Pupil Premium

At Everton Free School, we recognise that the Pupil Premium allowance is to be used effectively to raise attainment and narrow the gap of our students in receipt of Free School Meals [FSM] or students who are looked after [LAC]. Commissioners are obliged to pass Pupil Premium funds with each student they refer who is eligible.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

We ring fence Pupil Premium funding so that the money is spent appropriately on the target group of students. Pupil Premium is used to raise achievement through initiatives, projects and extra curricular opportunities.

2012-13 Allocation and Impact: Year 1

The School’s total Pupil Premium allocation was £9375 for 25 eligible students. We did not receive the full amount because some commissioners did not pay the Pupil Premium to us. However, we ensured that every student entitled to the Premium had full access to the benefits and additional support we provided.

Pupil Premium provided well targeted support to improve attendance helping us to finance an organised transport plan. We assigned £4000 p.a. to our daily pick up service which helped ease students back into education. We also provided breakfast and afternoon tea and Stretch/Challenge and Enjoy enrichment sessions in the evenings amounting to £1500.

We commissioned our own-in house psychologist to ensure the promotion of emotional health and well being of our students through a comprehensive psychological assessment and ongoing therapeutic support dependent upon the level of identified need. We assigned £4000 to this 1:1 specialist therapeutic support for students and their families. The next academic year we aim to broaden the offer and create our own in-house service available to all students and families given the success of last year’s intervention. We set up a full Therapeutic Engagement Service partly funded by Pupil Premium.

The School’s approach for the next academic year involves creating individual Pupil Premium student accounts where there will be an ongoing record of input/output to ensure individual interventions are appropriately applied.

Pupil Premium Allocation for 2013-14: Year 2

This year, the school’s allocation is (should be) £30 000 for 28 students.

We have created personal accounts for all students within our Pupil Premium cohort and we have assigned identified amounts to specific interventions and initiatives.

Code

Approach

Everton Free School Approach

Cost Estimate (Per Year)

A1

After school programme

Stretch, Challenge and Enjoy (SCE)

£1200

A2

Aspiration interventions

E.g. London residential

£600

B1

Behaviour interventions (including attendance)

E.g. Blue zone attendance trips

£720

C1

Collaborative learning project

E.g. Digital Broadcasting

£1,200

D1

Digital technology

IPads, laptops, whiteboards etc.

£1200

I1

Individual instruction

SQUAD

£1,200

M1

Master classes

E.g. Science – JMU

£170

M2

Mentoring

Therapeutic Support Mentor (TSM)

£720

O1

Outdoor adventure learning

Glaciere Maritime Academy (City of Liverpool College, D of E Bronze/Silver/Gold)

£720

P1

Parental involvement

Engagement in activities

£150

S1

School uniform

Kitbag

£150

S2

Social and Emotional support

Therapeutic Engagement Service (TES)

£1000

T1

Teaching assistance

Learning subject mentors

£1200

T2

Travel assistance to school

Bus passes/ mini bus pick up

£350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We  encourage ‘Free-to-Speak’ discussions with our commissioners, parents/carers and subject specialists about the best use of Pupil Premium spending.

The improvement in educational attainment is evident in our checkpoint assessments.

Average student progress since admission (ASP)  below.

ASP for pupil premium students for HT1 to 3 = 0.6 sub-levels per half-term in core subjects.
ASP for all KS4 students for HT1 to 3 = 0.6 sub-levels per half-term in core subjects.
Therefore progress for pupil premium students is in line with progress for all KS4 students for half-terms 1 to 3.
Progress for pupil premium students is 50% above the 0.4 sub-level threshold for outstanding progress per half-term for half-terms 1 to 3.
ASP for pupil premium students for HT 1 to 4 = 0.5 sub-levels per half-term in core subjects.
ASP for all KSs4 students for HT1 to 4 = 0.6 sub-levels per half-term in core subjects.
Therefore progress for pupil premium students is slightly below progress for all KS4 students, but this difference is not statistically significant.
Progress for pupil premium students is 25% above the 0.4 sub-level threshold for outstanding progress per half-term for half-terms 1 to 4.

Pupil Premium Allocation for 2014-15: Year 3

Principles

Every student with his/her individual needs and gifts is unique.

All members of staff, governors and support staff accept responsibility for all students and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within Everton Free School. This is an essential, integral part of the personal development of the whole school community.

The Government has used students entitled for Free School meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per student, based on the number of students registered for Free School meals. The premium is provided in order to support student in reaching their potential. At Everton Free School we use the indicator of those eligible for Free School meals as well as identifying vulnerable groups as our target group to ‘close the gap’ in relation to attainment.

The Government is not instructing us on how we should spend this money; it is not ring-fenced and schools ‘are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit’ (Department for Education 2011). At Everton Free School we employ strategies we know will support our students to increase their attainment and ‘close the gap’. Our LAC students are also in receipt of Pupil Premium and the LAC funding is discussed and allocated during the PEP meetings.

Provision

In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body ensures that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all students.

As part of the additional provision made for students who belong to vulnerable groups, the Senior Leadership Team ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged students are adequately assessed and addressed through termly reviews and progress reports and student needs meetings.

It is important that all of our students, regardless of their socio-economic situation have access to all of the beneficial experiences available in the school. Facilitating student’s access to the curriculum for all students is, therefore, a central part of what we do. Students must be supported to as great an extent as is possible regardless of their teaching/ development needs. One function of the pupil premium is to provide additional teaching and learning opportunities for those students who need them. The cost of giving students experiences to enrich their school lives and engage them socially and academically in all aspects of school life will, where possible be met from the pupil premium. In particular the premium will be used to cover the cost of enrichment activities and educational visits (for which a voluntary contribution would usually be requested) and school break activities to help disadvantaged pupils to pursue their interests and keep a level of normality in their lives over these periods away from school. This often takes form of organised sporting and other activities run by providers during the school holidays. If a student in difficult economic circumstances is in need of additional academic support to enable the access to the curriculum at the level of their peers then direct intervention in academic support (individual and small group) is paid for by pupil premium. It may also be used to support the funding of specialist learning equipment if necessary. In other words, wherever we see an intervention that would impact positively on the academic and social development of a student in school then we will look to use the premium to make this happen.

In Summary

We report half termly on the progress made towards narrowing the gap, for students in receipt of the premium and those working alongside those in receipt of the premium. An outline of the provision that was made during the term since the last meeting. An annotated running total of the breakdown of the expenditure.

We provide effective early intervention and support for pupils in receipt of the premium seen through the fact that the vast majority of children will meet their individual targets.

We encourage effective parental pupil support and involvement.

We have an effective system for identifying, assessing and monitoring pupils from entry to exit.

We have a whole-school approach ensuring all staff are aware  of procedures and processes.

We create a positive school atmosphere in which students differences are recognised and valued as full members of the school community; developing confident and independent learners.

In Year 3 there was 66 students on Free School meals, making 43.7% of the school population. We also had 5 LAC students on roll, 2 were returned to their commissioners and 3 remained on roll.

We should have received £48,222.08 of Pupil Premium funding this academic year. We actually received £25,205.30 to date (07/07/2015).

The breakdown of expenditure is enumerated in the table below.

Pupil Premium spent on

1:1/ 1:2 Small Group Work

£3374.48

Master classes in English/Maths/Science

£3374.46

Extra-curricular activities

£9,238.25

Residential Subsidies

£1,447.50

Summer School Activities

£3374.46

Counselling from Educational Psychologist

£2,800.00

Trip/ Activity Subsidies

£776.40

Optician Expenses

£91.95

Travel Subsidies Expenses

£348.40

Uniform/ Equipment

£379.40

Case studies on students in receipt of Pupil Premium are completed on an annual basis, in the way that we do for children with SEN and LAC.

PUPIL PREMIUM PROGRESS ANALYSIS BY YEAR GROUP 

Year 3

Year 11:                    Progress        =                  =          0.33 steps per half term.

 Year 10:                    Progress        =                 =          0.16 steps per half term.

 Year  9:                      Progress        =                 =          0.22 steps per half term. 

Progress of pupil premium students in Year 11 is 10% above the 0.3 threshold for expected progress over a half term. 

Progress for pupil premium students in Year 11 is slightly above progress for the whole school population.

 

Pupil Premium Allocation for 2015-16: Year 4

Code Approach Everton Free School Approach Cost Estimate (Per Year)
A1 After school programme Stretch, Challenge and Enjoy (SCE) £1200
A2 Aspiration interventions E.g. London residential

 

£600
B1 Behaviour interventions (including attendance and punctuality) E.g. Blue zone attendance trips

Punctuality Prizes

£720
B2 Breathing Space EITC £500
C1 Collaborative learning project E.g. Music Studio/ Make up, Horticulture, Anthology £1,200
D1 Digital technology IPads, laptops, whiteboards etc. £1200
I1 Individual instruction One to one /

Twilight sessions

£1,200

 

M1 Master classes E.g. Science – JMU

Maths Blast

£170
M2 Mentoring/ Coaching BeSmart coaching plans (MF)

Pastoral Support (PC)

£720
O1 Outdoor adventure learning Glaciere Maritime Academy (City of Liverpool College,

DofE Bronze)

£720
O2 Opticians Glasses/contacts £100
P1 Parental involvement Engagement in activities £150
S1 School uniform Kitbag £150
S2 Social and Emotional support Mike Curtis

Educational Psychologist

£1000
T1 Teaching assistance Teaching Assistants in English, Maths and Science £1200
T2 Travel assistance to school Bus passes/ mini bus pick up/ Taxi (CP) £350

 

PUPIL PREMIUM REPORT – 2015/16

This report uses ASPA to measure actual student progress as defined below. The ASPA figure is then compared with expected progress per half term, in order to make an assessment of progress.

 

ASPA (Average Student Progress since Admission)

This is a key indicator of academic progress and measures progress across all core subjects from admission to present.  An average half termly core progress figure is calculated for each student.  This can then be used to calculate an average ASPA figure for the whole school population.

ASPA can also be used to measure progress for sub-groups within the school in order to compare performance of that sub-group against the performance of the whole school population.

 

ASPA             =             Average core progress since admission

                                                   Number of half terms since admission                 

 

Expected progress is calculated as 0.3 steps per half term. (Based on 3 grades of progress from end of KS2 to end of KS4.)

Well above expected progress is defined as 0.4 steps per half term. (Based on 4 grades of progress from end of KS2 to end of KS4.)

 

Pupil Premium Analysis

2015/16 ASPA Data

Whole school ASPA                          =          1.35 steps per half term

Year 11 ASPA                                      =          0.62 steps per half term

Year 10 ASPA                                     =          2.28 steps per half term

Year 11 boys ASPA                             =          0.53 steps per half term

Year 11 girls ASPA                               =          0.81 steps per half term

Year 10 boys ASPA                           =          3.06 steps per half term

Year 10 girls ASPA                             =          1.13 steps per half term

 

ASPA calculations and data will be used to assess Pupil Premium sub-groups against expected progress, and also to compare Pupil Premium sub-groups with the equivalent whole school population.

 

Pupil Premium ASPA                    =          1.60 steps per half term

This is very significantly above the 0.4 threshold for well above expected progress.

This demonstrates that Pupil Premium students are making well above expected progress.

 

This is 19% above the whole school ASPA of 1.35 steps per half term.

This demonstrates that Pupil Premium students are making better progress than the whole school population.

 

Year 11 Pupil Premium ASPA      =          0.63 steps per half term

This is significantly above the 0.4 threshold for well above expected progress.

This demonstrates that Year 11 Pupil Premium students are making well above expected progress.

 

This is 2% above the Year 11 ASPA of 0.62 steps per half term.

This demonstrates that Year 11 Pupil Premium students are making better progress than the whole Year 11 population.

 

Year 10 Pupil Premium ASPA      =          2.57 steps per half term

This is very significantly above the 0.4 threshold for well above expected progress.

This demonstrates that Year 10 Pupil Premium students are making well above expected progress.

 

This is 13% above the Year 10 ASPA of 2.28 steps per half term.

This demonstrates that Year 10 Pupil Premium students are making better progress than the whole Year 10 population.

 

Pupil Premium and Gender

 

Year 11 boys Pupil Premium ASPA            =          0.48 steps per half term

This is above the 0.4 threshold for well above expected progress.

This demonstrates that Year 11 Pupil Premium boys are making well above expected progress.

 

This is 9% below the Year 11 boys ASPA of 0.53 steps per half term.

Progress of Year 11 Pupil Premium boys is slightly behind that for all Year 11 boys.

 

Year 11 girls Pupil Premium ASPA         =          0.87 steps per half term

This is significantly above the 0.4 threshold for well above expected progress.

This demonstrates that Year 11 Pupil Premium girls are making well above expected progress.

 

This is 7% above the Year 11 girls ASPA of 0.81 steps per half term.

This demonstrates that Year 11 Pupil Premium girls are making better progress than the whole Year 11 girls population.

 

Year 10 boys Pupil Premium ASPA        =          2.68 steps per half term

This is very significantly above the 0.4 threshold for well above expected progress.

This demonstrates that Year 10 Pupil Premium boys are making well above expected progress.

 

This is 12% below the Year 10 boys ASPA of 3.06 steps per half term.

Progress of Year 10 Pupil Premium boys is behind that for all Year 10 boys.

 

Year 10 girls Pupil Premium ASPA         =          2.30 steps per half term

This is very significantly above the 0.4 threshold for well above expected progress.

This demonstrates that Year 10 Pupil Premium girls are making well above expected progress.

 

This is 104% above the Year 10 girls ASPA of 1.13 steps per half term.

This demonstrates that Year 11 Pupil Premium girls are making better progress than the whole Year 11 girls population.