Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch Up Premium 2016/2017
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It is additional government funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. The funding is allocated to schools for pupils from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for Free School Meals in the last six years, are in Local Authority Care or have parents in the Armed Forces (Please note that allocations are not made for pupils in the sixth form.)
In 2016/2017 financial year, the funding allocated is £935 per pupil (Pupil Premium), £1900 for Looked After pupils and children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order, and £300 for pupils of Armed Forces families and £500 for Year 7 Catch Up pupils.
In 2015 the percentage of Pupil Premium students was 30.9% compared to the National Average of 28.7%
External Examination Results
Results demonstrated that 69% of our Pupil Premium pupils achieved 5 A* to C including English and Maths. This was 20% above their FFT target.
Catch up 7
Catch Up 7 was spent on Numeracy and Literacy intervention according to need and diagnostic assessment.
Pupil Premium Funding
|Year 7 Catch Up||£25,500|
|Children Looked After||£4,570|
|Year 7 Catch Up||£26,000|
|Children Looked After||£4,570|
|Year 7 Catch Up||£20,500|
|Children Looked After||£26,600|
|Total||£406,140 + £18,250 (Summer School)|
|Year 7 Catch Up||£20,000|
|Children Looked After||£28,500|
|Year 7 Catch Up||£15,000|
|Children Looked After||£36,100|
Pupil Premium and Catch up 7 targeted Activities and Support
19% of our Pupil Premium pupils have Special Educational Needs. No single intervention provides a complete solution to the complex educational needs of any school and therefore there are many strategies adopted to support our pupils.
The Pupil Premium and Catch Up 7 is spent in an integrated and targeted way, to ensure that pupils receive the opportunity for additional support and access to learning opportunities. We chose the classroom approaches and intervention strategies which research has shown works. The progress of these pupils is monitored throughout the year at each assessment point and the strategies are monitored for their effectiveness.
Sutton trust research indicates that effective support comes from improving feedback
(a whole school focus), reduced class size, early intervention and extending the breadth of the curriculum.
A breakdown of the projected expenditure for the year 2016/2017 is shown below.
|Small group teaching – in key subjects to support literacy, maths and science.||£24,100|
|Small withdrawal groups for selected pupils at Key Stage 3. These sessions focus on literacy and numeracy skills.||£24,300|
|Higher Level Teaching Assistant to deliver small group and 1:1 intervention (maths).||£22,800|
|ISWs are used to provide targeted support within the core at Key Stage 5.||£20,000|
|English Intervention specialists working with identified pupils.||£67,900|
|Literacy Leader – team to co-ordinates Base Line Assessments which informs the groupings for Years 7 and 8.
A team monitor the progress of KS3 and the scheme of work.
|Additional Staffing in English, Maths and Science to facilitate additional lessons and groups, to reduce class sizes.||£78,260|
|Individual analysis of need both through assessments and in conjunction with pastoral staff.||£2,000|
|Assertive Mentor Programme – regular detailed feedback on progress.||£3,150|
|Rise and Read Programme (including transport)||£24,500|
|Music Lessons both instrumental and singing lessons.||£22,200|
|Accelerated Reader – to improve reading and comprehension.||£7,395|
|Lexia Programme to improve reading,||£4,145|
|Enhanced Curriculum/Pre Option (extending the breadth of the curriculum)||£5,254|
|Support to access learning opportunities|
|Food provided prior to core examinations and during revision days and twilight sessions.||£2,000|
|Water and food for GCSE examinations||£1,000|
|Holiday and Saturday Revision Programmes to support pupils preparing for examination classes – resources and staffing||£13,150|
|Summer School – resources and staffing||£19,250|
|Software programme to support independent learning||£10,000|
|Targeted independent careers advice and guidance.||£10,130|
|Resources for technology||£250|
|Rewards Activities – support the Progress Pyramid for those pupils who are consistently making progress and attendance.||£8,300|
|Action focused on social, emotional and behavioural issues|
|Provision of in-house behaviour support officer.||£22,965|
|Subsidised residential trip to France||£10,000|
|Resilience Camp Year 7||£12,000|
|Resources is staffed at break to provide an additional area for vulnerable pupils.||£320|
|Actions focused on improving attendance|
|EWO – works with the school pastoral team and external agencies to improve pupil attendance.||£22,594|
|Head of Year Case Studies – an additional non-contact lesson per week.||£5,254|
If you are uncertain as to whether or not your pupil is entitled to Free School Meals please contact Mrs Howarth on 01924 872262