Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium


What is the Pupil Premium?

The aim of the Pupil Premium is to reduce underlying inequalities for Looked After Children (LAC) and those on Free School Meals (FSM).  Nationally there is often a disparity between the attainment of LAC and FSM students and other students.
 
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Pupil Premium: Plans for 2016-17

The draft allocation for 2016-17 is £151,873.00. We intend to use the Pupil Premium in the following ways: 


Extra-Curricular Activities

  • In Academy Days, all Pupil Premium students will have financial support to ensure that they can fully take part in their activities.
  • Pupil Premium will also pay a contribution for qualifying students to take part in all School trips where parental contributions may be required.
  • Contribution to the award-winning Patch smallholding provides vital learning experiences for all students and especially disadvantaged students and those following vocational courses.
  • The Premium will continue to fund clubs, societies, competitions, theatre groups etc.

Small Group and Individual tuition

In Academy Days, all Pupil Premium students will have financial support to ensure that they can fully take part in their activities. Pupil Premium will also pay a contribution for qualifying students to take part in all School trips where parental contributions may be required. Contribution to the award-winning Patch smallholding provides vital learning experiences for all students and especially disadvantaged students and those following vocational courses.
The Premium will continue to fund clubs, societies, competitions, theatre groups etc.
 
Pupil Premium students in Years 10 and Y11 will continue to have targeted support to prepare for their GCSE exams and their equivalents such as revision guides and licences to electronic media such as GCSE pod.
 

School Counsellors. 

Two school counsellors continue to be employed to provide an extremely valuable resource for vulnerable students.


Support materials and books.

We will continue to support students with their school work in more innovative ways. All Pupil Premium students will still be:

  • regularly issued with a study materials, including paper, folders and pens;
  • issued with a core Key Stage relevant ‘Home Study Pack’. The ‘Home Study Pack’ might include core texts, a complete set of revision guides and an English dictionary, Thesaurus and a French or German dictionary;
  • given access to specifically ordered novels in the library and access to the Author In Residence programme to encourage students’ interest in, and love of, literature.
But the school is looking at further extending and developing the catch-up programme for Year 7s entering with low levels in either English or Maths, at funding aspects of the Scholarship Programme to enhance the experience of the most able, at further use of the Titan programme to build confidence and at refining the intervention strategies for all year groups in core subjects.
 

Supporting the costs of transport, tuition and externally provided courses.

We will continue to contribute to Pupil Premium students’ transport costs to enable their participation in extra-curricular activities, well-being experiences and after-school revision sessions. Similarly, we will continue to contribute to music and sporting tuition enabling students to access courses put on by other providers (where applicable).
 

What impact did the Pupil Premium have: 2015-16

Sheringham High School uses its experience of what works to improve the learning atmosphere and uses research, such as that undertaken by the Sutton Trust, as part of the  decision making process as regards the curriculum. We believe that a great school does well by all its students but we are keen to ensure that our students entitled to PP are our focus.

Our GCSE results in 2016 show the impact of our interventions on disadvantaged students. For example, disadvantaged student value added in English stands at +0.28 suggesting that these students make an average of nearly one third of a grade more than their expectation across the subject.

During May of 2014 OFSTED said; “Students supported by the pupil premium make good progress. The school has appointed specialist staff to ensure that progress rates continue to rise in English and mathematics and that the specific needs of individual students are fully met. It has also developed close links with feeder primary schools to ensure a successful transition from Year 6 to Year 7, and is looking at replicating this model higher up the school so that all students moving from Year 11 to 12 have a deeper understanding of the requirements of sixth form study.”

They also pointed out, “The Year 7 catch-up premium is well used to ensure that progress rates increase, especially in English and mathematics. Year 10 students, acting as reading coaches, are paired with Year 7 and reading master classes, which make good use of the excellent library facilities, ensure that reading remains a high priority throughout the school. Revision classes reinforce skills in English and mathematics for examination groups.”

The allocation for 2015-16 was £161,150.00. We used the Pupil Premium in the following ways:


Extra-Curricular Activities

It was essential that each student, regardless of his/her family’s financial circumstances, could fully access the School’s extra-curricular programme including Academy Days in July 2016. In this period, Pupil Premium students had financial support to ensure that they could fully take part in their activity or activities of choice. Some explored their limits at activities’ centres and then explored their talents with House activities such as sports, bake-offs, challenges and other adventure events on site. Attendance and performance for PP students at such activities was outstanding.

Some also took part in careers days, university visits, author workshops and theatre visits.

Pupil Premium also paid for qualifying students to take part in all School trips throughout the year where parental contributions were required e.g. the trip to Boulogne and the STEM club visit to the Sumo Robot Challenge in Vienna in which the School team became top British performer.


Small Group and Individual tuition

We further developed the roles of our intervention staff to support vulnerable students who are well below their expected reading and spelling levels on entry in Year 7 or continue to find accessing the curriculum difficult in Year 8 and beyond. Trained staff, materials, transport costs for enrichment visits and TA ‘catch-up’ staffing all are funded from PP. The PP also part-funds our ‘Author in Residence’ programme which sees star author and film-maker Alexander Gordon Smith continue to visit the school 7 times in the year to work with students who need a boost with their reading habits, choices and techniques. The PP also continues to play a part in the development of the STEM club and the Scholarship Programme for the most able and continues to provide books and resources for our lower-school Reading Challenge students who are mentored by Year 10s and continue to make an average of 2 years RA progress in the one year.

Pupil Premium students in Years 10 and Y11 had targeted support to prepare for their GCSE exams; evening revision sessions and minibus transport home afterwards.


School Counsellor

School counselling services are provided which is an extremely valuable resource for vulnerable students. Some also continue to benefit from the Holt Youth Project with their Older Young Carers scheme.


Support materials and books

Pupil Premium students were;

  • issued with a study materials, including paper, folders and pens;
  • issued with a core Key Stage relevant ‘Home Study Pack’. The ‘Home Study Pack’ included core texts, a complete set of revision guides such as French and German study aids, an English dictionary and a Thesaurus.
  • issued with art materials such as art pencils and sketch books.
  • given access to specifically ordered materials in the library to encourage students’ interest in and love of literature.

Support costs of transport, tuition, uniform and externally provided courses

We continued to pay contributions to Pupil Premium students’ costs to enable their participation in extra-curricular activities, well-being experiences and after-school revision sessions. Similarly, we continued to pay for uniform, cadets, music tuition including drums, singing, guitar, and enabled students to access courses offered by other providers.

Uses of Pupil Premium

£

Lunch clubs and workshops

3144.00

STEM/ Author workshops

7164.00

Attendance Support

12532.00

Transition Support

5222.00

Individual and small group intervention

29475.00

Catch-up programmes

12500.00

In class support

29914.00

Specialist schooling, support and counselling

19090.00

Specialist teaching; horticulture

12223.00

Uniform and specialist clothing

653.00

Support and guidance

20183.00

Music tuition

2308.00

Careers support

16331.00

Summer School

7127.63

Smallholding

1870.00

School trips and activities

5798.00

Books, stationery, equipment etc.

1660.00