Pupil Premium

Academic Year 2016/17

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.

Funding

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  198 £233,733
2017/18 (Forecast) 198 £194,480

Expenditure

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
• Resources
£186,950
Student Support • Counselling service
• Student Support interventions
£43,275
Extended Schools support • Trip Remissions & Support Fund - (inc food tech ingredients, revision guides & uniform)
• Extended schools
• Extra-curricular clubs
£3,548
Total   £233,773

 

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


Literacy Intervention including 1:1 Tuition for students who have been identified as not making the expected level of progress in English*  £21,473

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


Additional careers advice for vulnerable students. £2,000


Additional focussed CPD to improve the quality of teaching and learning. £6,800

£82,773

Student Pastoral Support

Counselling service  £10,205


Student Support interventions £57,000

Attendance Support £11,300

Year Team Leader Support £21,420

Social Time Support £6,500

£106,425
Additional Support & IT Support

Trip Remissions & Support Fund - (inc food tech ingredients, revision guides & uniform)  £14,000

External Review £1,192


Leadership of PP £20,198

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

£41,210
Forecast Total   £229,908

* Year 7 catch up funding (£16,243) also contributes to the cost of this intervention.

Progress of PP students

The Progress8 score of PP students in 2017 was -0.55 , In 2016 -0.63.

DS P8 3 yr trend for web site 2017

Year 7 Catch Up Grant funded Interventions and Impact

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. 

Pupil Premium Policy
Application for Financial Support for students currently registered for Free School Meals.docx