The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way nationally to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The information in this report summarises the funding the school has received, how it has been utilised and the impact on the attainment of students eligible for Pupil Premium.
The pupil premium was introduced by the government in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
• The performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.
• The OFSTED inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupils, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.
• Publication of Pupil Premium information on the school’s website.
Our intention is to close the gap in attainment between students eligible for Pupil Premium funding and other students in the school and in turn for all of our students to perform better than students nationally. We will use the funding provided to target support to enable this to happen.
|Academic Year||Number of FSM students used to calculate Pupil Premium on the deprivation measure.||Pupil Premium funding including children in care and Service children.|
|2016/17||Planned additional support funded by the Pupil Premium||
Planned Pupil Premium grant financial support
|Student Learning Support||• 1:1 Tuition for students who have been identified as not making the expected level of progress in English and/or Maths*
• Literacy intervention*
• Learning support teachers and teaching assistants, to enable priority access for Pupil Premium students to small group interventions and additional support in mainstream classrooms.
• Additional careers advice for vulnerable students.
• Additional focussed CPD to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
• PiXL subscription.
• Class charts
|Student Support||• Counselling service
• Student Support interventions
|Extended Schools support||• Trip Remissions & Support Fund - (inc food tech ingredients, revision guides & uniform)
• Extended schools
• Extra-curricular clubs
|2017/18||Planned additional support funded by the Pupil Premium||Planned Pupil Premium grant financial support|
|Student Learning Support||
Maths intervention including 1:1 Tuition for students who have been identified as not making the expected level of progress in Maths* £14,400
External intervention services, transport and tutoring. £26,000
Learning support teaching assistants, to enable priority access for Pupil Premium students to small group interventions and additional support in mainstream classrooms. £11,600
|Student Pastoral Support||
Counselling service £10,205
Attendance Support £11,300
Year Team Leader Support £21,420
Social Time Support £6,500
|Additional Support & IT Support||
Trip Remissions & Support Fund - (inc food tech ingredients, revision guides & uniform) £14,000
External Review £1,192
IT Support to facilitate easier access to homework £1,800
Software to facilitate teacher support and interventions £3,500
Provision Mapping Software to improve analysis of interventions £520
* Year 7 catch up funding (£16,243) also contributes to the cost of this intervention.
The Progress8 score of PP students in 2017 was -0.55 , In 2016 -0.63.
The Catch Up Funding Grant for 2016-17 was £16,243.
28 targeted students received additional Literacy and Maths intervention support. The impact of the literacy intervention saw on average, an increase of their reading age by 7 months and an average increase in spelling age by 19 months. The impact of the small group Maths intervention saw on average, an increase in their Maths age of 9 months.
Please find the Pupil Premium Policy and the Application for Financial Support for students currently registered for Free School Meals below.