Pupil Premium Statement

 

What is It?

The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that are in care or adopted and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Why Has it Been Introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium and the impact it is having.

How Much Funding has Been Allocated to The Kingsmead School (Integrated Provision)?

For the academic year September 2014 to July 2015 our school received £175,312 of Pupil Premium funding. For the financial year April 2015 to March 2016 our school has received £123,720. The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is over 70%.  The national percentage is 28.7% (secondary).

Objectives for Spending

To close the gap between pupil premium and non pupil premium cohorts by;

-          Boosting literacy where appropriate

-          Improving numeracy levels where appropriate

-          Improving attendance to maximise opportunities to engage in learning and make progress

-          Providing opportunities to raise pupils self-esteem and confidence, social skills and behaviour

-          Helping pupils engage positively in learning, including supporting attendance

-          Providing extra support that some pupils need to sustain placements – vocational and enrichment

-          Extending access to IAG and providing enhanced post 16 progression planning and support

-          Preparation for reintegration to mainstream placements where appropriate

At Kingsmead our cohort fluctuates during the year and so it is hard to be precise about the % of pupils who attract pupil premium, however over the past 3 years between 70 – 75% of pupils have been entitled to free school meals at any point.

We work hard to improve the progress and attainment of all our students. The barriers to learning faced by our pupil premium students are the same barriers faced by the majority of our students and so we have taken a decision to treat all pupils as individuals and access their holistic needs whatever group they belong to. However we do consider the progress of all our groups and report specifically regarding pupil premium and non pupil premium and other significant groups.

Staff have a very clear idea of each student’s individual needs and they try to support them effectively based on those actual and specific needs.  Our pupil premium has therefore been used to either expand existing initiatives or to fund new strategies. We have to keep this under review as if we were not making an impact in any area then we need to reconsider and re-focus the spending.

Outline of Spending and Impact for 2014/15
  Outcomes Cost
Attendance Rewards and Interventions, including Contribution to Additional Transport for AP Attendance across the school has been maintained and for some pupil’s attendance has improved by as much as 15% from their initial baseline. Pupils cannot access learning if they do not attend.In 2014/15:

Special School –   PP 81.5% Non PP 87.8% (- 6.3%)

PRU – PP 75.7%   Non PP 78.5% (-2.8%)

Integrated – PP %   78.3% Non PP 81.8% (-3.5%)

 

MAINTAIN & INCREASE: This has been a positive way to use PP funding to impact on the majority. We have not yet closed the gap but are making an impact. Even where pupils only have small gains in improved attendance the impact on pupil progress is positive and although we have to constantly refresh targeting of funding to   specific pieces of work we can demonstrate impact.

£15,000
Contribution Towards Literacy HLTA Post & other Targeted Literacy Support Most KS3 pupils who benefitted from a literacy intervention made progress in their reading and spelling ages.At KS4:62% of PP pupils made expected progress (79% non PP)

40% of PP pupils made better than expected progress (64% non PP)

These are significant improvements from the previous years.

 

RETHINK: This has made a difference to some but not enough in terms of overall PP pupils. We will maintain the targeted literacy input for some but plan to shift some of the focus to whole school literacy – resources, training for staff etc. In addition we are looking to move to Read. Write INC as a whole school intervention from Sept 2016 as we believe this will have a greater impact on pupil progress. PP funding will be used to purchase this programme and provide training to staff to roll this out.  

£52,000
Numeracy HLTA Post This will impact positively on pupil progress in maths and numeracyAt KS3 all PP pupils who benefitted from a numeracy intervention made progress from the baseline

At KS4:

47% of PP pupils made expected progress (64% non PP)

34% of PP pupils made better than expected progress (57% non PP)

 

RETHINK: Following our restructure it is not feasible to maintain this post and in addition the impact has not been as positive as it should have been. Therefore we will continue to target individuals where a specific need is identified, but again will look to fund resources to provide more widely and work with the Head of Maths to look at strengthening interventions.  

£25,000
Contribution to Y6/7 Transition Post Nearly all pupils identified as at risk at KS2/3 transition were eligible for PP.This post supported 8 KM pupils is 2014/15 and 7 of them were PP students.

 

MAINTAIN:  This has had a significant impact in terms   of settling pupils into provision more quickly and ensuring that a positive relationship is built up straight away through an identified individual who then can support integration – either into Kingsmead or into another mainstream school. We believe this has reduced   anxiety for the pupil and has helped them to settle in quickly so maximising access to learning. In addition some pupils had been on limited timetables in KS2 provision and have moved more quickly to fuller programmes at Kingsmead as a result of this support.  

£10,00
Additional Support – Creative Arts Therapy etc. Increased number of pupils access support with their emotional needs and this helps to unlock barriers to learning, and increases engagementPupils who have benefitted from additional support inputs have increased their attendance and the majority have maintained their placement due to the support the counselling or therapeutic intervention has provided 

Numbers fluctuate during the year on the school roll but approximately 25% of pupils in the school received support for emotional and mental health issues. 75% of those pupils were entitled to PP. A higher percentage of Pupil premium students increased their school attendance – and the figures for attendance at therapy and positive feedback both staff and student were very similar.

 

MAINTAIN & INCREASE:  This is crucial to our work as the Additional Support team provide a number of interventions to support students with their emotional and mental health issues. The team also supports staff in managing students with emotional health issues including self-harm and provides a range of training across the school in a variety of aspects – relaxation, endings, attachment etc.

£40,000
Support for Trips and Educational Visits Contributions to payment for school trips locally and nationally to aid learning and enhance social interaction. Examples include recent theatre trips to enhance GCSE English, equipment for activities etc.Pupils were able to experience new opportunities which enhanced their learning experience. 

MAINTAIN:  This has supported a range of valuable experiences linked to both improving access to and understanding of the curriculum; building confidence and self-esteem and re-engaging some of the more hard to reach pupils. Two residential trips for a small number of Wisgreaves pupils were particularly successful and we would like to build on this programme with additional funding allocations.

£2,000
Individual Support and Interventions Additional resources for specific individual needs such as speech and language interventions, Post 16 transition support, specific courses – Arts Award etc.NEET: As of 20th November 2015, of 66 Year 11 students from 14/15:

-            11 were not Pupil Premium – 10 of the 11 have a   positive Post 16 destination = 90%

-            4 students were PP+, 3 out of the 4 have a positive   Post 16 destination = 75%

-            51 students were PP students – 47 students have a   Positive Post 16 destination = 92%

 

MAINTAIN BUT RETHINK:  This is a valuable resource allocated on a more individual level, however this will be split in future and will be increased to respond to the pressure to maintain our positive NEET figures where support from LA and other funding sources has been removed. It is crucial that our pupils have a positive post 16 destination identified and that they can maintain this.

£2,000
Enhancing ICT Provision Enhancing ICT budget for additional iPads and laptopsThis has increased access across sites to iPads for curriculum use which has increased engagement levels.

 

REMOVE:  This was seen as a one off spend and is now built in to the ICT budget and renewals

£10,000
PP + This has been used for a range of interventions and additional support, including mentoring, additional   vocational provision and enrichment etcThis is generally, but not always agreed at PEP meeting. 

Impact is presented separately related to individual pupils through the LAC report.

 

MAINTAIN: This funding is specific to LAC pupils and must be maintained.

£17,000
Total £173,000

 

In 2015/16 We Have Adjusted the Allocation of the Pupil Premium Funding and it is Allocated as Follows:
2015/16 Expected    outcome/Impact Allocated    Funding
Attendance Rewards and Interventions, including Contribution to Additional Transport for AP and to HLTA Post to Support Attendance Improved attendance for all pupils and gap narrowed further between pp and non PP cohorts across the provision. £18,000
Improve Literacy and Numeracy Levels by-            Targeted literacy and numeracy support for individual pupils-            Resources and staff training to support Literacy & Numeracy Strategy

-            Purchase of Read Write inc. programme and associated staff training for Sept 2016 roll out

 

Increased % of PP pupils make expected and better than expected progress in English and Maths in all year groups  £33,720
Contribution to Y6/7 Transition Post A specific post to work with pupils identified as vulnerable at KS2/3 transition, supporting the development of transition plans, getting to know families and working on key issues that may be barriers to succeeding at KS3 during the spring term of Y6 and them working with the pupil to support integration at KS3.  Pupils move to full time programmes more quickly and canCurrently the post is supporting 8 KM pupils of which 7 are PP students. This number may increase before the end of the autumn term. £10,000
Additional Support – Creative Arts Therapy etc. Increased number of  pupils access support with their emotional needs and this helps to unlock barriers to learning, and increases engagementPupils who have benefitted from additional support inputs have increased their attendance and the majority have maintained their placement due to the support the counselling or therapeutic intervention has provided  £45,000
Post 16 Transition support – Contribution to 0.5 Post to Work with Identified Pupils During Y11 and in First Part of Y12 to Support Transition to Training Providers/College etc. Maintain positive NEET figures and all pupils have an identified post 16 destination which is maintained. £12,000
Support for Trips and Educational Visits Contributions to payment for school trips locally and nationally, including development of residential trips to aid learning and enhance social interaction.Pupils able to experience new opportunities which will enhance their learning experience. £2,000
Individual Support and Interventions, including Testing and Assessment Tools Further extend range of assessment’s to improve targeting of interventions; Additional resources for specific individual needs such as individual speech and language interventions; specific courses – Arts Award etc. £3,000
PP + This depends on funding drawn down from PEP’s on an individual basis £ TBC
Total £123,720

April 2015 – April 2016

 

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Pupil Premium Statement