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Pupil Premium Information

Pupil Premium Information

PUPIL PREMIUM (disadvantaged students)

The coalition government introduced a pupil premium payment in September 2011 which aims to increase attainment and aspiration for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. 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 disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that the funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
 

1.         How is the Pupil Premium budget spent?

A detailed budget for how the pupil premium funding is spent is produced each year and is available as a download. The strategies are wide ranging and have been assessed against the Sutton Trust toolkit for potential impact.  Most of the toolkit interactions are included in some way such as:

·         After school/lunchtime/holiday programmes

·         Behaviour interventions

·         Homework clubs

·         Mentoring

·         Small group tuition

·         Outdoor adventure learning

·         Use of TAs
 

Please see the download for the full Pupil Premium budget.
 

2.         What has been the impact of the additional funding?

The Progress8 gap between Pupil Premium students and others at Woodcote narrowed dramatically in 2016 and is considerably less than the national Gap. Pupil Premium Students at Woodcote make more progress than the average of all of  students in the country.

The 2016 results can be seen in the following tables:

 

PROGRESS 8 COMPARISONS

 

PROGRESS 8

2015

2016

 

WHS

National

WHS

National

All Pupils

+0.30

0.00

+0.21

0.00

Pupil Premium Pupils  (PP)

-0.31

-0.40

+0.08

-0.32

Gap between PP
students and all pupils

-0.61

-0.40

-0.13

-0.32

 

PROGRESS 8 ELEMENTS

2016

WHS

NATIONAL

 

ALL

PP

ALL

PP

English

+0.12

+0.08

0.00

-0.25

Maths

+0.27

+0.19

0.00

-0.29

EBacc

+0.25

- 0.07

0.00

-0.41

Open

+0.20

+0.16

0.00

-0.3

GAP BETWEEN PP STUDENTS  vs NON PP STUDENTS

2016

WOODCOTE

NATIONAL

-0.16

-0.44

 

Whilst the work we are doing is clearly improving the life chances of pupil premium students, we remain aware that the achievement gap remains. In 2016/17 a central aim is to continue to narrow the achievement gap; all of our students should be supported to make excellent progress during their time at our school.

 

3.         How are we ensuring that achievement gaps closes?

A central element of the 2016/17 Pupil Premium work is to continue to narrow the achievement gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium students; we believe that all students should make excellent progress in their school. To ensure that our disadvantaged students are given all the support that they need, we have appointed two teachers to work closely with pupil premium students in KS3 and KS4 respectively. Over the past few years we have developed and used a range of strategies that have helped to narrow the gap in achievement levels and these two dedicated members of staff have refined these approaches and launched new and improved initiatives. The central element of our approach is for our pupil premium students to be treated as individuals and encouraged to achieve as highly as possible.  Regular monitoring of progress against milestones will occur and enable us to continue to adapt and improve our support for our disadvantaged students.