Hednesford Valley High

Hednesford Vallery High School

Life at Hednesford Valley High

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is allocated to schools to provide additional support to those students who qualify for free school meals; are service children or children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022

The main barriers to the educational achievement faced by eligible students at the school are:-

  • Good Attendance
  • Persistent Absence
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
  • Social Development and Opportunities
  • Behaviour
  • Missed Education due to Covid-19

How Pupil Premium money will be spent to address the barriers above:

Good Attendance and Persistent Absence

The School Attendance Officer will follow up on all absences with a text and follow up calls daily. This would lead to either home visits or meetings with other professionals and lead to alternative provision to be put into place using the LRC (Learning Resource Centre) if required.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Lead to receive training and set up a hub in school and signpost to other professionals when needed. Training of all staff by Mental Health Lead.

Wellbeing carousel in place for years 7, 8, study and complex needs groups.

Physical Wellbeing

Playground equipment to be installed to allow students to further develop skills in PE during break, lunch and extra-curricular time.

Staff to be trained on use of equipment.

Start of inter-school competitions.

Forest Schools.

Social Development and Opportunities

Social functions to be returned.

Residentials to take place.

Assemblies and visits to be returned.

DofE expeditions over-night.

After school clubs and discos.

Family SEAL.


Changes to timetable to enable staggered breaks and lunches.

ESU area developed.

Refocus area developed.

Restorative Practice.

Attachment Disorder training for staff.

Missed Education

Interventions organised and implemented in lessons across the curriculum.

After school catch-up sessions and homework clubs.

Online learning for families needing to isolate.

Reading, phonics and speech and language interventions.


Pupil Premium Reports

Link to Pupil Premium Report 2020-21

Link to Pupil Premium Report 2019-20

Link to Pupil Premium Report 2018-19

Link to Pupil Premium Report 2017-18

Link to Pupil Premium Report 2016-17

Link to Pupil Premium Report 2015-16

Link to Pupil Premium Report 2014-15

Link to Pupil Premium Report 2013-14