Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2017/18 Summary

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is funding provided by the Government to schools (on top of the normal funding per child) to support learners who are disadvantaged to achieve their potential.

Why do we need a Pupil Premium?

Statistics for many years show that there is a gap between the attainment of those students who are considered disadvantaged and those which are not, even if they come to school with the same abilities. This is because of the opportunities that some children can be offered. The Pupil Premium is designed to help close this gap and allow all students to achieve their full potential.

How many children at Westcroft are eligible for Pupil Premium?

There are 82 students eligible for the Pupil Premium funding at Westcroft.  This equates to 51% of the school cohort.

The sum allocated for 2016-17 is £92,840

For 2017/2018 expenditure will be focused on:

  • Additional class in the Primary Department to ensure that the numbers in each class do not go above the optimum of 12 (with 1 teacher and 1 support assistant)
  • Keeping the additional TA support in KS3 to ensure that staff to pupils ratios are optimal for the complex needs of the pupils
  • Keeping the additional member of staff to provide regular intervention for those pupils who need additional support in maths and English and for those pupils with EAL
  • Ensuring that the Speech and Language therapy technician is able to offer a full timetable of support for SULP in all Key Stages
  • How is the impact of Pupil Premium measured?

As a school, we monitor the progress and achievement of year groups, individuals and student groups on a termly basis and pupils are identified for intervention or additional support.  Progress reports are discussed at Local Governing Body meetings.

The impact of funding allocations will be evident within the 2018 end of year data analysis

  • Attainment & ‘gaps’ for all year groups
  • Progress rates & ‘gaps’ for all key stages
  • Attainment and progress for individual pupils
  • Speech and language progress

Pupil Premium 2016/17 Evaluation

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is funding provided by the Government to schools (on top of the normal funding per child) to support learners who are disadvantaged to achieve their potential.

Why do we need a Pupil Premium?

Statistics for many years show that there is a gap between the attainment of those students who are considered disadvantaged and those which are not, even if they come to school with the same abilities. This is because of the opportunities that some children can be offered. The Pupil Premium is designed to help close this gap and allow all students to achieve their full potential.

How many children at Westcroft are eligible for Pupil Premium?

There are 82 students eligible for the Pupil Premium funding at Westcroft.  This equates to 51% of the school cohort.

The sum allocated for 2016-17 is £92,453

For 2016-17 expenditure will be focused on:

  • Additional staffing in Year 11 to ensure that the pupils make expected progress and the number of exclusions are reduced
  • Additional funding to provide staff for Precision teaching
  • Additional TA support in KS3 to ensure that staff to pupils ratios are optimal for the complex needs of the pupils
  • Additional member of staff to provide regular intervention for those pupils who need additional support in maths and English and for those pupils with EAL

How is the impact of Pupil Premium measured?

As a school, we monitor the progress and achievement of year groups, individuals and student groups on a termly basis and pupils are identified for intervention or additional support.  Progress reports are discussed at Local Governing Body meetings.

The impact of funding allocations will be evident within the 2017 end of year data analysis

  • Attainment & ‘gaps’ for all year groups
  • Progress rates & ‘gaps’ for all key stages
  • Attainment and progress for individual pupils
  • Short term exclusion numbers