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Pupil Premium Report

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016/17

As set out in out Pupil Premium policy, PP pupils will take priority in all aspects of school improvement. They will be the key focus for raising achievement and improving the quality of teaching and learning in the Academy. It is estimated that the school will receive £159,246 for the financial year 2016-17.

It is proposed that the 2016/17 PP budget will be allocated as shown in the table below.

Key Stage

Item / Project

Cost

Objectives

Intended Impact

KS3

Literacy and Numeracy teacher.

£25,000

Increase attainment in English and Mathematics.

Attainment in KS3 & KS4 English and Mathematics in line with national average for non-disadvantaged students and improved reading ages at KS3 for targeted PP students.

KS4

Individualised support in Maths, English and Science at the OC.

£35,000

Increase attainment in KS4 English and Maths for our most vulnerable students. The EEF toolkit evidence shows that behaviour interventions can have a +4 months positive impact.

Improve attainment in KS4 English, Maths and Science for these students through small group teaching. . To reduce the percentage of PAs for the PP group. To reduce the number of PP pupils who are permanently excluded.

KS3

Learning Mentor

£16,000

Building Belief: Providing additional support for identified children with a range of needs – emotional, social, behavioural, attendance / punctuality through mentoring and also by providing additional support in lessons.

Attainment in KS3 English and Mathematics above target data. A reduction in FTEs for PP students. A reduction in behaviour points for those PP students being mentored. An improvement in attendance for PP students being mentored.

KS4

Learning Mentor

£16,000

Building Belief: Providing additional support for identified children with a range of needs – emotional, social, behavioural, attendance / punctuality through mentoring and also by providing additional support in lessons.

Attainment in KS4 in line with national average for non-disadvantaged students. A reduction in FTEs for PP students. A reduction in behaviour points for those PP students being mentored. An improvement in attendance for PP students being mentored.

Whole School

Pupil Premium leadership

£20,000

Increase profile of Pupil Premium students throughout the school and responsible for strategic planning to maximise attainment of pupil premium students.

Attainment in KS4 is in line with national average for non-disadvantaged students. Attainment in KS3 in line with target data. Exclusion and attendance data is better than national average.

KS3 and KS4

One to one support and in class support.

£40,000

Increase attainment through individualised support at all levels. Targeted support for children to address misconceptions, gaps and weaknesses.

Attainment in KS4 is in line with national average for non-disadvantaged students. Attainment in KS3 in line with target data. Exclusion and attendance data is better than national average.

KS4

Careers guidance and support

£2,000

Improve confidence of PP students to find appropriate pathway. Cost of work experience for PP students and visits to careers fairs, universities and other specialist guidance.

School NEET figures better than national average.

KS4

Learning Resources

£2,000

To suitably equip PP students for success. Revision guides, re sit costs etc., additional travel costs, revision skills and workshops.

Attainment in KS4 is in line with national average for non-disadvantaged students. Attainment in KS3 in line with target data. Exclusion and attendance data is better than national average.

Whole School

Educational Resources

£4,000

To suitably equip PP students for school. Uniform, art packs, food ingredients, PE kit and calculators.

Attainment in KS4 is in line with national average for non-disadvantaged students. Attainment in KS3 in line with target data. Exclusion and attendance data is better than national average.

Whole School

Enrichment programme

£2,000

To give PP students same enrichment opportunities as non PP students. Educational visits, team building (Wet and Wild), cultural experiences.

Attainment in KS4 is in line with national average for non-disadvantaged students. Attainment in KS3 in line with target data. Exclusion and attendance data is better than national average.

Whole school

Hardship fund

£2000

To support parents in financial hardship.

Attainment in KS4 is in line with national average for non-disadvantaged students. Attainment in KS3 in line with target data. Exclusion and attendance data is better than national average.

Total

£164,000

 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2015 - 2016 and Impact

Are you eligible for Free-school meals and Pupil Premium Funding?

You can really help your child by applying for Free-school meal funding, and most importantly you can help us support your child even more with the funding we receive. Please see the criteria below:

If you get any of the following support payments your child may be entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State 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 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also allowed to receive free school meals.

Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be entitled to receive free school meals.

If you think your child is entitled to free school meals, you’ll usually need to fill in an application form supplied by your local council. Give your completed application to your child’s school and make sure you can show documentary proof of any support you are receiving.

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

What is the Catch-up Premium?

The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for 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 schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it.

For the Academic year 2015-2016 this funding is £500 per student.

Rushcliffe School

The percentage of pupils in Year 7 from September 2015 who did not achieve level 4 in reading and/or mathematics was 33. Which means that we received a total of £16,500 for the Catch Up Premium.

How we use the Catch-up Premium?

Additional Teachers and specialist Teaching Assistants have been appointed to English the Maths which allows for small group work and/or ‘one to one’ tuition. These sessions are tailored to meet student’s individual needs and accelerate their progress.

As part of our commitment to improving literacy, the School has continued to invest in the library with new books and other resources. A literacy coordinator and other staff work to improve reading for catch-up premium students through the Accelerated Reader Programme.

All students undergo specialist assessment to identify barriers to learning.

Specialised intervention occurs on a one to one basis to develop Numeracy skills.