Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.

It’s allocated for schools to:

  • improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities
  • close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country

You can find further information about the pupil premium in Pupil Premium Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 174KB, 8 pages) .

Forest Moor School receives additional funding for looked after children and for every pupil who has received free school meals over the past 6 years. Please follow this link to the Department for Education to find out more about this funding.

We up-date our records regularly to make sure we have an accurate account of the school population.  However, if your circumstances change please inform the school office.

There are four categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

Disadvantaged pupils

  • Ever6 FSM pupils who are, or have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years (Reception to Year 11)
  • Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Children who have left care through adoption

Service pupils

  • Ever6 Service pupils or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence (Reception to Year 11)

If you are in receipt of any of the following your child is eligible for free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income based jobseeker’s allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child tax credit, provided they are not entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income, as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
  • The guarantee element of state pension credit
  • Employment support allowance

In line with our vision and values, Forest Moor School seeks to ensure the effectiveness of its use of the Pupil Premium.  As a result we have based our spending priorities on high quality research such as the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Teaching and Learning Toolkit, which is an accessible summary of educational research providing guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.  You can find out more about this by downloading the Education Endowment Foundation toolkit.

Pupil Premium Update March 2021

As a result of the  enforced changes to our educational provision caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the detail in the Pupil Premium Plan for 2020-21 strategy has been subject to change since January 2021. Our use of the funding has been adapted to meet students’ needs as they have arisen, whilst maintaining where possible the principles outlined in this document, and in others related to the PPG.

During the pandemic the following measures have been implemented to ensure that ‘disadvantaged’ pupils’ barriers to learning will continue to be overcome wherever possible:

  • Provide individualised safe and well checks for all our students through phone calls and socially distanced home visits
  • Providing free school meals throughout periods not covered through the Government scheme
  • Creating appropriate and tailored home learning packs for students
  • Providing craft and activity packs to KS2 and 3 learners.

Future versions of the strategy will reflect the changes that are currently being made.

Pupil Premium Statement 2017/18

 

Summary Statement 

Academic Year 

2017/18

School Role 

Start of school Year  

40

End Of school Year 

52

Number of Pupils Eligible 

18

Total PP budget.

£23,155

FSM 

 

LAC

SSP

Adopted or reside with

grandparents

TOTAL 

12

 

2

2

2

 

£5,610

£7,920

£3,800

£600

£3,800

 

£23,155

18 pupils by the end of the school year drew the addition funding for pupil premium for supporting disadvantaged pupils to ensure they reach their full potential and educational inequality is reduced. The cohorts of pupils at Forest Moor School who are eligible for the additional funding do not always represent the most disadvantaged pupils in the school. As such the targeted funding strategy also adds value to other pupils in the school.

 

Barriers to Learning and attainment

 Key Areas 

 Rational

 Cost 

 Response 

 Impact

 Attendance 

Pupils who are referred to Forest Moor School have found school attendance challenging and therefore have significant gaps in learning and education experience.

 £13,000

  • Forest Moor employs a Home School Liaison Worker who supports transition of pupils securing pupil wellbeing and reduced anxiety for both pupil and family.
  • Identification of key adult relationship.
  • Attendance for pupils following transition is significantly higher than in previous school.
  •  Whole school attendance        91%
  • Pupil Premium attendance      93%

Personalised
Curriculum 

Identified targeted curriculum offer for a pupil unable to access on-site teaching and learning.

 £4,800

 Bespoke package of alternative provision in partnership with Forest Moor School.

 Maintained levels of engagement with education leading to accreditation at the end of key stage 4.

Additional  Family

Support 

Identification of challenge for pupils returning from school holiday periods.

£3,200

  • Home school liaison worker co-ordinates continued support for families across school holidays.
  • Therapeutic interventions supported by home school liaison worker.
  • Day trips and respite during school holidays 
  • Return of pupils following holiday periods.
  • Pupils return to school with established adult relationships.
  • Peer relationships supported during the school holidays leading to improved dynamic and greater levels of engagement on return to school
  • Therapeutic support for families accessed by the hardest to reach pupils and their families.
  • Attendance levels for pupils remains high and is not impacted by breaks in routine and structure.

In School Barriers

 

 

 

 

Gaps in Learning

Gaps in pupils Literacy and numeracy identified at point of entry into the school

£1,000

Additional literacy and Numeracy intervention delivered by staff. CPD for staff across the curriculum.

Quality first teaching with support from Teaching and learning assistants MITA training for all TA’s

All TA’s have accessed the Maximizing teaching assistants training. Follow up to include MPTA

Interventions for Literacy and Numeracy have closed the Gaps in pupil learning. Targeted

 

Additional

In addition to the above Forest Moor has provided the following support for pupils;

  • Speech language and communication programs
  • Work place experience
  • Outdoor Education
  • Music lessons for individual and small groups
  • Therapeutic  interventions 
  • Holidays scheme support
  • Breakfast Club
  • Residential/camping trip
  • Lunchtime/Enrichment clubs Friday afternoon

Pupil Premium Statement 2015-16

Pupil Premium received:  £14,960

8 secondary aged pupils eligible to Ever 6 FSM @ £935 per pupil

4 primary aged pupils (1 current) to Ever 6 FSM @ £1,320 per pupil

1 pupil eligible to Service Personnel @ £300 per pupil

1 pupil eligible to being Looked After or Adopted from Care @ £1900 per pupil

 

The Pupil Premium this year was used to support the school’s ‘personalised learning’ ethos, remove barriers to learning and increase attendance. This was achieved through a combination of initiatives including:

  • Funding of external provision placements
  • Contributing to 1:1 off site tuition – meeting family requests to overcome school phobia and develop appropriate relationships with adults
  • Reading intervention delivered on site and after school
  • Transport for student to receive additional science lessons
  • CBT counselling
  • Sensory room
  • Development of Thrive

 Impact

  • Increased attendance, on and off site, and engagement
  • Personal and social development/confidence
  • Improved KS4 outcomes, particularly in science
  • Post 16 destinations secured – 100% of June 2015 leavers are in further education, employment or training
  • 3 day teaching assistant support at a local mainstream school with a view to securing full time mainstream provision for a services child
  • Rapid increase in reading for specific students, evidence of a minimum of one sub level termly
  • Specific action plans for some students as a result of Thrive assessments

 

1. Summary information      
School Forest Moor School      
Academic Year 2016/17 Total PP budget £16,310 Date of most recent PP Strategy Review July 16
Total number of pupils 36 Number of pupils eligible for PP 14 ( 1LAC, 1 service pupil) Date for next internal review of this strategy July 17

 

2. Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP including high ability)
 
 In-school barriers 
A.  Literacy Skills
B.  Speech , Language and Communication
C.  Emotional literacy
 External barriers (issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)

D. 

Low attendance rates which  impact on learning
E. Maintaining attainment  and wellbeing over the summer break
F Improving family  /parent/carer relationships which impact on school academic performance and attitudes to learning

 

3. Planned expenditure         
Academic year 2016-17        
Total budgeted cost £16 310        
Targeted support        
Desired outcome Chosen action/approach What is the evidence and rationale for this choice? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead Planned cost  

 

Improved literacy skills

of pupils eligible for  pupil  premium

Reading intervention

EEF Endowment foundation evidence based research   – effective intervention

 

Improvement in reading scores and literacy attainment  from 2015-16

Delivered by trained school  staff

Monitored by SENCo and overseen by the Deputy Headteacher

SENCo £450

Improved speech and language  of pupils eligible for  pupil premium

Speech and language intervention

EEF Endowment foundation evidence based research effective intervention

 

 

Delivered by trained school staff

Monitored by SENCo and overseen by the Deputy Headteacher

SENCo £500
Reduction in  school phobia and developing relationship with trusted adult

1:1 off site tuition

Provided by school staff

– college based, community

EEF Endowment foundation evidence based research

Previous improvement in attendance and engagement  of this targeted provision

 

 

Agreed procedures monitored by Key Stage leaders with quality assurance  of planning and delivery by Key Stage leaders

 

 

Key Stage 3 and 4   leads £7000

Securing progression post 16 for KS4 pupils eligible for the pupil premium

Funding of external provision placements  Personalised provision

Improved attendance and engagement Reduction in % NEET was achieved  -all pupils eligible for the pupil premium who accessed this secured progression post 16

Quality assurance visits   – termly visits.  Collaborative curriculum planning Key Stage  4 Lead £4160
Improving family  /parent/carer relationships Learning to Listen Intervention

EEF Endowment foundation evidence based research   – Parental involvement

 Previous positive impact of family therapy in improved pupil behaviour and engagement  in learning

 

Quality assurance visits   – termly visits.

Collaborative curriculum planning

Active ongoing involvement of the family liaison of officer

Inclusion Manager £3600

Maintain engagement of pupils eligible for pupil premium over summer.

Summer school programme for targeted pupils. – sports and engagement focus

 

EEF Endowment foundation evidence based research   -summer schools

 

Maintaining engagement in learning, social and emotional wellbeing and physical   wellbeing over the summer break

Quality assurance visits

Active ongoing involvement of the family liaison officer

Inclusion Manager £600
     

Total budgeted cost

£16310

 

4. Review of expenditure       
Previous Academic Year 2015-16 (£14,960)    
i. Targeted support      
Desired outcome Chosen action/approach Estimated impact: Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate.

Lessons learned 

(and whether you will continue with this approach)

Cost

Improved literacy skills

of pupils eligible for  pupil  premium

Reading intervention Improvement in reading scores (available on school system)

Reading intervention continued into 2016-17

But likely that there will be fewer pupils eligible for pupil premium  requiring  this intervention as a result of improvement in quality first teaching and learning

£550
Reduction in  school phobia and developing relationship with trusted adult 1:1 off site tuition Provided by school staff  – college based, community

Increased attendance and engagement

Average improvement in attendance was 22%

This approach is being continued into 2016-17 due to its evidence of impact

Engagement of this in students own community was particularly effective

 

 

£5000

Securing progression post 16 for KS4 pupils

eligible for the pupil premium

Funding of external provision placements Personalised provision

Improved attendance and engagement Reduction in % NEET was achieved  -all pupils  eligible for the pupil premium secured progression post 16

 

Whilst the alternative provision was successful in progression and improving attendance for pupils eligible for the pupil premium use of alternative provision will continue to reduce in 2016/17 as a result of more provision on site.  The need for a collaborative approach on curriculum planning with the provider £5935

Maintain engagement

of pupils eligible for pupil premium over summer.

Summer school programme for targeted pupils. – sports and engagement focus

Maintaining social and emotional wellbeing and physical  wellbeing  over the summer break

Positive impact for pupils who attended on sustaining their confidence, engagement and readiness for learning into the Autumn term

Continued approach into 2016-17 as a result of the positive engagement of pupils and impact on sustained pupil confidence

 

£500

Improvement in SEMH

of pupils eligible for pupil premium

Use of the sensory room and additional  and different thrive intervention Improved engagement in learning, fewer behaviour incidents resulting in out of lesson Additional resourcing for this intervention as a result of its positive impact in 2015-16 £2800

Access to additional

after school science tuition

Transport costs Improved attainment in science  – accelerated progress as a result of the additional tuition As a result of improved quality of teaching and learning in science there is no required additional science after school tuition and therefore no allocation of resource for transport costs £175
      Total cost £14960