Gaynes School Pupil Premium Expenditure

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers. The Pupil Premium is additional funding, which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’), Service Children and Looked After students. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM student, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding at Gaynes can face various barriers, from not having access to wider educational opportunities outside of the curriculum, to being the first in their family to go to university and therefore, needing advice and guidance.

Principles

At Gaynes School:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups.  This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time

The amount of Pupil Premium allocated during the Academic Year 2016/17 was £120,027.00.  In 2017/18 we have been allocated £99,170.00.

The impact of all our funding is monitored through analysis of tracking, student voice feedback and observations of learning.

Pupil Premium Strategy

At Gaynes School we pride ourselves on having high aspiration and ambition for all pupils, regardless of their background. We operate a no excuse culture, setting children up to have the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed. Our mission is to ensure that every pupil achieves academic success and has the real option of going to university or following a career of their choice. We believe our pupils work hard towards this goal because we make it real for them.

We have high expectations for all of our pupils, and believe that with great teaching and a lot of love and care, every child can fulfil their potential.

Some interventions are adopted on a whole school basis and are not restricted to FSM registered pupils only. However, the implementation of some intervention programmes would not have been possible without the Pupil Premium. The majority of school strategies are targeted towards improvement in the attainment and progress of pupils. A number of these key strategies are resourced from the schools’ main budget, including smaller class sizes, educational support staff and an intervention programme. We have allocated the additional Pupil Premium funding to specific initiatives to support the most disadvantaged pupils.

The key objective is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. The achievement of pupils at primary is good however levels of attainment are lower for some children who are eligible for FSM. While we recognise that this is a national trend, we are committed to doing everything we can to close this achievement gap. Through the application of high quality programmes and provision overall, we aim to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. The use of targeted interventions is also important. Children who start with low attainment on entry will need to make accelerated progress in order to reach at least age-related expectations.

It is also important that low attaining pupils grow in confidence and independence. Therefore, quality social experiences in and outside school can also have a significant impact.

It must also be remembered that there can be children who, whilst being eligible for FSM and Pupil Premium, are not low attaining but may not be maximising their full potential. We must therefore never confuse eligibility for the Pupil Premium with low ability. We must focus on supporting all disadvantaged children to achieve the highest levels

Funding is allocated within the school budget by financial year. This budget enables the school to plan its intervention and support programme. Expenditure is therefore planned and implemented by academic year as shown.

As an inclusive school, Gaynes School strongly believes that no pupil should be disadvantaged as a result of background and ensures that resources and support are also provided for children who may not necessarily be eligible for free school meals or looked after, but who have been identified by the school as being at an educational disadvantage compared to their peers. This support is funded out of the School’s main budget. Programmes involving children who are eligible for the grant as well as those who are not are often part-funded by Pupil Premium, proportional to the children they benefit.

Aims:

At Gaynes School we will:

  • Make decisions about the spending of Pupil Premium funding based on educational research
  • Make decisions about the spending of Pupil Premium based on our knowledge of the children and their families
  • Ensure that staff are aware of the potential barriers to learning for FSM and LAC pupils
  • Track the attainment and progress of pupils on FSM as a group and ensure this is in line with the progress and attainment of the whole class
  • Measure the success of intervention programmes through impact analysis

The challenge to establish a clear link between educational expenditure and pupils’ learning is harder than one would imagine. It may seem obvious that more money offers the possibilities for a better or higher quality educational experience, but the evidence suggests that it is not simply a question of spending more to get better results. (Sutton Trust 2012)

Barriers to learning:

  • Low aspiration within the local area
  • Employment market suppressed within local context
  • Children from low economic backgrounds
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Single parent families
  • Social mobility

 Provision 2017/18

Aspect

Amount

Focus of Work

Adjusted
expenditure for 17/18

Rationale

SLT Lead

 

SLT Pupil Premium Lead

 

£1000

SLT to oversee the impact of the PP strategy

Alternative Provision

 

Home School Support Workers
(HSSW)   College and alternative
provision fees

£4,566.33

 

Curriculum and Pastoral Support

 

Curriculum support and Dedicated
support from Head of Year to track and monitor student progress and
behaviour.

£26,192.32

Pastoral Lead employed across the school to track and monitor
behaviour, mentor and set up behaviour programmes as well as make daily
contact with parents. 

Addition Teaching and Support

 

Additional teaching – LDMs, Tracking
Committee, Peer Mentoring, Math and English

 

£34,881.00

 

PP Bursary

 

 

Pupil premium leavers bursary

£3000

 

Intervention.  ABC

One day a week ABC mentoring

 

£4,226.42

 

Mentoring Costs/Behaviour Intervention. 

Behavioural intervention and tracking of targeted students who are PP
who need close behaviour support and positive engagement strategies. Commonly
targeted at all Year Groups. 

£17,253.27

 

SEN Support

 

SEN Support Staff – in class support
and BASE  intervention

£8,649.25

 

Curricular Enrichment 

 

Finance and trip administration 

Admin / printing costs

 

£1,039.83

£92.58

 

 

Staff CPD

 

Staff development and training
courses

 

£1,302.08

 

Homework club

 

PPG targeted homework club with a dedicated
member of staff to provide support

£3,460.00

 

Literacy Development

 

Accelerated Reader to develop reading across
the school

£546.25

 

Student Voice

 

Whole school Pupil premium PASST
Survey

£906.80

 

 

Provision 2016/17

 

Aspect

Amount

Focus of Work

Adjusted
expenditure for 16/17

Rationale

Administration

 

Admin / printing costs

 

£92.58

 

Alternative Provision

 

Home School Support Workers
(HSSW)   College and alternative
provision fees

£5,323.95

 

Curriculum and Pastoral Support

 

Dedicated Pastoral support from Head
of Year to track and monitor student progress and behaviour.

£26,302.95

Pastoral Lead employed across the school to track and monitor
behaviour, mentor and set up behaviour programmes as well as make daily
contact with parents. 

Progress and Achievement

 

KS3 and KS4 tracking committees
track and review progress of PP students.
SLT PP co-ordinator

 

 

£2,603.78

 

PP Peer Mentoring

 

Peer Mentor training and peer
support for PP student in KS3 & 4

 

£850.64

 

PP Bursary

 

 

Pupil premium leavers bursary

£3000

 

Mentoring
Costs/Behaviour Intervention.  ABC

Behavioural
intervention and tracking of targeted students who are PP who need close
behaviour support and positive engagement strategies. Commonly targeted at
all Year Groups.  Dedicated Pastoral Lead. One day a week ABC mentoring

 

 

£17,078.27

Additional teaching support

 

 

Targeted intervention for PP students

£36,765.35

 

SEN Support

 

Teaching Assistant Co-ordinator /
SEN  supporting PP students

 

£8,934.80

 

Curricular Enrichment 

 

Curriculum resources, trips, work
experience.  Finance and trip
administration

 

 

£8150.91

 

Staff CPD

 

Staff Learning Development Meetings

INSET days (Visiting groups take %
of PPI students)

External CPD linked to high quality
teaching

 

£3,077.91

£5,155.46

£348.60

 

 

Homework club

 

PPG targeted homework club with a dedicated
member of staff to provide support

£444

 

You and me counselling

 

Counselling for PP students

£991.00

 

Student Voice

 

Whole school Pupil premium PASST
Survey

 

£906.80

 

The Pupil Premium Strategy will be reviewed in August 2018.

 

How to Apply for Free School Meals?

This website provides details of how to apply:

https://www.havering.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Free-School-Meals.aspx

Essentially, you are entitled to free school meals for your child if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (but NOT Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income of less than £16,190
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit