Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools from the government to tackle the barriers that financial disadvantage produces for young learners. The purpose of the funding is to narrow the achievement gap for disadvantaged (DA) students.

The funding is allocated based on the number of students who have been eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years of their education. It also includes any “looked after children” and children who have parents in the Armed Forces. Schools decide how the “Pupil Premium” allocation is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility. 

Principles 

Pupil Premium Funding 2018-2019 

626 Students on Roll at 31/10/2018

 

 

 

 

Number of students eligible for Pupil Premium

188

@ £935

=

£175,780

Number of students eligible for ‘Looked After Children' Pupil Premium

4

@ £1,900

=

£7,600

Number of students eligible for ‘Adoption’ Pupil Premium

4

@ £1,900

=

£7,600

(total disadvantaged students = 196)

 

Total

=

£190,980


Interventions Planned

 Academic Support

  • Learning Mentor to support students at risk of underachieving below their Minimum Expected Grades (MEG)
  • KS3 Literacy Support: tailored 1:1 Catch Up programme for low-level readers
  • Action Tutoring 1:2 revision programmes in English and Maths throughout the year
  • ICT Lunchtime Supervision
  • PE Coach to promote involvement in competitive sport
  • Additional support from teaching assistants in the classroom
  • Named “Looked After Children” Co-ordinator
  • Named “More Able” Co-ordinator
  • Parental Workshops
  • Students using new digital photography equipment in Art and during club times
  • Students using new iPads in Drama lessons
  • Revision guides in multiple subject areas
  • Students using new digital music equipment in BTEC music
  • Development of the Library including an increase in library stock to encourage a love of reading and increased library staffing to extend support for learning for longer before and after school hours
  • Online learning subscriptions to extend learning: Heggarty Maths, Vocab Express, Kerboodle etc.
  • Accelerated Reader Literacy software programme for years 7 - 9

Student Welfare and Guidance

  • School Counsellors - to provide targeted support to students who require specific emotional support/ intervention
  • EWO – to support students at risk of poor attendance
  • Subsidised Breakfast Club
  • Careers Support
  • Providing general resources for learning including equipment and revision guides
  • Subsidised music tuition
  • Subsidised school visits
  • Motivational rewards
  • Uniforms bought for those who are unable to buy their own
  • Specialist equipment required in some KS4 courses e.g. Art packs, ingredients for KS4 Catering students, good quality fabric in GCSE textiles.

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding – Including DFE 2018 Provisional Data 

 The data below show how disadvantaged (DA) students at Connaught School for Girls progress significantly above the national averages of other (non-DA) students.

 

Analysis of Progress made by Disadvantaged (DA) Students

Connaught

Disadvantaged (DA)

England

Other Pupils

Difference

(DA - England Other)

2016

2017

2018

2016

2017

2018*

2016

2017

2018

Progress 8

0.39

0.29

0.98

0.12

0.11

0.11

0.27

0.18

0.87

English Element

0.53

0.69

1.07

0.09

0.11

0.11

0.44

0.58

0.96

Maths Element

0.29

-0.21

0.83

0.11

0.11

0.11

0.18

-0.32

0.72

EBacc Element

0.48

0.45

1.09

0.15

0.13

0.13

0.33

0.32

0.96

Open Element

0.31

0.12

0.92

0.11

0.09

0.09

0.20

0.03

0.83

           

* uses 2017 data as National 2018 data not known at the time of publication


November 2018