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 2017/8 to address these barriers (See spend for details)

  • During the last academic year we invited an ex-Ofsted inspector in to undertake a Pupil Premium review of our current provision. This was a very positive review and highlighted how with a few strategic changes we could make further impact upon student progress.
  • More focus this academic year will be upon building home school links so that parents have the tools to support learning in the home. To achieve this we have appointed an additional Learning Mentor and one of the Learning Mentor roles is to meet with and forge positive parental relationships
  • This is also aimed at tackling the persistent absence amongst students
  • All students at all ability levels will have extra-curricular opportunities to raise aspirations such as University and sixth form visits.
  • Expanding the KS3 reading program and appointing subject specific TA’s in English and Science to support lessons, withdraw students, and lead interventions.

Our next strategy review is in April 2018 in cinsulatation with Pat Walters from the Pupil Premiuim Advisory Team.

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 - Mr J Roden
  • 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 Learning Areas 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 Voice work
  • 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 and most group tutoring will happen in Key Stage 3. 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.

Beginning September 2017, we are also hiring in two Teaching Assistants whose sole focus will be students who meet the criteria for Pupil Premium. These Teaching Assistants will go from class to class across the curriculum supporting and aiding student’s learning in order to further promote closing the national attainment gap.

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.telfordgov.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 Premiuim Spending 2017-2018

The school recivied a grant of £186, 720 for pupil premiuim for the year 1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018. This money will be used in a number of different ways to support the learning of the students concerned:

Planned use of funding

Numbers

Approx. Spending

Staffing Costs   £52,440
3 Learning mentors All pupil premium students £62,760
English and Maths tutoring 1:1 tutoring for all KS4 to match ability. 50% of KS3 English tutoring. £32,350
Breakfast and Homework KS3 - Breakfast. All PP Students Homework £5,000
Textbooks and revision materials for KS4 Year 10 and Year 11 students. Year 9 science books. KS3 Spelling books. £8,000
Trips and Visits On a 1:1 basis. £6,000
Peripatetic music lessons   £3,000
Uniform and equipment All PP Students £5,000
Transport for intervention sessions Year 11 Students £500
Resources for tutoring   £500
Dedicated PP revision sessions Year 11 students £2,000
Guest speakers All PP students and parents £1,000
ICT Equipment   £3,000
Reading mentors KS3 Students with reading ages less than chronological age £5,000

Total

 

£175,950