Pupil Premium

St. Anthony’s School Pupil Premium

November 2018

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

The Pupil premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 to provide additional funding to address the gap in educational attainment and long term economic well-being between socially disadvantaged children and young people compared to their peers. Socially disadvantaged pupils have been defined as pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last six years, and children who have been in care for more than six months. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils within their responsibility.

Socially disadvantaged

Thanet is an area in east Kent that includes the coastal towns of Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs and surrounding village areas. Deprivation, crime and unemployment are all statistically higher than the England average, with higher proportions of vulnerable populations. There are limited skilled employment opportunities in the area. Health outcomes are worse than for Kent and England, and inequalities are wider than in any other Kent district.

Our principles for supporting socially disadvantaged pupils:

·         At St. Anthony’s, all members of staff and governors accept responsibility for those pupils recognised as ‘disadvantaged’ and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs.

·         Every child who is considered to be disadvantaged is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her potential, irrespective of disadvantage.

·         At St. Anthony’s we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils. All our pupils have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

·         We are very aware of the social surroundings for many of our pupils and we ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are specifically assessed and addressed.

·         In considering social disadvantage and the local area, we recognise that not all pupils eligible for free school meals will be disadvantaged, we also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are eligible for free school meals.

·         At St. Anthony’s, we support all our pupils. Pupil premium funding is used to provide high quality teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The Senior Leadership Team and Governors monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including Pupil Premium.

·         At St. Anthony’s, we use research such as, The Sutton Trust toolkit, to support us in determining the strategies that will be most effective.

Context:

At St. Anthony’s we feel it is very important to consider the context of the school and the related challenges, when we decide how to use our Pupil Premium funding. All our pupils have special educational needs. In addition to this, some of the more common barriers for FSM children can be weak language and communication skills, challenging living circumstances, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties and attendance and punctuality issues. There may be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges are varied and no ‘one size fits all’.

Barriers

Academic

(that is, can be impacted from Pupil Premium grant

 

1.Pupils have a range of special needs which are affecting their access to learning and levels

2.Pupils start at St. Anthony’s at a lower level than expected in Maths and English

3.Pupils start school with poor speech and language skills

External

(that is, cannot be impacted from Pupil Premium grant

1.    Experiences at previous schools has been negative, some leading to exclusions, therefor pupils have little or no desire to engage with learning. This is compounded by a lack of parental commitment to engaging with their child’s education.

2.    Poor emotional well-being, resilience and mental health of families

3.    Pupil’s lack of exposure to high quality language: spoken and written prior to coming to St. Anthony’s

4.    Local deprivation impacts on low income families

Outcomes 2018-19

Intended outcomes (specific outcomes and how they will be measured)

Outcome

Success criteria

Increased attendance of pupils receiving pupils premium

 

Attendance for pupils with PP shows is above 89% for the year.

Compared to of 88.02% - July 18.

Improved progress in Maths for pupils with Pupil premium

The gap between pupils getting PP and those not getting PP narrows.

82% PP expected/above expected 18-19

(17-18, PP 77% expected/above expected as compared to 93%)

Improved emotional resilience for pupils

Staff will report improved emotional stability in school, and this will be reflected in Boxall.

Improved reading attainment and progress for pupils with pupil premium

The gap between pupils getting PP and those not getting PP narrows

77% expected/above expected 18-19

(In 17-18, PP 72% expected/ above expected as compared to 92%)

This year 2018-19

Information

Funding

Number of pupils on roll at 3.9.18

109

Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

(current and over the last few years)

Number of children in care

Amount of Pupil Premium per child up to Year 6

Amount of Pupil Premium per child Year 7 to 11

Amount of Pupil Premium per child in care

80

 

13

£1320

£935

£1900

Total amount of pupil Premium (approximate) 2018-19

£82,000

This amount is approximate for the following reasons:

·         The number of pupils eligible for PP and/ or FSM fluctuates throughout the year

·         Some figures relating to the school year (September-July) do not correspond to the financial year (April to March)

·         Costs and prices change from time to time

Pupil Premium Provision:

Approximate cost:

Speech and Language Therapy

15000

Therapies – aromatherapy and head massage

7400

Residential visits

3000

Forest Schools

8600

School Counsellor

6500

Boxing

600

Breakfast clubs

3000

Phoenix

34000

Reading Intervention – Reading Doctor

4500

Measuring the impact of Pupil Premium: (based on data 17-18)

· The % of pupils in receipt of pupil premium who are making expected/exceeding expected progress in Maths KS1-3 is 77% as compared with pupils not in receipt of pupil premium which is 93%. In KS4 100% of pupils in receipt of pupil premium are making expected/ exceeding expected progress in Maths compared with 100% who are not in receipt of pupil premium.

· The % of pupils in receipt of pupil premium who are making expected/exceeding expected progress in Writing KS1-3 is 84% as compared with pupils not in receipt of pupil premium which is 100%. In KS4 100% of pupils in receipt of pupil premium are making expected/exceeding progress in English, compared to 100% who are not in receipt of pupil premium.

· The % of pupils in receipt of pupil premium who are making expected/exceeding expected progress in Reading is 72% as compared with pupils not in receipt of pupil premium which is 92%

· The % of pupils in care who are making expected/exceeding expected progress in Maths is 90% as compared with pupils not in care which is 74%

· The % of pupils in care who are making expected/exceeding expected progress in Writing is 90% as compared with pupils not in care which is 88%

· The % of pupils in care who are making expected/exceeding expected progress in Reading is 90% as compared with pupils not in care which is 89%

Information  for the year 2017-18

Information

Funding

Number of pupils on roll at 5.9.17

99

Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

(current and over the last few years)

Number of children in care

Amount of Pupil Premium per child up to Year 6

Amount of Pupil Premium per child Year 7 to 11

Amount of Pupil Premium per child in care

82

 

11

£1320

£935

£1900

Total amount of pupil Premium (approximate) 2017-18

81,670

 

Pupil Premium Provision:

Approximate cost:

Speech and Language Therapy

14500

Therapies - aromatherapy

10000

Residential visits

3000

Forest Schools

10000

School Counsellor

6500

Boxing

500

Nurture

10000

Breakfast clubs

3000

Phoenix

20000

PE enrichment

5000

Measuring the impact of Pupil Premium:

· The % of pupils in receipt of pupil premium who are making expected/ exceeding expected progress in Maths is 61% as compared with pupils not in receipt of pupil premium which is 51%

· The % of pupils in receipt of pupil premium who are making expected/ exceeding expected progress in Writing  is 53% as compared with pupils not in receipt of pupil premium which is 35%

· The % of pupils in receipt of pupil premium who are making expected/ exceeding expected progress in Reading is 84% as compared with pupils not in receipt of pupil premium which is 66%

· The % of pupils in care who are making expected/ exceeding expected progress in Maths is 77% as compared with pupils not in care which is 71%

· The % of pupils in care who are making expected/ exceeding expected progress in Writing is 70% as compared with pupils not in care which is 88%

The % of pupils in care who are making expected/ exceeding expected progress in Reading is 80% as compared with pupils not in care which is 81%

Information will be next updated November 2019