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’.  The funding should be used to close any gaps between them and their peers.  Students are classed as ‘disadvantaged’ if they 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?

Although not always the case some disadvantaged students may face 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);

  • Poor basic literacy and numeracy skills;

  • Low self-esteem and confidence;

  • Poor organisational skills;

  • Lack of equipment or uniform;

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

  • Responsibility as a young carer;

  • Temporary housing.

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

In 2016-17 Shenley Brook End School received £253,803. This was targeted as follows:

  Action Impact

Curriculum and staffing

  • One-to-one and small group targeted support in maths and English for KS3 students to enable intensive small group support.
  • Supported and nurtured students in their understanding of key concepts.
 
  • One-to-one and small group targeted support in maths and English for KS4 students to enable intensive small group support.
  • Supported and nurtured students in their understanding of key concepts.
  • Between GCSE mock examinations and the final GCSE examination Yr11 students improved their grades.

 
  • 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.
  • See Catch Up Premium review provided below.
 
  • 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.
  • See Catch Up Premium review provided below.
 
  • Three full time Pupil Premium Champions.

 

  • Provided targeted one-to one and small group support in English and maths.
 
  • Member of staff responsible for oversight of music tuition initiative.
  • Increased the number of students engaged in music tuition as an extra-curricular activity.

Student support

  • “Parents supporting their children” evening (Pupil Premium awareness).

 

  • Fostered parental links to the school and to education.
 
  • Contribution towards a learning mentor.
  • Supported student well-being through effective support and guidance.
 
  • Contribution towards a CIAG advisor to ensure students receive appropriate support and guidance.
  • Supported student long-term goals through effective support and guidance.
 
  • KS4 Study Skills/Revision technique seminars.

  • Supported a proactive approach to organisation, exam management and stress management.

  • Feedback was that the sessions were overwhelmingly positive.

 
  • KS3 Self Esteem workshops.

  • Supported student emotional well-being through effective support and guidance.
 
  • Support with Experience of Work placements to remove potential barriers to opportunity.
  • Removed potential barriers to opportunity, e.g. bus fare(s).

  • Feedback from work placements was overwhelmingly positive, e.g. “ Her confidence has grown a great deal and she has developed a good working relationship with team members.”

 
  • Support with Year 8 CIAG events to support preparation for GCSE preferences.
  • Supported student long-term goals through effective support and guidance.

  • 12.4% average increase in “I am confident making choices about my future work options”

  • 20.3% average increase in “I am confident talking to adults I don’t know”

  • 8.9% average increase in “I am committed to learning and want to achieve”.
 
  • Support with Food Technology ingredients.
  • Ensured students have appropriate materials and remove potential barriers to opportunity.
 
  • Support with specialist material for subjects, e.g. maths kit, to ensure students have appropriate stationery.
  • Ensured students have appropriate specialist materials, e.g. calculator.

  • Removed potential barriers to opportunity.
 
  • Stationery packs to ensure students have ample stationery.

  • Ensured students have appropriate materials for day to day learning, and remove potential barriers to opportunity.
 
  • Using MyTutor to offer students additional opportunity to develop subject knowledge through one-to-one tutoring. 
  • Supported students in developing confidence as well as subject specific knowledge.

  • Between GCSE mock examinations and the final GCSE examination students improved by an average of 2 grades in maths, 3 grades in English and 1 grade in science. 

Resources

  • NFER reading and spelling screening tests.
  • Supported less able students and to find any gaps in learning so that support can be targeted.
 
  • SuccessMaker (or replacement) licence and support.  
  • Supported SEN students.
 
  • Purchase of materials, e.g. revision guides, text books, subject ‘starter packs’ to ensure students have appropriate stationery.
  • Ensured students have appropriate specialist revision materials.

  • Removed potential barriers to opportunity.
 
  • Holiday exam success sessions to provide additional small group specific exam preparation.
  • Ensured students have appropriate time and opportunity to access subject specific exam guidance and materials.
 
  • Music tuition
  • Ensured that students have access to a full range of stimulating extra-curricular activities.

  • 16 students received full funding.
 
  • Uniform (including PE kit).
  • Ensured students feel part of the school and our Belong, Believe, Become ethos.
 
  • Software licence(s).
 
 
  • Yr10/Yr11 Belong, Believe, Become programme (motivational speakers) to help students develop confidence and self-esteem.
  • Behaviour – The programme led to a positive improvement in behaviour since the group was started in Yr10.

  • GCSE Grades – Many made significant progress and converted this to good GCSE grades compared to MDG (Value Added).

Educational trips

  • Support with trips and visits.
  • Ensured that students have access to a full range of cultural opportunities.

  • 62% of students attended at least one trip.
 
  • Support with Duke of Edinburgh award.
  • Ensured that students have access to a full range of extra-curricular activities.
 
  • University visits as part of the Yr10 Experience of Work programme.
  • Ensured that students have access to a full range of motivational and aspiration opportunities.
 
  • Get Involved in Volunteering Project
  • Ensured that Pupil Premium students have access to a full range of extra-curricular activities and support the local community.

 

Pupil Premium strategy review 2016-17

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 less 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.  Year 11 Pupil Premium students gained a Progress 8 score of 0.04 compared to 0 nationally.  Whilst a score of 0.04 is positive, using the Department for Education’s rating system these results were not significantly positive when compared nationally.

Year Group

Type

Number

Average Value Added

Progress 8

Attainment 8

Year 7

Pupil Premium

71

-0.41

N/A

N/A

Year 7

All Students

298

-0.40

N/A

N/A

Year 8

Pupil Premium

50

-0.34

N/A

N/A

Year 8

All Students

299

-0.40

N/A

N/A

Year 9

Pupil Premium

44

-0.59

N/A

N/A

Year 9

All Students

241

-0.50

N/A

N/A

Year 10

Pupil Premium

35

-0.96

N/A

N/A

Year 10

All Students

237

-0.60

N/A

N/A

Year 11

Pupil Premium

31

N/A

0.04

47.92

Year 11

All Students

231

N/A

0.25

50.73

 

How will Shenley Brook End School use the Pupil Premium funding in 2017-18?

In 2017-18 the forecast Pupil Premium allocation is £238,655.  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.

  • Parenting seminar(s).

  • Contribution towards a support and well-being 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, Year 11 revision 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

  • Reading and spelling screening tests to support 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 (BBB) programme (motivational speakers) to help students develop confidence and self-esteem.

  • Yr9 BBB Leadership programme to help students develop leadership skills, confidence and self-esteem.

  • Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey.

  • Modern Foreign Language (MFL) student magazine subscription.

Educational trips

  • Support with trips and visits to ensure that Pupil Premium students have access to a full range of cultural opportunities.

  • Support with 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 motivational and aspiration opportunities.

  • Get Involved in Volunteering Project to ensure that Pupil Premium students have access to a full range of extra-curricular activities and support the local community.

 

Pupil Premium strategy review 2017-18

The Pupil Premium strategy will be reviewed in September 2018.

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 represented 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 2016-17 the Catch-Up Premium allocation was £21,070. 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.

  • Compulsory additional ‘Step-Up’ small group sessions in English and maths for Yr8 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.

Based on the analysis above the following changes have been/will be made for the 2017/18 programme:

  • Take recommendations of who not to include in Step Up from EAL Coordinator and SENCO.Students will receive EAL and/or SfL sessions instead.

  • Reduce class sizes to a maximum of 20.

  • Baseline all Step Up students in English and maths at the start of Yr7 using the following mechanisms.This will enable us to judge suitability for inclusion in the Step Up class:

  • NFER Group Reading assessment 3a (English);

  • YARC SWST for selected students (Decoding);

  • Vernon (Spelling);

  • Maths assessment (maths)

  • Baseline selected students that are judged to be on the cusp of Step Up using the following mechanisms at the start of Yr7.Students can be moved into Step Up if appropriate.

  • NFER Group Reading assessment 3a (English);

  • YARC SWST for selected students (Decoding);

  • Vernon (Spelling);

  • Maths assessment (maths)

  • Re-assess all Step Up students in English and maths at the end of Yr7 using the following methods:

  • NFER Group Reading assessment 3b (English);

  • YARC SWST for selected students (Decoding);

  • Vernon (Spelling);

  • Maths assessment (maths)

  • Re-write maths Step Up curriculum to mirror the Yr7 curriculum.

  • Closely monitor progression in Step Up English in Yr8.

Year 7 Catch Up Premium strategy review 2017-18

The Year 7 Catch Up Premium strategy will be reviewed in September 2018.