Pupil Premium

What is pupil premium?

Pupil premium is a type of funding additional to the main school funding. It is received from the government each academic year and is allocated to pupils under a few different criteria. These criteria are;

Those families who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. This is sometimes known as ‘the ever six.’

The amount received is £935 per eligible pupil.

Pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium Plus if they have left the Local Authority care because of one of these reasons:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

If a pupil has left Local Authority Care and is eligible for free school meals, they just receive the Pupil Premium Plus money (Not Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus).

Those pupils who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more are also eligible for Pupil Premium Plus.

The amount received is £1900 per pupil.

The Service Premium gives schools extra funding to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces. Pupils attract the premium if they meet the following criteria:

  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
  • one of their parents served in the regular armed forces in the last 3 years
  • one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil is in receipt of a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)

 

The amount received is £300 per eligible pupil.

The indicative amounts of money to be received by Bowland High for pupil premium for this year are £62 000.

Schools are free to spend this money as they see fit. They are, however, accountable for how they have used the funding to support pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding.

Key barriers for Pupil Premium Pupils at Bowland

Barriers to future attainment of the pupil premium pupils, in-school barriers:

In school barrier 1 Some inability to access extra-curricular activities and additional resources
In school barrier 2 To further improve the learning and teaching in the school to ensure that the gap between pupil premium and none pupil premium pupils remains closed
In school barrier 3 Some areas of limited challenge for the most able disadvantaged pupils with high academic targets
In school barrier 4 A greater percentage of social, emotional and behaviour issues for these disadvantaged pupils, including confidence and self-esteem issues

 

Barriers to future attainment of the pupil premium pupils, external barriers:

External barrier 1 Persistent absence levels for pupil premium pupils is lower than their pupil premium peers

 

Planned Outcomes

Desired outcomes and how they will be measured:

  Desired outcomes and how they will be measured Success criteria Impact
A To further improve attendance, but particularly persistent absence rates for pupil premium pupils Attendance figures for this group to be above 96% across the school and persistent absence reduced by 30% Figure not achieved this year due to 3 PA  figures that heavily affected the overall figures. Systems need embedding so this is a target for the next academic year.
B To further improve the support and provision in the school to ensure that the gap between pupil premium and none pupil premium pupils remains closed Tracking data for all year groups and GCSE results will show there are no gaps between pp and non-pp pupils, and where there are it is closing rapidly Pupil premium progress 8 figures for Year 11 pupils are in line with non-pupil premium.

Progress 8 average scores in English and Maths were both higher for PP pupils than non PP pupils. The gap was definitely narrowed in both of these subject areas.

C Improved rates of progress across the school for the high attaining pupil premium pupils Progress 8 scores for the more able PP pupils are in line with non PP pupils

 

Pupils eligible for PP funding identified as high attaining from KS2/standardised scores make as much progress as their link pupil so that they are on or above track to achieve their high targets at the end of KS4. Where they are not, interventions are put into place and the impact of these are regularly monitored

Progress 8 scores for more able PP pupils more in line with non-pp. Still a slight gap of 0.1 to be narrowed and so will continue as a target next academic year.
D More pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding are able to access extra-curricular activities and resources More PP pupils take part in after school and lunch time activities as well as extra-curricular trips. PP pupils are given access to the same resources as non-PP pupils to support their learning and intervention work in all subjects. 100% of PP pupils had access to same academic resources, trips and lessons/revision sessions as their non-pp pupils. 77% of pp pupils had use of pp funding to ensure this was possible.
E To further improve the support for PP pupils with behaviour, emotional or social issues An increase in the number of PP pupils accessing mentoring and external support for issues with behaviour or for social and emotional issues 24% of PP pupils accessed external support and agencies to support with a variety of social and emotional issues. 30% had the support of the schools learning mentor for support inside school. This is an increase from 18% in the previous year.

 

Use of the Pupil Premium

Type of Provision Description Rationale Estimated Cost
Desired outcome A

To further improve attendance, but particularly persistent absence rates for pupil premium pupils

Some dedicated attendance officer time for PP pupils

Restructuring school systems to ensure more support work for families and external support

To secure the attendance of those pupils who are eligible for pupil premium so that they have more of a chance to achieve during their time at Bowland. The key focus here is to bring the attendance of pupil premium pupils more in line with none pupil premium pupils for persistent absence. This will include embedding new systems and procedures to support pupil premium children accessing school life and attending on a regular basis. Trial of new strategies to support this work. £3500
Desired outcome B

To further improve the support and provision in the school to ensure that the gap between pupil premium and none pupil premium pupils remains closed

Additional hours for English and Maths curriculum assistants to support in the classroom and beyond Developed roles given to Curriculum assistants to focus on the progress of pupil premium pupils in these subject areas and support them in lessons, and in some cases out of lessons as well £6500
Reduce class sizes in English and Maths – A fifth teaching group in both English and Maths containing a smaller number of pupils for Years 8-11 The creation of a fifth teaching group to provide for more personalised teaching of pupils with specific literacy/numeracy needs. Also as a consequence other class sizes will be reduced. £10 000
Literacy and numeracy withdrawal Underperforming pupil premium pupils are identified and intervention time is created with subject specific staff. Pupils withdrawn from normal classes to provide them with individual and more targeted support. This allows the delivery of more basic number and literacy work to a cohort of pupils. £4000
English Saturday classes Year 11 pupils attend Saturday classes  preparing them for GCSE exams and working with AQA examiners. This gives them access to the most professional and supportive advice to prepare them for their exams £1500
Additional intervention sessions and examination support To help pupils improve on the examination results they would achieve should these not be offered £2200
Accelerated reader and Lexia Literacy and reading packages to develop literacy levels of identified pupils in all year groups and improve their progress levels. £2500
Desired outcome C

Improved rates of progress across the school for the high attaining pupil premium pupils

Development of a personalised approach to intervention at KS4. To include lunch time sessions and extra after school and holiday sessions, including drop in sessions

 

Resources and supplies to fund additional support sessions outside of lesson time. To help pupils improve on their progress levels and to stretch and challenge them to achieve higher exam results than without this intervention. £2500
Additional intervention sessions and examination support To help pupils improve on the examination result they would achieve should these not be offered £2400
Revision packs and support materials for pupils Additional revision resources to more able PP pupils in and out of school with their revision and to improve their outcomes £2500
1:1 direct interventions To help pupils improve on their progress levels and achieve higher exam results than without this additional support. £8000
Small group work Small group support in a variety of subjects, especially in years 10 and 11, to support in preparation for exams £3900
Desired outcome D

More pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding are able to access extra-curricular activities and resources

Day to day financial support Financial support given to enhance the education and school experience for pupils in all year groups.  To include access to school visits, transport costs for extra-curricular activities, revision resources and uniform needs. £6200
Desired outcome E

To further improve the support for PP pupils with behaviour, emotional or social issues

To provide dedicated  counsellor and mentoring time and support for pupil premium pupils who would benefit from it Behaviour, social and emotional interventions have been shown to have high effect sizes through the Sutton Trust report into pupil premium interventions £3800
A member of staff to act as an achievement mentor who will meet the pupil regularly with subject specific or for whole school issues Work closely with the pupils in Year 11 to ensure they do not fall behind with their coursework/controlled assessments and extended learning, as well as confronting and discussing any issues that may arise for the student £500

 

The outcomes of this strategy will be reviewed in July 2018

““Pupils are polite, well-mannered and respectful.”

Ofsted

“Teachers and pupils show mutual respect for each other.”

Ofsted

"Safeguarding policies and practice are highly effective."

Ofsted

"Pupils’ outcomes are outstanding. All groups make strong progress."

Ofsted