Brixham College Pupil Premium Funding 2017/18 Website Information
The Pupil Premium (PP) is a government strategy designed to help disadvantaged children and young people do well at school. The funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for free school meals in the last six years or who are in care. Schools are responsible for spending the money in ways that would most benefit these students.
We are held accountable for the impact of Pupil Premium funding in the following ways:
- Performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
- Details published online each year of how we are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement
- The Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.
During our last Ofsted inspection (May 2014), the provision for our Pupil Premium students was highlighted as a strength of the College.
Funding for 2017 to 2018
In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, the College will receive £935 funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. In addition the College will receive £1,900 for each looked-after child who:
- Has been looked after for one day or more
- Was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order.
In 2017/18, Brixham College will receive approximately £268,000 Pupil Premium funding in total.
Impact of Interventions 2016/17
- To narrow the gap to national expectation for those pupils in receipt of pupil premium.
- To ensure that all pupils in receipt of pupil premium make at least 2 whole levels progress between KS3 and KS4
During 2016/17, the College continued to support targeted data-led intervention for groups and individual students eligible for the Pupil Premium funding while promoting whole-school change for improvement. This was delivered through the Standards Office, Palzone and additional intervention sessions run through additional staffing in English/maths and Faculty/subject led projects. There was also target tutor group which allowed for the delivery of specialist intervention in order to increase performance.
Additional Intervention strategies and initiatives for 2016/17 included;
- ICT infrastructure and software to facilitate home learning
- One-to-one and small-group tuition in English and maths at KS3 and KS4
- English and maths booster days, twilight sessions and half-term revision classes and employment of additional staff in English and maths
- Purchasing of revision guides and textbooks
- Engagement in out-of-school clubs and enrichment activities such as swimming, visits to universities, Enterprise Days, Healthy Living Camp
- Counselling services
- Purchasing of software to track and monitor behaviour, attendance and attainment
- Employment of a full-time Intervention Coordinator
- Subsidised school travel to improve attendance
- Whole-school teaching and learning initiatives
- Delivery of additional intervention projects for specific subject and faculty areas.
- Laptop provision for home learning.
Impact and Evidence
- Overall 55% of Pupil Premium students in Year 11 achieved a Grade 9-4 in English and Maths (standard pass) and 22% gained a Grade 9-5 in English and maths (Strong Pass). There is currently no National average data available but we anticipate being well above. This is down to the hard work of both staff and students alike and the effectiveness of the strategies that were put in place to support them.
More information regarding Pupil Premium funding is available here on the Department of Education website.
If you would like information on your child’s progress at any time, please get in touch, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01803 858271. If you would like to apply for Pupil Premium funding for a particular project or intervention please download the following form and hand in to the main reception.