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Shenley Brook End School

Shenley Brook End School

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 raise the attainment of ‘disadvantaged’ students and support them in reaching their potential.  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 (Ever6 FSM);
  • Those students recorded as a service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence (Ever6 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 local 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 (previously known as 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 subsidies 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.

Eligibility is based on one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

To complete an application you will need to provide:

  • Your own name and date of birth
  • Contact details
  • National Insurance Number or National Asylum Seekers Number
  • Child's name and date of birth
  • School your child is attending/will attend.

The system is quick and simple to use and can be accessed via any computer. If you qualify, you will receive confirmation to inform you that you are eligible.  This confirmation will be transferred to our database at school automatically.  

Please register at:  https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims

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 both raise their attainment and reach their potential.  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 parental income to access optional specific 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 2019-20?

In 2019-20 Shenley Brook End School received £218,790. 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.
  • 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.

 

  • Pupil Premium Champions.
  • Provided targeted one-to one and small group support in English and maths.
  • Small group and 1:1 EAL support sessions.
  • To ensure that students with limited English were able to access the school and the curriculum.
  • 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
  • Contribution towards a ‘Support and Well-Being’ 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, including Higher Education visit/advice.
  • Contribution towards the setting up and resourcing of an Inclusion Centre.
  • Supported the increasingly diverse needs of our students.
  • Contribution towards behaviour coaches that work out of our Inclusion Centre. 
  • Supported the increasingly diverse behavioural needs of our students.
  • Contribution towards YiS Youth Counselling Service programme. 
  • Supported the increasingly diverse needs of our students.
  • Support with the setting up of Experience of Work placements to remove potential barriers to opportunity.
  • Removed potential barriers to opportunity, e.g. bus fare(s).
  • Supported students in developing their TENSILE skills in the work place.
  • Experience of Work placements were cut short by COVID-19.
  • Support with Year 8 CIAG events to support preparation for GCSE preferences.
  • Supported student long-term goals through effective support and guidance.
  • “The workout event helped me to understand different job roles.”
  • “The workout event has made me feel more prepared for my GCSEs.”
  • Support with Food Preparation and Nutrition 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.

 

Resources
  • Subsidy of materials, e.g. revision guides, textbooks, subject ‘starter packs’ to ensure students have appropriate stationery.
  • Ensured students have appropriate specialist revision materials.
  • Removed potential barriers to opportunity.
  • Music tuition
  • Ensured that students have access to a full range of stimulating extra-curricular activities.
  • 27 students received funding.
  • Uniform (including PE kit).
  • Ensured students feel part of the school and our Belong, Believe, Become ethos.
  • Contribution towards EDLounge programme. 
  • To ensure that we are able to meet the increasingly diverse needs of our students, particularly those that need an alternative provision. 
  • This proved of immense value during the COVID-19 lockdown.
  • Annual licence for Unifrog – destinations platform.
  • Supported student long-term goals through effective support and guidance.
  • Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey
  • This allowed staff to better understand student need(s) and provide appropriate support.

 

Educational trips
  • Support with trips and visits.
  • Ensured that students have access to a full range of cultural opportunities.
  • 38% of students attended at least one trip (trips were cancelled due to Covid-19)
  • Support with Duke of Edinburgh award.
  • Ensured that students have access to a full range of extra-curricular activities.
  • 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 2019-20

For students that are Pupil Premium we have given the Progress 8 scores for the outgoing Year 11s. (This data is generated from the Centre Assessed Grades calculated during the Covid-19 outbreak)

Progress 8 score:

Pupil Premium Students = -0.35

Non Pupil Premium Students = 0.18

 
English Progress 8 Element score:

Pupil Premium Students = -0.39

Non Pupil Premium Students = -0.03

 
Maths Progress 8 Element score:

Pupil Premium Students = -0.1

Non Pupil Premium Students = 0.31

 
EBacc Progress 8 Element score:

Pupil Premium Students = -0.41

Non Pupil Premium Students = 0.18

 
Open Progress 8 Element score:

Pupil Premium Students = -0.43

Non Pupil Premium Students = 0.25

 

How will Shenley Brook End School use the Pupil Premium funding 2019-2021?

In 2020-21 the forecast Pupil Premium allocation is £200 000.  This will be targeted as part of our two-year strategy in the follow ways:

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. (This will not run in 2020-2021 due to Covid-19).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Support and guidance through CIAG resources, e.g. Unifrog, to support in the preparation of a student’s next phase, e.g. GCSE options, Post 16 studies.
  • Contribution towards behaviour coaches that work out of our Inclusion Centre.  To ensure that we are able to meet the increasingly diverse needs of our students.
  • Contribution towards YiS Youth Counselling Service programme.  To ensure that we are able to meet the increasingly diverse needs of our students.
  • Contribution towards EDLounge programme.  To ensure that we are able to meet the increasingly diverse needs of our students, particularly those that need an alternative provision.
  • Support with Food Preparation and Nutrition 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.
Resources
  • Purchase of materials, e.g. revision guides, textbooks, subject ‘starter packs’ to ensure students have access to appropriate resources and stationery.
  • Uniform (including PE kit).
  • Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey.
Educational trips
  • Support with trips and visits to ensure that Pupil Premium students have access to a full range of cultural 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 2020-21

The Pupil Premium strategy will be reviewed in September 2021.

 

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 2019-20 the Catch-Up Premium allocation was £21,000. This was 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.
 

Year 7 Catch Up Premium strategy review 2019-20

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 greater 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

31

-0.50

0.03

0.28

Year 7

All Students

297

-0.55

-0.26

-0.03

 

The 2020-21 Year 7 Catch Up Premium strategy has been discontinued.  These funds have been diverted into the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-Up Premium for the 2020/21 academic year.

This will be targeted as follows:

Curriculum
  • 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 a range of subjects.
  • Additional small group support through Pupil Premium Champion(s) and Teaching Assistant(s) during ‘Step Up’ sessions.
Resources
  • Appropriate resources for ‘Step Up’ sessions, e.g. Oxford University Press – Catapult programme.
  • Appropriate resources for maths and English lessons.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium

Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11. Though funding has been calculated on a per pupil or per place basis, schools should use the sum available to them as a single total from which to prioritise support for pupils according to their need.

As a school we will identify students that are falling behind:

  • In Y7 and Y8 we will use teacher assessments or SATs scores from year 6 alongside their current progress scores in Maths and English.
  • In Y9 to Y11 we will use teacher assessments of students to identify students that have fallen behind.

We will use a combination of one to one and small group tuition to ensure that students increased progress. We are using the 5 Dimensions Trust Tutoring service: Accelerate. We are using the model of diagnosis (find the problem), therapy (provide teaching) and then test (check that progress has been made). During the year we will be constructing bespoke resources that find gaps in understanding at school and then referring to our tutoring service when there is an issue. 

 

Year 7 Catch Up Premium strategy review 2020-21

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-Up Premium strategy will be reviewed in September 2021.