Pupil Premium

In line with Government policy, we believe that the Pupil Premium is an opportunity to further support a key group of students to improve levels of attainment and progress. Through additional funding we have been able to narrow the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students, particularly those on FSM and those in CLA (Care of Local Authority), and have ensured that their achievements compare favourably to national benchmarks.

PUPIL PREMIUM MOSELEY SCHOOL 2017 – 18

Context

At Moseley, we are passionate about providing every one of our students with the best possible start in life. We believe that education can transform lives especially for students who come from a position of economic disadvantage where it is vital that we focus resources on breaking the cycle of underachievement. The Government provides a Pupil Premium Grant for the following:

  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils* and closing the gap with their peers (£935 per pupil aged 11-16)
  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces (£300 per pupil)
  • Looked After Children as defined by the Children Act 1989 and children subject to adoption, special guardianship, a child arrangement order or a residence order (£1,900 per pupil)

*EVER 6 FSM: pupils recorded in the January census as being eligible for free school meals within the last 6 years

**EVER 5 service child: pupils recorded in the January census as being eligible for the service child premium within the last 4 years

 

Through the funding allocated  as pupil premium, we have implemented a range of strategies to close gaps so that all of our students can compete on a level footing with their peers regardless of social circumstance.

Leaders carefully plan the spending of additional funding that is provided to the school and they also evaluate the difference that the money makes. The progress of disadvantaged pupils who are in receipt of pupil premium funding is similar to, or better than, that of all pupils nationally.

Governors are aware of how additional funding is spent and the effectiveness of the school’s work on improving outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

In English, the proportion of disadvantaged pupils who made the expected level of progress in 2015 was higher than other, non-disadvantaged, pupils in the school and nationally. In mathematics, the proportion was slightly lower than for non-disadvantaged pupils in the school and nationally. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who exceeded the expected level of progress in English and mathematics was similar to other pupils in the school and higher than other pupils nationally. In current year groups, the progress of disadvantaged pupils in English and mathematics continues to be comparable to other pupils, as evidenced by the school’s performance information for current pupils and their work in lessons.

(OFSTED Report May 2016)

 

Moseley School received £551,650 in pupil Premium funding for the 2016-17 financial year. This is based on 590 eligible pupils (aged 11-16) at a rate of £935 per pupil. The main purpose for the utilisation of this funding continues to be in strategies that prove to reduce gaps in achievement between disadvantaged (FSM/CLA) pupils and more advantaged pupils. For 2016-2017, we have identified the following priority areas for pupil premium funding in order to improve outcomes for disadvantaged students:

KEY PRIORITY ACTIONS

 

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT

Academic interventions to support attainment and progress (especially literacy and numeracy) of targeted students

 

 

Intervention coordinators in English, Maths and Science to track and devise strategies to support students with low prior attainment and those making less than expected progress.

Additional staffing in core subjects to facilitate smaller class sizes.

Funding available to purchase and provide revision materials for disadvantaged students.

Graduate subject specialist coaches in English, Maths, Science and Humanities provide target group with support for students with low prior attainment and for those making less than expected progress.

Foreign Language Assistants provide additional support to targeted groups and individuals in MFL.

Literacy coaches provide specialist support to accelerate reading of students with LPA (use of Reading Assistant and Fast-Forward programmes).

 

 

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT

Strengthening the quality of personalisation in teaching, learning and assessment systems across school

 

 

Staff training and development to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

Graduate subject progress coaches provide support to targeted groups in E-baccalaureate subjects.

Deployment of specialist SEND coaches to support students with identified SEND needs.

Deployment of MIS manager to strengthen data and tracking systems to monitor progress of students on pupil premium.

DEVELOPING CHARACTER AND CONDUCT

Providing pastoral support for social and emotional development to increase confidence and raise aspirations

 

Inclusion coaches provide intervention programmes for targeted groups of students to improve behaviour and social and emotional development.

A personalisation case worker provides additional one-to-one support for targeted students to improve social and emotional development.

Strengthened pastoral system with a team of non-teaching pastoral managers and teaching heads of house overseeing pastoral care, promoting good behaviour, attendance and wellbeing for students and liaising with parents to enable and promote positive engagement with school.

A dedicated, full-time CEIAG officer has been employed by the school to support transition to post-16 education and to raise awareness of a range of careers and career pathways, establishing links and visits with HE and FE institutions.

Staffing and resources to provide enrichment opportunities aimed at developing self-esteem and broadening cultural capital e.g. through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and the development of the Moseley Edge.

 

CREATE A CULTURE OF SCHOLARSHIP, RAISING STANDARDS AND CELEBRATING SUCCESS 

Improving attendance and punctuality to school

 

 

Improved attendance and punctuality system. Attendance Officers and House Pastoral Managers make first day absence calls, implement improving attendance action plans and liaise with parents to improve attendance and punctuality.

Student reward system to promote good attendance and punctuality.

 

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT CREATES A CULTURE THAT ENABLES STUDENTS TO EXCEL

Strengthening links with parents and the community

 

The pastoral team are working to strengthen partnerships with parents and the community encouraging greater parental involvement in supporting learning.

 

IMPACT REVIEW OF PUPIL PREMIUM 2015-2016

Moseley School had 1,113 years 7-11 students on-roll. 644 students were eligible for pupil premium funding, equivalent to 58% of the eligible school population. We received an allocation of £602,140 for pupil premium in the 2015/16 financial year. We decided to spend the pupil premium in the following ways:

  • Strengthening literacy and numeracy skills and accelerating language development for newly arrived pupils
  • Raising levels of achievement for under-performing pupils in Core subjects of English, Maths and Science
  • Raising the aspirations and confidence of FSM/CLA pupils
  • Improving levels of attendance and positive behaviours amongst target students
  • Provision of a personalised curriculum for vulnerable students, in particular those at risk of exclusion
  • To improve transition between primary and secondary school and reduce the ‘dip’ on entry
  • Strengthen our data and tracking systems that monitor the progress of pupil-premium students
  • Develop personal, social and learning skills of pupil premium students in order to build self-esteem
  • Strengthen parental involvement and engagement in the education of their children

Achievement

In Summer 2016, the following results were attained for students in year 11:

Year 11 2014/15 A*-C E&M % EBACC % Progress 8 Attainment 8
  School National School National School National School National
Not Pupil Premium 40 70 20 29 0.12 0.12 45.29 52.72
Pupil Premium 47 43 11 12 0.08 -0.32 46.33 41.02

 

Attendance 2015/16

  Pupil Premium School Non-Pupil Premium School Pupil Premium National All Pupils National
Attendance 94.6% 95.3% 92.7% 95.0%