Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in 2011 and is additional funding that the government gives to schools in order to increase social mobility and reduce the gap in performance between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers.

Schools receive funding for each disadvantaged pupil.

  • £935 for each pupil eligible for free school meals (FSM) or those who have been eligible at any time in the last 6 years (Ever 6).
  • £1900 for each pupil who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more or for those who have left care because of: Adoption, Special guardianship and/or Child arrangement order

  • £300 for each pupil whose parents are service men and women.

It is for the school to determine how our PPG is spent, since we are best placed to evaluate what additional provision is required for individual pupils.

Why is PPG provided?

Poverty or low income is the single most important factor in predicting a young person’s life chances. The performance gap between pupils from more or less disadvantaged backgrounds in England is one of the largest among OECD countries (OECD 2014).

The PPG is the best way to address the underlying inequalities and at The Holmesdale School we work tirelessly to ensure inclusion for all learners. We are committed to ensuring that disadvantaged students are provided with opportunities to enable maximum progress.

Overview 2017 – 2018

Total number of pupils (7-11)

630

Total number of eligible for PPG

168

% of those eligible for PPG

26.6%

Expected PPG

£156,145

Objectives of spend 2017 - 2018

  • To improve progress and attainment for all disadvantaged students by removing barriers to learning.
  • To close the existing gaps in outcomes and attendance between disadvantaged pupils and their peers in a context of improving outcomes for all pupils so that they are close to national figures.
  • To ensure no disadvantaged students are NEET by providing positive, aspirational onward destinations

Main barriers at The Holmesdale School

There are a number of barriers which affect our disadvantaged young people and we will focus spending on these key areas:

  • Low literacy and numeracy levels
  • Poor attendance – particularly persistent absence
  • Social, emotional and mental health issues leading to behaviour issues
  • Lack of engagement through aspiration and opportunity
  • Historic poor performance in outcomes for this group, leading to low aspirations 

Click Link to: 2017 – 2018 PPG Strategy

Overview 2016-17

Total number of pupils (7-11)

635

Total number of eligible for PPG

188

% of those eligible for PPG

29.6%

PPG

£190,165

Focus of spend 2016-17

Development of teaching and learning
To ensure quality first teaching
To ensure high quality feedback
Develop meta-cognitive approaches including work on resilience
To reduce gaps in knowledge and understanding through targeted interventions, including peer support
To ensure access to comprehensive revision programmes

To ensure PP students make progress at an accelerated rate

Improved tracking
Identification of barriers
Delivery of interventions 

To improve social and emotional well being:
To reduce behaviour incidents and exclusions
To improve attendance
To improve literacy and numeracy skills 

To raise aspirations:
Ensure all PP pupils remain in education or training
Avoid exclusion
Provide high quality career advice 

Description

Amount 2016-17

Development of Teaching & Learning

 

Marking, feedback and collaborative learning

£16,000

Development of Meta Cognitive Approaches

£7,000

Revision and after school clubs and revision guides

£7,000

Pupil Progress

 

PiXL

£3,200

SENCo

£11,517

Pupil Premium Champion

£20,227

Data Manager

£6,314

4Matrix

£960

Social & Emotional Wellbeing

 

Counsellor

£6,420

Educational Psychology Services

£3,300

Welfare Officer

£4,948

Student Support Managers

£12,511

Attendance

 

Attendance Officer

£15,307

Whole School Literacy & Numeracy

 

TA's to implement specialist literacy & numeracy programmes

£8,806

Accelerated Reader

£2,348

Lexia

£253

Subject Intervention

 

Maths intervention

£15,152

English intervention

£10,759

Homework Support

£2,333

Enrichment

£2,000

Ensuring no Pupil Premium students are NEET

 

Alternative Provision

£4,000

Alternative Provision Support Assistant

£3,550

Careers Advisor

£5,105

Support for LAC students

 

SENCo

£11,517

SULP for secondary schools

£960

Contingency

£10,000

 

 

Total Spend

£191,485

PPG Allocation

£190,165

School Contribution

£1,320

Click Link to: 2016 – 2017 Impact evaluation from PPG Spending 2016 – 2017

Progress 8 by prior attainment group (for progress overall and prior attainment overall)

Prior attainment level

2.99 or below

3.0 – 3.99

4.0 – 4.99

5.0 – 5.66

5.67 or above

Cohort

2

26

113

30

0

All Pupils

-0.89

-0.28

-0.88

-0.81

-

PP

-1.51

0.51

-1.10

-0.52

-

NPP

-0.28

-0.19

-0.80

-0.84

-

National

0.18

0.19

0.14

0.07

0.04

Gap PP vs. National

-1.69

-0.70

-1.24

-0.59

-

Attainment 8 by prior attainment group (for attainment overall and prior attainment overall)

Prior attainment level

2.99 or below

3.0 – 3.99

4.0 – 4.99

5.0 – 5.66

5.67 or above

Cohort

2

26

113

30

0

All Pupils

14.00

30.88

40.41

54.30

-

National All Pupils

21.71

33.70

49.28

63.95

74.76

PP

9.50

26.57

36.45

60.00

-

NPP

18.50

32.47

41.91

53.67

-

National NPP

23..54

35.90

51.04

64.76

75.04

Gap PP vs. National

-14.04

-9.33

-14.59

-4.76

-

The Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores highlights that large gaps remain at all prior attainment levels but the gaps are most significant at prior attainment levels 2.99 or below and 4.0 – 4.99.  There needs to be more carefully targeted funding with the PPG fund over this academic year to ensure objectives are fully achieved and the gaps close.

Impact of PPG over the last 3 years

The following tables demonstrate the impact of PPG spending over the last 3 years.

% 5 A*-C Including English & Mathematics (figures in brackets are national averages)

 

2014

2015

2016

All Students

35 (55)

30 (56)

29(62)

Non Pupil Premium

40 (62)

35 (63)

32(70)

Pupil Premium

14 (36)

7 (36)

19(70)

School Gap

-26 (-26)

-28 (-27)

-13

Gap to National

-48

-56

-51

This demonstrates that both the in school gap and the gap between peers nationally is large but in 2015-16 there has been significant improvement in closing these gaps.

Gaps in attendance are improving but further work is required in current Year 10 where the gap is growing but also in year 9 where the gap is larger than in other years. There needs to be more carefully targeted funding with the PPG fund in coming years to ensure objectives are fully achieved.

CATCH UP PREMIUM

The literacy and numeracy catch up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or Maths at the end of KS2.

The expected standard in 2017 is a scaled score of 100.

In 2016/17 we received £16,013.  We used this funding in the following way;

Description

Transition class – a small teaching group created in Year 7 to make teaching and learning of students more effective.  The focus of this group is literacy and numeracy and includes interventions such as Lexia when required.

 

Amount

2016-17

Total Spend

£22,000

Catch Up Funding

£16,013

School Contribution

£5,987

Impact

100% of students involved in the catch up programme increased their spelling age by an average of nearly 4 years.

Students in the transition group worked primarily on their writing and spelling.  There was a focus on word level via Lexia and transition class teaching.

11 out of 13 students made significant progress in spelling ages across the year gaining an average of 2 years 7 months.

The Holmesdale School
The Holmesdale School
Malling Road, Snodland, Kent ME6 5HS
Tel: 01634 240416 Fax: 01634 244041
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