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What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to publicly funded schools in England on behalf of students who are considered, for one of a range of social, emotional or financial reasons, to be disadvantaged. The funding is designed to help schools ensure they raise the attainment of these students, and ensure that disadvantaged students are able to progress as well as students who are not.
The table below indicates the funding allocated by the Department for Education for the academic year 2018-19:
Students in Y7-11 recorded as having had Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years.
Children Looked After by Local Authority Care.
Children in ‘post-Local Authority’ care, including those who have been Adopted from Care.
Students in Y7-11 recorded as having been the child who has had a parent in the Armed Forces in the last 5 years.
It is important to note that Pupil Premium funding is not intended to be an individual ‘account’ per student. Rather, schools take an overview of their whole Pupil Premium budget, and the needs of all Pupil Premium students, then direct key strategies to help raise progress and attainment levels amongst Pupil Premium students. It is only by using the money as one budget that high cost support, e.g. staffing for one-to-one/ small group tuition can be funded.
Pupil Premium 2018-19
The Pupil Premium budget for St. Clement Danes School in 2018-19 is forecast to be £TBC. In 2017-18 it was £83,240.
- Continue with the data-gathering processes which lead to individual Pupil Premium Education Plans (PPEPS): Pupil Premium parental survey, Teacher feedback sheets, analysis of Pupil Attitude to School and Self (PASS) survey.
- Roll out PPEPS to all year groups and embed active use by teachers and Heads of Faculty/Key Stage.
- Continue with enhanced pastoral and academic support for Pupil premium students in receipt of the larger £2300 funding to include regular personalised contact with Pastoral leaders and a multi disciplinary meeting with senior and pastoral leaders to create bespoke action plans.
- Continue targeted, personalised provision through use of PPEP and bidding forms for individual/group resources.
- Ensure all underprogressing Pupil Premium students have access to Y10 and Y11 subject specific and Learning to Learn support programmes as well as in-school pastoral support and counselling services.
- All Y11 Pupil premium students to have priority places on Easter revision programmes.
- Continue wider range of careers guidance and enrichment opportunities for Pupil Premium students.
- Continue to develop the monitoring and provision for ‘post-Pupil Premium’ students in Sixth Form.
How we will measure our Impact
- Gap narrowed between disadvantaged students and others in percentage of students making expected progress in maths at Y11 and in Y10.
- Gap between disadvantaged students and others in percentage of students making expected progress in English in Y11 to stay closed/ minimal
- Increased use of PP bidding forms, PPEPS and intervention opportunities by staff.
- PPEP reviews to show implementation of recommended actions and progress by Pupil Premium students.
- Attendance gap between disadvantaged students and other students in Y7-11 to reduce still further.
For details of the impact of our Pupil Premium budget and provision in previous years, please see the attachments below.