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Proposed spend of Pupil Premium 2017-18

DfE Guidance on Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools can make decisions about how to spend the Pupil Premium funding to ensure that there is a narrowing of the attainment gap.

The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:

  • pupils who qualify for free school meals, or have done at any time in the past six years (£935 per child)
  • pupils who have a parent serving in the armed forces (£300 per child)
  • pupils who are in the care of, or provided with accommodation by an English local authority (LA) (looked after children LAC) (£1,900 per child)
  • pupils who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority before being adopted, or who left care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (Post LAC) (£1900 per child)

Schools are held accountable for the spending of these monies, and performance tables will capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium.

This document outlines the proposed spend of the Pupil Premium 2017/18

Fund Available 2017/18 £28, 075

The school’s strategy for the 2017/18 year aims to address the following barriers to educational achievement among its students eligible for pupil premium

  • Levels of confidence and resilience
  • Access to additional resources for the curriculum to enable all to make progress
  • Access to extra curricular activities which will enhance their learning
  • Involvement in extension/enrichment opportunities to broaden students’ educational experiences

The key objectives:

  1. To continue to fund the post of the Lead Senior Tutor to offer additional monitoring and support
  2. To offer additional support to students in all key stages through the provision of additional resources
  3. To support vulnerable students through intervention and support within the classroom
  4. To ensure students eligible for pupil premium are offered early careers advice and guidance to help them achieve their aspirations.
  5. To continue to offer opportunities for those in receipt of pupil premium to access the same extra-curricular opportunities
  6. To ensure all those in receipt of pupil premium have access to funding for curriculum trips, year group trips and for other opportunities where the students are representing the school
  7. To allow every student to have a £100.00 contribution to a residential, extra curricular trip, every year
  8. To ensure that the students eligible for FSM are able to purchase a balanced meal at lunchtime.
  9. To ensure that the students eligible for FSM are able to purchase breakfast at the start of the school day
  10. To make a contribution towards the cost of uniform

Spending to be reviewed at regular intervals for each objective to ensure it is in line with our expectations and the proposed plan.

Key Objective 1

To  fund the post of the Lead Senior Tutor to offer additional monitoring and support

Action:

To monitor and offer additional intervention as appropriate and through mentoring and wellbeing support.  To remove any barriers to academic success and to track progress and performance

Success Criteria:

Student outcomes are in line with expected or above expected levels of progress in core subjects and KS3 and KS4.

Key Person:

T Copestake (Achievement), P Osborne (Data Manager) and Lead Senior Tutor

Monitoring and Evaluation: 

Monitoring of data throughout the year

Date: Sept 2017

Cost: £9340

 

Key Objective 2

To offer additional support to pupils in all key stages through the provision of additional resources

Action:

Implement a policy to allow departments to access funds to purchase revision guides/materials, books or any other equipment which may be recommended, to ensure students fully access the curriculum and make more than expected progress

Success Criteria:

Results to validate that students make more than expected progress and that there is no gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students at this school.

Key Person:

 N Walker (Head of Teaching & Learning), T Copestake (Achievement), J Ogunmyiwa (Vice Principal), P Osborne (Data Manager)

Monitoring and Evaluation: 

Monitoring of data supplied by teachers in tracking for students at each key stage.  Departments to justify spending in academic terms.

Date: Sept 2017

Cost: £4500

 

Key Objective 3

To support vulnerable students through intervention and support within the classroom.

Action:

Middle leadership presentation and contribution to setting the objectives for 2017-18

Whole School staff training on better understanding data, therefore being able to monitor, track and support more effectively.

Focus of learning walk to be pupil premium students and teaching and learning strategies used in the classroom.

Standing item on the HODs minutes

All staff trained in mental health first aid

Success Criteria:

Close learning gaps and ensuring appropriate feedback is in place for

To ensure all staff know which students are entitled to pupil premium so that they receive the support required to access the curriculum

Key Person:

 J Ogunmyiwa (Vice Principal), N Walker (Assistant Vice Principal), T Copestake (Assistant Vice Principal)

Monitoring and Evaluation: 

Monitoring of lessons through lesson observations and learning walks.  Monitoring of data for key stage 3 and 4.

Date: Sept 2017

Cost: £550

 

Key Objective 4

To ensure students eligible for pupil premium are offered timely and appropriate careers advice and guidance to help them achieve their aspirations.

Action:

Timely and additional guidance is offered to vulnerable students eligible for the Pupil Premium

Success Criteria:

Students eligible for pupil premium have a choice about their next steps after completing their GCSE’s.

Key Person:

 K Galvin (Head of Sixth Form), J Ogunmyiwa (Vice Principal), C Mcloughlin (Connexions)

Monitoring and Evaluation:

Date: Sept 2017

Cost: £225

 

Key Objective 5:

To continue to offer opportunities for those in receipt of pupil premium to access the same extra curricular opportunities

Action:

To offer all those in receipt of pupil premium the opportunity to participate in extra curricular activities at school which may incur a cost (e.g.) (peripatetic music lessons, LAMDA exams, DoE). The school to contribute to the cost of either hire of specialist equipment or for the actual instruction itself if appropriate.

Success Criteria:

Those in receipt of pupil premium are accessing some extra curricular activities offered by the school and are therefore engaging in the wider life of the school community.  Evidence by a whole school audit of extra curricular provision and participation.

No student will be disadvantaged from missing opportunities beyond the school curriculum.

Student engagement and enjoyment of learning outside of the school curriculum will be promoted.  Use of student feedback.

Key Person:

 J Ogunmyiwa (V Principal),  N Walker (Head of Teaching & Learning)

Monitoring and Evaluation:

Discussions with the students about the activities they have participated in, as well as termly reviews of attendance registers at any learning outside the classroom activities.

Date: From Sept 2017

Cost:  £1500

 

Key Objective 6:

To ensure all those in receipt of pupil premium have access to funding for curriculum trips, year group trips and for other opportunities were the students are representing the school.

Action:

To ensure students have access to the funding for all curriculum trips as well as for the Year group trip (to ensure inclusivity).  In addition to make departments aware of the students entitled to access the funding for such trips.

Success Criteria:

Students eligible for pupil premium are supported in terms of the financial cost of any curricular/year group trips.

The curriculum trips provide an additional learning experience which could have an impact on future learning, follow up work in class or achievement in any NEA or examinations (KS4).

Key Person:

J Ogunmyiwa (Vice Principal), N Walker (Head of Teaching & Learning), R Berry (Business & Finance Manager), Finance Team, Events Co-ordinator

Monitoring and Evaluation:

Student Voice and Parent Forum

Date: From Sept 2017

Cost: £2300

 

Key Objective 7:

To ensure all those in receipt of pupil premium have access to contributions to a residential, extra-curricular trip every year.

Action:

To ensure students have the opportunity to participate in the extra-curricular trips.  To make parents/carers aware of this contribution. To inform all staff so that they ae aware of any residential trips organised.

Success Criteria:

Students eligible for pupil premium are supported in terms of a financial contribution towards the cost of any residential, extra-curricular trips.

Students participate in these trips.

Key Person:

J Ogunmyiwa (Vice Principal), Finance team, Events Co-ordinator

Monitoring and Evaluation:

Student Voice and feedback from parents/carers

Date: From Sept 2017

Cost:  £2750

 

Key Objective 8:

To ensure that students eligible for FSM are able to purchase a balanced meal at lunchtime

Action:

To increase the daily allocation of money from £1.80 to £2.00. To meet with the catering providers to discuss the menu choices and the meal deal to ensure this amount covers a balanced meal at lunchtime.  Regular reviews of the meal deals on offer to the students.

Success Criteria:

The additional money is being spent by the students in the Dining Hall at lunchtime.

There are a range of meal options available for £2.00

Key Person:

J Ogunmyiwa (V Principal), R Berry (Finance Manager), Sodexo (Catering provider)

Monitoring and Evaluation:

Student Voice – pupils feel that they have enough choice at lunchtime and are communicate that the amount if sufficient for them to be able to purchase a balanced meal.

Date: From Sept 2017

Cost: £650.00

 

Key Objective 9:

To ensure that students eligible for FSM are able to purchase breakfast at the start of the school day

Action:

To increase the daily allocation of money to include an extra £1.00 per day which is available for students to use at Breakfast club or at Rec.

Success Criteria:

The additional money is being spent by students in the Dining Hall at lunchtime.

There are a range of breakfast/Rec options available for £1.00

Key Person:

J Ogunmyiwa (V Principal), S Mason (Finance Assistant), Sodexo (Catering provider)

Monitoring and Evaluation:

Pupil Voice

Date: From Sept 2017

Cost: £3230

 

Key Objective 10:

To make a contribution towards the cost of uniform for students who are eligible for pupil premium funding

Action:

To inform parents/carers of the objective.

Success Criteria:

The vouchers are being used by parents/carers to purchase uniform items.

Key Person:

J Ogunmyiwa (V Principal), R Berry (Finance Manager), S Mason

Monitoring and Evaluation:

Parent Feedback

Date: From Sept 2017

Cost: £3000