“To ensure that all our PP students are identified and that appropriate intervention is put into place to meet the needs of all our disadvantaged students”
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Schools are given the funding for every student who is:-
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium how they see fit. There is no requirement for this money to be spent on individual students simply because they fall into this category. However, it is expected that the funding will be used to support, as necessary, students in this group and other low income families so that this group makes the same progress as their peers.
The LAC premium must be managed by the designated virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child, and used without delay for the benefit of the looked-after child’s educational needs as described in their personal education plan. The focus will always be upon narrowing the educational gap.
The VSH should ensure there are arrangements in place to discuss how the child will benefit from pupil premium funding with the designated teacher or another member of staff in the child’s education setting who best understands their needs. Processes for allocating funds to a child’s education setting should be as simple as possible to avoid delay.
In order to support the pastoral needs of service children, schools have flexibility over how they use the SPP, as they are best placed to understand and respond to the specific needs of those pupils for whom the funding has been allocated. The funding could be spent on providing a variety of means of support including counselling provision, nurture groups, e-bluey clubs etc.
Schools might also consider how to improve the level of and means of communication between the child and their deployed parents. Some schools have introduced ‘Skype time’ clubs, whilst other schools have helped children to develop scrapbooks and diaries that they can show their parents on their return, highlighting their achievements and day to day school life. In addition, staff hours may be required to support the needs of service children when they join a new school as a result of a posting or when a parent is deployed and these hours could be funded by the Service Pupil Premium.
Within schools which experience high levels of service pupil mobility, Mobility Co-ordinators, Forces Liaison Officers, Parent Support Advisors etc. have been employed. These posts tend to work closely with the pupils and families when they move into the area or are due to leave. Such staff can also support pupils and families where a parent is deployed.
SPP should not be used to subsidise routine school activity (trips, music lessons etc.), however, schools may choose to fund school trips just for service children, to help them enjoy their time at school and build a sense of a wider community and understanding of the role their service parent plays (e.g. with military specific trips) to help them cope with the potential strains of service life.
Schools are held to account for the spending of this funding through the focus in Ofsted inspections on the progress and attainment of their wider Pupil Premium eligible pupil cohort.
School identify pupils who need extra support from the year 7 catch-up premium, so they can decide the best way to use the funding on specific areas to focus on with new year 7s who haven’t reached the expected standard in key stage 2 tests including
Pupil Premium Income 2017/18
The school received £558,000, representing 46 % of the total cohort, based on the January 2017 census.
How does Brune Park use the Pupil Premium funding?
|Year 11 interventions||£ 22,562|
|Reduced class sizes in Maths, Science and English||£ 44,500|
|Learning Support Assistants
Academic Tutor’s in English
Pupil Premium ELSA
|Year 7 Catch up (see Appendix 1)||£ 46,962|
|Boosting attendance and Motivation|
|Breakfast Club||£ 592.00|
|Pupil Premium Attendance Officer
Service Premium staff member
Careers advice staff x 2
|Work experience for year 10’s||£ 3,790|
|Leadership and Management|
|Lead Pupil Premium across GFM
Lead SLT Pupil Premium for Brune Park
Pupil Premium Ambassadors
Admin/Finance support for Pupil Premium GFM
|Financial Support for Pupil Premium students||£ 6,594.98|
|Staff training||£ 2,000|
|LAC Pupil Premium Staffing and resources||£ 56,557|
Destination data – Year 11 Leavers summer 2017
Pupil Premium Spend for 2018/19
Interventions Year 11
These sessions will be built into the turbo sessions planned for all Year 11 students
Boosting Attendance and Motivation