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Pupil Premium at Etonbury Academy:  what it means

What is PP and for what kind of student?

Pupil premium targets additional government money at students aged 5-16 from the most deprived backgrounds to help them achieve their full potential.  This includes all students who are or have been at any point in the last 6 years eligible for Free School meals, looked after (in the care of the LA or with foster parents), and / or who have parents in the Armed Forces. 

Pupil Premium at Etonbury 2016/17

  Total number of students on roll

  766

  Total number eligible for PP             funding

  143

  Total amount of PP funding               received

  £128,500

 

 

How do we decide what we spend the money on?

The DfE has given us the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as we see fit, based upon our knowledge of our pupils' needs.

However, we are accountable for the use of this additional funding.

In making decisions on the use of the Pupil Premium we will:

  • Ensure that Pupil Premium funding allocated to our school is used solely for its intended purpose.

  • Use the latest evidence based research on proven strategies which work to narrow the attainment gaps and adapt these as necessary to meet the needs of our pupils.

  • Be transparent in our reporting of how we have used the Pupil Premium, so that our parents, interested stakeholders and Ofsted are fully aware of how this additional resource has been used to make a difference.

  • Encourage take up of FSM by working proactively with our parents and carers in a sensitive and supportive manner and to remove any potential barriers or stigma attached to claiming FSM. In doing so, we also recognise the vital role that parents and carers play in the lives of their children.

  • Be mindful of the fact that eligibility and take up of FSM does not equate with pupils being considered to be of ‘low ability’ because of their social circumstances.

  • Ensure there is robust monitoring and evaluation in place to account for the use of the Pupil Premium, by the school and governing body

  • Recognise the fact that FSM pupils are not an homogeneous group and cover a wide range of needs. As such the strategies we use to raise attainment will take these group and individual needs fully into account.

  • Use high quality teaching and learning as the preferred way to narrow the gaps in attainment in the first instance. We will also use high quality interventions with proven evidence of impact to assist our pupils who need additional support in a time limited way.

  • Use the Pupil Premium for all year groups not just those taking tests or examinations at the end of the year.

The school tracks the progress of the PP cohort in each year group to measure impact, especially by looking at the gap between achievement of PP and non-PP students.  Intervention measures are targeted at PP students but this not exclude access to other students who need them.  

 

Pupil Premium Funding 2016-2017

Key objectives to increase achievement of disadvantaged students

(£128,500)

Anticipated spend

£

Intervention and support for literacy and numeracy

 

Preferential staffing in KS2

English

·         Average class size 25

·         Top set 27, bottom set 12

Maths

·         Average class size 25

·         Top set 27, bottom set 12

Science

·         Average class size 29

·         Top set 30, bottom set 26

 

 

Preferential staffing in KS3

English

·         Average class size 27

·         Top set 29, bottom set 18

Maths

·         Average class size 27

·         Top set 30, bottom set 18

Science

·         Average class size 29

·         Top set 30, bottom set 26

 

 

Preferential staffing in KS4

English

·         Average class size 22

·         Top set 25, bottom set 8

Maths

·         Average class size 22

·         Top set 22, bottom set 14

Science

·         Average class size 22

·         Top set 25, bottom set 21

 

·         Intervention small groups.

·         Online tutoring in English and maths.

·         Accelerated reader programme.

·         Additional staffing support in English and maths.

·         Word Wasp books to support reading.

 

 

 

 

 

12,000

 

 

12,000

 

 

10,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,000

 

 

12,000

 

 

10,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,000

 

 

10,000

 

 

10,000

 

 

5,000

2,000

2,700

2,000

800

Intervention and support for behaviour and student well-being

·         Behaviour interventions.

·         Resources for intervention groups.

·         Alternate provision.

·         After school provision.

 

 

400

200

500

1,500

Programmes to motivate and raise aspirations for disadvantaged students

·         Motivational workshops.

·         Targeted projects.

·         Parental engagement.

·         Academic mentoring.

 

 

1,000

1,000

500

200

Support for learning in classroom, 1:1 tuition and after school extended learning

·         After school programmes.

·         One to one tuition.

·         Transport.

 

 

 

500

4,500

500

Teaching and learning programmes targeted for disadvantaged students

·         Targeted CPD and training.

·         Revision guides.

·         Ingredients.

·         Student specific supplies/resources.

·         Uniform.

 

 

2,000

200

500

500

800

Enriching experiences (curricular and extra-curricular)

·         Educational visits.

·         Support for trips.

 

 

2000

1200

Should you require any further information please contact Mr Redding on credding@bestacademies.org.uk

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