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Pupil Premium

 

Tab 1

Introduction

Pupil premium funding supports schools to “close the gap” between the progress and attainment of students from lower-income backgrounds and that made by pupils from higher income backgrounds.

Nationally, there is a significant gap in achievement between these two groups pf pupils and the government is has tasked schools with addressing this.

The funding is not just for low ability pupils, it is for all low income pupils and schools are required to ensure that pupils of all ability levels from low income households are progressing at a rate which will close the gap.

 The funding is not ring-fenced for spending on low income pupils alone. It can be spent across a range of activities and strategies but schools MUST spend it in such a way that the money has an effective impact on closing achievement gap of low income pupils.

Use the tabs to find out more about how we spend the money at BGGS

 

 

Tab 2

Strategy

At Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form, our strategy for spending our pupil premium allocation for the 2017-18 academic year is to use the funding to improve and enhance the quality of teaching provision and classroom support across the whole school. Subject to a review of the exam results and other pupil progress data in September 2018, the strategy for 2018-19 is anticipated to remain the same.

The purpose of this is to provide improved contact ratios with appropriately skilled teachers, classroom based support staff and pastoral managers in order that we may better support pupils eligible for the premium. 

Some of the barriers to future attainment that we have identified for our pupils are:

  • Poor levels of literacy
  • Lack of 'cultural capital' to access all elements of the revised GCSE specifications
  • Lower levels of previous experience of moving on to higher education (esp Russell Group) in some parts of catchment area
  • Pupils receiving less robust support with homework/extension tasks than the national average as a result of higher than average levels of English as an additional language in home settings
  • Mobility affecting cohort's learning whilst at primary school (prior to BGGS were this is less of a problem)
  • Lower expectations place upon girls' achievement by some stakeholders 

Tab 3

2017/18

Pupil Premium Allocation for 17/18 Academic Year

For the 17/18 Academic Year a total of £279,233 pupil premium income is expected to be received.  Overall, the level of funding that the school receives is reducing due to lower numbers of students who have qualified for free school meals over the last 6 years.The funding due has been notionally allocated to the same areas as previous years ie.

Budget Heading

Allocation from Pupil Premium Funding

Intended outcome

Staff Salaries

£244,962

  •  Achievement grades raised via Saturday, after school and holiday classes put on for targeted pupils 
  • Individual barriers to achievement addressed via enhanced pastoral support (inc counselling and 'signpost' conversations with support workers in school)
  • Rapid progress in English and Maths as a result of additional hours / improved contact ratios.

Education Initiatives

£4,895

  • Enrichment and extension activities designed to engage and support pupils, thus raising attainment

KS5 

£2,034

  •  Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Additional counselling support costs and assistance with university application costs to build a cohort of 'role-mode' pupils thus encouraging aspiration in their younger KS3 and KS4 siblings.

KS4

£2,448

  •  Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Money will support the Y11 Prom, thus incentivising hard work and study through access to subsidised Prom at end of KS4.

KS3

£1,634

  •  Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Pupils will be assisted through ad hoc loan of uniform items or equipment to address barriers caused by low income.

Training

£3,587
  • Further improvements to the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in order to better differentiate lessons.

Student Awards

£2,520
  • As with last year, we intend to continue our extrinsic reward programme (public celebration and recognition plus token prize amount) leading to intrinsic motivation to achieve.
  • Fostering a high achieving culture which celebrates hard work and progress; leading ultimately to improved achievement.

Total Allocation

 £262,080

Current provisional allocation totals £262,080, which will be reviewed once actual funding for the 18/19 Financial Year has been confirmed.

Tab 4

2016/17

Pupil Premium Allocation for 16/17 Academic Year

  • A total of £286,810 pupil premium income was received for the 16/17 academic year.
  • As  at January 2017, a total of 305 students attracted pupil premium funding.
  • As a percentage of pupils in Years 7 to 11 this represented 49% 

For the 16/17 Academic year the Pupil Premium Funding was allocated to the following budgets:-

Budget Heading

Allocation from Pupil Premium Funding

Intended outcome

Employee Salaries *

£255,146

  • Achievement grades raised via Saturday, after school and holiday classes put on for targeted pupils 
  • Individual barriers to achievement addressed via enhanced pastoral support (inc counselling and 'signpost' conversations with support workers in school)
  • Rapid progress in English and Maths as a result of additional hours / improved contact ratios.

Education Initiatives

£15,211

  •  Enrichment and extension activities designed to engage and support pupils, thus raising attainment.

KS5

£2,320

  •  Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Additional counselling support costs and assistance with university application costs to build a cohort of 'role-mode' pupils thus encouraging aspiration in their younger KS3 and KS4 siblings.

KS4

£2,792

  •  Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers.

KS3

£1,280

  •   Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers.

Training

£7,374

  • Further improvements to the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in order to better differentiate lessons.

Student Awards

£2,877

  • Extrinsic reward programme (public celebration and recognition plus token prize amount) leading to intrinsic motivation to achieve.
  • Fostering a high achieving culture which celebrates hard work and progress; leading ultimately to improved achievement.

Total Allocation

£287,000

 

 *Staff salaries include support for after school classes, Saturday classes, Additional teaching in English & Maths, Pastoral Managers and a School Nurse.

 

Tab 5

Outcomes

The data below shows the outcomes for Year 11 pupils who took their GCSEs in July 2017. We know that students in that year group joined our school with attainment that is below the national average (2017 Year 11: 26.3 KS2 points on entry, Nationally 28.3).

Based on the data below and performance data we hold about other cohorts in school who have yet to take their GCSEs, we have decided that our decisions regarding allocation of pupil premium expenditure were right. We used the premium to support pupils effectively.

With regard to the specific data presented here, Year 11 achievement in 2017, disadvantaged students made up 56% of the cohort.

 

Pupil Premium

National

2017 Year 11

 

 

Yes

No

2017

Cohort Size

Number

116

65

51

 

 

%

100

56

44

 

Average Core KS2 APS per Student

26.1

26.29

26.33

 

Average Total Progress 8

0.12

0.24

0.01

 

Average Total Attainment 8

 

41.2

42.11

40.82

44.6

Students Achieving 9-5 inc English and Maths

Number

23

13

10

 

 

%

20

20

19.6

39.6

Students Achieving 9-4 inc English and Maths

Number

56

32

24

 

 

%

48.3

49.2

47.1

63.9

Students with 5 x A*-C inc English & Maths

Number

23

13

10

 

 

%

19.8

20

19.6

 

Students in COHORT Achieving the E-BACC

Number

18

10

8

 

 

%

16

15.4

15.7

19.7

Students making 3+ LOP in English

Number

64

36

28

 

 

%

57.1

57.1

57.1

 

Students making 3+ LOP in Maths

Number

27

16

11

 

 

%

24.5

25.8

22.9

 

Average Points Per Grade Per Student (Capped at Best 8)

Number

37.94

38.59

37.11

 

Capped8 +EM Value Added Score

 

997.472

1005.188

987.506

 

  • 48.3% GCSE results in Maths and English 63% in summer 2016 (GCSE reforms began for English & Maths in 2017)
  • 49.2% of disadvantaged students achieved grades A*-C in English and Mathematics GCSEs.  This is a 2% difference against other students (47.1%)
  • No difference in the percentage of students making expected progress (3+ LOP) in English.
  • 3% difference in the percentage of students making expected progress (3+ LOP) in Maths.
  • There is no real gap, within school, in the Ebacc attainment for Pupil Premium students and non Pupil Premium students.

Tab 6

Catch Up

The school receives a total of £8,500 catch up funding which is notionally directed towards support staff salaries. Our internal tracking data, when combined with final outcomes for pupils at the end of KS4, shows us that pupils who underachieved upon entry, go on to do well with us.