The Government provides funding for Pupil Premium students annually; the school has the freedom to spend this in order to raise achievement. The main reason for this is that it has been evidenced through research that nationally, Pupil Premium students, do significantly less well than their peers.
Pupil Premium students are those in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years, Children in Care (CIC) who have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months or children of Service Personnel.
If you feel that your child falls within these three categories and you would like to discuss the additional support or if you are unsure if they are eligible for FSM please contact the school office who will be happy to help.
Telephone- (01843) 609000
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) 2013-2014
St George’s C of E Foundation School received a total of £381, 900 through the PPG for 2013-2014. This consisted of funding for the following groups:-
• FSM- £371,700
• CIC- £9000
• Children of Service Personnel- £1200
In our pursuit of excellence we spend this allocation on various intervention programmes and also facilitate student’s participation in educational visits. This is to enable the closing of the gap between the progression and attainment of Pupil Premium Students and Non Pupil Premium students.
The Intervention Provided
The Sutton Trust toolkit has formed the basis of much expert analysis in this subject field and assesses over 20 different approaches to improving learning in schools, estimating the extra progress over the course of a school year that an ‘average’ student might expect if this strategy was adopted. It identifies the strength of the existing research evidence and makes an estimate of the costs of adopting the approaches.
The top approaches set out by the toolkit are listed below as well as an explanation of how we at St George’s C of E Foundation School have used the PPG to facilitate these interventions.
|Approach||What we do|
|Pupil Feedback||Personal Improvement Time stickers
Termly Academic Overviews
|Peer Tutoring||Peer Ambassadors that help within Maths and English lessons.
Peer Ambassadors that take students for reading in the mornings and during selected lessons.
|Early Years Intervention||“Catch up” in years 7 and 8 to get students to level 4 as a minimum.
This occurs during both lessons and after school.
|One to One||Specific intervention allocated to students based on Academic Progress linked to target grades. This also includes Saturday School.|
|Homework||After school Homework Club|
|ICT||All Pupil Premium Students have access to interactive whiteboards, PC’s, laptops and Ipads to support learning within lessons.|
Specific students selected and support by small group intervention with specialist teaching.
Employment of specialist teacher of Dyslexia
Bespoke intervention is offered to every Pupil Premium Student and this is selected by the individual student’s needs. Whether this is academic support, or emotional support outside the classroom. We are driven to ensure that every student has the best chance of reaching for their dreams and the PPG is used accordingly to support students where they need it most.
The Impact of Pupil Premium Spending in 2012-2013
The PPG for 2012-2013 was a total of £224,903; the school spent this allocation in the following way:
|Specific Pupil Premium staffing||£69,050|
|SEND Learning Support Assistant and training||£22,265|
|Specific Pupil Premium Literacy intervention||£11,740|
|Specific Pupil Premium resources||£26,111|
|Extra coaching and instructors||£13,044|
|Specific Pupil Premium revision classes||£10,435|
|Youth Empowerment Training and Courses||£5,800|
|One to One Pupil Premium intervention||£26,000|
|Saturday School Literacy and Core Subject intervention||£26,848|
|Total pupil premium allocation||£224,903|
Impact at KS3
Within KS3 academic intervention is focused on improving numeracy and literacy. The following impact was evident through spending in 2012-2013.
Accelerated Reader Results 2012-2013
A cohort of year 7 students made a total of 204 months progress, at an average of 3 months per student
A cohort of year 8 students made a total of 141 months progress, at an average of 5 months per student
Hodder Results/ Reading age 2012-2013
A cohort of year 7 students made a total of 433 months progress at an average of 6.7 months per student
A cohort of year 8 students made a total of 228 months progress at an average of 7 months per student
Impact at KS4
KS4- Year 11 Summer Results 2013
In all categories Pupil Premium student performance improved in the 2013 examination results compared to 2012, with examples being:
Improvement in 5A*-C including English and Maths
Improvement in 5A*-G including English and Maths
Improvements in the percentage of students achieving expected progress in English and maths
Improvements in the number of students making good progress in English and Maths
Pupil Premium students out performed non-Pupil Premium in the measure of good progress made in maths
|SUMMER EXAMINATION RESULTS 2013|
|Number of Students||Percentage of 5 or more A*-C inc English and Maths|
|Non Pupil Premium||134||60|
Summer examination results indicated our Pupil Premium students out performed national figures in the progress measure of expected progress in English and matches the national figure for expected progress in Maths.
EXPECTED LEVELS OF PROGRESS IN ENGLISH AND MATHS 2013
COMPARED TO NATIONAL FIGURES
|Pupil Premium||58 Students||64%||56%||57 Students||54%||54%|
|Non Pupil Premium||131 Students||81%||74%||131 Students||75%||76%|
Improvements from 2012
The performance of Pupil Premium students improved in all areas again this year, which is indicated in the table below.
IMPROVEMENT IN PERFORMACE OF
PUPIL PREMIUM STUDENTS
|% 5 A* - C||92.3||100.0|
|% 5 A* - C inc Eng & Maths||30.8||37|
|% Expected Progress English||45||64|
|% Expected Progress Maths||53||54|
Narrowing of the Gap
Fantastic summer examination results meant that ‘The Narrowing of the Gap’ took place a St George’s school; in fact Pupil Premium students have outperformed their peers when the progress measure of value added is taken into account. This is evidenced from RAISEonline 2013 and the table below:
|Non Pupil Premium||1065.4||1005.5||1041.6||1005.8|
In our pursuit of excellence we strive to better ourselves despite these fantastic results. Through analysis we can see that some improvements can still be made with middle attainers in particular ’4C’ students. Measures have already been put into place to ensure that these middle attainers make the expected levels of progress, examples being paid afterschool intervention in Maths and English for 4C middle attainers within KS3 to give them the best chance of achieving a C or above at GCSE.