Pupil Premium Statement 2017/18

Stanley Park High aims to provide opportunities for its students that enable them to play an active role in the twenty-first century. As members of a co-educational comprehensive school, students have full access to and experience of the curriculum regardless of race, class, gender, physical ability and religious belief. The school promotes a sense of self-esteem, responsibility and tolerance in young people. It values and challenges the individual so that they achieve the highest levels of attainment whatever their starting point.

The Pupil Premium is therefore a key resource for ensuring the realisation of this inclusive and aspirational ethos. The nature of the issue makes it essential that personalised rather than blanket support is provided for students. We recognise that not all students who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged or underachieving. We also recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

The Pupil Premium Fund is paid to schools for students who are: recorded as being eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM), children who are Looked After (LAC), children who have been adopted from care or those who have a parent serving in the armed forces.

During the year 2017/18, we expect to be awarded £935 for every child who is entitled to Pupil Premium Funding (Ever 6 FSM), £1900 for children who are looked after or have been adopted from care and £300 for those who have parents serving in the armed forces.

We anticipate our total Pupil Premium Budget to be around £325,000 for the academic year 2017/18. Please note that this is an estimated amount.

The following outlines our planned Pupil Premium spending for this academic year (2017/18):

Area of Spend

Contribution from Pupil Premium

Description

Expected Impact

Attendance Team

£15,357

Support from a school attendance liaison officer to target attendance with a focus on vulnerable groups.

An overall improvement in attendance in 2017/18 with attendance of PP students in line with that of others (95%).

Inclusion Team

£122,560

Staff have been employed in various roles to work within the inclusion team, with a focus on vulnerable groups and providing off-site packages where appropriate.

Various levels of academic and pastoral support provided for all students including PP students within the school. The rate of exclusions of PP students to be below the school average (approximately 8%). All PP students achieve their TMGs. 

Numeracy Support Team

£33,473

HLTA’s and a Numeracy LSA employed to work within the Maths department to raise attainment and progress of all groups including disadvantaged students.

Students below level 4 on entry catch up by July 2018.  All PP students achieve their TMG in Mathematics. The gap between PP and Non PP students to narrow.

Literacy Support Team

£29,572

A Literacy Support Leader and a Literacy LSA employed to provide Literacy intervention and support to groups of students including those who are disadvantaged.

Students below level 4 on entry catch up by July 2018. All PP students achieve their TMG in English. The gap between PP and Non PP students in English to narrow.

Inclusion Admin Team

£28,196

Inclusion Admin team to provide admin support to Inclusion team with a particular focus on disadvantaged students.

The progress and attainment of students including PP is monitored closely. All interventions are recorded centrally.

Staffing - Strategic

£24,356

Strategic planning and support from Senior and Middle Leaders, with a particular focus on disadvantaged students

Continual curriculum development, leading to an increase in overall attainment and progress for students in all year groups. The gap between attainment and progress of PP and Non PP students narrows.

Interventions

£15,000

Access to a range of interventions dependent upon needs for all students including disadvantaged students.

Increase in overall attainment and progress for students in all year groups.  The gap between attainment and progress of PP and Non PP students narrows.

Alternative Provision

£19,380

Access to a range of alternative provision where required, with a particular focus on disadvantaged students.

Increase in overall attainment and progress for students in all years. Reduction in the number of exclusions, both fixed term and permanent.

Assessment

£3,180

Use of assessment packages to identify learning needs of disadvantaged students.

Specific learning needs of PP students identified to allow for targeted intervention.


Outcomes

The performance gap between the Pupil Premium cohort and the Non Pupil Premium cohort had reduced significantly over the last three years. This was due to the further support invested in the Pupil Premium cohort that involved individual mentoring of targeted students. In addition, the school carried out a restructure of the school support staff in the summer of 2015 and outlined key responsibilities within this to specifically focus on further reducing the gap and attaining parity with the rest of the school. The school is very disappointed with the widening of the gap this year and continues to develop the work outlined above in order to further close the gap and ensure that this year’s results were a ‘blip’.

2017

 

All students

Pupil Premium Students

Non Pupil Premium Students

Gap

5 A*-C inc Eng/Ma at 4+

47%

26%

55%

-29%

3+ Levels of Progress in English

52%

37%

59%

-22%

3+ Levels of Progress in Maths

43%

27%

50%

-23%


2016

 

All students

Pupil Premium Students

Non Pupil Premium Students

Gap

5 A*-C inc Eng/Ma

58%

53%

60%

-7%

3+ Levels of Progress in English

86%

83%

87%

-4%

3+ Levels of Progress in Maths

60%

50%

63%

-13%


2015

 

All students

Pupil Premium Students

Non Pupil Premium Students

Gap

5 A*-C inc Eng/Ma

54%

48%

57%

-9%

3+ Levels of Progress in English

86%

77%

90%

-13%

3+ Levels of Progress in Maths

56%

46%

60%

-14%


2014

 

All students

Pupil Premium Students

Non Pupil Premium Students

Gap

5 A*-C inc Eng/Ma

52%

29%

59%

-30%

3+ Levels of Progress in English

85%

74%

90%

-16%

3+ Levels of Progress in Maths

57%

44%

61%

-17%


2013

 

All students

Pupil Premium Students

Non Pupil Premium Students

Gap

5 A*-C inc Eng/Ma

55%

34%

64%

-30%

3+ Levels of Progress in English

75%

63%

81%

-18%

3+ Levels of Progress in Maths

63%

43%

72%

-29%