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Disadvantaged (Pupil Premium) funding at Whitefield School

Updated November 2016

‘The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.’ (DFE Website)

‘I have always believed that the pupil premium is capable of achieving great things in our schools and in our society. The major challenge facing us has been to ensure that it makes a real difference to the disadvantaged pupils at whom it is aimed. It is critical that schools can and do use this additional funding effectively… gaps in attainment are closing more quickly in schools judged as ‘Good’ or better.’ (David Laws Minister of State for Schools)

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (disadvantaged students). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. The purpose of this extra money is to help close the gap that currently exists nationally, between the achievement of the aforementioned students eligible for Free School Meals and those who are not.

Disadvantaged student numbers at Whitefield School November 2016 by Year Group:

Year Group

On Roll

Pupil Premium

Percentage

PP attendance (Up to November 2016)

Non-PP attendance (Up to November 2016)

7

128

61

48%

97.6%

97.2%

8

134

64

48%

95.8%

97.9%

9

130

59

45%

94.8%

93.3%

10

150

60

40%

95.5%

94.0%

11

152

73

48%

93.5%

94.7%

12

53

27

51%

95.5%

93.5%

13

48

24

50%

91.1%

95.7%

 

Figures accurate as at 1.11.2016

 

Pupil premium funding provides support for students who:

  • have been registered as eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the last six years (FSM)
  • have been looked after for one day or more (CLA)
  • were adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005 or left care under a special guardianship order (CLA)

Current funding rates stand at £935 for FSM and £1900 for CLA students. Since April this year, funding for looked after children is managed by the ‘Virtual School Head’ of the borough that looks after these students. In Barnet this role is performed by Glinys Weller.

LAC (Looked after children) at Whitefield

Student

Year Group

Local Authority

1

9

Barnet

2

9

Buckinghamshire

3

10

Barnet

4

10

Medway

5

                  11                                     Barnet

 

Pupil Premium funding at Whitefield School

Academic Year

Total Amount

1st September 2015 – 31st August 2016

£323,900

1st September 2016- 31st August 2017

£300,000(estimated)

 

This funding has been used in a variety of ways at Whitefield School to boost the outcomes of our Pupil Premium students: 

  1. Financial support for educational trips, visits and revision programmes
  2. EAL teachers employed to support the 68% of our students who do not speak English as their first language
  3. Teaching Assistant who specializes in EAL provision
  4. An Attendance officer to work with students and families whose attendance is a cause for concern
  5. Two Inclusion Coordinators to lead intervention programmes for targeted students, about such issues as personal organization or anger management
  6. A Full Service Extended School officer to build and develop strong community links, run our Saturday school and oversee extra curricular provision
  7. We have also employed an additional English teacher in order that we can have slightly smaller classes to help address literacy issues
  8. Youth Workers employed each day after school to supervise table tennis club
  9. After school sports coaching
  10. Additional targeted revision classes
  11. Revision guides and materials for students
  12. Music tuition
  13. Uniform subsidy
  14. We employ a Counsellor
  15. CAMHS – Emotional Health and Well Being
  16. Alternative Education provision off site (CNWL, Barnet Southgate, The Pavillion Medway, Westminster Kingsway)
  17. New ICT facilities has utilised some Pupil Premium funding
  18. Comprehensive careers advisory service and programme (Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and Work Related Learning (WRL))
  19. Bedford Centre support: academic and behavioural interventions for students who are at risk of permanent exclusion

 

Disadvantaged students receive additional support for exams, often in 1:1 situations and this has been instrumental in their progress over the years. Against national outcomes, disadvantaged students at Whitefield have performed equally well, and where they haven’t intervention is targeted to close this gap (see table below for performance figures for the previous three academic years).

 

Key indicators for Year 11 performance: FSM vs Non-FSM students

 

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-16

 

FSM/PP

Non-FSM/PP

Difference

FSM/PP

Non-FSM/PP

Difference

FSM/PP

Non-FSM/PP

Difference

Number

58

66

-8

64

72

-8

61 67 -6

Percentage of Pupils

47%

53%

-6

47%

53%

-6

48% 52% -4

Persistence absence

4.5%

1.3%

-3.2%

4.6%

1.7%

-2.9%

4.7% 1.4% -3.3%

National Persistent absence

11.5%

3.4%

-8.1%

10.9%

3.3%

-7.6%

10.1% 3.21% -6.89%

Fixed term exclusions

14.59%

5.10%

9.49%

6.55%

2.29%

-4.26%

7.28% 3.34% -3.94%

Attendance

95%

97%

-2%

94%

95%

-1%

93% 95% -2

Percentage achieving grades A*-C in English and Maths GCSEs

47%

62%

-15

45%

51%

-6

39% 60% -21

Percentage achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths GCSEs

36%

61%

-1

41%

49%

-8

38% 58% -20

Progress 8 English Element

 

 

 

 

 

 

-0.04 0.52 -0.56

Progress 8 Maths Element

 

 

 

 

 

 

-0.15 0.73 -0.88

Progress 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

-0.35 0.35 -0.7

Average entries per pupil - EBacc

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 2.5 -0.4

Average entries per pupil - Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.7 2.7 0

(The Dfe classifies disadvantaged students as those eligible for school meals at any time during the last 6 years and children looked after (ie in the care of the local authority for a day or more or who have been adopted from care)

 

 

 

Pupil Premium -Budget 2016-17(Sept-Aug)
   
Income
Estimated Budget
 
Pupil Premium 2016-17 300,000
Total Income 300,000
   
Staff Expenditure Amount to be funded from Pupil Premium 2016-17
Staff 1 37,020
Staff 2 12,213
Staff 3 26,280
Staff 4 16,298
Staff 5 7,876
Staff 6 24,788
Staff 7 22,993
Staff 8 16,433
Staff 9 17,511
Staff 10 17,182
Staff 11 17,182
Total Staff Expenditure 215,775
   
Mentoring and Support
Amount to be funded from Pupil Premium 2016-17
 
Cardfields/Revision classes 5,000
FSES- afterschool clubs 2,000
Bedford Centre 500
Total Mentoring Expenditure 7,500
   
Music Tuition
Amount to be funded from Pupil Premium 2016-17
 
Music Tuition 14,000
Total Music Provision Expenditure 14,000
   
Uniform Subsidy
Amount to be funded from Pupil Premium 2016-17
 
Uniform Subsidy 500
Total Uniform Subsidy Expenditure 500
   
Trip Subsidy Amount to be funded from Pupil Premium 2016-17
Trips 21,000
Total Trip Subsidy Expenditure 21,000
   
Revision
Amount to be funded from Pupil Premium 2016-17
 
Exam Magic 3,700
Total Revision Expenditure 3,700
   
Counselling
Amount to be funded from Pupil Premium 2016-17
Counsellor 18,000
Total Expenditure 18,000
   
Pupil Support
Amount to be funded from Pupil Premium 2016-17
Alternative Programme 16,000
Mentoring and support (WOW, Rewards) 2,525
STEM 1,000
Total Expenditure 19,525
   
Total Income 300,000
Total Expenditure 300,000

 

Link for 2015-2016 performance tables (http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=137361)

Next meeting where we will assess the impact of this intervention work and evaluate how we can further support achievement via the Pupil Premium is May 5th 2017 P5 Further details are available upon request from Mr Villiers, Deputy Headteacher.