Pupil Premium Information
What is it?
The Pupil Premium is government funding designed to help disadvantaged children and young people do well in school.
The funding is allocated to schools for children from yr 7 to 11 who have registered for free school meals in the last six years, are in care or have parents in the Armed Forces. Funding is also allocated to Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order).
In 2020/21 the funding allocated is £955 per child, £310 for children of Armed Forces families and £2345 for children in care. Looked after children have funded allocated by the local authority whereas previously looked after children have funding allocated directly to school which is known as Pupil Premium+. Every school has a duty to ensure that every individual child is given the best possible chance of achieving their potential.
How much Pupil Premium money does the school get?
For the 2020/21 school year, the school receives £240,000. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of students who are known to be eligible for free school meals or have been eligible in the last six years and children who have been continuously looked after for one day or more. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility.
Which students are prioritised?
- Free school meal (FSM) students and other vulnerable students who are underachieving at KS4
- FSM students and other vulnerable students who are in danger of underachieving at KS4
- FSM students and other vulnerable students who are underachieving at KS3
- Other underachieving pupils.
Looked after and previously looked after children
We used the Pupil Premium to meet the outcomes within the school Pupil Premium Plan:
- Secure Quality First teaching
- Improving standards of Literacy and Numeracy
- Accelerated progress and attainment
- Increased attendance
- Improving behaviour
- Improving parental and family engagement
- Raising aspirations and improving life chances.
These outcomes support the allocation funding three activity types:
- Delivery of Accelerated reader programme
- Additional SEND provision. This enables us to support students with high level behaviour or learning needs much quicker and has resulted in an increase in the number of students we have statements for.
- Pastoral Leaders
- Learning Mentors
- Assertive mentoring
- Investment in high quality training and Performance Management systems for Learning Support Assistants
- Rigorous performance management system which involves discussion about performance of pupil students within individual classes
- Running holiday and after school revision classes
- Targeted Intervention Sessions for Maths, English and Science groups. Each of the core subject areas runs an after school session focussing on developing pupils examination skills.
- Using additional staffing to teach Maths English and Science in very small groups to our most vulnerable students and the employment of a Maths & English Mentor.
- Targeted Intervention Sessions for non-core groups. Each of the non-core subject areas runs an after school session focussing on developing pupils examination skills.
- Providing staffing to deliver Corrective Literacy and Numeracy
- Purchase of licenses for Accelerated Reading Programme. This is used to target students with very low levels of literacy
- Ensuring that staff are aware of the pupil premium students through highlighting them on SISRA ANALYTICS marks sheets and focus on accelerating their progress.
- Analysis of termly data to track the progress of pupil premium students and adjust interventions where necessary
- Compare performance of pupil premium students with national data rather than local and also raised expectations to reach national expectations of 'all pupils' rather than just 'pupil premium' group
- Place pupil premium spending within the Self-evaluation Form
Subsiding student visits so that they can see performances of plays, for example
Enrichment opportunities in after school programme subsidised. For example PP pupils are supported to go to a wide range of activities and experiences such as Arthog outreach and Skiing.
How will parent know it is working?
We track all students' progress each term, so we can quickly see if plans are working. If your child takes part in an intervention programme, we aim to measure how they are doing at the start of the programme, and at the end, so we can see the difference. We will report to you at parents' evenings, but if you would like information on your child's progress at any time, please get in touch with their subject teachers.
How can I get more information?
For information about how we plan provision and track progress please contact Mr Ward.
I am not sure if my child could have free school meals – where can I get more information?
Please contact school reception who will be happy to help.