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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is designed to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of children and young people from low income families.

At KBA we are committed to supporting disadvantaged pupils’ achievement. We have a whole school ethos of attainment for all evidenced through the planning, teaching and learning to deliver high quality teaching for all in every department. Rigorous tracking measures are in place to review progress regularly to address underperformance quickly. Staff are deployed effectively to meet individual learning needs and to provide thorough next step feedback. Our dedicated Pastoral and Welfare teams address behaviour and attendance to provide strong social and emotional support.

Funding Figures for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 are as follows:

Ever 5 (Service children) £300
Ever 6 (FSM) £1320 Primary / £935 Secondary
LAC £1900

  2015-2016 2016-2017
Number of Pupils on roll (EYFS – Year 11) 1394 1475
Number of Primary Pupils on roll 494 421
Number of Primary pupils eligible for the Deprivation Pupil Premium 148 124
Percentage of Primary pupils eligible for the Deprivation Pupil Premium 34.9% 29.5%
Deprivation Pupil Premium Allocation £245,520 £221,760
Number of Secondary Pupils on roll (7-11) 940 1054
Number of Secondary Pupils eligible for the Deprivation Pupil Premium 287 331
Percentage of Secondary pupils eligible for the Deprivation Pupil Premium 26.2% 27.4%
Deprivation Pupil Premium Allocation £276,760 £326,315
Total number of pupils eligible for the Deprivation Pupil Premium 435 (28.6% 455 (28.0%)
Total allocation for the Deprivation Pupil Premium £522,280 £548,075
     
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium £30,000 £30,000

 

Details of Pupil Premium spending

Within the academy there exists tracking systems that identify progress and attainment for every child at termly intervals within the year. Interventions are planned to support specific groups and individual children where necessary and these interventions are reviewed for impact. After reviewing research by the Education Endowment Foundation and the Sutton Trust, we strategically target this funding to tackle disadvantage and ensure it supports the students who need it most.

The funding is allocated to support pupil premium students in the three key priority areas below:

  • To close the gap and aim for students to achieve expected progress and beyond
  • To support students’ life experiences, well-being and behavior
  • To support parents

29.4% of the students from EYFS to Year 11 are classified as Pupil Premium.

Primary Secondary Spending allocation Impact Summary
£67,423 £68,434 First wave teaching, intervention & TA support - Primary funding used to create a Numeracy Leadership role that did not have the desired effect and this role has been removed.
- Intervention at secondary was not sufficiently targeted at PP students and this has been rectified this year
£151,858 £99,217 Student welfare (Social & Emotional well-being) Nurture room (Learning environment) and House Officer staffing in Primary as well as the whole school Welfare Team improved engagement through welfare support and increased attendance
£17,522 £8,057 Enrichment & Extra-Curricular support Funding for extracurricular activities improved engagement though did not always demonstrate improvements in term of KS4 success
  £15,560 Post 16 guidance No NEET PP students
  £94,219 Alternative provision & Vocational Students in AP engaged with provider though results varied
£236,803 £285,477 £522,280  

 

Pupil Premium Response 2016-2017

Following a review of research by the Sutton Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation the whole-school strategy for appropriate Pupil Premium intervention is through Key Pathway initiatives for 2016-2017:

  1. Identification
  2. Intervention
  3. Impact
  1. Leadership of PP strategies by the Deputy Principal in Primary and Secondary phases ensures a consistent Key Stage/Departmental approach to PP improvement. Teams identify the PP students and the specific barriers they face to learning and progress.
  2. Progress concerns are directly addressed by providing quality first wave teaching to improve PP performance. Pastoral/Welfare support demonstrate improved accessibility to learning of PP students through improved attendance and behaviour as well as family engagement.
  3. Department and Support Teams are required to demonstrate measurable impact of all strategies to ensure secure progress has taken place.

Key objectives:

  • Curriculum: to develop further the range of intervention strategies in use to ensure PP students in all years make progress in line with or exceeding the progress of their non PP peers
  • Teaching and Learning: to further improve teaching and learning across school and for targeted cohorts
  • Wider Outcomes: to provide a range of opportunities for students, no matter what their background to access learning opportunities outside the classroom
  • Attendance and Behaviour: to implement strategies addressing the attendance gap between PP non PP students and to implement strategies to reduce the exclusion data for PP students

 

KBA Pupil Premium Action Plan 

Primary

Action Resources Success Criteria 1
October 2016
Success Criteria 2
February 2017
Success Criteria 3
June 2017
1) Evaluate the success of the additional sets for English and Maths in Year 6 and Year 2 (3 sets). 
2) Implement Sound Training for Yr6
Staffing costs (including HLTA Maths & Literacy) 1) Sustained or rising improvement trend for Maths, Reading and Writing scores. • Following data analysis of Term 1&2, underperforming PP students are identified and provision is adapted to ensure intervention is in place and progress is made in Reading, Writing and Maths.
• Sound Training implemented in Term 3 to work with the weakest 20 PP students in Yr 6
• Students involved in Sound Training demonstrate a significantly improved RA
• Planning of next year’s provision started following a review of this year’s additional sets.
• Demonstrable improvement in Reading Writing and Maths and clear comparisons made both against whole school and national non-PP
Evaluate the success of the enriched curriculum for PP students Trip subsidies • More PP students taking up in-school enrichment opportunities. 
• Subsidies ensure more PP students engage with trips 
Tutors identify gaps with PP student engagement with the enrichment programme  PP students have engaged in at least as many enrichment activities as Non-PP students
Students resourced with a toolkit to take home (pens/whiteboard/paper etc.) and a reading book from a recommended reading list. Finance for toolkits and books • All PP students are well equipped in the class room and show evidence of using the toolkit and reading at home. 
• Students making progress in Accelerated Reader
Improvements made to presentation, homework record and extended writing. Continued improvements made to presentation, homework record and extended writing.
Small group tuition in literacy/maths Literacy/Maths HLTA support Time for planning Programme shared with staff and students and age-related progress is made
Comparison between PP students and national results demonstrate improvement
A review of Data drop 1 and 2 demonstrates age related expected progress is made Continued and consistent progress has been made to reduce differences between PP/Non PP
Provide workshops for families (parenting, study skills, Literacy and Numeracy support) Planning
Resources
Refreshments
Over 40% of PP parents attending parent workshops Over 60% of PP parents attend workshops Over 80% of PP parents attend workshops
Carry out a Pupil Premium review with another school in United Learning to facilitate identification of good practice. Time
Travel costs
Cover costs
Primary PP review carried out by Mel Rose in conjunction with Silverdale and a report of suggested actions shared. • Provision amended in light of suggested actions
• Monitoring visit of Silverdale Primary is complete
Full review demonstrates that all action points have been completed

Secondary

Action Resources Success Criteria 1
October 2016
Success Criteria 2
February 2017
Success Criteria 3
June 2017
Identify underachieving PP students and outline their barriers to learning. (Yr 6 into 7 up to Yr 11) Staffing costs
Sound Training costs
1) Sustained or rising improvement trend for Maths, Reading and Writing scores. • Progress reviewed following data drops 1 & 2 and necessary support is in place for underperforming students 
• The majority of monitored PP students on the AHoH/HoH focus group have seen improvements to Learning Behaviours and results as evidenced by Data Drops 1 & 2
• Underperforming Year 10 PP students have been added to the HoH focus group
• 4)Underperforming Yr 8 and 9 PP students added to the AHoH focus group
• Sound Training to have worked with 40 KS3/4 students with low reading ages and RA to have improved significantly
• 15 KS3 PP students to study creative writing at Boughton House with a poet
• Talent-Ed to work with 13 High ability PP students on Growth mindsets and resilience/Presentation and debating skills/CV writing and interview practice/Structuring essays/Revision and exam techniques and an improvement in engagement and performance evidenced through data drops 3-6
• Progress has been made to reduce differences between PP and national Non PP.
• HoH focus group extended to include Year 9 students in preparation for KS4
Evaluate the impact of Pupil premium funding (2015-6) and produce a summary of the intervention strategies to be employed for 2016-7.   • Evaluation of PP spending in 2015-2016 carried out
• Relevant spending figures and attendance and progress data is on the KBA website
• Strategies for PP spending for current academic year identified and on website.
• PP review of Primary carried out by Mel Rose in conjunction with Silverdale Primary.
Intervention strategies have been evaluated termly and progress is measurable Review of spending identifies strategies that have been proven to work and will form the outline next year’s PP provision.
Establish the CUP programme to enable 6/12/18 week interventions in English, Literacy & Maths Staffing costs SoLs for the CUP tuition created by GO (Maths), SP (English) and FS (Literacy)
Assessments taken every half term at the start and end of the term enabling tracking of progress during 2016-7
Groups reviewed and progress is made by PP students as part of wider CUP programme CUP programme extended to Yr 10 students and Term 6 data demonstrates expected progress
Targeted strategies for progress for Pupil Premium students to be integrated into Departmental improvement plans to ensure whole school focus on PP   • All teams have PP improvement as Priority 2 on their Departmental Improvement Plans
• Teams identify PP students in their areas and implement support strategies where necessary.
• PP discussed at Data Leadership meeting at Data Drop 1
• Pupil Premium students’ needs are discussed regularly and amendments made to their provision as appropriate.
Departments use Data drop 2&3 and progress is made towards age-related expectations and/or target grades
and amendments made to their provision as appropriate.
PP students have made age-related expectations in KPIs at KS3 and numbers 1-9/Grades A*-C in KS4
Carry out a Pupil Premium review with another school in United Learning to facilitate identification of good practice. Time
Travel costs
Cover costs
Secondary PP review carried out by Mel Rose in conjunction with Silverdale and a report of suggested actions shared. • Provision amended in light of suggested actions Full review demonstrates that all action points have been completed
Ensure all students eligible for PP funding are identified Text message costs
Printing costs
Ignite newsletter, emails and text messages sent on a termly basis to encourage parents to apply for funding Ignite newsletter, emails and text messages sent on a termly basis to encourage parents to apply for funding leading to an increase in PP figures in our census Ignite newsletter, emails and text messages sent on a termly basis to encourage parents to apply for funding leading to an increase in PP figures in our census

Could your child be entitled to Pupil Premium and the benefits that it provides? 

It's quick and easy to see if you are entitled, all you need is your NI number.  Just log on to:

http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals and complete the online registration form, it really is that easy!

Your child will benefit from so much more than the initial hot meal! If you need any assistance, please contact the school office.

 

The Government has introduced funding so that all Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children are entitled to free school meals. However, if you are on a low income or in receipt of any of these benefits: 

Income Support; Income based Job Seekers Allowance; Child Tax Credit (with no element of Working Tax Credit) and a household income below £16,190; Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit; Universal Credit; Income Related Employment and Support Allowance 

then your child may also be entitled to Pupil Premium.  

If you would like to apply for a free nutritionally balanced meal for your child/ children at school, please contact our Free School Meals Team on 01604 236656, email freeschoolmeals@northamptonshire.gov.uk or you can apply online at http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.
 

Our school's budget and the comparison of our results with similar schools are based on how many children are eligible for free school meals. This is not the universal free school meals (UFSM) in Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 where children are entitled to a free meal under the Government initiative. This is a sum of money given to the school based on the number of children who are registered on the Free School Meal database. This money can be used to support registered children in many different ways to provide extra support to their learning. Please see if YOUR child is entitled today!

If you are interested in how our school's Pupil Premium Funding was spent last year, please take a look on our school website or ask to speak with Mr Shaw (Deputy Principal) or Mrs Morris (Finance Manager).

If you are eligible please apply for Free School Meals, even if you do not wish to take them or if your child is in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and already receiving a free lunch at KBA.

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