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Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016 - 2017

What is it?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months, and children of service personnel.

Why has it been introduced?
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. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
For the academic year 2015-16 our school received £230,000 and for the academic year 2016 - 2017 we have been allocated £240,000.
During the school year the Rainford Strategy for Pupil Premium is applied in three waves:
Enabling Wave
The Enabling Wave of support for Disadvantaged students is based on ensuring they can access and take part in school life. These strategies are personalised to each student but can include the following general actions:
  • Support for equipment and materials to attend school
  • Support with any transportation issues
  • Access to the internet and technology to support learning both within and beyond the school environment
  • Support to raise levels of Literacy and Numeracy with one to one and small group teaching and support where appropriate
  • Staff fully briefed on student’s needs and issues that could prove to be barriers to progress
  • Additional support to access extra curriculum activities to provide a full educational offer
Developmental and Supportive Wave
  • Pupil Premium Manager and Pupil Premium Leads
  • All Pupil Premium students given support by Pupil Premium Manager and additional literacy and numeracy if below expected levels of progress
  • Investment of £100 per  PP student per annum invested into teacher and school development. To ensure needs of students are meet by quality first teaching and support
  • Additional staffing in English and Maths
  • Ongoing investment in Achievement for All to develop the school to become a centre of best practice for supporting its most vulnerable students
Intervention Wave
  • All Year 6 Disdavantaged students invited to the Rainford High Summer School to support transition and development
  • One to One and small group literacy and numeracy support throughout Years 7, 8 and 9 for all PP students if required via learning support
  • Priority access to all study facilities and library including Homework Club with transport support if required.
  • Priority access to small group intervention and support strategies throughout Year 10 and 11
  • All Pupil Premium students in Year 10 and 11 given access to device to access on line learning to support anytime, anywhere learning if necessary
  • Year 10 and Year 11 Pupil Premium access to master classes in all core subjects Maths, English and Science
  • Year 11 Pupil Premium given Exam Coaching to support preparation for GCSE examinations
All of these actions are underpinned by quality first teaching and learning that supports students in making excellent progress and narrowing the gap.
Use of Pupil Premium

Financial Year 2015/16
Initial Allocation £ 220,100
Final Allocation £ 230,148

Financial Year 2015/16  Expenditure
Assistance to Vulnerable students £ 6,424
Staff Training £ 150
Classroom Materials £ 20,503
Uniforms £ 1065
Music Tuition  £ 6,323
Catering £ 1,218
Sub Total £ 42,683
 Interventions (Staff Costs) £ 187,465
Total £ 230,148

Financial Year 2016/17
Initial Allocation £240,000
Planned / approved expenditure  
         Home / School assistance £ 10,000
         Direct Interventions £ 30,000
         Direct Interventions Wave 2 £ 20,000
         Careers / Pastoral advice £ 16,000
    Sub Total  62,000
          Interventions (Staff Costs) £  155,000
Total     237,000
Impact of Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium has supported the school in ensuring the ethos of Everyone Matters, Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds is a reality for students whatever their background and has allowed for better educational experiences for our Pupil Premium students.
Results 2015 2016
% gaining 5A*-C inc EM 63% 51%
% making 3 or more levels of progress in English 74% 75%
% making 3 or more levels of progress in Maths 65% 58%
The Year 2016-2017
For this coming year we will continue our support of Pupil Premium students with a wave model of support and intervention.
  • A whole school lead on Vulnerable Pupils
  • Improved Attendance and Behaviour Monitoring
  • Improved Catch up in Key Stage 3 to improve students learning with literacy and numeracy
  • A Thematic approach to improve literacy and numeracy for the most vulnerable students in Year 7, 8 and 9