Pupil Premium 2016 / 17

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 £52 360.

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.

Key barriers for Pupil Premium Pupils at Bowland

Barriers to future attainment of the pupil premium pupils, in-school barriers:

In school barrier 1 Some inability to access extra-curricular activities and additional resources
In school barrier 2 To further improve the learning and teaching in the school to ensure that the gap between pupil premium and none pupil premium pupils remains closed
In school barrier 3 Some areas of limited challenge for the most able disadvantaged pupils with high academic targets
In school barrier 4 A greater percentage of social, emotional and behaviour issues for these disadvantaged pupils, including confidence and self-esteem issues

Barriers to future attainment of the pupil premium pupils, external barriers:

External barrier 1 Persistent absence levels for pupil premium pupils is higher than their pupil premium peers

Planned Outcomes
Desired outcomes and how they will be measured:

  Desired outcomes and how they will be measured Success criteria
A To further improve attendance, but particularly persistent absence rates for pupil premium pupils. Attendance figures for this group to be above 96% across the school and persistent absence reduced by 50%.
B To further improve the support and provision in the school to ensure that the gap between pupil premium and none pupil premium pupils remains closed. Tracking data for all year groups and GCSE results will show there are no gaps between pp and non-pp pupils, and where there are it is closing rapidly.
C Some areas of limited challenge for the most able disadvantaged pupils with high academic targets. Progress 8 scores for the more able PP pupils are in line with non PP pupils.

Pupils eligible for PP funding identified as high attaining from KS2/standardised scored make as much progress as their link pupil so that they are on or above track to achieve their high targets at the end of KS4. Where they are not, interventions are put into place and the impact of these are regularly monitored.

D More pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding are able to access extra-curricular activities and resources. More PP pupils take part in after school and lunch time activities as well as extra-curricular trips. PP pupils are given access to the same resources as non-PP pupils to support their learning.
E To further improve the support for PP pupils with behaviour, emotional or social issues. An increase in the number of PP pupils accessing mentoring and external support for issues with behaviour or for social and emotional issues.

Use of the Pupil Premium

Type of Provision Description Rationale Estimated Cost Impact after the review
Desired outcome A
To further improve attendance, but particularly persistent absence rates for pupil premium pupils
Some dedicated attendance officer time for PP pupils
Restructuring school systems to ensure more support work for families.
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. The key focus here is to bring the attendance of pupil premium pupils more in line with none pupil premium pupils for persistent absence. This will include embedding new systems and procedures to support pupil premium children accessing school life and attending on a regular basis. £3000  
Desired outcome B
To further improve the support and provision in the school to ensure that the gap between pupil premium and none pupil premium pupils remains closed
Additional hours for English and Maths curriculum assistants to support in the classroom and beyond. Developed 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 £5000  
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  
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. £4000  
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 £1000  
Additional intervention sessions and examination support. To help pupils improve on the examination result they would achieve should these not be offered £2000  
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  
Desired outcome C
Improved rates of progress across the school for the high attaining pupil premium pupils
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 to stretch and challenge them to achieve higher exam results than without this intervention. £2000  
Additional intervention sessions and examination support. To help pupils improve on the examination result they would achieve should these not be offered £2000  
Revision packs and support materials for pupils. Additional revision resources to more able PP pupils in and out of school with their revision and to improve their outcomes £2500  
1:1 direct interventions To help pupils improve on their progress levels and achieve higher exam results than without this additional support. £8000  
Small group work Small group support in a variety of subjects, especially in years 10 and 11, to support in preparation for exams £3900  
Desired outcome D
More pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding are able to access extra-curricular activities and resources
Day to day financial support Financial support given to enhance the education and school experience for pupils in all year groups.  To include access to school visits, transport costs for extra-curricular activities, revision resources and uniform needs. £6000  
Desired outcome E
To further improve the support for PP pupils with behaviour, emotional or social issues
To provide dedicated  counsellor and mentoring time and support for pupil premium pupils who would benefit from it. Behaviour, social and emotional interventions have been shown to have high effect sizes through the Sutton Trust report into pupil premium interventions £2000  
A member of staff to act as an achievement mentor who will meet the pupil regularly 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 £500  

The outcomes of this strategy will be reviewed in July 2017