The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

This department works to ensure Pupil Premium students are able to access the curriculum as well as non-pupil premium students.

The department works to ensure that every student who meets the Pupil Premium criteria has the opportunity to access the curriculum in the same way as all other students. Nationally, there is an attainment gap between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium students and we have a range of methods and support to help reduce this gap.

What are the barriers to learning for our Pupil Premium Students?

  • Attendance, particularly persistent absence.
  • Low aspirations and expectancies, particularly regarding considering University.
  • A need for strategies to develop progress within the home.
  • Reading ages and progress on entry to KS3.

Changes to our strategy in 2019/20 to address these barriers (See spend for details)

  • A big focus this academic year will continue to be upon building home school links so that parents have the tools to support learning in the home. This was successful last year and something we are looking to expand
  • This is also aimed at tackling the persistent absence amongst students which dropped from 26.6% in 2017/18 to 16.3% in 2018/19 but still needs attention.
  • All students at all ability levels will continue to have extra-curricular opportunities to raise aspirations such as University and sixth form visits.
  • Expanding the KS3 reading program
  • Embedding a KS4 Saturday school programme in Maths and English. Last year this was trialled with a small cohort of students and proved very successful.
  • As part of this a lead learning Mentor has been appointed to oversee the academic and pastoral progress of all Pupil Premium students.

We measure our impact of spend in two ways:

Progress, attainment, attendance, reading ages, etc.

  • Progress 8 for PP against national figures
  • Progress measures for all student in all year groups
  • Attainment of 9-5 in English and Maths
  • Attendance against national figures
  • Persistent absence against national figures
  • Reading age against chronological age
  • NEET data

Pastoral development, health and well-being, and parental engagement.

  • Analysis of Free School Meal uptake
  • Punctuality
  • Phase 2 and 3 behaviour data
  • Fixed term exclusions
  • Student voice
  • Attendance at parent evenings and other parent events
  • Percentage of PP students receiving school awards and recognition
  • Number of PP students accessing extra-curricular trips and clubs
  • Parent voice

Pupil Premium Information

The department boasts three Learning Mentors who each work with their respective small school. They are:

  • Hawkstone School – Mrs C Brookfield
  • Aqualate School - Miss B Beddow
  • Chetwynd School - Miss L Corbishley

Their roles have been designed solely to support Pupil Premium students and promote them across the school. They work in class as well as behind the scenes to ensure Pupil Premium students are brought to the fore at Burton Borough School. Their roles include, but are not limited to:

  • One-to-one and group mentoring
  • Working alongside Head of Departments in English, Maths and Science to ensure a co-ordinated approach within the core subjects
  • Data Analysis
  • Attendance
  • Overseeing volunteer and paid support (see below for more details)
  • Transition work (between both Key Stage 2 & 3 as well as Key Stage 3 & 4)
  • Ensuring students are equipped to deal with every day Burton Borough Life
  • Student Voicework
  • Parental engagement

In addition to our Learning Mentors, we also work with tutors who specialise in English and Maths and these tutors come into school and support our students either one-to-one or in small groups. Most one-to-one tutoring will happen during Key Stage 4. We also work alongside Beanstalk Shropshire, who have provided us with a number of volunteer readers to work alongside our Key Stage 3 students. There are volunteer teams from the local Sixth Forms and Universities, who work in different departments around school depending on each volunteer’s strengths.

Another big focus for the Pupil Premium department is parental engagement. One of our main aims is to keep parents and carers completely in the loop with their child’s education and we encourage our parents to get in touch with us with any issues or queries they may have. You may contact us by clicking here.

Students who are entitled to Free School Meals also qualify for Pupil Premium. If you believe that your child qualifies for Free School Meals, please pick up a form from reception or visit www.telford.gov.uk and type “Free School Meals” into the search box.

With each of these year groups, support is tailored to each students’ individual academic needs and future ambitions. As a result, where possible, each student will have a bespoke package of support.

Support

Students in Year 7 may be entitled to the following support:

  • Summer School opportunities to aid the transition from Primary to Secondary school
  • Reading intervention
  • English/Maths intervention
  • Exclusive Sports & Recreational activities
  • Breakfast clubs and after school clubs where available
  • Uniform allowance
  • Textbook and revision guide allowance

Students in Year 8 may be entitled to the following support:

  • Reading intervention
  • English/Maths intervention
  • Exclusive Sports & Recreational activities
  • Breakfast clubs and after school clubs where available
  • Uniform allowance
  • Textbook and revision guide allowance

Students in Year 9 may be entitled to the following support:

  • Tailored support to help students pick appropriate GCSE options
  • Exclusive trips to local colleges, sixth forms and universities
  • Reading intervention
  • English/Maths intervention
  • Exclusive Sports & Recreational activities
  • Breakfast clubs and after school clubs where available
  • Uniform allowance
  • Textbook and revision guide allowance

Students in Year 10 may be entitled to the following support:

  • Tailored trips to local colleges, sixth forms and universities
  • English/Maths intervention including one-to-one tutoring
  • Exclusive Sports & Recreational activities
  • Breakfast clubs and after school clubs where available
  • Uniform allowance
  • Textbook and revision guide allowance

Students in Year 11 may be entitled to the following support:

  • Tailored trips to local colleges, sixth forms and universities
  • English/Maths intervention including one-to-one tutoring
  • Exclusive Sports & Recreational activities
  • Breakfast clubs and after school clubs where available
  • Uniform allowance
  • Textbook and revision guide allowance

Pupil Premium Spending 2019-2020

The school received a grant of £174, 720 for pupil premium for the year 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019. This is also topped up with an additional £29,450 for Children in Care and forces students. This money will be used in a number of different ways to support the learning of the students concerned.

The Pie chart below shows how this money is distributed and also how we plan to shift the emphasis of this budget as we move more towards supporting Teaching and Learning in future budget cycles.

                                    

In the Academic year 2019/20 the spending will be broken down into the following:

Teaching and Learning

Academic Support

PE and PS

FSM

English & Maths £14,000

1-1 tutoring £14,000

Learning Mentors £62.760

£40,000

Staffing £14,000

Revision Materials £4,000

Councillors £20,340

 

 

Saturday School £5,000

EWO £17,000

 

 

Reading support £5,000

 

 

 

Music lessons £3,000

 

 

 

Uniform & Equipment £5,000

 

 

£28,000

£36,000

£100,000

£40,000