PUPIL PREMIUM 2015 to 2016
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of potentially disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
We had a total of 210 students (106 primary, 104 secondary) entitled to receive Pupil Premium and received £155,633 for the academic year 2015/16.
Our approach was to:
- Promptly and accurately identify pupil need and vulnerability across the group of children entitled to Pupil Premium payment, especially for students new to the school. This utilises the new data systems linked to Progresso our school management system.
- Put in place the most effective practice and resource likely to achieve the most sustainable impact. This practice was based on collective understanding of individuals alongside findings from the Education Endowment Foundation [EEF] Toolkit, and included the use of feedback and meta-cognition and self-regulation strategies
- Coaching to provide feedback and develop awareness; the purpose was to enable both children and adults to think about learning more explicitly
- Enrichment of curriculum provision to broaden the students horizon
- Access to ICT to enhance learning in school and at home
- Use of ICT programs
- Literacy and/or numeracy support to ensure access to the curriculum
- Precision Teaching
- Educational Psychology support
- Other individual responses
These interventions have been reflected in the development of student Individual Learning Profiles.
The approaches we chose were selected as being the most effective and sustainable interventions to ensure the most effective use of Pupil Premium funding. In this way, we could be confident these approaches also supported our whole school purpose of ‘Creating Individuals, Making Futures’.
Students in receipt of Pupil Premium (PP) are generally doing better than those from other schools nationally.
Primary – Progress
In both EYFS and Year 1 the size of the cohort was too small to provide statistical significance.
At the end of Key Stage 1 PP students are performing above national for expected standard and greater depth for reading, writing and mathematics.
In Key Stage 2 PP students are performing significantly above national for Year 3 and 4 in Reading and Maths. PP students are performing in line with national for writing.
Secondary – Progress
English – PP students are performing significantly above national in Year 7 and 8
Maths – PP students are performing above national for Year 7 and 8.
Our judgement is based on transition data from Key Stage 2 to GCSE
Our approach will continue to build on our previous successes with refined pedagogy and interventions. In 2016/17 we have a projected figure of £221,400 for Pupil Premium funding.
- Listening to Learn working with Educational Psychologist John Maxwell Batten on an approach that is a prerequisite for maximizing metacognition
- The development of the coaching skills of all staff
- Development of ICT solutions linked to English and Maths
The impact of Pupil Premium is reviewed in the Autumn term and will consider the accelerated process of this cohort of students compared to those nationally and other students within the school.