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 2017 – 2018 we have been allocated £202,895.00
Barriers to PP students
- Less affluent home circumstance that means students need support with basics such as equipment and transport to attend school
- Depressed levels of literacy and numeracy that need to improved through KS3 and KS4 to allow them to have fair access to exams
- An underdeveloped level of cultural collateral and experience that is supported by supported opportunities to take part in extra curricular activities.
- More complex issues beyond the school gates these are supported by designated Pupil Premium Lead and the academies students support team.
- The need for improved Information Advice and Guidance to ensure well informed levels of aspiration and inspiration.
During the school year the Rainford Strategy for Pupil Premium is applied in three waves:
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 offerAll disadvantaged students are targeted by Learning Leaders to ensure their aspirations are identified and addressed through bespoke mentoring and support to access extracurricular and curricular opportunities.Developmental and Supportive Wave
- All disadvantaged students are given priority on Be Brilliant (IAG) Days throughout KS3 and KS4 and on Y12 and Y13 Employability Days and University Visit events across the whole school.
- Pupil Premium Manager and Pupil Premium Leads
- Targeted attendance support
- 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 Disadvantaged 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 a device to access on line learning to support anytime, anywhere learning if necessary
- Year 10 and Year 11 Pupil Premium access to additional support and intervention sessions 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 2017/18 Expenditure
|Assistance to Vulnerable students||£24,312|
|Extra Curricular, Music Tuition / Sports Activities||£2,090|
|Catering & Breakfast Club||£35,932|
|Revision / Intervention||£3,205|
|Sub Total||£ 91,668|
|Staff Costs||£ 264,252|
Financial Year 2018/19
|Planned / approved expenditure|
|Assistance to Vulnerable students||£25,000|
|Extra-Curricular, Music Tuition / Sports Activities||£2,000|
|Catering & Breakfast Club||£35,000|
|Revision / Intervention||£3,000|
|Staff Costs||£ 272,179|
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||PP students at Rainford
|% students achieving 5-9 in Maths||35%||48.1%|
|% students achieving 5-9 in English||51% based on the best score in English Literature and Language.
40% in Language
|48% English language|
|% students achieving 5-9 in Maths and English||37% based on the best score in English Literature and Language.
29 % in Language
|43% English language|
|% students achieving 4-9 in Maths||69%||68.9%|
|% students achieving 4-9 in English||69% best score in English lit and language
49% in Lang
|65% English language|
|% students achieving 4-9 in Maths and English||66% best score in English lit and language
53% English language
Pupil Premium Data
|2017|| School Outcome
|English and Maths 9-5||45%||42%||English and Maths 9-5||37%||43%|
|Attainment 8||42||46||Attainment 8||43.5||46|
|Progress 8||-0.3||0||Progress 8||-0.4||0.0|
The Year 2018-2019
For this coming year we will continue our support of Pupil Premium students with a wave model of support and intervention.
- Focused development of further quality first teaching and learning to raise standards.
- PP/Disadvantaged students strategy led by Senior Leadership Team Triumvate.
- Improved catch up in Key Stage 3 to improve students learning with literacy and numeracy.
- A thematic excel curriculum approach to improve literacy and numeracy for the most vulnerable students in Year 7, 8 and 9
- Disadvantaged/Pupil Premium Manager with single agenda in place.
- Academy based education welfare officer to support attendance focus for disadvantaged students.
- Improved Attendance and Behaviour Monitoring to impact on overall disadvantage attendance and persistent absenteeism.
- An extension of curriculum flexibility into Key Stage 4 with consistency of teachers and additional support to improve outcomes at KS4