Pupil Premium

2016/2017

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is funding provided by the Government to schools (on top of the normal funding per child) to support learners who are disadvantaged to achieve their potential.

From September 2016, the Pupil Premium funding a school receives is:

  • £935 per student who is in receipt of Free School Meals (or has been in the last six years)

Why do we need a Pupil Premium?

Statistics for many years show that there is a gap between the attainment of those students who are considered disadvantaged and those which are not, even if they come to school with the same abilities. This is because of the opportunities that some children can be offered. The Pupil Premium is designed to help close this gap and allow all students to achieve their potential.

How many children at Moseley Park are eligible for Pupil Premium?

There are 369 students eligible for the Pupil Premium funding at Moseley Park.  This equates to 55% of the school cohort.

The sum allocated for 2016-17 is £345,015.

Rigorous analysis of data for students entitled to Pupil Premium funding in 2015-16 revealed:

  • Improvements in attainment & progress measures
  • An improvement in attendance
  • A reduction in the ‘gaps’ for attainment, progress and attendance.
  • The rate of progress for students entitled to Pupil Premium funding is faster than that of ‘Other’ students in English and maths.

The key priority for this academic year remains the same: to continue to ensure the  disadvantaged gap is closing, by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of those students in low-income families.

For 2016-17 expenditure will be focused on three main areas:

  1. Staff & staff training
  • Maintaining staff to learner ratio
  • Developing outstanding teaching & intervention strategies – including securing the full effectiveness of written feedback to students
  • Additional learning support e.g. 1:1; small group intervention – particularly in maths at KS4; implementation of the accelerated reading programme: ‘Read write inc.’ work
  • Data systems improvement & support for staff with monitoring & tracking
  1. Pastoral support for students
  • Placements for students in need of alternative provision
  • Support for curriculum enhancement activities
  • Incentives to support attendance & persistent absence work
  • Support for students social and emotional development through the school
  1. Literacy & numeracy intervention & support
  • Mentoring support for students
  • Implementation of the accelerated reading programme
  • Lexia licences
  • Resources to encourage reading across the curriculum.
  • Additional support for literacy within KS3

How is the impact of Pupil Premium measured?

As a school, we monitor the progress and achievement of year groups, individuals and student groups at every data trawl.  One of these groups is Pupil Premium students.

The impact of funding allocations will be evident within the 2017 results:

  • Attainment & ‘gaps’ at GCSE and all year groups
  • Progress rates & ‘gaps’ in all key stages
  • Attendance rates, including Persistent Absence & ‘gaps’ in all year groups

 

2015/16 Summary

Disadvantaged Students

  2014 Gap 2015 Gap 2016 Gap
English and Maths

(A*-C %)

 

-15 -18 -1
English (A*-C%)

 

-9 -17 -1
3+ Levels Progress in English +3 -13 -6
4+ Levels Progress in English +8 -9 +14
Maths (A*-C%) -15

 

-13 -1
3+ Levels Progress in Maths

 

-8 -10 +1
4+ Levels Progress in Maths -11 -6 +7

 

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is funding provided by the Government to schools (on top of the normal funding per child) to support learners who are disadvantaged to achieve their potential.

From September 2015, the Pupil Premium funding a school receives is:

  • £935 per student who is in receipt of Free School Meals (or has been in the last six years)
  • £1900 per student who is looked after, has been adopted from care or who has left care under specific orders

Why do we need a Pupil Premium?

Statistics for many years show that there is a gap between the attainment of those students who are considered disadvantaged and those which are not, even if they come to school with the same abilities. This is because of the opportunities that some children can be offered. The Pupil Premium is designed to help close this gap and allow all students to achieve their potential.

How many children at Moseley Park are eligible for Pupil Premium?

There are 348 students eligible for the Pupil Premium funding at Moseley Park.  This equates to 56% of the school cohort.

The sum allocated for 2015-16 is £325,380.

 

Area Cost Summary
Staff & staff training £127,874.34
Pastoral support for students £75,488.16
Literacy & numeracy intervention & support £122,017.50

 

Outcomes

  2013 Gap 2014 Gap 2015 Gap 2013-2015 change
5A*-C(EM)

 

-26 -16 -18 Improved by 8%
A*-C English (%)

 

-16 -9 -17 Declined by 1%
A*-C Maths (%) -25 -15 -13 Improved by 12%
English 3+LP (%)

 

-3 1 -6 Declined by 3%
Maths 3+LP (%)

 

-11 -2 -5 Improved by 6%
English 4+LP (%) -15 0 -3 Improved by 12%
Maths 4+LP (%)

 

-12 -4 -5 Improved by 7%

 

NB: Nationally in 2015, 37% of students eligible for free school meals achieved 5 A*-C grades including English & maths compared with 65% of non-eligible students. This attainment gap equates to 28%.

Attendance

March 31st – 2016

Whole school attendance Sept – March 31 95.22% Persistent absence 8.32%
Year Group Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11 Y12 Y13 Y7 – 11 whole school
September to March 31 96.18 95.31 94.77 95.33 94.11 96.39 95.71 95.22
Disadvantaged 94.02 94.34 94.07 94.74 92.4 96.00 94.77 93.79
Not disadvantaged 97.11 96.35 95.49 96.21 97.24 96.73 95.92 96.59
Gap 3.09 2.01 1.15 1.47 4.84 0.73 1.15 2.8

Persistent absence (numbers of students)

Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11 School
Persistent absence numbers 10 13 15 5 13 56
Persistent absence percentage 5.41% 9.03% 11.9% 5.81% 9.85% 8.32%