Pupil Premium 2017-2018

The Pupil Premium Funding is allocated to schools in addition to the school budget.  Funding is received for all pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals. Schools have the freedom to spend this extra income as they see fit but are accountable for its use. The aim of Pupil Premium Funding is to support Free School Meal learners in making progress and achieving their potential.

For the academic year 2017‐2018 we have been given an allocation of £14,025.

The school has initially identified the following ways to assist students entitled to Pupil Premium:

  • Targeted literacy support for identified students – resources and staffing.
  • Targeted numeracy support for identified students – resources and staffing.
  • Staffing, resources and support for the Learning Support Unit and Heights Plus with particular emphasis on targeted learners.
  • Uniform subsidy for students entitled to free school meals.
  • Personalised transport.
  • Contribution towards setting up specialist groups to provide for smaller class sizes and targeted support.
  • One‐to‐one support for learners identified as needing extra support/personalised timetable to achieve GCSE results.
  • Development of Parenting Support Classes.
  • Provision of additional resources (textbooks / revision guides).

Key Expenditure 2017– 2018

The school is using the money allocated (£14,025) on the core areas of literacy and numeracy and through a range of other initiatives to support students’ progress and enable them to access the full curriculum. This year, the school has used the evidence from the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit in order to raise the attainment of those children facing disadvantage by identifying and developing educational innovations that address the needs of disadvantaged children in our school.

Tool

Impact

Cost

Evidence

Detail

Cost £

One to one tuition

Moderate

High

Extensive

150 hours Senco

Intervention

£4000

Outdoor Adventure Learning

Moderate

Moderate

Limited

1 x 0.5  TA3

£3900

Digital Technology

Moderate

Moderate

Extensive

Purchase of 15 x Chromebooks

£2025

Standards

High

Low

Moderate

Purchase of uniform: To support the attendance drive for disadvantaged pupils

£1650

Attendance and Parental Involvement

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

1 x 0.2

Family Liaison Officer

£2500

Small Group tuition

Moderate

Moderate

Limited

1 x 0.5  TA3

Intervention

£10000

Resources

High

Moderate

Extensive

Literacy –IDL/BKSB

Numeracy

£1700

Social & Emotional Learning

Moderate

Moderate

Extensive

Access to

Counselling

£3000

Impact Data

Key staff from each curricular team will track interventions within their own subjects. Feedback meetings are scheduled half-termly, or as required, to allow for staff to discuss progress of interventions and next steps in order to maximise impact.

Pastoral Team & SENDCO will track the progress and success of Interventions and whole school initiatives.

Pupil Premium 2016-2017

For the academic year 2015‐2016 the school was allocated £1870 and spent it on the following:

Tool Description Amount Impact
Literacy 1:1 intervention programme. Purchase of IDL-personalised literacy computer programme for KS2-KS4 learners needing extra support. £450 By providing extra individual literacy support, there have been significant improvements in Reading and Spelling Ages.
Maths intervention package for 1:1 monitoring and support. Mathletics computer programme purchased as tailored intervention across KS3-4 £500 Additional and monitored Maths programmes personalised to address learners’ gaps.
Resources for Parent Partnership Award. Engaging parents of vulnerable students –events in school, outdoor ed etc TA level 3

£65

Additional support for Outdoor Ed trips
Access to Counsellor Supporting Social and Emotional Health of targeted students. £600 These resources were provided for disadvantaged pupils to aid their revision and help with their GCSE preparation.
Uniform purchased. To aid inclusion. £250 This allowed the school provide uniform for  disadvantaged pupils and those whose parents were facing financial difficulty.
TOTAL £1865.00