Pupil Premium is an additional fund allocated to schools to help them raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers.The following students attract this funding;
• those who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years: Ever 6 (£935)
• those who are Looked After Children: LAC (£1900)
• those who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship
order, a child arrangements order or a residence order (£1900)
• those who are recorded as an Ever 5 Service Child (£300)
We were allocated a total of £44,660 for the academic year 2016/2017 for students in Y7-Y11. We received this money in four instalments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the General Annual Grant).
KEVIGS ring-fences the funding at the beginning of the academic year so that it is earmarked for spending on the targeted group of students.
KEVIGS ensures that the pupil premium students’ baseline ability levels are established so that we can fully support their education.
KEVIGS uses achievement data termly to check whether interventions are working and the progress of this group of students is reported to the Headmaster and SLT via our Head of Year internal reports.
The Pupil Premium was used to support a variety of interventions during 2016/2017 and will be used in this way in 2017/2018. For example;
Partly subsidises the funding for our School Counsellor, or other external support as required.
Partly subsidises the funding for a Learning Mentor to support organisation and learning in KS3 and KS4
Funding is made available to subsidise the cost of uniform for students or other resources as required
Free school meals
Transport to school in exceptional circumstances
GCSE re marks as required.
A range of schemes are run throughout the year to support the curriculum including subject based workshops, theatre visits, residential school visits and the Duke of
Edinburgh Award Scheme, and Pupil Premium pupils can access subsidies for these as required.
1:1 support teacher partly subsidised by this funding, enabling 1:1 intervention and small group work in KS3 and KS4 for English and Mathematics.
Funding for our MASS Groups in KS3 and KS4 to fund small class intervention and/or to provide smaller sets in English and Mathematics for PP students.
Funding for intensive literacy support in Year 8 and 9.
Revision guides are provided for students studying for GCSE examination subjects.
Books and equipment.
Offsite provision is offered to support students if deemed appropriate.
Study skills course for all students
Peripatetic music lessons.
Careers Advice and Guidance:
The Morrisby aptitude test is offered to Pupil Premium students.
Note: The national initiative behind pupil premium funding is to close the gaps between the data in columns 1 and 3 below.
i.e. disadvantaged students in a school should be achieving in line with non-disadvantaged students nationally.