Pupil Premium 2014 / 15

Introduction

In 2011 the Government introduced Pupil premium funding which is additional to main school funding. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is that it is deployed by schools to narrow the attainment gap between pupils from identified groups (see below) and their peers by ensuring that this funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools have the freedom to spend this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of pupil needs.

The funding is provided to improve the academic achievement of the following groups of pupils:

  • Pupils who have been registered for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM)
  • Pupils who have been ‘Looked After’ continuously for more than 6 months
  • Children of service personnel

‘It is for schools to decide how Pupil Premium allocated to schools is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’
Source: DFE website

Amount of funding received

In 2014/15 Bowland High received a total of £42 195. We received this money in addition to the main school funding. 

Allocation of pupil premium funding

Provision Cost Details

English and Maths support

English and Maths curriculum assistants £3000 Added roles given to Curriculum assistants to focus on the progress of pupil premium pupils and support them in lessons.
Additional sets in English and Maths £8000 Additional small sets set up in English and Maths to give pupils more intense teacher support and differentiated provision.
Literacy and numeracy withdrawal £2000 Pupils withdrawn from normal classes to provide them with individual support and targeted support.
English Easter school £500 Pupils attended Easter school preparing them for GCSE exams and working with AQA examiners.
Accelerated reader and Lexia £1500 Literacy and reading packages to develop literacy levels of identified pupils in all year groups.
Learning mentor/Counsellor £3000 Development of learning mentor to include counselling for key pupils in all year groups.

Additional curriculum support

1:1 tuition £7000 1:1 tutoring in identified subjects for pupils mainly in years 10 and 11 in preparation for GCSE exams
Small group work £3200 Small group support in a variety of subjects, especially in years 10 and 11, to support in preparation for exams
Financial support £5000 Financial support given to enhance the education and school experience for pupils in all year groups. This has included access to school visits, transport costs for extra-curricular activities, revision resources and uniform needs.
Mock exam incentive scheme £500 Rewards for exam preparation and achievement in the GCSE mock exams
Additional in class support £4000 Extra support given to pupils to support their learning in the classroom

Attendance

Attendance officer and restructuring school systems £1000 New systems and procedures to support pupil premium children accessing school life and attending on a regular basis
Additional in-school support sessions    
Lunch time, after school and holiday sessions £1000 Resources and supplies to fund additional support sessions outside of lesson time
Revision packs and materials for pupils £1000 Additional revision resources to support pupils in and out of school with their revision
Laptops and additional ICT equipment and interventions £1000 Provision of laptop and ICT software to support with studies

Impact: Year 11 2014 to 2015:

Whole School PP 2014 National 2014 Results 2015 Results
PP Non PP Gap All PP Non PP Gap All PP Non PP Gap
Cohort no. 149732 407321     7 108   113 11 102  
5A*-C (EM) 35.4% 62.9% -27.5 78.8% 42.8% 80.5% -37.7 73% 46% 76% -30
5A*-G (EM) 85.3% 96.1% -10.8 99.1% 100% 99.1% +0.9 97% 100% 97% +3
English A*-C 50.5% 74.1% -23.6 87.8% 85.7% 88.7% -3 77% 55% 79% -24
English 3+ progress levels 57.7% 75.1% -17.4 85.8% 71.4% 85.2% -13.8 79% 55% 81% -26
Mathematics A*-C 48.7% 74.3% -25.6 92.9% 42.8% 94.3% -51.5 85% 82% 85% -3
Mathematics 3+ levels of progress 48.1% 71.4% -23.3 92.9% 71.4% 91.6% -20.2 86% 73% 87% -14%

Funding plans for 2015/16

In 2015/16 our pupil premium funding is £40 205
With this funding we plan to continue the initiatives as outlined above.  In addition, funding has also been allocated as follows:

  • Extension of 1:1 tuition to more subjects
  • CPD for Pupil Premium Co-ordinator and whole staff.
  • Targeted mentoring
  • ICT support
  • Development of vocational education on site
  • Additional revision sessions during the holidays
  • Pastoral intervention strategies esp. around attendance
  • Maths targeted support and development of resources