Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Pupil Premium 2012-2013

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is a type of funding additional to the main school funding.  It is received from the government each academic year and is allocated to students under a few different criteria, the main being for those students from low-income families who are eligible for Free School Meals. The following groupings are also eligible for the Pupil Premium; Looked After Children and children with parents in the armed forces.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit within specific parameters.

The initiative started in 2011 when £488 was allocated for each eligible student, this amount increasing to £600 for each student in 2012 and £900 for 2013. In 2012, the eligibility for Pupil Premium was extended to students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years, so a year 8 student who was eligible when they were in year 3 would count. This 6 year eligibility is known as the ‘Ever 6 Free School Meals Measure’.

Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy received £63900 for the year 2013.

Use of the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium at Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy is used to pay for a range of student support activities and interventions. These monies  were spent in the following ways;

Type Of Provision

Description

Rationale

Cost (£)

Impact

Learning and achievement across the school

Additional numeracy and literacy lessons for those who have fallen behind

To allow the delivery of more of the basic number and literacy work to a cohorts of students, delivered to small class sizes

£5,316

To keep the 3 and 4 levels of progress in English and maths  above the national average for this particular focus group and to improve year on year

After school revision classes provided by teachers of the subject areas

To help students improve on the examination result they would have achieved should these not be offered

£10,073

To keep the GCSE results and Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 levels of progression above the national average for this particular focus group

One to one lunchtime sessions and extra classes

To help students improve on the examination result they would have achieved should these not be offered

£7,588

To keep the GCSE results and levels of progression above the national average for this particular focus group

Revision days

To help students improve on the examination result they would have achieved should these not be offered

£1,390

To keep the GCSE results and levels of progression above the national average for this particular focus group

Revision packs and materials for students

To help students improve on the examination result they would have achieved should these not be offered

£850

To look at a year on year improvement in academic outcomes in the subject areas for this particular focus group and above the national average for this particular focus group

Laptops and other extra ICT equipment

To ensure these students do not fall behind their peers and they have all the appropriate materials to help them with their studies, the materials support these learners

£1,660

Increase the value added scores for this group and keep above the national average

Study days

To give the students guidance on the best practice for studying for exams

£899

To keep the average points score for each student above the national averages for this particular focus group

A member of staff to act as an achievement mentor who will meet the student on a one to one basis on a weekly or fortnightly basis

Works closely with the students in year 11 to ensure students do not fall behind with their coursework/controlled assessments and homework, as well as confronting and discussing any issues that may arise for the student

£10,790

To keep the English Baccalaureate subject area scores for each student above the national averages, for the EBAC itself and the English and maths components of this qualification, this being for this particular focus group

Speech and language groups including social groups

Specifically trained staff to work with small groups of students, no more than 4 in a group to work on communication skills and social interaction

£3,189

 

Paired reading programmes and reading and spelling club

To further improve the achievement of those students with literacy difficulties

£4,233

 

Dyslexia programmes to help students with literacy problems

To further improve the achievement of those students with reading difficulties

£2,679

Evidence to be collected from the dyslexia programme being run with these students

Able, Gifted and Talented activities

A staff member whose role it is to co-ordinate the AG&T across the school, liaising with different departments and putting into place a variety of activities for these students

£532

Academic performance of these students is above the national expectations in terms of levels of progression and academic outcomes

Social, Emotional & Behavioural

Full time first aider

A qualified first aider is on call at all times to help with any first aid issues

£363

Increase in attendance figures as students are encouraged to stay in school unless their illness dictates that they need to go home

School nurse

The school nurse has weekly ‘drop in’ sessions where students can discuss any medical or personal issues

£0

Increase in attendance figures as students have a person who is not a member of the school staff to whom they can discuss issues and feel secure in school

School youth worker

The youth worker  has weekly ‘drop in’ sessions where students can attend ‘Christian activities’ and he is also available should any student wish to discuss any personal issues

£1,411

Increase in attendance figures as students have a person who is not a member of the school staff to whom they can discuss issues and feel secure in school

Families and Communities

Engagement of parents in the learning of the students

Parents for learning for Year 7 maths

£239

To improve attendance and attitudes to learning by the students and engage the parents in support with their child’s learning

Engagement of parents in the learning of the students

Parents for learning for Year 11 maths, English and science

£391

To improve attendance and attitudes to learning by the students and engage the parents in support with their child’s learning

Assist with day to day items

Uniform and other items

£100

 

Enrichment beyond the curriculum

Whole school rewards system with a rewards shop

Students actively encouraged and enjoy ‘cashing in’ their points for a variety of rewards

£500

To improve attendance and attitudes to learning by rewards

Rewards trips, Christmas celebrations, Year 11 Prom

Rewards for ‘going the extra mile’ in the students’ learning

£500

To improve attendance and attitudes to learning by rewards

A variety of lunchtime and after school extra-curricular activities

A whole host of none curricular activities for the engagement of the students

£11,837

To improve attendance and attitudes to learning by rewards

Year 10 work experience day

To raise the aspirations and to enrich the life experiences of the students and with initial preparation to the world of work

£594

Increase the aspirations of the year 10 students

Careers advice

An independent qualified careers advisor to discuss post 16 options with Year 9 and Year 11

£796

To focus the students’ attitude to their learning and to helps with post 16 choices as well as option choices in Year 9

Author visit

To improve the aspirations of the students in their reading

£500

To focus the students’ attitude to their reading and help improve the standards in this area

Total

 

 

£66,430

 

 

Attendance, Progress & Results Pupil Premium Students 2012/2013

% of Students

Year 11

 

5 or more GCSE’s grades A* to C including English & Maths

47%

National average

%

 

 

5 or more GCSE’s grades A* to C

47%

National average

%

 

 

5 or more A* to G including English & Maths

100.0%

National average

%

 

 

Making the expected level of progress in English

67%

Making more than the expected level of progress

27%

National average for the expected level of progress

56%

 

 

Making the expected level of progress in maths

73%

Making more than the expected level of progress

27%

National average for the expected level of progress

54%

 

 

Percentage obtaining GCSE grades A* to C in English

67%

National average

50%

 

 

Percentage obtaining GCSE grades A* to C in maths

67%

National average

53%

 

 

Percentage obtaining the EBAC qualification

13%

National average

10%

 

 

Percentage attendance

93.3%

National average

91.7%

 

 

Permanent exclusions

0%

National average

0.29%

 

 

Fixed term exclusions

2.74%

National average

19.17%