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Pupil Premium

 

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

 

The Government believes that headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium, but should be accountable to how it is spent. You can read more about these requirements on the Department of Education website.

Lady Margaret is using the Pupil Premium to support girls in their academic studies and in extra-curricular activities.

A Pupil Premium coordinator has been appointed to establish the varying, individual needs of the pupils. This member of staff then coordinates the support for individual pupils in lessons, in one-to-one and small group sessions and monitors their progress in respect of Pupil Premium. All teaching staff and all departments are aware of pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium and are monitoring their progress.

Support is not limited to the academic environment and girls who wish to learn to play a musical instrument or participate in activities, trips and visits organised outside school time are supported with funding (up to approximately half the cost, depending on the activity). In this way we seek to adopt an holistic approach to pupils’ support. Further information is available from the school.

 

Pupil Premium Budget

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2015-16

For the academic year 2015-16 Lady Margaret School received £118,745.00 in pupil premium.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and at Lady Margaret is used to support girls in their academic studies and to support extra-curricular activities.

Support is not limited to the academic environment and girls who wish to learn to play a musical instrument or participate in activities, trips and visits organised outside school time are supported with funding (up to approximately half the cost, depending on the activity). In this way we seek to adopt an holistic approach to pupils’ support. Further information is available from the school.

In broad terms the Pupil Premium allocation is used in the following way:
•    70%  in Human Resources to ensure learning outcomes with a focus on narrowing the gap in English and Maths
•    17 % towards support in school for pupils learning and curriculum based activities
•    13% towards extra-curricular activities

Human Resources £82,600

Year 11 Pupil Premium Intervention Strategy Structured programme of intervention/ booster classes in English and Maths. 
Personalised programmes of support for key students 

Deputy Headteacher and Pupil Premium co-ordinator to support underachieving students, particularly pupil premium students . Focused monitoring and tracking of PP performance in Years 10 and 11 with ongoing support and intervention. 

Regular reports to Headship and Leadership Team about PP progress and achievement; Laser-sharp monitoring and tracking of PP students’ achievement and rapid intervention boosted achievement and progress. 

Additional sets in core subjects (English, Maths, ) in KS4 so that the needs of all students, particularly PP students, could be fully met. Additional classes in English, Maths with a reduced average class size, thus allowing for particular focus on PP. 

PiXL Club Membership £2000

Membership of PiXL supports the school by providing guidance around raising standards of attainment in Key Stage 4, 3 and 5 through:
Attendance at conferences, access to online resources, support from ‘associate’. Overall attainment and progress for PP students above national averages across core, ebacc and foundation subjects.

Curriculum and Extra Curricular engagement £28,000

Subsidised trips and curriculum enrichment  to provide a fully inclusive educational/ curriculum experience. 30% off all trips for PP students.

Curriculum resources for underachieving/ PP students.
    
Subsidised music lessons, materials to provide a fully inclusive extra curricular experiences.

Catch Up Funding - Literacy and Numeracy

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
 
In 2015-16 Lady Margaret School received £2000 as part of this funding.
 
This money was used to support and provide 1:1 or small group tuition within the existing curriculum. This is part of our "Curriculum Support" timetabled offer.

 

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