Pupil Premium

Introduction

Since 2011, the Government has provided additional funding to schools called the Pupil Premium. This extra money is given for ‘looked after children’ (LAC) and pupils who have received ‘free school meals’ during the last 6 years (FSM6). There is also additional money for children of families in the forces during the last 5 years (Ever5). In addition, from 2012 Year 7 catch-up funding was provided for those pupils who had not attained a level 4 in English or Maths at Key Stage2.

Purpose

The money is used to provide additional support to ensure looked after children and children from low income families do not fall behind with their progress. The Forces Premium is for the same purpose but also can be used to provide additional pastoral support for pupils whose parents may be, for example, posted abroad. The year 7 catch up funding is used to help pupils achieve the standard that will enable them to access the secondary school curriculum.

Aims

The school has high expectations for all our pupils and always aims to be one of the top achieving schools in which those pupils eligible for pupil premium funding (on free school meals or looked after children) do better than the average for all pupils nationally. Only the top 17% of schools achieve this.

This will include outcomes in English for Pupil Premium pupils to be above the national average for all pupils and outcomes in Mathematics for Pupil Premium pupils to be above the national average for all pupils.

Value


2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Pupil

Premium

£900 per child

£900 per FSM6 child
£1900 per child LAC
£935 per FSM6 child
£1900 per LAC child
£935 per FSM6 child
£1900 per LAC child
£935 per FSM6 child
£1900 per LAC child

Forces Premium

£250 per child

£300 per child

£300 per child

£300 per child

£300 per child


Total Income (April – March)


2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

(estimated)

Pupil Premium and

Forces Premium

£113,400

£111,195

£113,135

£137,008

£132,600

Year 7 catch up

£18,500

£16,000

£7,500

£7,463

£7,400

Expenditure since 2011 

Since its inception in September 2011, these monies have been used to provide the following additional staffing /support for these pupils:-

  • Provide Corrective Maths Teacher.
  • Create the new post of Deputy SENDCo which provided additional capacity to teach our most vulnerable pupils and to intervene where necessary.
  • Provide one additional Teaching Assistant to create extra support to pupils in our lower sets, where appropriate.
  • Employ an additional Maths Teacher to reduce group sizes for the lower sets.
  • Employ an additional English Teacher to provide extra Literacy support to our weaker pupils.
  • Employ an additional Science Teacher to reduce group sizes for the lower sets.
  • Employ a second additional English Teacher to provide extra Literacy support to our weaker pupils.
  • Provide Learning Mentors time to monitor and support pupils
  • Employ extra Learning Coordinator and allocate time to monitor and support children of Forces families
  • Employ new Pupil Counsellor / CPO to offer support for pupils’ well-being
  • Creating Resilience Group for Peer Support
  • Subsidising Enrichment Opportunities
  • Purchase of ‘Lexia’ – a personalised literacy support package
  • Time from Educational Psychologist

The total costs involved for this extra support are as follows:-


2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

(estimate)

Total Expenditure

£166,505

£151,831

£153,996

£167,601

£179,106

Strategies during 2016/17

In-school barriers for pupils eligible for pupil premium:

  • Behaviour issues for a small group of pupils can have a negative impact on their academic progress and that of their peers
  • Progress of boys entitled to pupil premium funding
  • Meeting the complex medical needs of individual pupils
  • Cohort of Middle Ability Pupil Premium pupils need to improve outcomes at Grade C+

External barriers for pupils eligible for pupil premium:

  • Attendance of pupils in receipt of FSM

In the last academic year 2016/17, Pupil Premium funding provided the following additional strategies:

  • Provide Corrective Maths Teacher.
  • Provide one additional Teaching Assistant to create extra support for pupils with complex medical needs and to provide greater support to pupils in our lower sets.
  • Employ an additional Maths Teacher to reduce group sizes for middle and lower sets.
  • Employ an additional English Teacher to provide extra Literacy support to our weaker pupils.
  • Employ an additional Science Teacher to reduce group sizes for the middle and lower sets.
  • Provide Learning Mentors time to monitor and support pupils
  • Employ extra Learning Coordinator and allocate time to monitor and support children of Forces families
  • Employ Pupil Counsellor / CPO to offer support for pupils’ well-being
  • Creating Resilience Group for Peer Support
  • Subsidised Enrichment Opportunities allowing Pupil Premium pupils to access them
  • Personalised literacy support package - ‘Lexia’
  • Time from Educational Psychologist

Impact

The main measures of impact to date are the GCSE results which were as follows for 2017:

Measure

Overall School result

Pupil Premium Pupils

National Average for All Pupils

Progress 8

+0.37

+0.23

0.00

Attainment 8

50.6

44.7


Average Point score on entry

28.6

27.6


Basics measure (Grade 5+)

52%

39%


‘Best’ English (Grade 5+)

75%

52%

55%

Mathematics (Grade 5+)

57%

48%

50%

Basics measure (Grade 4+)

77%

67%


‘Best’ English (Grade 4+)

90%

81%

72%

Mathematics (Grade 4+)

80%

71%

71%

EBacc (Grade 5+)

23%

19%


Expected Progress in English

90%

81%

70%

Expected Progress in Maths

77%

71%

70%

Historical impacts are the GCSE results.  The headline results have been as follows:

  • 2011 – 5 A*-C, including English & Maths 86%
  • 2012 – 5 A*-C, including English & Maths 91%
  • 2013 – 5 A*-C, including English & Maths 82%
  • 2014 - 5 A*-C, including English & Maths 80%
  • 2015 – 5 A*-C, including English & Maths 72%
  • 2016 – Basics A*-C in English and Maths 65%

These results and analysis of internal progress data enable the school to be confident in concluding that the outcomes and progress for Pupil Premium and Forces Children have been excellent for the past 6 years.

Strategies for 2017/18

In-school barriers for pupils eligible for pupil premium:

  • Behaviour issues for a small group of pupils is having a negative impact on their academic progress and that of their peers
  • Progress of pupils entitled to pupil premium in EBacc subjects (mainly Languages)
  • Meeting the complex medical needs of individual pupils
  • Cohort of Middle Ability Pupil Premium pupils need to secure outcomes at Grade C+

External barriers for pupils eligible for pupil premium:

  • Attendance of pupils in receipt of FSM

During the next academic year 2017/18, Pupil Premium funding will provide the following additional strategies:

  • Create post of Assistant SENDCo to provided additional capacity to support and intervene with our most vulnerable pupils where necessary.
  • Employ an additional Maths Teacher to reduce group sizes for middle and lower sets
  • Employ additional Language Teacher capacity to reduce group sizes and provide extra support
  • Employ an additional English Teacher to provide extra Literacy support to our weaker pupils.
  • Employ an additional Science Teacher to reduce group sizes for the middle and lower sets.
  • Provide Learning Mentors time to monitor and support pupils
  • Employ extra Learning Coordinator and allocate time to monitor and support children of Forces families
  • Employ Pupil Counsellor / CPO to offer support for pupils’ well-being
  • Create Resilience Group for Peer Support
  • Subsidise Enrichment Opportunities allowing Pupil Premium pupils to access them
  • Purchase personalised literacy support package - ‘Lexia’
  • Time from Educational Psychologist

Monitoring

All pupils have their progress tracked and monitored on an individual basis each term. In addition, the school monitors closely the progress of a number of sub-groups, eg:

  • Free school meals (FSM6)
  • Forces children (Ever5)
  • Looked after children (LAC)
  • English as an additional language (EAL)
  • Most Able children (G&T)

In addition, every Pupil Premium Child received an individual review with a Learning Mentor.  This means we can intervene rapidly if a child is identified as underperforming and measure the impact of the additional funding.