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Pupil Premium

How things work at William Hulme’s

The school effectively and strategically deploys resources to deliver excellent outcomes for its pupils.  At the heart of our philosophy is to bring out the best in everyone.

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. 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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.  The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals and children who have been 'looked after' (in the care of the local authority - LAC) continuously for more than six months.

To attract the pupil premium, pupils in either group must be aged 4 and over, and in year groups Reception to Year 11 in a mainstream school.In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM and LAC pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.  It is not ring-fenced and schools are free to spend it as they wish.  

School Leadership - Team Around Pupil Premium 

The school places a high premium on supporting students eligible for the pupil premium and this is reflected in the clear and focussed leadership model at the school.

 ·         Assistant Principal (Student Services) - Oversight of the work across the academy with specific remit for the secondary phase outcomes. 

·         Heads of Primary & Sixth Form - Lead the work in the Primary and Sixth Form with specific remit for Primary and Sixth Form outcomes.

·         Data Manager, Head of Mentoring and Bursar – Lead the work on developing data; in-house support services and tracking of financial records.


Pupil Premium Funding 2012-2013 (£158,000) 

SUPPORTING ACHIEVEMENT - IMPACT CENTRE (Set up and Staffing) £100,000 

·         Impact Centre –  4 full time learning mentors remove barriers to learning and support achievement 

SUPPORTING TRANSITION - TRANSITION TEACHER (Specific remit for Transition) £42,350 

·         Individualised learning programmes for vulnerable pupils 

SUPPORTING ACADEMIC INTERVENTION – 1:1 Tuition £4,500 

·         Tutor Trust provides high quality 1-2-1 tuition for targeted pupils 

SUPPORTING ACHIEVEMENT OUT OF THE CLASSROOM £6,000 

·         Homework club staffed by 2 LSAs to provide on-site support with learning beyond the classroom 

SUPPORTING ASPIRATIONS CONNEXIONS AND CAREERS GUIDANCE £9,000 

·         On-site Connexions Advisor provides early, targeted intervention for students 

SUPPORTING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT £2,000 

·         Individual needs are met by nurturing talents and interests through the purchase of Music lessons, kindles, residential trips and much more 

·         Programmes targeting Primary Phase pupils:

o   Use of Tutor Trust = £2,000.o   Use of Qualified Teacher for Intervention Programmes = 3 hours a week @ £18 per hour = £54 per week x 37 = £2,000 (approximately).

o   Impact Centre support for 1 LAC = 1 hour a week @ £10 per hour x 37 = £500 (approximately).

o   Individual enrichment opportunities, e.g. supporting a child in learning to play the piano, paying for a residential visit for a child = £1,000 (approximately).10 hours per week targeted in class TA support for Pupil Premium pupils = 10 x 8 x £10 x 37 = £30,000 (approximately). 

Impact of Pupil Premium – 2012-2013

 

The school measures the impact of its pupil premium activities in two important ways: 

·         Performance of pupil premium students and those not against national benchmarks for achievement 

·         Capturing the student voice through success stories and case-studies   

 

Primary
 
% of Pupils making at least expected progress 2013
Eligible for Free School Meals
Not Eligible for Free School Meals
KS1 Reading
86%
90%
KS1 Writing
57%
62%
KS1 Maths
86%
95%
KS2 Reading
80%
90%
KS2 Writing
80%
80%
KS2 Maths
80%
100%
  
Secondary
 

Year and Qualifications 2013

Eligible for Free School Meals Not Eligible for Free School Meals
5 A*-C (any)  Inc. English / Mathematics 65% 77%
5 A*-C  GCSE only Inc. English / Mathematics 60% 72%
Making Expected Progress in English 83% 89%
Making Expected Progress in Mathematics 80% 88%
Making > Expected Progress in English 45% 55%
Making >  Expected Progress in Mathematics 49% 58%

Spending Plans - Pupil Premium - 2013-14  £272,700 for pupils eligible for Free School Meal

SUPPORTING ACHIEVEMENT - IMPACT CENTRE (Set up and Staffing)  

·         Impact Centre –  Enhance the work of the 4 full time learning mentors remove barriers to learning and support achievement 

SUPPORTING TRANSITION - TRANSITION TEACHER (Specific remit for Transition)  

·         Continue to develop individualised learning programmes for vulnerable pupils 

SUPPORTING ACADEMIC INTERVENTION – 1:1 Tuition  

·         Embed the work of the Tutor Trust to provide high quality 1-2-1 tuition 

SUPPORTING ACHIEVEMENT OUT OF THE CLASSROOM  

·         Homework club staffed by 2 LSAs to provide on-site support with learning beyond the classroom as well as targeted support for Year 11 students 

SUPPORTING ASPIRATIONS CONNEXIONS AND CAREERS GUIDANCE  

·         Purchase the services of an on-site Connexions Advisor to provide targeted support 

SUPPORTING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT  

·         Support Individual needs by nurturing talents and interests through the purchase of Music lessons, kindles, residential trips and much more