Pupil premium action plan template

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is extra government funding allocated to schools, based on the number of learners who:

  • Have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) over the last 6 years (Ever 6)
  • Have been in local authority care at any point
  • Have a parent in the armed forces, or have been registered as a “service child” in the school census since 2011

The DfE provides schools with the freedom to use the Pupil Premium Grant as they see fit, based upon knowledge of students’ needs. Schools are held accountable for the use of this funding.

The purpose of Pupil Premium funding

Statistics show that, in England and Wales, the academic performance of students classed as “disadvantaged” has been significantly lower than those students who are not. Pupil Premium funding is intended to remove any barriers to learning, as well as enabling these students to be able to access all areas of the curriculum as well as their peers.

School context
Total number of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding

Number of eligible boys

Number of eligible girls

Number of pupils eligible for free school meals in the last six years
(ever 6 FSM)

Number of looked after children (LAC)

Number of service children

205

Not including Services

264

Including Services

1 LAC is not FSM

79 126 200 includes current FSM 6 59

21 boys

38 girls

 In-school barriers for Pupil Premium students:

  • Attendance
  • Engagement in learning/attitude to learning
  • Lack of independence and resilience
  • Poor organisational skills
  • Behaviour and exclusions
PUPIL PREMIUM OBJECTIVES FOR [CURRENT] ACADEMIC YEAR
1.  To improve attendance for all PP students

2. Closer tracking of PP students’ progress and attitude to learning

3. To raise the profile of PP students amongst staff

4. Closer monitoring and targeted intervention of PP students with behavioural issues

5. Increased professional learning to improve standards of Teaching and Learning

 

Total pupil premium allocation for 2018/19 academic year: £229,335

Objective 1: Closer monitoring of attendance for all PP students
Actions Success criteria Timescales Person responsible
Attendance panels held for any concerns Reduced persistent absence Review weekly and half-termly AY/SH
Y6 attendance scrutinized to highlight potential issues with Y7 Proactive approach reduces absence Review weekly and half-termly WB/AY
Tutors actively challenging absence for students with phonecall Reduced persistent absence Review weekly and half-termly MF + Tutors
Rewards for excellent attendance Students motivated to attend 100% Review weekly and half-termly MF
Objective 2: Closer tracking of PP students’ progress and attitude to learning
Actions Success criteria Timescales Person responsible
Use of SISRA to track and monitor PP students closely after each assessment point. Comparison between PP and non PP. Individual students targeted for intervention/mentoring. CALs able to support students to close gaps Review termly WB/CALs/HoDs
League to improve attitude to learning for Y11 “at risk students” – link to rewards PP students motivated to aspire in lessons, thus improving achievement Review termly SLT
Improved tutor tracking of students – crib sheet to provide technical support. Tutors to feedback to WB regularly with concerns. Tutors able to support at a pastoral level to raise achievement Review termly SLT
Objective 3: Further raising the profile of PP students amongst staff
Expectation for all staff to have seating plans with PP students clearly marked. Teaching and Learning policy explicit with expectations Teachers strategically seat PP students to improve achievement Review termly WB/CALs/HoDs
QA of PP exercise books/folders – deep dive to find areas for development. SLT see areas for development and address in Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy Review termly SLT
Focus on PP students in Raising Achievement meetings Pupil premium students specifically addressed and therefore targeted interventions take place, thus raising achievement Review termly SLT
Fixed agenda item for department meetings Departments aware of barriers to learning and address them, thus raising achievement Review termly WB/CALs/HoDs
Focus Fortnight for PP students – sharing of effective strategies All staff aware of barriers to learning and strategies to overcome them Review termly SLT
Professional Learning for staff – identifying and overcoming barriers for disadvantaged students All staff aware of barriers to learning and strategies to overcome them Review termly
Objective 4: Closer monitoring and targeted intervention of PP students with behavioural issues
Actions Success criteria Timescales Person responsible Cost/resource implications
Each student of concern to be assigned a mentor Students of concern get the support needed, thus reducing repeat issues Review fortnightly MF/WB
All Y7 PP students assigned a well-being mentor to closely monitor and raise any potential issues Any year 7 issues flagged up through mentors – reduce behavioral problems Review fortnightly WB
Use of Needbright Solutions and Boss where necessary Specialist support supports students and reduces repeat FTEs Review fortnightly MF
Close monitoring of any students on PSP to reduce repeat FTEs Ensuring correct support in places reduces FTEs Review fortnightly MF