PUPIL PREMIUM

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding was introduced by the Government in April 2011. This funding is allocated to the school to support children from low-income families that are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been eligible at any point in the last 6 years. Pupil Premium funding is also given for pupils in care who have been looked after continuously (LAC) for more than 6 months and support children with parents serving in the regular British Armed Forces.

In 2015/16 the allocation for Crown Hills Student was £393,785 including LAC pupils.

In 2016/17 the allocation for Crown Hills students is £386,275 including LAC pupils.

The Department for Education states that Pupil Premium funding, which is in addition to the main school budget, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches those pupils who need it most.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, the Government have stated that schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families through the outcomes they achieve.

To ensure the Pupil Premium funding has the highest impact for our most disadvantaged students we have set the following priorities:

• We will ensure that teaching and learning meet the needs of all students.

• We will target support specifically on raising academic attainment for our most disadvantaged students and aim to narrow the achievement gap between FSM and non FSM students.

• We will help all students to meet their full academic potential supported by One- to One tutors, academic coaches, committed tutors and teachers.

• We will follow the DFE guidance that schools use the findings of the Sutton Trust which recommends a range of whole school strategies to raise achievement.

• We will remove barriers to learning by creating teams of key workers who will provide comprehensive and cohesive support for all aspects of students’ social and emotional welfare.

• We will encourage healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle so that students recognise how this can positively affect academic outcomes.

• We will track student progress and attendance

• We will record enrichment activities for all students attracting Pupil Premium funding to ensure the school can capture fully the benefits enjoyed by individual students.

An analysis of how the 2015/16 Pupil Premium was spent and an impact statement can be seen below.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Funding Allocation 2015/16

 
   

Total Premium Income 2015/16

£393,785.00

   

Analysis of projects supported by PPG 2015/16

 
Academic Achievement  
One to One Tuition £21,935.25
Academic Coaching £7,258.69
Holiday examination revision classes £5,647.00
Achievement faculty support £63,262.00
Literacy (am sessions) and Resources £20,264.00
Library study time £1,606.06
Year 6/7 Induction £586.59
Aim Higher £1,423.48
Teaching Assistant Support for LAC students £2,620.50
Careers Advice/Connexions £11,462.08
Music £3,565.24
Reading Intervention/Staffing £25,048.56
   
Student Engagement and Attendance  
Breakfast Club - staffing costs £6,094.44
Free Breakfast - Aspens £3,060.00
Healthy Eating during Exams £89.64/td>
Learning Mentors £29,874.78
Nurture Group £43,141.13
Knighton - Counsellor £9,899.10
Attendance and Welfare Officers £41,374.00
Behaviour Support Workers £31,000.86
Alternative academic provision £22,500.00
Additional Staff lunchtime duties (to support vulnerable students) £6,201.60
   
Enrichment  
Academic trips subsidy £14,620.00
Spring/Summer Sports Camp £2,500.00
Equipment and Resources £18,750.00
   

Total paid from PPG Funding

£393,785.00

Impact Statement Pupil Premium 2015/16

A proportion of the total cost linked to provision of the following initiatives, based on the number of FSM students involved in each group, has been funded by the PPG.

Academic Achievement

The academic progress and attainment of all students is tracked through Years 7 -11. This enables us to arrange targeted intervention and to measure the progress of pupil premium students. Comparisons can then be made against the progress of their non-pupil premium peers.

The following provision was made available in 2015-16 and will be again in 2016-17 to ensure that all students attain their full academic potential thereby bridging the gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium students.

One to One Coaching - in Maths, English and Science provides focused, individual sessions for identified students. The tutors are experienced teachers who work at Crown Hills for 2 days per week in Maths, 2 days per week in Science and 3 days per week in English providing personalized intervention lessons for each student.

Academic Coaching - in Maths, English and Science provides similar support as One to One but the tutors work with small groups of students, predominantly in KS4 as a preparation for GCSE examinations.

Holiday revision classes - are provided by class teachers and are available to all students who wish to attend. They are focused on exam preparation and course work catch up at key points in the academic year.

The Achievement Team - works across the whole school, liaising with Heads of Faculty and Key Stage Leaders, to increase students’ confidence in examination techniques and improved revision methodology, by teaching memory aids and organising brain training workshops.

The Health and Wellbeing Team – promote healthy lifestyles and healthy eating to ensure that the students are physically and mentally prepared for school life.

Library Study Time - The school library is open at break time, lunch time and after school to ensure that students have a quiet place for homework or lesson preparation.

Year 6/7 Induction - carried out by the Head of Year 7 in our feeder primary schools ensures that all students moving up to Crown Hills are familiar with our routines, have met their form tutors and feel confident about the change. Identified vulnerable students experience additional transition days with support from the Learning Mentors.

The Aim Higher - tutor identifies Gifted and Talented Students, raises aspirations, arranges university visits and monitors achievement of our most able students.

Raising Aspiration - two members of staff, the Challenge Co-ordinator and the Widening Participation Co-ordinator arrange university visits, guest speakers, masterclasses, lectures and other experiences. They monitor achievement of the more able students.

Impact of above

2015/16 – 5 A* - C including English and Maths for Pupil Premium students was 50% and non-Pupil Premium was 58% therefore, there is a gap of 8% within the school.

Progress 8 Score of 2015/16 for Pupil Premium students was -0.37 and for the whole school -0.12.

Student Engagement and Attendance

A network of key workers supports all students, particularly the most vulnerable, to ensure they feel safe and happy in school and are able to fulfil their full potential.

Breakfast Club – All pupils have the opportunity of a free breakfast before the start of lessons. This increases readiness for learning and has a positive effect on the behaviour and ethos of students.

Learning Mentors – Mentors work towards removing the barriers to learning that some students encounter. They work with students identified by Key Stage Leaders and provide emotional support as well as arranging involvement of other key workers as required. Behaviour and attendance improves as a result of regular mentoring sessions.

Nurture Group - supports children who lack the skills to integrate socially with their peers. Through regular sessions of group work they learn new social skills and invite parents and other adults to join them in the Nurture base where they confidently show their work and serve refreshments.

Counsellor from Knighton Counselling - provides one to one, confidential counselling sessions for students with complex, personal issues that make progress and learning in school difficult to achieve. Attendance and Welfare Officers support students and families by closely monitoring attendance. Regular contact by text and email ensures parents are aware of any issues as they arise.

Behaviour Support Team - work with our most challenging students, enforcing sanctions when necessary but also providing encouragement and support to keep them on track academically.

Alternative Academic Provision - is arranged on the very rare occasions when all the above interventions fail and arranging an alternative academic provision off site is deemed the best option.

Impact of above:

In 2015/16 attendance of pupil premium students was 93.5% and whole school was 94.8%.

Enrichment

Academic Trips Subsidy ensures that all students from a disadvantaged background can attend trips and visits free of charge where the college feels it is appropriate.

Impact of above:

Access for pupil premium students to out of school activities and trips ensures they have the opportunities to develop social skills and confidence, to take part in team building activities and to enjoy academic achievements by celebrating with their peers.

Our Pupil Premium allocation for 2016/17 and how we plan to spend it can be seen below. We will continue to monitor progress and review our practices to ensure that any barriers to success for all of our students are removed.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Funding Allocation 2016/17

 
   

Total Premium Income 2016/17

£384,675.00

   

Analysis of projects supported by PPG 2015/16

 
Academic Achievement  
One to One Tuition £17,999.85
Academic Coaching £10,894.40
ESOL Tutor £2,445.30
Holiday examination revision classes £6,010.00
Achievement faculty support £64,817.00
Literacy (am sessions) and Resources £19,668.00
Library study time £1,574.40
Year 6/7 Induction £605.88
Aim Higher £1,960.56
Widening Participation £1,500.00
Support for LAC students £23,966.40
Careers Advice/Connexions £12,013.32
Music £3,795.00
Reading Intervention/Staffing £19,868.94
   
Student Engagement and Attendance  
Breakfast Club - staffing costs £6,158.28
Free Breakfast - Aspens £2,970.00
Healthy Eating during Exams £165.00
Health & Wellbeing Staff £3,000.00
Learning Mentors £45,881.36
Nurture Group £20,459.88
Knighton - Counsellor £9,899.10
Attendance and Welfare Officers £21,332.50
Behaviour Support Workers £33,316.47
Alternative academic provision £8,250.00
Additional Staff lunchtime duties (to support vulnerable students) £6,019.20
   
Enrichment  
Academic trips subsidy £13,500.00
Equipment and Resources £26,604.16
   
   

Total paid from PPG Funding

£384,675.00



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