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Pupil Premium

In summary it is evident that the school leadership has taken the PPR of 2017 seriously. Actions resulting from the planning after the review are in place and there is evidence that these are being completed and having appositive impact.

                                                                                                        Independent Impact Review June 2018

 

 

Download our 2018-19 Pupil Premium Statement

Download our Pupil Premium Impact Review from June 2018

Download our External Pupil Premium Review from November 2017

What is the intention of Pupil Premium funding?

The pupil premium is additional government funding given to schools to help them tackle problems faced by socially disadvantaged children and to close the attainment gap between those children and their peers. Schools are free to use the pupil premium as they see fit but are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support low income families.

 

How is Pupil Premium allocated?

The main basis of allocation is an amount paid in respect of each child known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time during the last six years. The principle behind this is that as a group, children eligible for free school meals have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for free school meals. In addition, amounts are paid for looked after children and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

 

Principles for implementing Pupil Premium funding at Bishop's

We have adopted the following principles for ensuring that the use of pupil premium is appropriate to the needs of our School:

  • We recognise that teaching and learning must meet the needs of all pupils.
  • We recognise that there has been a history of lower attainment for socially disadvantaged children. However, not all socially disadvantaged children are in receipt of free school meals or are low attainers. Moreover, low attainment occurs in other social groups and some free school meals children are high attainers. A carefully balanced approach is therefore required.
  • Our allocation of pupil premium to teaching and learning resources will therefore predominantly target low attainment generally, irrespective of social background.
  • Use of pupil premium is subject to continuous close monitoring to ensure that its use is effective.

The impact of Pupil Premium funding at Bishops

Closing the gap 

Since 2016 the school has been successful in reducing the gap in attainment and progress between pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium and their Non Pupil Premium peers. This is most notable in writing where Pupil Premium pupils are now attaining better and making better progress than their Non Pupil Premium peers.

The attainment gap has been reduced by 2.4 in reading to -0.1 and by 1.4 in maths to -0.5.

The progress gap has been reduced by 2.8 in reading to -1.2 and by 1.3 in maths to -1.1.

The school maintains the ambition that pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium will attain and make progress in line with ALL pupils nationally and will continue to strive for this aim.

 

Attainment and Progress at the End of KS2 - Pupil Premium vs Non Pupil Premium

 

Reading

ATTAINMENT

Average Scaled Score

PROGRESS

Average Scaled Score

PP

Non

Gap

National

PP

National

ALL

PP

Non

Gap

National

PP

National

ALL

2018

96.4

96.3

-0.1

103

106

-4.4

-3.2

-1.2

-0.4

0.2

2017

97.9

98.8

-0.9

101

105

-3.8

-1.6

-2.2

-0.9

0.2

2016

92.9

95.4

-2.5

99

103

-8

-4

-4

-0.9

0.3

 

Writing

ATTAINMENT

Average Scaled Score

PROGRESS

Average Scaled Score

PP

Non

Gap

National

PP

National

ALL

PP

Non

Gap

National

PP

National

ALL

2018

99.4

97.2

+2.2

102

105

1.1

0.5

+0.6

-0.6

0.3

2017

94.6

97.7

-3.1

101

105

-0.7

-0.2

-0.5

-0.7

0.1

2016

91.5

94.3

-2.8

100

104

-6.0

-2.8

-3.2

-0.5

0.1

 

Maths

ATTAINMENT

Average Scaled Score

PROGRESS

Average Scaled Score

PP

Non

Gap

National

PP

National

ALL

PP

Non

Gap

National

PP

National

ALL

2018

96.0

96.5

-0.5

104

107

-4.1

-3.0

-1.1

-0.6

0.2

2017

98.2

100.4

-2.2

103

107

-3.2

-1.2

-2.0

-0.8

0.2

2016

89.9

91.8

-1.9

101

105

-10.1

-7.7

-2.4

-0.7

0.2

 

 

The school is using the pupil premium funding well to provide effective support for disadvantaged pupils.

                                                                                               

                                                                                               Local Authority Audit November 2015

 

Disadvantaged  pupils in Year 6 made similar progress to other pupils in the school in mathematics and writing, and better progress in reading. Their attainment was a term ahead of their school peers in reading, and half a term ahead in writing and reading.

                                                                                                                                      Ofsted September 2014

Overview of how Pupil Premium Funding at Bishop's will be spent this year.

Academic Year

PP funding per pupil

NOR

% PP

School Pupil Pupil Premium Funding

2017/18

£ 1,320

400

34%

£ 157000

 

Pupil Premium Plan 2018 - 19

Description

Rationale

Extended School

The PP funding will be used to provide toast in classes ensuring that all children have access to something to eat at the start of each day. We have also in invested in fruit at breaktime for KS2 in addition to the funded fruit on offer for KS1. Lunchtime provision will also be examined with the Introduction of a lunchtime club, offering pupils the opportunity to have a quieter, calmer lunchtime inside.

Approximate cost - £ 5,000

Financial hardship support

We have allocated £10,000 for the financial year 2018/19 to support children in families experiencing hardship for the cost of uniforms, school meals, after school clubs and school trips.

Widening Aspirations

Parental engagement

The school uses a Family Learning Centre, ‘The Hub’, and has employed a Learning Catalyst to engage parents in supporting their child’s learning. This is imbedded in various schemes such as Curiosity Cafés, Solihull courses, 121 support and other adult learning opportunities. These initiatives enable the school to share its vision of lifelong learning with parents and teachers feeling that this parental engagement is impacting positively on learning in classes.

Approximate cost £ 25,000

Learning Interventions

As a school, we will instigate a range of appropriate intervention groups targeted at specific pupils. We have considered these carefully to ensure they;

This year they include;

Read, Write, Inc interventions

Tapestry

One to One tuition

Supporting targeted children in Yr 6 to attain age related expectations at the end of KS2.

  • Bespoke one-to-one intervention (English or Maths) targeted to the individual needs of the learner
  • Planned in consultation with the child’s Class Teacher

Approximate cost - £37,000

Learning Support Team

 

In addition, the Learning Support team consists of a range of non class based learning support to assist our most vulnerable learners.

This team consists of;

  • Learning Support Co-ordinator
  • Behavioural support
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Solution focused practitioner
  • Play therapist
  • School nurse
  • Gemstone

Approximate cost - £80,000

 

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