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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Local authorities are responsible for looked after children and make payments to schools where an eligible child is on roll. 

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who:

  • Have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’)

  • Have been looked after by the local authority (known as ‘LAC’

  • Pupils recorded on the January 2016 School Census who were looked after immediately before being adopted on or after 30 December 2005 or were placed on a Special Guardianship or Residence Order immediately after being looked after (known as ‘post LAC’)
  • Any child whose parents have been in the armed services in the last four years (known as 'Ever 4 service child')

In 2015/16 pupil premium is based on a grant of £935 for Ever 6 FSM pupils, £1900 for LAC and post LAC pupils and £300 for Ever 4 service children.

Use of Pupil Premium at Saddleworth School

Fund available 2016/17: £215 870

The three key objectives:

  • To focus on improving the progress and achievement of pupil premium students so they make good progress and attend in line with their peers
  • To continue to offer chances for those in receipt of pupil premium to access the same extra-curricular and in house opportunities as others
  • To improve attendance, parental contact and support

In order to meet the key objectives PP funds are used in some of the following ways:

  • Additional adults in lessons to support pupils. Our teaching assistants provide high quality support that scaffolds the learning for key groups of students in lessons
  • Key intervention programmes. Examples of which include our functional English lessons, McGraw Hill which develop literacy skills for students that need additional help
  • One to one tuition. To support students that need additional help to make good progress in mathematics and English. Tuition runs on site making it accessible to pupil premium students
  • Mentoring on site. The mentoring provided on site aims to help students to remove barriers to learning and develop socially and emotionally
  • Enrichment opportunities. Where possible individual requested are supported in meeting the learning and social needs of pupils, including: Support with trips and visits, opportunity to participate in music lessons, Duke of Edinburgh and Saddleworth Wednesdays
  • Pastoral support assistants. PSA’s support the attendance, engagement and progress of the year groups they are attached to

Key Objective 1:

To focus on improving the progress and achievement of pupil premium students so they make good progress and attend in line with their peers.

Team to monitor and direct intervention to improve the progress of disadvantaged students 

Success Criteria:
Achievement and progress gaps to reduce in line with SIP targets

Key Staff:

Monitoring and Evaluation:
Monitoring of data at each assessment point, provided by KMY. All interventions to be monitored for impact

Date: From April 2016

Title: Teaching assistants to provide support to PP students that follow into the "double disadvantaged" category
Proposed Cost (£): 49 950

Title: Achievement coordinator to oversee academic achievement and progress of disadvantaged students in school (September start)
Proposed Cost (£): 20 000

Title: TLR responsibility closing the gap for PP students in maths
Proposed Cost (£): 2590

Title: Maths tutoring
Proposed Cost (£): 28 500

Title: Contribution to overstaffing in science to reduce class size and improve outcomes
Proposed Cost (£): 14 580

Title: Functional English lessons
Proposed Cost (£): 8500

Title: Revision voucher pack
Proposed Cost (£): 750

Total: £124 870


To continue to offer chances for those in receipt of pupil premium to access the same extra-curricular and in house opportunities as others.

To offer those in receipt of pupil premium the opportunity to participate in activities at school including: sporting activities (e.g. club membership, necessary equipment), music tuition, activities run through Saddleworth Wednesdays. 

Success Criteria:
Students in receipt of PP will actively engage in extra-curricular activities, student leadership opportunities and residential trips. No student will be disadvantaged from missing opportunities beyond the school curriculum. Student & parent / carer feedback will be positive. Improved engagement with school will be evident through reduced exclusions and negative referrals and increased effort grades and credits

Key Staff:

Monitoring and Evaluation:
Analysis of participation figures from extra curricular activities, club membership and participation in performances. Pupil voice

Date: From April 2016

Title: Trips, events and extra curricular.
Proposed Cost (£): 25 000

Total: £25 000


To improve attendance, parental contact and support.

Remove barriers to attendance. Create increased opportunities for parents and carers to support students in and out of school with their learning

Success Criteria:
Attendance, persistent absence and punctuality figures are similar for PP and non PP students and compare favourably to national averages. Students and families engage with the opportunities offered and give positive feedback

Key Staff:

Date: From September 2016

Title: Family support worker, support for families to remove barriers to attendance
Proposed Cost (£): 25 000

Title: Pastoral support assistants (portion) to remove barriers to learning
roposed Cost (£): 10 000

Title: Staffing for pupil support centre, reintegration back into school and exclusion prevention
roposed Cost (£): 15 000

Title: Breakfast club, improving punctuality and social schools
roposed Cost (£): 6000

Title: Holiday provision
roposed Cost (£): 10 000

Total: £41 000

Monitoring and evaluation
Attendance and punctuality figures. Student and parent/carer feedback. First day of term readiness and attendance. AW1 "drop back" measure.