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Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is funding which has been allocated by the government to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most. 

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school’s budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

Pupil Premium funding is allocated on the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals, currently and in the last six years and pupils who are looked after (CLA)

In 2016-2107 the government funding for pupil premium is as follows:

  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools  receive £1,900 (Pupil Premium Plus) for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least the expected standard in literacy and numeracy at the end of KS2..

In September 2016 twenty five pupils were eligible for either the literacy and numeracy catch up premium or both.

This funding was used in the following ways:

  • individual tuition
  • intensive small-group tuition in literacy and numeracy (provided by Team Up)

The amount of pupil premium funding allocated to the school  in 2016-2017 was approximately £155,000

In 2016-2017 the school used Pupil Premium Funding to support overall provision for Vulnerable groups; Free School Meals (FSM), and Children Looked after (CLA) through:

  • Specialist subject support in core subjects at KS3 and 4.
  • Employment of  two additional part time teachers to support English
  • Employment of a graduate maths teaching assistant.
  • KS4 revision sessions after school and during holidays.
  • Team up intervention in English and Maths for identified year sevens and elevens
  • Subsidy of the ‘Tougher Minds Programme’  for thirty identified year elevens to build resilience in approach to exams.
  • Purchase of the ‘Think Through English Programme to develop critical thinking skills
  • One to one literacy and numeracy LA intervention programmes.
  • Subsidising the cost of curriculum trips and activities.
  • Subsidising music enhancement.
  • Purchasing computers for individual pupils..
  • Motivational workshops to support exam success and self esteem
  • Bespoke external tuition in maths
  • Individual dyslexia testing
  • Breakfast Club

We have also allocated staff time to:

  • Track prior , current and future attainment of all groups and particularly those identified as vulnerable in any way.
  • Mentor targeted  pupils in KS3/ KS4
  • Track and monitor attendance and punctuality
  • Ensure that appropriate support and guidance is in place at key transition  points and particularly for those at risk of NEET (not in employment or training)

 

Impact of Pupil Premium 2016-2017

Results 2017 show significant  narrowing of  the Gap between the performance of pupil premium and non- pupil premium students.: (Based on Raise online data 2016, Data Dashboard and provisional school data for 2017 results)

 

Measure

PP

 

2016

2017

% of Students 5+ standard passes inc EM (4+)

71.9

88.0

%5+ A*-C

84.0

100.0

%A*-A

30.4

43.5

%A*-C

76.4

87.1

APS

4.85

5.82

Attainment 8

56.0

59.54

Progress 8

0.09

0.60

 

How do we intend to spend the pupil premium allocation for 2017-2018?

 

The department of education has calculated our funding for pupil premium overall  2017-2018 (April to April) as approximately £120,000

We plan to continue to use the funding in the ways outlined for 2016-2017 and develop our provision based on a successful practice to benefit disadvantaged pupils in the following ways:

 

  • Continue to develop a more holistic approach to the needs of disadvantaged through partnership work with charities such as West London Zone