Herts ESC received £31,790.00 of Pupil Premium funding.

The chart below shows the number of eligible students throughout the Summer Term.


No of students










The chart below indicates how the Pupil Premium  funding was allocated.

Expenditure for 2016/17


Literacy, numeracy or SEMH intervention




Extra-Curricular Opportunities/1- 1 time



PE Kit


Total spend













Please the monitoring for CLA Pupil Premium Plus funding on the attached sheet. NHESC receives £1,500 per term for 6 CLA students and claims additional PPP if we go over 6 PPP students in any one term.



At NHESC we recognise that the young people who attend our programmes are not only struggling academically, but have a variety of SEMH concerns that we need to address. Therefore we adopt a twin-track system which focuses on developing the young people socially and emotionally as well as academically.

To establish a baseline for our students we establish a Working At Grade (WAG) On Entry for the Academic subjects. We use referral information from their previous setting or mainstream school including attendance figure, our own baseline assessments in literacy and numeracy plus any SEMH diagnoses or issues.

Similarly, every student is given a Target Grade, based on ability, behaviour, attendance, diagnoses and any external factors we may be aware of. Students who achieve the Target Grade they have been set are deemed to be OT (On Target) students achieving higher that the Target Grade are AT (Above Target) and students who do not reach the Target Grade are considered to be BT (Below Target).

Sitting behind this process to help us gauge progress we use Doddle; to inform how much progress students are making in a particular academic subject.

In terms of progress, we use the following formula:

BT – Has not made expected progress.
OT – Has made expected progress.
AT – Has made more than expected progress.


Progress of Disadvantaged Students Summer Term 2017-18




Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Plus


Number Of Students





Students Making Progress In Attendance







Students Making Progress In English



30% above expected



75% above expected



Students Making Progress In Maths




52% above expected












Other subject areas

  • 85% year 11 Pupil Premium students achieved an appropriate ICT qualification, ( 3 refused)
  • 80% year 11 Pupil Premium students gained a vocational qualification, (1 on roll too late, 1 bespoke, 2 refused)
  • 100% of year 11 Pupil Premium students who studied science GCSE passed. (8 yr11 PP students studied Science)
  • 100% of Pupil Premium Plus students gained an ICT qualification.
  • 1 Pupil Premium Plus student studied science GCSE and passed.
  • 1 Pupil Premium Plus student studied a vocational subject and passed.


Out of 27 Pupil Premium students;

  • 7  received numeracy intervention
  • 4  received literacy intervention
  • 4 received 1-1 time specific to their high level needs in SEMH
  • 4 have been identified as more able in a number of subject areas, hair & beauty, construction, maths and English and as a result receive extended tasks, specialist trips out or homework.
  • 10 are timetabled onto a wave 3 bespoke programme where they receive more 1-1 time and the approach is flexible and moves according to their specific need on a daily basis.


Out of the 4 Pupil Premium Plus students in the Summer Term

  •  3 attended the wave 3 bespoke programme, Bridge 29.
  • 1 attended the GCSE programme at Briar Patch