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
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.

We are required to report on the amount of funding received, how we use it and the impact of any interventions.

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 2016-17

Total number of pupils (7-11)

635

Total number of eligible for PPG

188

% of those eligible for PPG

29.6%

Expected PPG

£190,165


Objectives of spend 2016-17

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.

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 levels
Low 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 

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 

To work with VSK to provide high quality support for LAC pupils.

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

 

Evaluation

Interventions will have their impact measured by the use of hard data where possible.

PP progress will be analysed at each data capture point (termly) and interventions evaluated accordingly.

Analysis of end of year data, including external exam results will allow the quality of interventions to be assessed.

Evaluation of PPG spend 2015-16

The PPG for 2015-16 was £178,658

Description

Amount

2015-16

Counsellor

£6,420

Director of Standards & Achievement, SENCO, SSM

£51,164

Data Manager

£5,146

Hardship

£1,060

Alternative Curriculum

£4,000

Revision sessions

£5,000

PiXL

£3,200

Maths & English Intervention

£42,813

Welfare Support, Youth Worker, Careers Advisor

£51,185

Accelerated reader & Rapid Plus

£2,340

Educational Psychology Services

£3,300

Inclusion Support Service Kent

£1,500

Numeracy Support

£2,335

One to One Tuition

£1,500

Total Spend

£180,963

PPG Allocation

£178,658

School Contribution

£2,305

 

Impact of PPG

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)

31

Non Pupil Premium

40 (62)

35 (63)

34

Pupil Premium

14 (36)

7 (36)

19

School Gap

-26 (-26)

-28 (-27)

-15

Gap to National

-43

-55

-44

 

% Students Making at Least Expected Progress in Mathematics (figures in brackets are national averages)

 

2014

2015

2016

All Students

49 (65)

46 (66)

42

Non Pupil Premium

53 (71)

50 (72)

44

Pupil Premium

31 (48

28 (49)

33

School Gap

-22 (-23)

-22 (-23)

-11

Gap to National

 

-47

-39

 

% Students Making at Least Expected Progress in English (figures in brackets are national averages)

 

2014

2015

2016

All Students

61 (70)

47 (69)

54

Non Pupil Premium

63 (75)

54 (74)

60

Pupil Premium

55 (58)

14 (57)

36

School Gap

-8 (-17)

-40 (-17)

-24

Gap to National

 

-61

-38


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 2016 is a scaled score of 100.

In 2015/16 we received £14,500. We used this funding in the following way;

Description

Amount

2015-16

Transition class – a small teaching group has been created in
year 7 to make teaching and learning of students more
effective. The focus of this group is literacy and numeracy.

£22,617

Total Spend

£22,617

PPG Allocation

£14,500

School Contribution

£8,117


Impact

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

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