Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Strategy

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated to schools based on the number of students in years 7-11 that are classed as ‘disadvantaged’.   fit into any of the following categories:

  • Those who are receiving Free School Meals (FSM) or who have received FSM in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM);

  • Those students recorded as a Service Child (Ever 6 Service Child);

  • Those who are classed as Looked-after Children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English authority;

  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.

     

Claiming Free School Meals

We would encourage any potentially eligible parents/guardians/carers to apply for free school meals as the money does not just pay for school meals, but also for additional items such as uniform, trips, school materials, revision books etc.  Students who receive this support are not explicitly identified to other students. For example, using our fingerprint payment system, students eligible for FSM have the amount automatically loaded each day and use the system in the same way as all other students.

A “Citizen Portal” website administered by Milton Keynes Council can help you find out if your child qualifies for this extra funding.  The system is quick and simple to use and can be accessed via any computer. If you qualify, you will receive an application summary to inform you that you are eligible.   It will also provide you with a reference number.  Simply print this out and bring it in to the school reception to start receiving free meals and extra support.

Please register at:   https://emsonline.milton-keynes.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Lannin on 01908 520264 ext 250 who will arrange for support to be available.

How can schools use Pupil Premium funding?

The purpose of the funding is for schools to appropriately support those students identified as Pupil Premium and enable them to make the same progress as their peers.  Schools are free to spend the funding as they see fit and there is no requirement for it to be spent on individual students simply because they are classed as Pupil Premium.

What barriers to learning can Pupil Premium students at Shenley Brook End School face?

Disadvantaged students may face all sorts of obstacles that make it more difficult for them to achieve at school. These vary widely depending upon the individual student but may include one or more of the following:

  • Poor attendance;

  • Specific behavioural issues;

  • Special Educational Needs (SEN);

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL);

  • Limited social skills;

  • Poor basic literacy and numeracy skills;

  • Low self-esteem and confidence;

  • Poor organisational skills;

  • Lack of equipment or uniform;

  • Unsettled home lives;

  • Lack of parental income to access optional extra-curricular activities;

  • Lack of parental support and involvement in their education;

  • Previous negative family experiences of education;

  • Health issues within the family;

  • Responsibility as a young carer;

  • Temporary housing.

How did Shenley Brook End School use Pupil Premium funding in 2015-16?

In 2015-16 Shenley Brook End School received £195,560. This was targeted as follows:

Curriculum and staffing

  • One-to-one and small group targeted support in maths and English KS3 and KS4 students
  • Catch-up small group sessions in English and maths
  • Targeted study support for KS4 students
  • 3 full time Pupil Premium Champions
  • Member of staff responsible for oversight of music tuition initiative
  • Staff training (Catch Up Numeracy and Catch Up Literacy programmes)
  • Support for curriculum teams’ Professional Learning Project (PLP)

Student support

  • “Parents supporting their children” evening (Pupil Premium awareness)
  • Learning mentor
  • CIAG advisor
  • KS4 Study Skills/Revision technique seminars
  • Support with Experience of Work placements
  • Support with Food Technology ingredients

Resources

  • NFER reading and spelling screening tests
  • Purchase of revision guides, text books, subject ‘starter packs’
  • Holiday revision courses
  • Music tuition
  • Uniform (including PE kit)
  • Dynamo Maths software licence(s)
  • Yr10/Yr11 Belong, Believe, Become programme (motivational speakers)

Educational trips

  • Support with trips and visits
  • Duke of Edinburgh award
  • Get Involved in Volunteering Project

 

Pupil Premium strategy review 2015-16

For students in years 7 to 10 the impact of Pupil Premium funding is measured by comparing each student’s final forecast grade of the academic year against their Minimum Destination Grade (MDG) to generate an average Value Added (VA) figure, similar to that of Progress 8. 

The table below shows the following:

  • Year 7 – Pupil Premium students made greater progress than the year group average.

  • Year 8 - Pupil Premium students made greater progress than the year group average.

  • Year 9 - Pupil Premium students made less progress than the year group average.

  • Year 10 - Pupil Premium students made less progress than the year group average.

For students in Year 11 progress and attainment for disadvantaged pupils in the school will be compared with other pupils nationally (not in the school). This means that the pupil premium gap will therefore be the difference between a school’s disadvantaged pupils and that for non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.  In Year 11 Pupil Premium gained a Progress 8 score of -0.37 compared to 0.12 nationally.  Using the Department for Education’s rating system these results were neither significantly positive nor significantly negative when compared nationally.

Year Group

Type

Number

Average Value Added

Progress 8

Attainment 8

Year 7

Pupil Premium

49

-0.43

N/A

N/A

Year 7

All Students

300

-0.45

N/A

N/A

Year 8

Pupil Premium

36

-0.35

N/A

N/A

Year 8

All Students

239

-0.36

N/A

N/A

Year 9

Pupil Premium

33

-0.44

N/A

N/A

Year 9

All Students

238

-0.23

N/A

N/A

Year 10

Pupil Premium

36

-0.71

N/A

N/A

Year 10

All Students

236

-0.43

N/A

N/A

Year 11

Pupil Premium

45

N/A

-0.38

44.01

Year 11

All Students

233

N/A

0.14

53.60

 

How will Shenley Brook End School use the Pupil Premium funding in 2016-17?

In 2016-17 the forecast Pupil Premium allocation is £243,750.  This will be targeted as follows:

Curriculum and staffing

  • One-to-one and small group targeted support in maths and English for KS3 and KS4 students to enable intensive small group support.
  • Step-Up small group sessions in English and maths for Yr7 students to provide extra support for those that did not reach the expected standard at the end of Key Stage 2.
  • Step-Up small group sessions in English and maths for Yr8 students to provide extra support for those that did not reach the expected standard at the end of Key Stage 2.
  • Targeted study support for KS4 students to enable intensive small group support.
  • Three full time Pupil Premium Champions to provide targeted one-to-one and small group support in English and maths.
  • Member of staff responsible for oversight of music tuition initiative to ensure that Pupil Premium students have access to a full range of extra-curricular activities.

Student support

  • “Parents supporting their children” evening (Pupil Premium awareness) to foster parental links to the school and to education.
  • Contribution towards a learning mentor to ensure students receive appropriate support and guidance.
  • Contribution towards a CIAG advisor to ensure students receive appropriate support and guidance.
  • KS4 Study Skills/Revision technique seminars to support a proactive approach to organisation and stress management.
  • KS3 Self Esteem workshops.
  • Support with Experience of Work placements to remove potential barriers to opportunity.
  • Support with Year 8 CIAG events to support preparation for GCSE preferences.
  • Support with Food Technology ingredients to ensure students have appropriate materials.
  • Support with specialist material for subjects, e.g. maths kit, to ensure students have appropriate stationery.
  • Stationery packs to ensure students have ample stationery.
  • Using MyTutor to offer students additional opportunity to develop subject knowledge.  The use of 1:1 tutoring will support students in developing confidence as well as subject specific knowledge.

Resources

  • NFER reading and spelling screening tests to support SEN students.
  • SuccessMaker (or replacement) licence and support to support SEN students.
  • Purchase of materials, e.g. revision guides, text books, subject ‘starter packs’ to ensure students have appropriate stationery.
  • Holiday exam success sessions to provide additional small group specific exam preparation.
  • Music tuition to ensure that Pupil Premium students have access to a full range of extra-curricular activities.
  • Uniform (including PE kit).
  • Software licence(s).
  • Yr10/Yr11 Belong, Believe, Become programme (motivational speakers) to help students develop confidence and self-esteem.

Educational trips

  • Support with trips and visits to ensure that Pupil Premium students have access to a full range of extra-curricular activities.
  • Duke of Edinburgh award to ensure that Pupil Premium students have access to a full range of extra-curricular activities.
  • University visits as part of the Yr10 Experience of Work programme to ensure that Pupil Premium students have access to a full range of extra-curricular activities.
  • Get Involved in Volunteering Project to ensure that Pupil Premium students have access to a full range of extra-curricular activities.

 

Pupil Premium strategy review 2016-17

The Pupil Premium strategy will be reviewed in September 2017.

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Strategy

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding of £500 a student to support year 7 students who did not achieve ‘the expected standard’ in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). 

Prior to September 2016 a level 4 represents the expected standards on the tests.  Students achieving a level 4 or higher will be judged to have met the expected standard on the test.

From September 2016 a scaled score of 100 represents the expected standard on the tests. Students scoring 100 or more will be judged to have met the expected standard on the test.

In 2015-16 the Catch-Up Premium allocation was £21,000. This was targeted as follows:

Curriculum

  • After school catch-up small group sessions in English and maths

Student support

  • One-to-one and small group targeted support in maths and English
  • 3 full time Pupil Premium Champions

Resources

  • Appropriate resources for after school catch up sessions.
  • Appropriate resources for maths and English lessons.

Staff Training

  • Staff training (Catch-Up Numeracy and Catch-Up Literacy programmes)

Year 7 Catch Up Premium strategy review 2015-16

40 students received Catch Up Premium funding. 

The table below shows the following:

  • Year 7 Catch Up Premium students made greater progress in maths than the year group average.

  • Year 7 Catch Up Premium students made less progress in English than the year group average.

  • Year 7 Catch Up Premium students made greater progress overall than the year group average.

By participating in the programme students were also able to develop their confidence and self-esteem.

Year Group

Type

Number

English - Average Value Added

Maths - Average Value Added

Average Value Added

Year 7

Catch Up Students

40

-0.57

-0.32

-0.28

Year 7

All Students

300

-0.48

-0.52

-0.46

 

In 2016-17 the Catch-Up Premium allocation is £21,000.  This will be targeted as follows:

Curriculum

  • Compulsory additional ‘Step-Up’ small group sessions in English and maths for Yr7 students.

Student support

  • One-to-one and small group targeted support in maths and English.
  • Additional small group support through Pupil Premium Champion(s) and Teaching Assistant(s) during ‘Step Up’ sessions.

Resources

  • Appropriate resources for ‘Step Up’ sessions.
  • Appropriate resources for maths and English lessons.

Year 7 Catch Up Premium strategy review 2016-17

The Year 7 Catch Up Premium strategy will be reviewed in September 2017.