Pupil Premium 2015 / 16

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 £40 205.
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.
At Bowland, our objectives in spending the pupil premium grant are to:

  • Narrow the gap between pupil premium and none pupil premium pupils in all attainment and progress measures
  • Ensure that attendance figures are high for pupil premium pupils and tackle any issues with persistent absence
  • Ensure that all pupil premium pupils have access to enrichment activities
  • Ensure that pupil premium pupils receive intervention and support with any social, emotional or behaviour issues that they may face

Use of the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium at Bowland High is used to pay for a range of pupil support activities and interventions. Below are areas where the money will be spent with approximate costings;

Type of Provision Description Rationale Cost (£) Impact
Learning and achievement support across the school Additional hours for English and Maths curriculum assistants to support in the classroom Added 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 £3000 The achievement of academic goals by the pupils in these subject areas and closing the gap between pupil premium pupils and non-pupil premium pupils
Reduce class sizes in English and Maths - A fifth teaching group in both English and Maths containing a smaller number of pupils 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. £7000 To keep the levels of progress in English and Maths above the national average for this focus group and reduce the gap between pupil premium and none pupil premium pupils
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. £2000 Pupils identified as part of tracking system and clear strategies identified to support their needs. Improvements in achievement evident throughout the year
English Easter school Year 11 pupils attend Easter school 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 £500 To keep the levels of progress in English above the national average for this focus group
Additional intervention sessions and examination support To help pupils improve on the examination result they would achieved should these not be offered £1000 To look at a year on year improvement in academic outcomes in the subject areas for this particular focus group and above the national average for this group

To keep the GCSE results and Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 levels of progression above the national average for this particular focus group

Additional in class support Extra support given to pupils to support their learning in the classroom £4000  
Accelerated reader and Lexia Literacy and reading packages to develop literacy levels of identified pupils in all year groups and improve their progress levels. £1500 To enhance literacy for targeted groups with specific needs. To collect evidence of literacy strengths and areas for development. To show an increase in reading ages for identified pupils
Intervention work 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 achieve higher exam results than without this intervention. £1000 To keep the levels of progress in all subjects above the national average for this focus group and to improve year on year. To narrow the gap between pupil premium and none pupil premium pupils
Revision packs and materials for pupils Additional revision resources to support pupils in and out of school with their revision and to improve on the £1000 To look at a year on year improvement in academic outcomes in the subject areas for this particular focus group and above the national average for this particular focus group
1:1 direct interventions To help pupils improve on their progress levels and achieve higher exam results than without this additional support. £6800 To keep the levels of progress in English and Maths above the national average for this focus group and to improve year on year
Small group work Small group support in a variety of subjects, especially in years 10 and 11, to support in preparation for exams £3200 To keep the levels of progress in English and Maths above the national average for this particular focus group and to improve year on year
Attendance Attendance officer and restructuring school systems 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. This will include embedding new systems and procedures to support pupil premium children accessing school life and attending on a regular basis. £1000 Attendance for pupil premium pupils is above 96% across the school and persistent absence has been reduced
Social and emotional support To provide a school counsellor for all pupil premium pupils if necessary Behaviour, social and emotional interventions have been shown to have high effect sizes through the Sutton Trust report into pupil premium interventions £2000 All pupils referred to the counsellor/learning mentor have clear intervention plans with success criteria. Behaviour incidents of pupils referred to the counsellor/learning mentor show a significant reduction
A member of staff to act as an achievement mentor who will meet the pupil on a one to one basis on a weekly (or fortnightly) basis 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 £200 To maintain the progress 8 scores for these pupils above the national averages for this particular group
Other support Day to day financial support 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. £5000 To ensure that all pupils in the group have equal opportunities during their time at school and to support pupils in their social and emotional development.
An increase in pupil premium pupils participating in enrichment activities
Laptops and additional ICT equipment and interventions Provision of laptop and ICT software to support with studies to ensure these pupils do not fall behind their peers and they have all the appropriate materials to help them with their studies, the materials support these learners £1000 To increase achievement and enhance levels of progress. To ensure that this group have equal access to the technology of their peers

GCSE Results For Years 2014 to 2016
5A*-C including English and Maths
The number of pupils

5A*-C Grades including English and Maths 2014 2015 2016
Bowland Pupil Premium 42.8% 46% 44.4%
Bowland None Pupil Premium 80.5% 76% 80.8%

English and Maths A*-C English

5A*-C Grades 2014 2015 2016
Bowland Pupil Premium 85.7% 55% 55.5%
Bowland None Pupil Premium 88.7% 79% 88%

Maths

5A*-C Grades 2014 2015 2016
Bowland Pupil Premium 42.8% 82% 77.8%
Bowland None Pupil Premium 94.3% 85% 83.5%

Expected Progress in English and Maths

English expected progress 2014 2015 2016
Bowland Pupil Premium 71.4% 55% 88.9%
Bowland None Pupil Premium 85.2% 81% 96.2%
National Pupil Premium 58% 58%  
National None Pupil Premium 74% 74%  
Maths expected progress 2014 2015 2016
Bowland Pupil Premium 71.4% 73% 77.8%
Bowland None Pupil Premium 91.6% 87% 86.5%
National Pupil Premium 48% 49%  
National None Pupil Premium 71% 72%  

Progress 8

Progress 8 2016
Bowland Pupil Premium 0.66
Bowland None Pupil Premium 0.56