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Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT

 The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools and academies to:

  • raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers
  • support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

It was first introduced in April 2011.  Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased.  Schools and academies will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6).

FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR 2016 – 2017

  • £1,320 for each primary aged pupil.
  • £935 for each secondary aged pupil
  • £1,900 for each Looked After Child.
  • £300 for each Service Child.

The Department for Education has clear expectations and guidelines regarding how the Pupil Premium Grant may be spent:

  • for the purposes of the school, ie, for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school;
  • for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies;
  • on community facilities, eg, services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.

PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY

Key principles for using the Pupil Premium grant at Mary Hare School:

  • to raise achievements for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and to ‘close the gap’ between those eligible and their non-eligible peers
  • to ‘bring out the best’ in this group of pupils
  • to tackle the range of barriers including; attendance, behaviour, self-esteem, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement and development of literacy and numeracy skills
  • to track and enable thorough analysis of data to identify pupils who are under achieving and why
  • to direct resources and interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers
  • to use data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions, projects or pedagogy) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils
  • to have a clear overview of how funding is allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of pupils
  • to ensure teachers and support staff know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across the school
  • to ensure the leadership team and the Governing Body is ambitious for pupils and closely monitors the school’s effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils
  • to share relevant information with parents of PPG pupil.

Pupil Premium Funding - Mary Hare Secondary School

Allocation Plan 2016-2017

Number of pupils with PPG allocation

Total Number of pupils on roll

216

Total Number of pupils receiving PPG

30

Total amount of PPG received to date (as of June 2017)

£32,125

Money c/f

£33,259

Total

£65,384

Objectives of spending PPG

  • Aims for all pupils to achieve predicted outcomes – ‘success for all’
  • Close the attainment gap for eligible pupils who have a language delay
  • To promote confidence and well-being in disadvantaged pupils

 

 

 

Item/Project

Cost

Objective

Monitoring and Evaluation

Berkshire Youth

Life Skills

£4,291

Sutton Trust* data shows that Social and Emotional learning interventions have an identifiable and significant impact on attitudes to learning, social relationships in school, and attainment itself.

Feedback regarding successes, feelings, behaviour.

Purchase of uniform

and PE kit

£722

School uniform supports the development of a whole school ethos and improves attendance.

Monitor attendance. Attendance to be in line with school attendance.

School trips

£2,150

Research* shows that Pupil Premium students have less holidays and days out and so are less culturally literate which, even if they are high attainers academically, can be detrimental to securing jobs/university places.

Feedback from teacher and pupils, and exam data.

GCSE glass workshop

£149

 

The work produced will be submitted as part of the GCSE coursework.

 

Evaluation of students’ GCSE art results.

 

 

Ipads and laptops for classrooms and interventions

£8,000

Access to technical apps to raise the standard of work. The Sutton Trust* states that, overall, studies consistently find that digital technology is associated with learning gains.

 

Monitor the progress of the pupils.

music lessons

£1,850

Good for self esteem, communication, listening and aural skills, concentration and focus, independence.

Relevant for GCSE music.

According to The Sutton Trust* there is some evidence of a positive link between music and spatial awareness. Wider benefits on attitudes to learning and well-being have also consistently been reported. Improved outcomes have been identified in English, mathematics and science learning.

Evaluation of students’ GCSE music results.

Duke of Edinburgh

£400

Duke of Edinburgh improves personal growth including confidence, self-esteem, and self-reliance/independence.

Monitor contribution and improvement in the activities undertaken.

Feedback to/from students.

Accelerated Reading Programme

£320

Sutton Trust* data shows that improving literacy improves student’s outcomes overall, in all subjects.

Aimed at all reading abilities to improve both reading and oral skills.

Reading progress monitored through STAR reading tests. Evaluate improvement in reading age compared to the student’s actual increase in age.

 

Extra TA help in maths classes (provided by Pupil Premium Coordinator)

£5,264

Providing 1:1 or small group support to Pupil Premium students.

Monitor progress in maths.

Dance Workshop

£430

Workshops with a professional choreographer for gifted and talented male dancers, and to put on a performance in the Arts Centre. Participation in arts activities have shown to have wider benefits on attitudes to learning and well-being.

Feedback from teachers and pupils.

SPLD resources

£364

Maths and literacy intervention resources

Monitor progress of pupils receiving intervention.

Business Studies Software

£240

A tool to assist learning GCSE Business Finance

Exam pass data and student evaluation.

 

Fiddle/stress toys

£161

To help with concentration and stress.

Feedback from teacher.

Learning resources

£154

Games/apps for maths, English and anger management interventions

Monitor progress of pupil receiving intervention.

Wire workshop

£72

To provide a new technique that can be used within the students’ textiles coursework.

Exam data.

Social and Emotional learning interventions.

£1,453

SEL interventions have an identifiable and significant impact on attitudes to learning, social relationships in school, and attainment itself.*

 

 

Monitor progress of pupils receiving intervention.

SPLD interventions

£4,524

One to one tuition interventions in Catch Up Numeracy and Catch Up Literacy.

Monitor progress of pupils receiving intervention.

Lap top for students

£1,366

For student who have very limited access to a computer at home, and are not able to complete all homework. Studies* consistently find that digital technology is associated with learning gains.

Monitor progress of students.

Pupil Premium Co-ordinator non-contact time expenses.

£3,590

A Pupil Premium co-ordinator has been employed. The main aims of this role is to

1. Carry out interventions.

2. Oversee the spending of the Pupil Premium grant. (non contact time).

3. Monitor the progress of pupils. (non contact time).

 

All Pupil Premium spend is spent wisely, monitored and accounted for, and progress of students monitored.

Music equipment

£12,000

Various equipment, workshops and support for music pupils, included gifted and talented students. To give PP students the same access to musical equipment, both in school time and out of school time.

Monitor progress of students.

Total Spend to date: £47,500

June 2017

 

     

* The Sutton Trust manages, develops and evaluates programmes to address educational inequality.

 

This allocation plan will be reviewed and updated at the end of every term.

Pupil Premium Funding - Mary Hare Secondary School Spending 2015-16

Number of pupils with PPG allocation

Total Number of pupils on roll

231

Total Number of pupils received PPG

29

Total amount of PPG received

£22,990

Objectives of spending PPG

  • Aims for all pupils to achieve predicted outcomes – ‘success for all’
  • Close the attainment gap for eligible pupils who have a language delay
  • To promote confidence and well-being in disadvantaged pupils

 

 

Item/Project

Cost

Objective

OT input for pupils with physical challenges

£340

Specialist support for pupils with individualised programmes of support to enable good core stability and raise self-esteem

Life Skills programme

£2,000

To support pupils with skills in independence to ensure positive outcomes for future independent living

Clicker 7 software

£2,650

To enable pupils with phonetic decoding challenges to extend vocabulary in a more independent way, increase self-esteem

Touch Typing club

£120

To allow pupils to have access to computers and laptops and to support handwriting challenges, to increase self-esteem and prepare for access arrangements during examination years

Speech and Language Therapy – wide range of individual programmes

£960

To improve the quality of speech in targeted pupils, to allow pupils with challenges to ‘have a voice’ and feel confident using it. To develop working memory skills to allow pupils to use strategies to support their learning, continuous discourse tracking support to allow more ease of following conversation in both academic and social contexts

PT input for pupils with physical challenges

£150

Specialist support to improve mobility

Music equipment – Cello/Drum Kit and books

£2,050

To support PPG pupils gifted in music

Music Lessons

£900

To support PPG pupils gifted in music

Specialist SpLD input.

1:1 intervention costs

£10,800

Accelerate the progress of pupils with SpLD challenges and close the gap between those eligible for PPG and their peers

Maths resources: Power of 2 and Numicon

£1,200

To accelerate progress of those with weak number skills

Catch Up literacy

£650

To accelerate the progress of pupils with low literacy levels

ELSA training

£210

To support children with social, emotional and behavioural needs, to improve their self-esteem, social skills and behaviour

Emotional and wellbeing support

£650

To support children with emotional needs, to improve their self-esteem and wellbeing.

Total Spend: £22,680

 

    

 

IMPACT

The RAISEOnline Report from the DfE that presents outcomes for Year 11 shows that Pupil Premium students make progress that is above the national average for this group. Because of the low numbers being considered, there is no statistically significant difference between progress of this group compared to the rest of the cohort.

Analysis of progress for Pupil Premium students in the other year groups reveals that in almost all cases, they make greater progress than the rest of the cohort, in other words, the gap is closing.