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Pupil and Catch-Up Premium

Pupil Premium at Brookfield Community School

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional government money that schools receive to help ensure that students and young people who may be financially disadvantaged have every possible chance of success – both academically and socially.  The aim of Pupil Premium funding is to narrow the progress gap between pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium and all other pupils.

The funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception age to students in Year 11 who have registered for Free School Meals in the last six years, are Looked-After Children or have parents in the Armed Forces.  Schools can decide the most effective way to spend the money.

On this page you will find:

  • A Parent Guide to the Pupil Premium – this provides parents with more information about the Pupil Premium and how parents can work with Brookfield to support their children.
  • The Pupil Premium Strategy Document – this document details how Pupil Premium money is spent at Brookfield and reviews the impact of previous spending.
  • Free School Meals – how to register.
  • The Pupil Premium Policy

Key People

  • The Senior Leader with responsibility for the Pupil Premium is Michael Payton-Greene – Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning.
  • The Teaching, Learning and Intervention Administrator, Jacqui Fischer, can be contacted with any queries regarding the Pupil Premium.  Mrs. Fischer can also be contacted if you would like to register your child for Free School Meals.

Key Barriers

The following chart shows the main barriers to student progress and attainment at Brookfield.

Key Barriers to future Attainment / Outcomes

The performance of PP students in English and Maths

The performance of PP boys

The performance of PP students in the EBACC and Open Baskets

Literacy - Reading Ages are not collected and there are no support programmes

B4L  – PP students receive an increased number of B4L points and Fixed Term Exclusions

Absenteeism – There is a high proportion of PA.  Attendance in Y8 and Y10 is an area to improve

Summary of the Pupil Premium Strategy – Key Actions

New Actions

 

Existing Actions

 

Amended  Actions

 

Quality of Teaching and Learning

 

Improve T&L through Brookfield T&L Model – Brookfield Essentials

Improve the quality of Professional Learning and Development (CPD) linked to SIP and T&L Model

Launch new Marking and Feedback Policy – focused on student response

Introduction of T&L Leaders for LA, More Able, PP and Boys.  To raise profile, quality of T&L and offer bespoke support.

Introduction of PIXL and Lexia programmes to improve progress in English and Maths

Evaluate and Improve provision of English and Maths LM

Learn to Learn – develop provision across the school through metacognition lessons and T&L briefings

Leadership Capacity – NPQSL / ML projects to focus on PP and T&L

Appraisal – linked closely to PLD and PP progress 

Targeted Support

Introduction of Pastoral Learning Mentor – to focus on attendance (with EWO), behaviour and wellbeing/mental health.  Identified via Intervention Strategy Meetings

Re-designate current LM to focus on identifying individual learning barriers and put in interventions – reading, maths, revision etc.  To focus on careers, options and alternative curriculum when required.

Introduction of ISMs to improve targeting of students interventions – SMART.

1-1 tuition identified as a result of ISMs

Improve quality of careers advice/actions using LM to follow up Y10 and Y11 LA advisor.  Initiatives in KS3 to improve aspirations.

T&L leaders to work with identified cohorts.

Other Approaches

The House facility accessible for students and provide resources – guides/uniform etc.

Y10 Raising Aspirations trip and Y11 Revision Sessions in Castleton funded

Parental Voice and Parental Engagement -  LM to identify engagement at parents’ evenings and intervene

Review curriculum for PP students

Commission an external PP review

Pupil Premium – Summary of Spending

Pupil Premium Spending 2018-19 Breakdown

Cost

Quality of teaching for all

£48,630

Developing the Brookfield Essentials through Professional Learning and Development

£900

Marking and Feedback Policy

£230

T&L TLRs - More Able/Low Attainers/Disadvantaged/Boys

£11, 250

Reading Ages and Lexia Programme

£3,000

English and Maths Learning Mentors

£31,750

Leadership - NPQSL and ML

£1,000

Targeted Support

£76, 098

Pastoral Learning Mentor

£30, 350

Academic Learning Mentor

£25, 300

Intervention Strategy Meetings

£11, 900

1-1 tuition

£4, 500

Careers Advice

£500

T&L TLR - Boys

£3,548

Other Approaches

£17, 000

PP resources, uniform, trips, music lessons and rewards

£9,000

Y10 and Y11 PP ventures

£8,000

TOTAL

£141, 728

Outcomes

  • Since 2016, the progress of students eligible for the Pupil Premium has started to improve each year.
  • In 2018, one student did not attend school and therefore overall Pupil Premium progress plateaued.  However, when looking at the progress of the remainder of the cohort who attended school the Pupil Premium progress score is -0.46.  This figure is closer to the national average (2017) of -0.40.
  • The attainment of students eligible for the Pupil Premium has improved year on year since 2016 and above the PP national average and overall national average.
  • New national averages and validated data will be added to the information below in January 2019. 

Performance Measure

2016

2017

2018

2019 Current Y11 (Y10 DC3)

2019

Current Y11

(Y11 DC1)

P8 School

-0.23

-0.14

0.05

-0.09

-0.0013

P8 NPP

 

-0.04

0.16

-0.07

0.014

P8 PP

-0.8

-0.58

-0.58

(-0.46)*

-0.21

-0.152

Gap – PP vs NPP

 

-0.54

-0.74

-0.279

-0.166

A8 School

 

49.41

52.22

51.35

52.22

A8 NPP

 

52.14

54.25

52.4

53.23

A8 PP

 

35.53

41.29

55.23

46.86

Gap PP vs NPP

 

-16.61

-12.96

-7.71

-6.37

Basics 5+ School

 

57.9%

55.9%

61.6%

60.7%

Basics 5+ NPP

 

63.6%

58.9%

63.6%

62.%

Basics PP 5+ PP

 

31.3%

39.3%

50%

50%

Gap PP vs NPP

 

-32.3%

-19.6%

- 13.6%

-12.7%

Basics 4+ School

 

72.7%

79.3%

78.5%

79.2%

Basics 4+ NPP

 

78.1%

82.8%

80.8%

80.7%

Basics 4+ PP

 

46.9%

60.7%

65.4%

71.4%

Gap PP vs NPP

 

-31.2%

-22.1%

-15.4%

-9.3%

National Average  

2017-18

PP National Average

NPP National Average

All Pupils National

Average

PP vs NPP National Average Gap

Progress 8

-0.40

0.11

0

-0.51

Attainment 8

37.0

49.8

44.8

-12.8

Basics 5+

24.5%

49.4%

42.6%

-24.9%

Basics 4+

44.3%

71.2%

63.9%

-26.9%

English and Maths Catch-Up Premium

What is the Catch-Up Premium?

The Catch-up premium was introduced in January 2013 and has since provided our school with additional funding for each Year 7 student who did not achieve the expected level in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). This funding has always been used to provide literacy and numeracy catch-up support for underachieving students in Year 7, in order that they are given the opportunity to “catch-up” as quickly as possible.

How should the money be spent?

Although the funding is not ring-fenced for catch-up activities, there is an expectation that the funding will be directed to additional literacy and numeracy catch-up support during Year 7. Schools can make their own decisions about how the grant is best used in the context of their existing strategies to help underperforming students to ‘catch-up’. In 2018 to 2019, schools will receive the same overall amount of Year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2017 to 2018, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their Year 7 cohort, based on the October 2018 census.

Brookfield Community School receive: £7, 658   in catch-up funding.

Who should benefit from catch-up funding?

  • In the KS2 tests, a scaled score of 100 or more is the equivalent of ‘meeting the expected standard’.
  • In English,   17 students in the 2018/19 cohort of Year 7 students did not meet the expected standard in Reading.
  • In Maths, 15 students in the 2018/19 cohort did not meet the expected standard in Mathematics tests.