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Pupil Premium

 

     LODGE PARK DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS POLICY

PUPIL PREMIUM

The Pupil Premium is an amount of money allocated by the Government to schools for:

  • Children of statutory school age from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals including those who have been eligible for free school meals within the last 6 years (FSM and EVER6)

  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months

  • Children whose parents are currently working in the armed forces.

    The DFE offer the following guidance on how the Pupil Premium is to be spent:

    "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 pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility...[Schools} will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families."

    The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by Lodge Park Academy to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. 

    OBJECTIVES

  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.

  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers

  • As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others

  • We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives

STRATEGIES

  • Pupil Premium will be clearly identifiable within the budget

  • The Principal, in consultation with the AIB and senior staff, will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of entitled pupils

  • The school will assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils

  • The school will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the Principal will report to the AIB and parents on how effective the intervention has been in achieving its aims

  • From September 2014, we will publish online information about how we have used the Premium

  • We will publish the attainment and progress of pupils covered by the Premium

  • We will seek to further develop strategies put into place through the funding to ensure that we can show the value that has been added to the education of the entitled children

  • We will monitor, evaluate and review the success of the impact of the pupil premium funding

This policy will play an important part in the educational development of the individual pupils who are entitled to the Pupil Premium

We will ensure that these pupils are treated equally and as favourably as others and that the additional funding is used well to address the challenges they face. The school will use the additional funding to promote the achievement and progress of all entitled pupils.

Through wise use of this additional funding we are fully committed to ensuring that the individual needs of each entitled child are met. As a result of the additional funding these children will make better progress and achieve higher standards than would have been likely without it.

SUPPORT

Any pupils who are falling significantly outside of the range of expected progress and academic achievement based predicted grades will be monitored by class teachers, heads of subject and progress leaders and a program of support and intervention will be put in place.

Pupils who are unable to meet the costs of trips, events, uniform and equipment will be supported through the pupil premium fund by either percentage discount or full payment.

Breakfast club is available at no extra cost.

Pupils who require SEN support are closely monitored by the SEN department.

Through wise use of this additional funding we are fully committed to ensuring that the individual needs of each entitled child are met. As a result of the additional funding these children will make better progress and achieve higher standards (closing the gap) than ordinarily expected.

SEPTEMBER2017/18

In the academy we have 248 pupils who are entitled to benefit from the additional funding. This represents 28% of the cohort (including Ever 6). The budget for 2017/18 is £240680

Year group break down of Pupil Premium

Year 7    = 41 pupils

Year 8    = 54 pupils

Year 9    = 37 pupils

Year 10= 57 pupils

Year 11= 43 pupils

Year 12= 16 pupils

Year 13= 0 pupils

Total      = 248 

 

STRATEGY FOR THE FUNDING  

TheAcademy has identified the needs of those pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding and we have decided to us the following intervention strategies:

Strand 1 – Raising achievement and attainment

A key focus for Lodge Park Academy is to raise the achievement of all pupils and to ensure that gap in performance between disadvantaged students and their peers is narrowed.

Research has been conducted by The Sutton Trust to identify strategies that help to close attainment gaps. Their research indicates that the more successful strategies include 1 to 1 tuition, small group work, peer support, parental support and homework.

It is recommended that effective support must however be tailored to the individual and not be generic. The additional Pupil Premium funding has enabled the school to invest in additional personalised support to targeted students Additional curriculum support packages.

  • Year 7 Read Write Inc.

  • Maths intervention: Additional 1:1 / small group lessons above the normal timetable allocation

  • English intervention: Additional 1:1 / small group lessons above the normal timetable allocation

  • Additional KS4 Maths and English staffing to reduce class size

  • Additional KS3 classes in English and Maths

  • Revision sessions in KS4

  • Extensions of leadership capacity at a range of levels throughout the school in order to create greater capacity for focused support and tracking in the form of assertive mentoring

  • Senior Leadership time, including designated APs for behaviour, wellbeing, teaching and learning time

Strand 2 – Improving Attendance

Students are unlikely to make the expected levels of progress required or realise their full potential unless they attend school regularly. Lodge Park Academy is committed to increasing attendance and invests in the systems and staffing to do this.

An Attendance Officer and Support and Well-being Officer have been employed to ensure capacity is in place to support individual students and their families as well as to coherently track attendance in a sustained manner.

The attendance strategy is further supported by five Year Managers who are employed to lead on the pastoral and attendance support of our students. The overall strategy is coordinated by an Assistant Principal.

  • Attendance Officer supporting students and families and tracking attendance

  • Support and Well-being Officer and the educational welfare supporting students and families

Strand 3 – Providing additional support and intervention for the most vulnerable

Lodge Park Academy aims to play a key role in the educational, social and emotional development of all children in our care.

We strive to enable all children to become responsible citizens, confident individuals, successful learners and effective contributors. Children’s well-being is essential in developing these four capacities, and school staff supports the well-being of children in many ways.

  • Subsidy towards Breakfast Club which provides students with something to eat and drink before lessons begin

  • Behaviour interventions by Education Welfare Officer

  • Behaviour and pastoral interventions by Year Managers and the Support and Well-being Officer

  • Uniform hardship fund for the most vulnerable

  • Subsidising curriculum trips for Pupil Premium students to ensure these useful opportunities are accessible

  • Alternative curriculum provision for those pupils who struggle to access main stream curriculum

  • Mentoring and support from external agencies to improve confidence and learning potential

Strand 4 – Raising aspirations and enrichment

Lodge Park Academy is committed to ensuring effective use of the Pupil Premium to help disadvantaged students make rapid sustained progress, as well as raise their aspirations for the future. Pupil Premium is used to ensure that disadvantaged students benefit from the same opportunities as wealthier families

  • Enrichment and other cultural opportunities: a selection of funded trips, residential and experiences intended to develop self-confidence, resilience and motivation of students by making accessible opportunities which that might otherwise be inaccessible

  • The Rewards programme which gives a tangible value to pupils’ efforts in and out of the classroom

  • We engage with the Connexions service to mentor and counsel students, ensuring they are prepared for life after Lodge Park Academy and placed in appropriate post-16 education, employment or training. Pupil Premium students are particularly at-risk of becoming NEET statistics and so they have are targeted more specifically and so Pupil Premium funding is used to partially finance this resource

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

EXPENDITURE IN 2016/17

In 2016/17 the pupil premium funding was spent on the following areas.

Activity

Approx. Cost

Strand 1 -  Raising achievement and attainment

£125,467

Strand 2 - Improving attendance

£19,377

Strand 3 - Providing additional support and intervention for the most vulnerable students

£72,200

Strand 4- Raising aspirations and enrichment

£11,818

Total

£228,862

 PLANNED EXPENDITURE in 2017/18

Budget £240680

Strand 1 -  achievement and attainment

£105,776

Strand 2 - Improving attendance

£23,088

Strand 3 - Providing additional support and intervention for the most vulnerable students

£93,664

Strand 4- Raising aspirations and enrichment

£18,152

 PUPIL PREMIUM IMPACT 2016-17

 

All

Disadvantaged

Other

Gap

Progress 8

-0.30

-0.58

-0.22

-0.36

Attainment 8

4.1

3.4

4.4

1.0

En/Ma 9-5

37%

18%

44%

24%

En/Ma 9-4

54%

32%

63%

31%

Ebacc

15%

3%

19%

16%

English 9-5

50%

29%

58%

29%

Maths 9-5

45%

32%

51%

19%

English 9-4

67%

50%

74%

24%

Maths 9-4

63%

45%

70%

25%

 

YEAR 7 CATCH UP FUNDING

The Government believes that investing specific funding to identify cohorts of learners significantly narrows the gap between sub groups. In response to Government thinking there is now a separate allocation of funding called the catch-up premium.

The money is used to deliver additional tuition or intensive support in small groups, giving students valuable support to bring them up to speed so that they are more likely to succeed at Lodge Park Academy. The funding is used for additional literacy and numeracy catch-up during Year 7 as this can make a critical difference to students at this important stage in their education.

The following table shows the full allocation amount for Lodge Park

Financial Year

Amount of Year 7 Catch Up Funding

 

£25 000

2016 - 2017

£23 438

2015 – 16

£25 000

2014 - 15

£14 000

EXPENDITURE

The academy uses the funding to focus directly on the specific cohort of learners identified. Our approach, to ensure maximum progression, is to increase staffing and to adopt a modern curriculum approach that maximises impact.

Actual Spend 2016 – 17

Curriculum materials

£1137

Library staffing 25%

£9456

SENCO administration 10%

£1462

Literacy technician staffing 20%

£2992

LSA Support 50%

£8391

 

YEAR 7 CATCH UP - IMPACT 2016-17

 

2016 - 2017

 

 

 

 

English

Maths

Both

Below expected standard at KS2

65

68

47

Above FFT 20 Target

13

15

1

On FFT 20 Target

46

57

30

Below FFT 20 Target

29

16

9


Lodge Park Academy closely monitors all spending and impact on student performance at each assessment point and adjusts its approach where necessary in light of this.