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Use of Pupil Premium to support Ever 6 FSM and looked after students at The Streetly Academy.
Every school has a duty to ensure that every individual child is given the best possible chance of achieving their potential.
The Government provides Pupil Premium funding, which is in addition to main school funding, to help address national inequalities between the achievements of children who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) or children in care (children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months) when compared with their peers.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of students who fulfil the above criteria.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility.
The focus of our strategy is to continue to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for students eligible for this funding.
September 2015 to August 2016
The Streetly Academy received £303,102 of Pupil Premium funding from the Education Funding Agency and relevant local authorities for the period to 31 August 2016.
We prioritised the use of the Pupil Premium as follows:
- Ever 6 FSM students and other vulnerable students who are underachieving at KS4
- Ever 6 FSM students and other vulnerable students who are in danger of underachieving at KS4
- Ever 6 FSM students and other vulnerable students who are underachieving at KS3
- Other underachieving students
N.B. Our looked after students are also in receipt of free school meals and are therefore included in the target groups.
We used the Pupil Premium to fund three activity types:
- Student Inclusion Worker (Full Time)
- Key Stage 3 Respite Mentor (Full Time)
- KS4/KS5 Learning Mentor (Full time)
- KS3 Learning Mentor (Full-time) (joined February 2016)
- KS4 Learning Mentor (Full-time)
- Easter revision schools, booster classes
- Higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) x 3 (Directed teaching hours only)
- Alternative Curriculum/KS4 Inclusion Officer (Full-time)
- English Coaches (FT – Non-teacher)
- Maths Coaches (FT – Non-teacher)
- RAISE teams (4 Teaching Staff – additional responsibility)
- Purchase of musical instruments, Music tuition fees and Music Residential costs
In addition to the above provision, the following projects have been supported by pupil premium funding:
- IT equipment for Ever 6 and looked after students
- Provision of revision guides, other tuition
- Financial support to access both curricular and extra-curricular activities and our reward programme
Total Expenditure September 2015 - August 2016 = £347,010
Impact & Outcomes
Looking at the Summer 2016 GCSE outcomes, Ever 6 FSM students achieved 44.4% on the A*-C Maths and English (basics). The impact of the Pupil Premium funding can be seen in the performance of Pupil Premium students in English, Maths and particularly in EBacc subjects, where Value Added is significantly higher than the national figure.
September 2016 to August 2017
For 2016/17 academic year we are looking to maintain the way we use the Pupil Premium funding.
Given the success of the 2015-2016 programme our intention is to continue to allocate resources in broadly the same way in the current academic year. As outlined last year, having looked at the number of curriculum based trips/visits/activities offered to students, all such activities which require a financial contribution by parents will continue to be free for students eligible for pupil premium funding. As far as Rewards trips are concerned, we will continue to provide a contribution towards costs for our students eligible for pupil premium funding – this contribution will be assessed for each trip.
Our aim is to continue to narrow the gap between the attainment of pupil premium students and non-pupil premium students.