Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

In April 2011 the Government introduced Pupil Premium, funding which is additional to main school funding.

The purpose of the Pupil Premium is that it is deployed by schools to narrow the attainment gap between pupils from low income families and their peers by ensuring that this funding reaches the pupils who need it most.  Schools have the freedom to spend this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of pupil needs.  An evaluation of the success of a school’s use of the Pupil Premium funding is focused less on the journey that a child takes through the school, but more on their ultimate levels of achievement.  In order that they may achieve their full potential, each student eligible for Pupil Premium funding may require, in addition to the core offerings a school may deliver, a bespoke set of interventions, opportunities and support based on their individual needs and circumstances.

Research suggests (Source: Oxford School Improvement) that disadvantaged pupils on average:

  • Have less home support than their peers
  • Have weaker language and communication skills
  • Are more likely to have significant difficulties in basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Experience more frequent behaviour difficulties
  • Are less likely to believe that they can control events that affect them

The students for whom the school receives the Pupil Premium are not a homogenous group of young people.  The funding is allocated to schools on the basis of those students who have received Free School Meals (FSM) at some point in the past 6 years and children who have been “in Care” continuously for more than 6 months.  As such their needs are inevitably diverse; for example, some of these students may not have faced economic hardship for a number of years whereas others may be presently in a low-income family environment.

It is therefore important that each year a detailed analysis of the academic profile of those students for whom the school receives the Pupil Premium is conducted, together with an evaluation of their individual needs and assessment of potential barriers to learning.

For the financial years and 2014/15 and 2015/16, all secondary schools have received £935 for each student eligible for the Pupil Premium funding.  It is for schools to decide how this funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what individual provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. (Source: DfE website)

At Herne Bay High School approximately 13% of students in Years 7-11 are currently in receipt of Free School Meals and 4% are Children in Care.  For the financial year 2014/15 the school received £334,168 Pupil Premium funding from the Government and £39,058 transferred from local authorities for supporting Children in Care.  For the financial year 2015/16 the school has received £240,771 from the government and has received £94,284 from local authorities for supporting Children in Care. 

 

 

 

2015-16 Pupil Premium Expenditure

Herne Bay High School allocates the Pupil Premium funding in the four key areas of Leadership, Student Welfare, Curriculum Staffing and Targeted Strategies & Initiatives.  In 2015-16 the breakdown in expenditure was as follows:

 

 

 

£

% of PP funding

Leadership

Including allocated Vice Principal time, Director of Inclusion, Director of PP and Raising Achievement Coordinators.

  • Focusing on enacting key elements of the Sutton Trust research findings related to meta-cognitive elements and improving the quality of teaching
  • Identifying further research and best practice to influence future PP developments at HBHS
  • Developing the school’s work working with feeder primary schools to support the most challenging youngsters
  • Developing the use of PASS (Pupil Attitudes to School and Self) data to target appropriate early interventions
  • Carrying out impact evaluation of expenditure to inform future spending

 

£75,862

 

23%

Student Welfare

Including allocated time from Heads of Mini Community, Mini Community Support Officers, Student Welfare Team, Inclusion Team, Attendance Officer, Counselling and Youth Worker

  • Inclusion Team providing very high levels of personalised support to the school’s most challenging youngsters who experience significant barriers to their learning.  This work is particularly relevant in supporting students who may have behavioural, emotional and/or social difficulties to engage more positively with school and their learning with the aim of optimising their chances of fulfilling their potential
  • Improving contact with the more hard to reach families through the work of the Inclusion Team, having direct impact on improving children’s attendance and levels of engagement
  • Funding an Attendance Officer who focuses on both supporting and challenging students and their parents when their attendance is less than 95%
  • Part-funding a school counsellor to support individual need
  • Part-funding a Community Youth Worker who supports intervention programmes and coordinates Student Voice programmes.  This also supports students who may have behavioural, emotional and/or social difficulties to engage more positively with school and their learning
  • Supporting the Peer Mentoring and Peer Coaching initiatives, financing the training of the peer mentors  and coaches to ensure that they have the requisite knowledge, skills and understanding to carry out their role effectively

 

£150,012

 

45%

Curriculum Staffing

Including allocated time from Literacy Team, Numeracy Team and Inclusion Teaching Staff

  • Maintaining the effective literacy and numeracy programmes that are in  place to support students
  • Booster English and Maths lessons for Year 11 students
  • Targeted intervention using data analysis
  • Continuation of Accelerated Reader programme across Key Stage 3 to improve literacy

 

£44,696

 

13%

Targeted Strategies and Initiatives

  • One-to-one tuition in literacy and numeracy
  • Easter and Half-term Revision Programme
  • Bespoke careers advice and work experience placements
  • Funding alternative curriculum packages
  • Supporting educational visits, breakfast clubs and extra-curricular activities
  • Subsidised music lessons
  • Supporting individual needs – eg. Transport, school uniform, food technology ingredients
  • New initiatives - eg. Motivational programme for targeted Year 11 students

Includes Contingency

  

 

 

 £67,594

 

 

 

 

  

 

 20%

 

 

 

 

 

Total Anticipated Income/Planned Expenditure

 

£338,164

 

100%

 

 

 

2015-16 Outcomes

 

Achievement:

2016 results.

 

 

PP

Non PP

Difference

5 A*-C

45.45%

67.72%

22.27%

5EM

30.30%

57.67%

27.37%

P8

-0.39

+0.05

-0.44

 

 

2014/5 – 2015/16 comparisons.

 

 

14/15

15/16

Difference

P8 overall

-0.54

-0.39

+0.15

P8 boys

-0.68

-0.70

+0.02

P8 girls

-0.36

-0.07

+0.29

5 A*-C

36.31%

45.45%

+9.14%

5 Eng/Maths

28.27%

30.30%

+2.03%

GAP

18.31%

27.37%

-9.06

 

 

Pupil Premium students made an improvement on the previous academic year. The overall improvement of +0.15 highlights an improvement on previous year. The Gap between PP and Non PP students has increased.

Attainment in terms of percentage of disadvantaged students achieving 5 or more A*-C passes including math and English has increased by 2%.

Attainment in terms on 5+ A-C increased by 9.14% to over 45%.

 

Although the progress that disadvantaged students are making in has improved over the last 3 years, there is still further work to be done in closing the gap between disadvantaged and other pupils in terms of attainment and progress.  This is indicative of weak literacy levels and remains a key focus for 2015-16.

 

 

Attendance and Exclusions:

The attendance of FSM has remained the same at 88.7% and non-FSM has increased to 94.4% from the previous year.  The number of FSM persistent absentees however has shown slight improvement.  The attendance of all these students continues to be closely monitored and the local authority is involved when appropriate. We also have used many initiatives to try and improve this, including purchasing bus passes to support these students in getting to school.

PP students make up only 7% of fixed term exclusions at HBHS, underlining the positive impact that the Student Welfare interventions is having in terms of improving student engagement, particularly for school’s most challenging youngsters.

 

2016-17 Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure

 

 

£

% of PP funding

Leadership

Including allocated Vice Principal time, Director of Inclusion, Director of PP and Raising Achievement Coordinators.

  • Focusing on enacting key elements of the Sutton Trust research findings related to meta-cognitive elements and improving the quality of teaching
  • Identifying further research and best practice to influence future PP developments at HBHS
  • Developing the school’s work working with feeder primary schools to support the most challenging youngsters
  • Developing the use of PASS (Pupil Attitudes to School and Self) data to target appropriate early interventions
  • Carrying out impact evaluation of expenditure to inform future spending

£76,621

20%

Student Welfare

Including allocated time from Heads of Mini Community, Mini Community Support Officers, Student Welfare Team, Inclusion Team, Attendance Officer, Counselling and Youth Worker

  • Inclusion Team providing very high levels of personalised support to the school’s most challenging youngsters who experience significant barriers to their learning.  This work is particularly relevant in supporting students who may have behavioural, emotional and/or social difficulties to engage more positively with school and their learning with the aim of optimising their chances of fulfilling their potential
  • Improving contact with the more hard to reach families through the work of the Inclusion Team, having direct impact on improving children’s attendance and levels of engagement
  • Funding an Attendance Officer who focuses on both supporting and challenging students and their parents when their attendance is less than 95%
  • Part-funding a school counsellor to support individual need
  • Part-funding a Community Youth Worker who supports intervention programmes and coordinates Student Voice programmes.  This also supports students who may have behavioural, emotional and/or social difficulties to engage more positively with school and their learning
  • Supporting the Peer Mentoring and Peer Coaching initiatives, financing the training of the peer mentors  and coaches to ensure that they have the requisite knowledge, skills and understanding to carry out their role effectively

 

 

£151,513

 

 

40%

Curriculum Staffing

Including allocated time from Literacy Team, Numeracy Team and Inclusion Teaching Staff

  • Maintaining the effective literacy and numeracy programmes that are in  place to support students
  • Booster English and Maths lessons for Year 11 students
  • Targeted intervention using data analysis
  • Continuation of Accelerated Reader programme across Key Stage 3 to improve literacy

£45,143

12%

Targeted Strategies and Initiatives

  • One-to-one tuition in literacy and numeracy
  • Easter and Half-term Revision Programme
  • Bespoke careers advice and work experience placements
  • Funding alternative curriculum packages
  • Supporting educational visits, breakfast clubs and extra-curricular activities
  • Subsidised music lessons
  • Supporting individual needs – eg. Transport, school uniform, food technology ingredients
  • New initiatives - eg. Motivational programme for targeted Year 11 students

Includes Contingency

 

£101,500

 

27%

 

Total Anticipated Income/Planned Expenditure

£374,776

 

 

Mini Communities

  • 13782 pts £0.00
  • 13074 pts £0.00
  • 14826 pts £0.00
  • 13791 pts £0.00
  • 14239 pts £0.00

5506.70