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Pupil Premium Report

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The funding is provided in addition to the main Special School funding from the LA and is intended to help disadvantaged pupils to 'close the gap' and to raise attainment and improve progress. An average percentage of our pupils receive Pupil Premium funding - we are in the third quintile on the Ofsted School Data Dashboard compared to all schools nationally.

Children who are eligible include:

  • Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years.
  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
  • Children of armed services personnel.

Funding 

In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid direct to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. 

For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings the Local Authority decides how to allocate the Pupil Premium. The Authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the Premium for these pupils should be used.

At St Dominic’s School, there is a culture of staff going the extra distance for pupils and students and a real drive and determination to ensure that all our pupils and students reach their full potential, regardless of background, gender, ethnicity or SEN, to achieve ambitious goals and live life to the full.

 

Academic Year 2015 - 2016

Funding 

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding in 2015 - 2016 receive:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6.
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11.

In total, St. Dominic’s School received £16,633 pupil premium funding in 2015/16. Some Local Authorities take the view that pupil premium funding is included in the fees paid for the pupil or student to attend St. Dominic’s. Other Local Authorities pay pupil premium directly and separately to fees. This does not impact the amount of money St. Dominic’s allocates to pupils and students eligible for pupil premium funding; all pupils and students and students eligible for pupil premium funding will receive the same allocation of monies regardless of the Local Authority they attend from.

The number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium was 23 (% based on an average of 94 pupils for the academic year 2015 - 16).

At St. Dominic’s, Pupil Premium is dedicated to securing our learners' inclusion in and beyond our school, both now and in their future. Funds are dedicated to staffing intervention programmes, to close personalised gaps, through overcoming barriers to our pupils and students reaching their academic and social potential.

In 2015- 16 our focuses were:

Pupil Premium 

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The Impact of Pupil Premium on Achievement

As with all pupils and students at St Dominic’s, the attainment and progress of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium is carefully monitored and recorded through detailed and meticulous systems of formative and summative assessment.  Pupil progress is reviewed each half term and interventions for pupils who are underperforming are set and monitored. Attainment at St Dominic’s School is good and close to being outstanding.  The school has developed a bespoke system for in house assessment, using ‘I can’ statements taken from the national curriculum to measure progress and set aspirational, individualised targets that take account of their age related norms. 

Progress using our in house tracking system shows: 

  • 2015-2016 Whole school SAVI grid Progress average in English for disadvantaged pupils 6.15%, while other pupils average was 6%.
  • 2015-2016 Whole school SAVI grid Progress average in Maths for disadvantaged pupils 4.96%, while other pupils average was 4.98%. 

This means that disadvantaged pupils and students at St Dominic’s are narrowing the gap between their attainment and their age-related norm. 

Attainment for disadvantaged pupils: 

  • At the end of KS4, disadvantaged pupils progress from SATs in English was 100%, and progress from SATs in Maths was 57%.
  • At the end of KS4, disadvantaged pupils progress from baseline assessment was 83% in both English and Maths
  • At the end of KS2, disadvantaged pupils (3 pupils) did not achieve expected progress from KS1 – KS2

Summary

In 2015 - 2016, Pupil Premium funding was used to remove barriers to learning for pupils and students who are disadvantaged and all of whom have a statement of special education needs.  While pupils and students make outstanding progress in English, and this is demonstrable for individuals and the whole school, in Mathematics progress is lower using in house tracking and when examining key stage 2 – 4 progress.

Pupil Premium – Proposed Spending for 2016 - 2017

Key Actions

Funding this current academic year should be approximately £23, 210.  The school should receive funding of £1,320 per pupil in the Primary sector and £935 per pupil in the Secondary sector. We should also receive £1,900 for any looked-after child, or any pupil who has “ceased to be looked after by the Local Authority”.

The number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium is 24 (27%)

 

Academic Year 2014 - 2015

Funding 

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding in 2014 – 2015 receive:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6.
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11.

In total, St Dominic’s School received £5,610 pupil premium funding in 2014/15. Some Local Authorities take the view that pupil premium funding is included in the fees paid for the pupil or student to attend St Dominic’s. Other Local Authorities pay pupil premium directly and separately to fees. This does not impact the amount of money St Dominic’s allocates to pupils and students eligible for pupil premium funding; all pupils and students and students eligible for pupil premium funding will receive the same allocation of monies regardless of the Local Authority they attend from.

The number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium was 18 (19% based on an average of 93 pupils for the academic year 2014-15).

 Pupil Premium English & Maths 2014-15

In 2014 - 2015, 94% of disadvantaged pupils achieved expected progress in English, while 89% of other pupils achieved expected progress. 63% of disadvantaged pupils achieved expected progress in Mathematics, while 77% of other pupils achieved expected progress.

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Pupil Premium 2014-15

Summary

In 2014 – 2015, Pupil Premium funding was used to remove barriers to learning for pupils and students who are disadvanted and all of whom have a statement of special education needs. While pupils and students make outstanding progress in English, and this is demonstrable for individuals and the whole school, in Mathematics there is a difference of 14% that needs to be addressed. Key actions include:

  • On-going interventions to allow pupils and students with specific barriers to learning to access the curriculum.
  • Numeracy support training in ‘Catch Up Maths’ to increase effectiveness of interventions.
  • Additional Needs Led Curriculum intervention groups for Key Stages 2 and 3.
  • Purchase iPad apps and further software to increase numeracy engagement.
  • Further develop and refine the tracking of pupil progress through the development of the Needs Led Curriculum software application for pupils, parents and staff.