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 Stage 2.


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


2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

Pupil

Premium

£935 per FSM6 child
 £1900 per LAC child
£935 per FSM6 child
£2300 per LAC child
£935 per FSM6 child
£2300 per LAC child

Forces Premium

£300 per child

£300 per child

£300 per child


Total Income (April – March)


2017/18

2018/19

2019/20 (Estimated)

Pupil Premium and

Forces Premium

£122,695

£134,766

£135,000

Year 7 catch up

£7,389

£7,537

£7,537


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


2017/18

2018/19

2019/20 (estimate)

Total Expenditure

£179,106

£206,602

£193,945


Historical Expenditure 

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

  • Create and maintain the new post of Deputy SENCo which provides additional capacity to teach our most vulnerable pupils
  • 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 middle and lower sets.
  • Employ an additional English Teacher to provide extra Literacy support to our less able pupils.
  • Employ an additional Science Teacher to reduce group sizes for the middle and lower sets.
  • 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
  • Create Resilience Group for Peer Support
  • Purchase of ‘Lexia’ – a personalised literacy support package
  • Time from Educational Psychologist
  • Provide Corrective Maths Teaching
  • Provide one additional Teaching Assistant to create extra support for pupils with complex social needs and to provide greater support to pupils in our lower sets
  • Provide Learning Mentor’s time to monitor and support pupils
  • Run and maintain a ‘Resilience Group’ for Peer Support
  • Subsidise Enrichment Opportunities ensuring equitability of access for Pupil Premium pupils to access extra-curricular opportunities
  • Provide extra Teaching Assistant to support work of the Learning Mentor
  • Provide ‘Accelerated reader Programme’
  • Purchase of “boy friendly” class texts


Strategies for 2019/20

During the next academic year 2019/20, Pupil Premium funding will provide the following strategies:

  • Maintain the new post of Deputy SENCo which provides additional capacity to teach our most vulnerable pupils.
  • Continue to provide one additional Teaching Assistant to create extra support to pupils in our lower sets, where appropriate.
  • Continue to employ an additional Maths Teacher to reduce group sizes for the middle and lower sets.
  • Continue to employ an additional English Teacher to provide extra Literacy support to our less able pupils.
  • Continue to employ an additional Science Teacher to reduce group sizes for the middle and lower sets.
  • Additional staffing in English ensures time to facilitate links with local grammar school to help embed higher level skills for Pupil Premium higher attainers
  • Senior staff facilitate engagement with Russel group universities involving targeted Pupil Premium pupils.
  • Planned visits to post 16 providers to raise aspirations of able Pupil Premium pupils 
  • Continue to employ Pupil Counsellor / CPO to offer support for pupils’ well-being
  • Maintain Resilience Group for Peer Support
  • Continued use of ‘Lexia’ – a personalised literacy support package
  • Time from Educational Psychologist for pupils across the ability range as required 
  • Provide one additional Teaching Assistant to create extra support for pupils with complex social needs and to provide greater support to pupils in our lower sets
  • Continue to provide Learning Mentor’s time to monitor and support all pupils
  • Run and maintain a ‘Resilience Group’ for Peer Support
  • Further subsidise Enrichment Opportunities ensuring equitability of access for Pupil Premium pupils
  • Access bespoke resources for gifted Pupil Premium pupils in Music and Art    
  • Provide extra Teaching Assistant to support work of the Learning Mentor
  • Additional Cover Supervisor allows for teachers to be released in tutor time to mentor underachieving more able Pupil Premium pupils 
  • Continue to employ the extra Learning Coordinator with allocated time to monitor and support children of Forces families
  • Continue to subscribe to the ‘Accelerated Reader Programme’
  • Use of Learning Mentor’s time to deliver units of work for the Prince’s Trust Achieve group
  •  Provision of additional Literacy lessons
  • After school homework club in Learning Support
  • Saturday sessions and intervention timetable to support Year 11 Pupil Premium pupils   
  • Accessing support and resources for EAL pupils


Impact

The main measures of impact to date are the GCSE results which were as follows for 2019:


Measure

Overall School result

Disadvantaged

(School)

National Average for Disadvantaged

National Average for All Pupils

Progress 8

+0.44

+0.22

-0.45

-0.03

Attainment 8

53.2

47.9

36.5

46.6

Basics measure (Grade 5+)

57%

50%

24%

43%

‘Best’ English (Grade 5+)

83%

72%

42%

60%

Mathematics (Grade 5+)

62%

50%

30%

49%

Basics measure (Grade 4+)

82%

67%

44%

64%

‘Best’ English (Grade 4+)

95%

94%

59%

76%

Mathematics (Grade 4+)

83%

72%

51%

70%

EBacc (APS)

4.77

4.29

n/a

4.07

Expected Progress in English

98%

100%

n/a

n/a

Expected Progress in Maths

82%

80%

n/a

n/a


Pupil Premium Performance 2017/18 


2018 Pupil Premium 

2018 Whole School


2018 National Average 

2017 Pupil Premium

2017 Whole School

2017 National Average

Attainment 8

41.1

50.2


46.6

45.4

50.6

44.6

Progress 8

+0.23

+0.43


0.00

+0.15

+0.35

0.00

Basics Strong

25%

51%


40%

38%

52%

42%

Basics Standard

69%

81%


63%

67%

77%

62%


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 3 years.


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, e.g.:

  • Free school meals (FSM6)
  • Forces children (Ever5)
  • Looked after children (LAC)
  • English as an additional language (EAL)
  • Most Able children
  • Performance of Boys

In addition, every Pupil Premium Child, regardless of ability, receives 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. The Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed on a termly basis during finance meetings.