The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For Children Looked After, the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns (SSDA903). A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
Objectives for Pupil Premium at Stanley High School 2015/16
- Provide additional educational support to improve the process and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
- Narrow the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
- As far as its powers allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.
- Our recruitment strategy will be to ensure that specialist Maths and English Teachers will be employed to ensure specialist teachers in the core subjects.
- Establish and embed the post of numeracy and literacy champions with a focus on closing the gap.
- Increase the individual and small group support time for disadvantaged students in Maths.
- A programme of targeted support for vulnerable Year 11 students – in place from January 2016.
The Headteacher and Governing Board have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money.
The Headteacher and the Leadership Team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the Closing the Gap Strategy Group on its progress and impact. This group will, in turn, report to the Governing Body.
- In school we have 173 pupils who are entitled to benefit from the additional funding.
- Each entitled pupil receives £935 per annum (Pupil Premium Plus pupils receive £1,900 per annum, this includes LAC and adopted children.)
- In service children also receive a top up grant of £300.
- In the current year the school received £180,020 in additional funding (including £13,000 for the Year 7 Catch Up Premium).
- SEN is slightly above the national average of 10%, this includes students on the SEN support register and statement/Education Health Care plans.
- The proportion of students on Free School Meals is 12%, which is below the national average.
- The highest proportion of income deprivation affected children come within the deprivation indicator of 0.2 to 0.4, which affects our funding.
Key Expenditure 2015/16
Family Support Workers £42,810
Literacy and Numeracy Mentors £39,442
Learning Support Leader £30,333
Literacy and Numeracy interventions £27,281 (includes Year 7 Catch Up Expend £13,000)
Trips £ 1,669
Resources £ 693
Offsite Education £37,792
TOTAL EXPENDITURE £180,020 (includes Year 7 Catch Up Funding £13,000)
TOTAL INCOME £180,020
Pupil Premium Expenditure Analysis 2015/16
Income Received £180,020 (incl Yr 7 Catch Up £13,000)
Strategy for using the funding
The school has looked carefully at the needs of each pupil and we have decided to use the following intervention strategies:
- Pastoral support for pupils entitled to PP funding to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement.
- Homework club is available five nights a week.
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils entitled to PP funding provided through trained Teaching Assistants, Family Support Workers and Intervention Mentors or external agencies to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement and attainment.
- Acquiring effective materials for pupils entitled to PP funding aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading, writing and mathematics.
- All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving pupils entitled to PP funding to at least age related expectations. Initially this has been in Literacy and Numeracy though other areas are now developing through Period 6 and other strategies.
- Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able pupils entitled to PP funding to achieve their highest potential. This will be overseen by the Able and Talented co-ordinator
- A change in strategy is considered when data displays that intervention is not working. This is informed by tracking data and Additional Intervention Meetings (AIM)/Faculty Meetings.
- Pupil Premium students were supported with uniform purchases
- Pupil Premium students are supported with materials to access the curriculum in subjects such as PE and Food Technology.
- Pupil Premium students receive subsidies for trips where appropriate.
- The school continued with an A2E facility which works with students at risk of short term or permanent exclusion. This is under the supervision of the Learning Support Team and Family Support Workers.
- Our mentors target a wide range of support for PPG students including anger/stress and behaviour management sessions.
- Supervised rooms are available at lunch time for students who would benefit from a structured and supportive environment.
- Targeted support for vulnerable Year 11 students – in place from January 2016.
The above list is not exhaustive and further interventions are decided on an individual needs led basis.
Attendance rates for PP students were below those of non-PP students which has an impact on their learning. This needs addressing in 2016/17. The Gap narrowed from 2014/15 in Maths but did not successfully close across all subjects. We need to continue to work on closing the Gap across the board and especially in the core subjects.
The gap in English has widened to 19% from essentially no gap in 2015. This takes in to account both English Language and English Literature and compares the performance of students making expected progress in one English Discipline as will be the case for Progress and Attainment 8.
Though the gap has closed slightly in Maths by 8%, and it is notable that disadvantaged pupils in 2016 achieved higher grades (Attainment) than disadvantaged pupils in 2015.
Science figures show a decline from the strong data from 2015. From 2015-16 no students have completed a BTEC qualification in Science.
The 2016 National Data is taken from the RAISE Online December Un-validated Report and as such may change when the validated data is published in March.
Year 7 Catch Up Grant
The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium has been offered by the Government as a commitment to provide additional funding to schools. This is aimed at each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics. The purpose of this funding is to enable Stanley High School to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it. Stanley High School were allocated £14,000 in the 2014-15 financial year.
The funding was provided to schools to deliver additional tuition or intensive support in small groups giving pupils valuable support so they are more likely to succeed in secondary school.
Schools allocation of funds for the 2015-16 are based on the October census and Key Stage 2 data for the pupils from 2014-15.
Objectives for Pupil Premium at Stanley High School for 2016/17
- Attendance panels and Year group CTG staff (pastoral and attendance support)
- Maths intervention increased
- Literacy intervention increased
- Gold Group dedicated for Year 7 disadvantaged students
- Increased Department time to be dedicated to the tracking of PP students
BUDGET FOR 2016/17
Family Support Workers £42,045
Literacy and Numeracy Mentors £21,563
Learning Support Leader £19,011
Learning Mentors £28,037
Literacy, Numeracy interventions £31,184 (includes Year 7 Catch Up Expend £13,000)
Trips £ 3,040
Resources £ 2,500
Offsite Education £33,000
TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURE £180,380
TOTAL INCOME £180,380 (incl Yr 7 Catch Up £13,000)