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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 2015-2016 the government funding for pupil premium is as follows:

  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools  receive £1,900 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 level 4 in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

In September 2015 six year seven pupils were eligible for the literacy and numeracy catch up premium.

This funding was used in the following ways:

  • individual tuition
  • intensive small-group tuition
  • external services and materials

The amount of pupil premium funding allocated to the school  in 2014-2015 was: £117,483

In 2014-2015 the school used Pupil Premium Funding to support overall provision for Vulnerable groups; Free School Meals (FSM), and Children Looked after (CLA) through:

  • Providing summer schools for disadvantaged  pupils and those identified as needing some literacy and numeracy catch up to support KS2/3  and KS3/4
  • Specialist subject support in core subjects at KS3 and 4.
  • Employment of an additional literacy teacher.
  • KS4 revision sessions after school and during holidays.
  • One to one literacy and numeracy intervention programmes.
  • Subsidising the cost of curriculum trips and activities.
  • Subsidising music enhancement.
  • Purchasing computers for individual pupils..
  • Purchase of data software to improve the academic tracking of identified pupil groups.
  • Motivational workshops to support exam success and self esteem
  • Counselling provision
  • Professional development activities for staff to support the pastoral needs of  identified groups.
  • 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 2014-2015

Results 2015 and Narrowing the Gap between the performance of disadvantaged and non- disadvantaged students.: (Based on Raise online unvalidated data 2015, Validated data 2014 and  2013)

Year

%A*-C including English and Maths  (Non Pupil Premium)

%A*-C including English and Maths  (Pupil Premium

EBacc

(Non -Pupil Premium)

EBacc (Pupil Premium)

2013

94%

77%

60%

38%

2014

93%

90%

63%

40%

2015

88%

68%

65%

36%

 

Pupil Premium Progress KS2-KS4 in English

 

2015

2014

2013

No. of PP students

25

10

26

% Achieving Expected Progress KS2-KS4

 

88%

70%

81%

% Achieving more than Expected Progress

 

52%

60%

42%

 

Pupil Premium Progress KS2-KS4 in Maths

 

2015

2014

2013

No. of PP students

25

10

26

% Achieving Expected Progress KS2-KS4

 

64%

100%

81%

% Achieving more than Expected Progress

 

24%

70%

42%

 

Value Added Overall KS2-KS4

Year

Number of Pupils

Value Added (Pupil Premium)

Value Added (Non Pupil Premium)

2013

26

1015.7

1025.1

2014

10

1031.3

1037.5

2015

25

1027.5

1044.6

 

How do we intend to spend the pupil premium allocation for 2015-2016?

The department of education has calculated our funding for pupil premium overall  2015-2016 (April to April) as approximately £120,615

We plan to continue to use the funding in the ways outlined for 2015-2016 and develop our provision based on a successful practice to benefit disadvantaged pupils in the following ways:

 

  • Literacy intervention – this has been successful and we plan to continue this
  • Employment of graduate teaching assistants in the Maths and English departments
  • Focus on academic mentoring for identified pupils to raise aspirations and outcomes.
  • Extending the range of music enhancement through offering bursaries for individual pupils to study an instrument.