The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel. The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. Secondary schools also receive an additional funding for Year 7 students who have not achieved at least level 4 (the expected level at Key Stage 2), in reading and/or Mathematics. This funding is called Catch-Up Premium (CUP) and is intended to help these students ‘catch up’ in literacy and numeracy as early as possible in their secondary education and therefore enable them to access the secondary curriculum more fully.
PURPOSE OF PUPIL PREMIUM
The purpose of this policy is to outline how we will ensure that the Pupil Premium allocated to us has an impact on narrowing the attainment gaps which currently exist between our disadvantaged students and their peers. As a school in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, we are accountable to our parents and school community for how we are using this additional resource to narrow the achievement gaps of our pupils. New measures have been included in the performance tables published annually on a national level. They capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium.
PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
|Pupil Premium Amount|
STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING
|% of students in School||50.5%||49.5%|
|Projected Spending for PP and Catch up 2017-18|
|Strategies focussing on: Outcomes in Attainment and Progress||Cost (£)||EEF focus|
|Numeracy and Literacy intervention according to need and diagnostic assessment.
Students entering Year 7 and identified as not being ‘secondary ready’ for literacy are placed on a programme of intervention that included: Read Write Inc. by Ruth Miskin and the Fresh Start programme.
|£18, 500||Small group tuition|
|Targeted students at KS3 for literacy and numeracy groups||£32,000||Small group tuition|
|HLTA delivering small group and 1:1 intervention (Maths)||£17,000||Small group tuition and One to one tuition|
|Literacy leader coordinates “Accelerated Reader” programme||£23,000||Reading comprehension strategies|
|Accelerated Reader (subscription) at KS3 – To improve reading and comprehension||£5,690||Reading comprehension strategies|
|HLTAs (English) deliver small group intervention working with identified students||£17,000||Small group tuition|
|Volunteer reader programme at KS3 (books and staff oversight)||£600||Reading comprehension strategies; Individualised instruction|
|Purchase of aspirational programmes linked to core subjects||£5,000||Aspiration interventions|
|Purchase of revision materials||£22,000||Homework; Extending school time|
|Strategies focussing on: Physical, emotional and material well-being|
|Clicker Software CLD||£2,500||Digital technology|
|Chartwells – Breakfast Club||£8,500||Behaviour interventions; Parental involvement; Extending school time|
|Dedicated Attendance Improvement Officer and Attendance Manager||£24,000||Behaviour interventions; Parental involvement|
|East AIP||£4,670||Behaviour interventions|
|Beck Support Student Counselling||£20,000||Social and emotional learning; Behaviour interventions; Mentoring|
|Safer Schools Officer||£8,500||Behaviour interventions|
|Rewards activities – support the Progress Pyramid for those pupils who are consistently making progress and attendance: Attendance Rewards programme to compliment punitive strategies for non-attendees.||£5,000||Meta-cognition and self-regulation; Feedback; Behaviour interventions|
|Summer School – resources and staffing||£5,000||Summer schools|
|Strategies focussing on: Aspiration and expectation|
|Leeds Ahead Partnership – Business & Careers engagement programme||£7,000||Aspiration interventions|
|Holiday Revision Programmes to support pupils preparing for examination classes||£5,000||Small group tuition; Summer schools|
|Resilience Camp (began at John Smeaton Academy in September 2016)||£15,000||Meta-cognition and self-regulation; Collaborative learning; Outdoor adventure learning|
|Assertive mentor programme and SLT Assertive mentor programme for high achieving students – provide support, guidance, academic and pastoral care||£30,000||Meta-cognition and self-regulation; One to one tuition; Individualised instruction; Mentoring|
|Wex- Work Experience||Aspiration interventions|
|Strategies focussing on: Social and cultural capital|
|Wex- Work Experience||£3,500||Aspiration interventions, social aspects|
|Targeted independent careers advice: A comprehensive programme of activities through years 7-10, culminates in focussed CEIAG in Year 11.||£16,500||Aspiration interventions, social aspects|
|Beck Support Student Counselling||Social and emotional learning; Behaviour interventions; Mentoring|
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.
Please follow the link below for greater detail regarding the Academies Pupil Premium strategy.