The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium is rising to £1.875 billion in 2013-14, with schools attracting £900 per disadvantaged child.
This section provides information for teaching staff and others about disadvantage and the Pupil Premium programme. Information published here will include approaches, strategies and evidence to help schools address current inequalities and to effectively raise the attainment of children from disadvantaged families.
Broomfield South SILC
Pupil Premium 2012-13
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
In this school the Pupil Premium is allocated to initiatives to help pupils reach their full potential both academically and socially. We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils and allocations will include approaches, strategies and evidence to help schools address current inequalities and to effectively raise the attainment of children from disadvantaged families.
Profile of eligible pupils at Broomfield South SILC 2012-13:
29% of pupils were in receipt of free school meals and 13% of pupils were classed as Looked- After Pupils.
Total funding for Pupil Premium in 2012-13 was £39869
We used Pupil Premium in the following ways:
- 1. Curriculum resources to support 1:1 or small group interventions
- Catch Up Literacy Scheme
- Mad Science Curriculum
- Additional staff to provide cover
- 2. Assessing Pupil Progress – Small Steps
- Purchase of Connecting Steps’ B-Squared and GAP software to ensure planning in small steps for EYFS, NC, P Levels and the Post 16 curriculum.
- 3. Personal and Social Development
- Employed services of a sports coach
- Subsidised school residentials to Lineham Farm, Whitby and Cheshire
- 4. Behaviour Support
- Appointment of a Behaviour Support Worker
- Installation of a “Safe Space”
- 5. Technology to support Learning
- 20 ipads supplementing school’s ICT budget
Total Expenditure = £39,944
School Assessment data shows that:
- There has been significant improvement in the progress Pupil Premium Pupils made in literacy between Summer 2011 and Summer 2013.
- In addition we have seen a significant reduction in challenging behaviours during the year 2012-13 resulting in less disruption to learning throughout the school. This is evidenced in school’s behaviour management database.
Further Developments in 2013-14:
- Appoint three further BSWs
- Set up a group for pupils with complex needs in a secure setting, utilising personalised timetables and activities, and specialised resourcing.
1:1 and small group Interventions
- Appoint 1 teacher with responsibility for planning and coordinating interventions across sites, with support from 1 identified admin staff.
- Maths focus: Implement 1:1 Catch-Up sessions and provide additional support in class for identified pupils.
- Science focus: Training for subject leader. Enlist support from a specialist science teacher, and through school to school support. Provide additional 1:1 support in science classes for identified pupils.
- Continue to subsidise opportunities for learning outside the classroom including school residentials, creative activities, and sporting events.