Pupil Premium Statement
At Claverham Community College, we are committed to maximising the achievement, progress and wider development of all our pupils. As part of this drive to raise standards, we are determined to narrow the gap which exists between the outcomes of pupils identified as ‘disadvantaged’ and those of their peers.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is provided in addition to main school funding, is the best way to address these variations in progress and achievement and thus help us to achieve this aim.
Pupil premium funds are designated retrospectively; as such the funding for 2015 is received in 2016.
Pupil Premium funding is targeted at students who have;
- received Free School Meals at any time in the last 6 years – £935,
- been continuously looked after for at least six months (CLA) – £1900,
- one or more parents in the British Armed Forces – £300.
Pupil Premium funding is allocated to individual schools who then have the autonomy to decide how the money is spent (since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility). 15% of our pupils are SEN, 8% are currently in receipt of FSM whilst the total number of pupils eligible for PP funding for 2016 -17 is 254 (approximately 22%). For the period 2015 – 16 Claverham Community College received £209,440 in Pupil Premium funding.
School benchmarking data, published annually by the DfES, identifies any groups of young people who are at risk of under-performing in relation to public examinations. At Claverham, we believe that a holistic approach to the development of the young people in our care is crucial and therefore we will not target this additional funding solely on examination performance. Building self-esteem and confidence is important for personal growth and is likely to impact upon academic performance as personal skills and attributes develop.
From September 2012 there has been a requirement for all schools to publish information about how the premium has been used. In previous years Claverham introduced the provision detailed below to support pupils eligible for the pupil premium. These activities continue to be developed and further programmes have been introduced to ensure the College continues to offer an effective service.
As can be seen from the following tables, Claverham PP pupils outperform the National Average across the board. It is our wish to raise the performance of our pupils in line with the grades achieved by Non PP pupils nationally.
Table 1: Attendance statistics. CCC –v– National.
|Pupil Premium||Non Pupil Premium||All pupils|
Table 2: Benchmark performance statistics. CCC –v– National.
|PP||NON PP||PP||NON PP||PP||NON PP|
|5 A*-C inc. EM||53%||67%||47%||62%||45%||63%|
|Eng Expected Prog. 3 Levels||61%||74%||74%||75%||79%||74%|
|Ma Expected Prog. 3 Levels||77%||76%||57%||71%||57%||72%|
Claverham Community College uses the Pupil Premium to help fund staffing and curriculum initiatives:
- Curriculum changes to enhance the engagement and achievement of vulnerable groups;
- Small progress groups and 1:1 work, especially in literacy and numeracy across all key stages;
- Intervention – enhancing our programme for the identification of and intervention with groups of vulnerable learners;
- Nurture Group – continued use of the Nurture Group to include a programme of internal and external activities in preparation for Key Stage 4.
- The provision of revision guides, revision stationary pack and other additional learning materials;
Spending figures for academic year 2016/2017
|Alternative support||Inc.; CAMHS, TYS, Counsellor and Behaviour Support Workers, Lunchtime Support Club||£16,449|
|Assistant SENCO||Responsible for co-ordinating the support of these pupils.||£13,441|
|CLA Champion||Responsible for supporting the achievement of pupils in care.||£10,610|
|Dyslexia Specialist||To work with vulnerable pupils.||£3,234|
|Enrichment||Help to fund trips, music lessons and residential experiences for FSM pupils and pupils in care.||£5,217|
|Equipment subsidies||Such as ingredients for Food Technology, Resistant Materials etc. and Revision materials.||£2,296|
|Intervention team||Teachers responsible for supporting identified pupils. Provide accurate targeting of resources to pupils vulnerable to underachievement.||£31,500|
|Intensive Revision||30 weeks of Core revision sessions. Food and transport provided.||£20,000|
|Transition Group Coordinator||To help with transition KS2-3 and identify pupils needing extra support, especially with aspects of Literacy.||£29,104|
|Literacy Coordinator||To assist in differentiation and teaching of literacy across the curriculum.||£7,030|
|Reading intervention||Lexia and Accelerated Reader programme (resources and software licenses). Visiting reader and reading booklets.||£5,760|
|Numeracy||Renewal of licences for Mathswatch software||£655|
|Senior staff||Responsible for intervention and tracking of vulnerable groups.||£42,820|
|TA salaries||Supervising study support club, reading group etc.||£20,552|
- After school homework club – enabling disadvantaged pupils to receive additional have encouragement and help whilst allowing access to ICT and the Internet;
- Equipment subsidies – to complete practical subjects, such as ingredients for Food Technology, Resistant Materials etc.;
- Intensive Revision Programme – Targeted at pupils in year 11. Sessions organised in Core subjects 3 nights per week. Snack and transport provided where necessary.
- Lunchtime Support Club – A lunchtime club for vulnerable pupils;
- Mentoring – TAs and House Leaders supporting identified vulnerable pupils;
- Parental engagement programme – for identified and supporting families who have difficulty engaging with the school;
- Strategic overview and tracking of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium, by senior managers for both academic and pastoral care;
- Summer school – organisation of a summer school to compliment literacy and numeracy programmes;
- Vocational and Alternative Learning Programmes – to increase engagement for individual and groups of vulnerable learners.
The Pupil Premium will continue to be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for those pupils entitled to the funding. This will have a positive impact on the performance of the College as a whole.
Funding will continue to be used to narrow the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
The College will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it is used to make a significant impact on their education and lives.