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2016/2017 Pupil Premium

 

Background

Pupil Premium is a Government initiative which was first introduced in April 2011.  The school receives funding each financial year from the Dfe, with the amount determined by the number of students receiving free school meals (FSM) in the last 6 years, are looked after in the care of the local authority or are from military families. The funding is provided to ensure that these students are not disadvantaged in any way and receive the necessary support to achieve their full potential.

The DFE has given us the freedom to use the Pupil Premium grant as we see fit, based on our knowledge of our pupils’ needs. However, we are accountable for the use of this additional funding. The use of Pupil Premium funding is targeted to support a wide variety of highly effective intervention strategies.

 

The purpose of the Pupil Premium Policy

In England and Wales, statistics indicate that there is a significant gap in the academic performance of pupils who receive free school meals (and/or who are looked after) and those who are not. On average, they underperform academically compared to their peers.

At St Peter’s, we strive to improve the progress and attainment of all our pupils. We strongly believe that no child should be left behind and it is not about where you come from, but your thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.  All our staff are extremely committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve their full potential regardless of their individual starting points.

 

St Peter’s Pupil Premium Profile for 2016/2017

 

Total

% of year group

7

27

14

8

25

14

9

13

7

10

22

11

11

26

15

PP Funding

113

12

 

 

The chart below illustrates the % of Pupil Premium budget planned to be allocated during 2016 2017

 

The list below illustrates how we intend to use the following funding throughout the next financial year. This list is by no means exhaustive. This grant has been used to either expand existing initiatives or to fund new strategies to provide support, intervention and enrichment activities.

 

In 2016/2017 we have planned to spend the funding on the following:

This year it is anticipated that we will receive £98,735.

Intervention - £22,000                                                                

  • Deliver small group and 1-1 Maths Sessions (Part Time) at both Key Stage 3 and 4
  • Deliver small group and 1-1 English/Literacy Support (Part time) at both Key Stage 3 and 4
  • 1-1 tutoring in Maths for identified pupils in KS3 & 4.
  • Purchase Reading Plus software

 

Holiday Schools - £5000                                                                                                   

  • Provide support and intervention for Year 11 pupils during the Easter and May Holidays. Subject specialists delivered bespoke sessions for identified pupils.
  • Deliver a Summer School programme for our new Year 7 intake that will also include other pupils in KS3. Specialist teaching staff delivered small group sessions to identified pupils.

 

Transport/ Uniform - £1000                                                   

  • Funding is used to provide transport for pupils who may not be able to stay after school to receive additional support. For example Homework Clubs.
  • Uniform is purchased and subsidised.

 

Staffing - £49,367                                                                

  • Provide TLR funding for two Deputy Head of Years.
  • Provide TLR responsibility for Head of Key stage 4 in Maths
  • Provide TLR responsibility for Head of Key stage 4 in English.
  • This now ensures that both Maths and English have a teacher in charge of KS3 and one in charge of KS4 alongside a Head of Subject.
  • Contribute to a part time teacher of Maths with responsibility for Intervention.
  • Contribute to a specialist teacher of Intervention. Predominantly KS3.
  • Contributed to the salary of CIAG mentor
  • Provide funding for the appointment of an external Education welfare officer, 1 day per week.
  • Contribute to the salary of our school chaplain.

 

Homework Clubs/Projects - £3000                                                                   

  • Provide after school support sessions for each Year group once a week. This will be staffed by the teacher of Intervention and an additional TA.

 

Contributions to individual needs - £10,000                                                

  • Contributions are made on an individual basis in order to prevent and break down any barriers to learning.

 

Study Skills - £2000

  • Purchase specialist external providers to deliver a bespoke study skills programme at KS4
  • Contribute to the costs of a KS3 study skills programme.

 

Contingency - £367                                                                                                                      


Academic Year 2015/2016

PPR Profile 2015/2016

 

Total

% of year group

7

26

14

8

13

7

9

23

12

10

27

14

11

18

10

PP Funding

107

12

 

 

The chart below shows the % of Pupil Premium budget allocated during 2015 2016

 

In 2015/2016 the funding was spent to support the following:

Intervention - £26,570.00 (31%)

  • Two additional subject specialists were appointed to deliver small group and 1-1 Maths Sessions (Part Time) at both Key Stage 3 and 4
  • An additional English Specialist was appointed to deliver small group and 1-1 English/Literacy Support (Part time) at both Key Stage 3 and 4
  • 1-1 tutoring in Maths for identified pupils in KS3 & 4.
  • Purchased Method Maths and Maths Watch to support learning.
  • Additional learning resources have been purchased.

 

Holiday Schools - £14,000 (16%)

  • Support and Intervention was provided for Year 11 pupils during the Easter and May Holidays. Subject specialists delivered bespoke sessions for identified pupils.
  • Summer school was available for pupils in Year 6, 7, 8 and 9. Specialist teaching staff delivered small group sessions to identified pupils.
  • MADE training study skills and support was delivered to all Year groups who attended summer school, including Year 6/7.

 

Transport/ Uniform - £2000 (2%)

  • Funding is used to provide transport for pupils who may not be able to stay after school to receive additional support. For example Homework Clubs.
  • Uniform is purchased and subsidised.

 

Staffing - £22,430 (26%)

  • Appointed two further Deputy Head of Years (Temporary), meaning all five year groups now have an additional member of the pastoral team.
  • Appointed TLR responsibility for Head of Key stage 4 in Maths
  • Appointed TLR responsibility for Head of Key stage 4 in English.
  • This now ensures that both Maths and English have a teacher in charge of KS3 and one in charge of KS4 alongside a Head of Subject.
  • Contributed to a part time teacher of Maths to provide smaller teaching groups at KS3 and 4.
  • Contributed to a specialist teacher of Intervention. Predominantly KS3.
  • Contributed to the salary of CIAG mentor

 

Homework Clubs/Projects - £7000 (8%)

  • We have provided after school support sessions for each Year group once a week. This is staffed by the teacher of Intervention and an additional TA.

 

Contributions to individual needs - £12,000 (14%)

  • Contributions are made on an individual basis in order to prevent and break down any barriers to learning.

 

Contingency - £3,345 (3%)        

 

 

Context of the 2015/2016 Year group

  • PP students - average core KS2 APS per student – 26.8
  • Non PP students – average core KS2 APS per student – 29.78.
  • Gap between PP and Non PP at the start of Key Stage 3 was -2.98

 

Impact 2015/2016

  • Overall progress score for disadvantaged pupils stands at 0.03.
  • Average total Capped 8 + EM  point scores for disadvantaged pupils are significantly above national average and has rose from 390.83 to 402.08
  • Value added for Disadvantaged pupils is 1012.004. This figure stood at 996.016 in 2013. This demonstrates considerable improvement over time.
  • The in school gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils achieving the basics has significantly reduced by 21%. This year our gap stands at 24.6%. Last year this gap stood at 45 and 38 the year before that
  • 53.8% of Disadvantaged pupils achieved the basics measure achieving both Maths and English. This is an increase of 14.9% on last year’s figure.
  • In English 76.9% of disadvantaged pupils achieved the threshold measure of a grade C, with with 80% achieving expected progress. 42.3% achieved more than expected progress.
  • In Maths 53.8% of disadvantaged pupils achieved the threshold measure of grade C, with 57.7% of these pupils achieved expected progress in Maths with 15.4% achieving more than expected progress

Use of Pupil Premium  2014/2015

Last academic year we received £88,450 and it was allocated in the following way:

  

  • Contribute to additional staffing in the key subjects of English and Maths to provide extra teaching groups.
  • Contribute to additional pastoral staffing to increase the support for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium.
  • Contribute to the counselling system in school.
  • Year6/7 transition activities to enable disadvantaged & vulnerable pupils to feel safe and secure throughout the transition stage.
  • Deployment of staff to deliver key intervention literacy programmes at Key Stage 3.
  • Additional use of Teaching Assistants to support homework clubs for disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils.
  • Purchase software for tracking pupil progress.
  • Purchase resources for key intervention programmes. 
  • Key Stage 3 & 4 targeted intervention programmes.
  • Key Stage 4 Motivational and Study Skills Day.
  • Targeted Key Stage 4 holiday programmes.
  • Contributions to school trips and activities.

 

Context of the 2014/2015 Year group

  • PP students - average core KS2 APS per student – 26.71.
  • 0.92 below 2013/2014 cohort.
  • Non PP students – average core KS2 APS per student – 29.67.
  • Gap between PP and Non PP at the start of Key Stage 3 was -2.96

 

Impact 2014/2015

  • 50% of FSM pupils achieve 5 + A* - C. This figure stands above the national average.
  • 39% of FSM pupils achieve 5A* - C including English and Maths. This figure stands above the national average.
  • Average total Capped 8 + EM point scores for disadvantaged pupils are significantly above national average. This figure stands at 390.83
  • In English, 67% of disadvantaged pupils achieve the threshold measure of Grade C or above. This is significantly (+16%) above national average.
  • 72% of disadvantaged pupils achieved expected progress in English.
  • 50% of disadvantaged pupils achieved expected progress in Maths.
  • In Languages, 80% of disadvantaged pupils achieved the threshold measure of Grade C or above. This is significantly (+21%) above national average.
  • In Humanities, 80% of disadvantaged pupils achieved the threshold measure of Grade C or above. This is significantly above national average (+31%).
  • Value added for disadvantaged pupils stands at 1010.6. This is significantly above (+34.7) the national average