Pupil Premium

In April 2011 the government introduced Pupil Premium Funding, it is allocated to schools to work with pupils who may be disadvantaged compare to their peers.

Pupil Premium Funding is available to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Students who are eligible for Free School Meals
  • Students who have been in receipt of Free School Meals during the last six years (Ever 6).
  • Looked after children
  • Students whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces
  • Students who have been adopted from care under the 2002 Adoption and Children’s Act or who are under a special guardianship or residency order.

For students who meet one or more of these criteria there are, potentially, a number of barriers to learning that can be identified, these are;

  • Low aspirations
  • Poor attendance
  • Difficult family circumstances
  • Access to additional resources such as revision guides, school materials or school trips.


Pupil Premium Funding 2016/2017

During the current academic year we have 141 students who are eligible for pupil premium funding, and we anticipate receiving £143,955 this year.  We will use this funding to support students through this year in a variety of ways; additional tuition, educational school trips, school expenses such as uniform, stationary and revision guides, support services such as counselling, family support and in school pastoral managers, our EWO manages attendance concerns as well as other opportunities.

Our vulnerable pupil coordinator Mrs Pemberton is in place to track and monitor the academic progress of those pupils eligible for pupil premium as well as other pupils deemed to be vulnerable. Where academic progress is considered to be a concern additional support can be introduced through working with the intervention team, additional one to one tuition or additional support within the classroom. These strategies are tailored to meet the individual needs of the student.

We have two pastoral managers, who monitor pupil premium students and support them if there are any barriers to their learning to ensure maximum engagement. They have a non teaching role and so are available to support vulnerable children at all times throughout the school day.

Additional members of our pastoral team include a student support officer, an intervention coordinator, two intervention teachers, a careers advisor and additional adult support in lessons to support students who may be risk of failing to achieve. These members of staff have a focus on working with these children to ensure that they are able to achieve and understand the next steps in their education and future careers.

One of our key focuses is supporting children with their attendance; our EWO has a percentage of her time allocated to monitoring and ensuring that children have high levels of attendance and punctuality. Children cannot learn if they are not in school and as such this will continue to be key a focus as we move through this academic year.

Parents also have the opportunity to discuss their concerns with our Educational Psychologist, this is a service that allows parents and teaching staff to discuss how to engage students in their learning. We also employ the services of a family liaison service, Malachi, this service provides support to families experience difficulties with the aim of supporting family relationships and improving emotional resilience, this can have a significant impact on learning.

We also provide additional support to children through the purchase of resources to support their learning; revision guides, music lessons, contributions to uniform, stationary, year 11 prom and year book and funding school visits. These additional purchases are tailored to the child’s needs.

We have chosen this approach to ensure that we address the potential barriers to learning that students may face. For some students this may or may not include educational barriers but social barriers as well, we also want to ensure that our students have the same opportunities as other students.

Pupil Premium 2015/2016

Throughout the academic year 2015/2016 we received £111,196 and we spent our pupil premium allocation on:

  • Additional one to one tuition for vulnerable pupils
  • Intervention support for students in key stage 4
  • External counselling services
  • Additional educational resources such as revision guides and trips.
  • Designated careers advisor to support students as key transition points
  • Pastoral managers to support students
  • EWO to help monitor and promote good attendance.

Impact of the Pupil Premium

KS4 Cohort Summary

Total

Percentage

Cohort

18

100

Average Total Points

348.39

 

Average Total Capped8

314.61

 

Average Total Capped8 inc EM

314.28

 

Average Total Capped8 +EM

385.39

 

Average Total Capped8 GCSE Only

261.44

 

Average Grade Per Student

C-

 

Average Points Per Grade Per Student

37.85

 

Average Grade Per Student (Capped at Best 8)

C

 

Average Points Per Grade Per Student (Capped at Best 8)

39.33

 

KS2 / Progress Summary

Total

Percentage

Average Core KS2 Level Per Student

4c

 

Average Core KS2 APS per Student

25.57

 

Average Core KS2 Levels of Progress per Eligible Student

2.47

 

Basic Measures

Total

Percentage

Students with at least 1 qualification

18

100

BasicsLevel2(A* -CinEng&Mat)*

8

44.4

New 2016 Measures

Total

Percent

Students taking more than 1 Language (GCSE only)

1

5.6

Students taking 3 Single Sciences (GCSE only)

3

16.7

Average Entries per Student

9.17

 

Average Entries per Student (GCSE only)

7.56

 

Progress/Attainment 8

Total

Percent

Average Total Attainment 8

45.94

 

Average Attainment 8 Grade

4.59

 

Average Estimated Attainment 8

45.08

 

Average Total Progress 8

0.03

 

Progress 8 Upper Confidence Limit

0.55

 

Progress 8 Lower Confidence Limit

-0.48

 

Pupils Included (Progress 8 Coverage)

17

94.4

5 A*-C Measures

Total

Percent

Students with 5 x A*-C

8

44.4

Students with 5 x A*-C GCSE ONLY

8

44.4

Students with 5 x A*-C inc English & Maths

8

44.4

Students with 5 x A*-C inc English & Maths GCSE ONLY

8

44.4

Students with 5 x A*-C inc English, Maths & Science

8

44.4

Students with 5 x A*-C inc Science

8

44.4

E-Bacc Total Measure

Total

Percent

Students Entered For the E-BACC

3

16.7

Students in COHORT Achieving the E-BACC

3

16.7

Progress Measures

Total

Percent

Students making 3+ LOP in English

10

58.8

Students making 4+ LOP in English

3

17.6

Pupils included in English progress measure

17

94.4

Students making 3+ LOP in Maths

7

41.2

Students making 4+ LOP in Maths

3

17.6

Pupils included in Maths progress measure

17

94.4

Value Added Total Measure

Total

Percentage

Capped8 +EM VA Score

1020.925

 

Capped8 +EM Upper Confidence Limit

1056.235

 

Capped8 +EM Lower Confidence Limit

985.614

 

Capped8 +EM Pupils Included (Coverage)

17

94.4

We are continually monitoring and reviewing the impact of our pupil premium funding, this is regularly reviewed in the Autumn term. Our next review will be Autumn term 2017. We review the impact of our pupil premium funding through student feedback, data analysis, exam analysis and professional discussions. We internally audit our pupil premium spending and its impact is discussed at Senior Management meetings and Governors’ Meetings.