Pupil Premium and Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

Pupil Premium

As students on a placement at The Pendlebury Centre are most commonly dual-registered and here on a short-term basis, we negotiate levels of Pupil Premium on a case-by-case basis with schools. The number of pupils in receipt of PP is small and as such publishing more specifically how the Pupil Premium is spent would breach anonymity as students could be easily identified.

Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

As stated above, students are typically dual-registered with a mainstream school and attend on a short-term basis. Whilst the Centre does assess all students at the start of their placements for literacy and numeracy, and will in turn offer literacy and numeracy interventions where required, it does not currently receive a literacy and numeracy catch-up premium. This accounts for the lack of a report.

For further information about Pupil Premium and Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up Premium, please contact us.

Alternative forms of Literacy Support:

While the Centre does not currently possess a literacy catch-up premium, there are many ways that literacy is supported for all students, with additional support put in place for those who need it. Upon arrival, all students undertake the WRATs assessment, allowing us to identify students who need support in spelling, comprehension, and overall literacy skills.

Students who require assistance in reading and writing have immediate access to a range of tools that may assist in this, including:

  • Coloured overlays and printing on coloured paper
  • Access to laptops (with overlay settings) and iPads
  • Pen grips
  • Scaffolded writing resources – with SEN-friendly texts, font sizes, and typefaces
  • Printed class resources to allow students with lower reading times to digest information at their pace
  • Access to a developmentally varied library and reading corners throughout the Centre
  • Access to individualised support by classroom teachers and TAs who disseminate expertise effectively in small class sizes
  • Access to external agencies, when referred, including Speech and Language Therapy and Yr11 Tutors.

Literacy is further supported in our soft curriculum offer, with word-based games and regulation activities facilitated in both form times and during lessons.

For further information on how we support literacy across the curriculum, please refer to our Literacy Across the Curriculum documentation in the ‘Policies’ section of our website.

Cross Curriculum support for Numeracy:

Similarly to our literacy offer, while we are not in receipt of numeracy catch-up premium, The Pendlebury Centre consistently supports numeracy development. While this is supported in each Maths lesson, the Centre aims to ensure that all students receive numeracy support across the curriculum. The quality of this support is delivered through individualised support for every student in every lesson, facilitated through small class sizes and TA presence. Further support is put in place after students complete their WRATs assessment, if required. This includes the employment of the Motivational Maths intervention where appropriate.

Examples of cross-curriculum support for numeracy include (but are not limited to):

Art: use of rulers, calculators, and measurements when creating drawing grids when drawing with references
Careers: numerical skills and calculator utilisation in understanding salaries and tax etc.
Duke of Edinburgh: support in understanding grid references
English: understanding historic dates and numerical meters in poetry
Get Moving: addition and subtraction supported in scorekeeping and tallying, division skills utilised in making teams of equal sizes
Hospitality and Catering: measurements of ingredients, timings, and reading analogue and digital clocks.
ICT: use of numbers in selecting typefaces, creating bar and pi charts, inputting numerical data in Excel
PSHE: understanding national statistics, e.g. percentages of crime, understanding budgeting
Science: drawing and interpreting graphs, use of basic and complex numerical skills in employing physics equations, numerical values of atomic structure and understanding the periodic table, use of mathematical equipment such as rulers, stopwatches, calculators, thermometers etc.
Wellbeing: following gardening instructions and measurements.

If you would like further information on how we support literacy and numeracy, please contact the Centre.