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Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium at BHPS

Pupil Premium money is additional funding which is allocated to schools to be used to support children who belong to groups which are vulnerable to underachievement. This includes children who are entitled to free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The purpose of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.

Think you might be eligible for Free School Meals?

We want to make sure as many eligible pupils as possible are claiming their free school meals. Use the link below to access the Nottinghamshire County Council Free School Meal web page.

Free school meals and milk | Nottinghamshire County Council

The application process will use the Department for Education's free school meals eligibility checking system to determine eligibility.

To apply, you will need to register and provide:

  • your National Insurance Number or National Asylum Support Service Reference Number
  • your last name
  • your date of birth

If you are unable to apply online please contact us on 0300 500 80 80 or complete an application form

Pupil Premium is paid to schools for:

  • Pupils recorded on the October School Census who were eligible for and receiving Free School Meals (FSM);
  • Pupils who have been eligible and receiving FSM at any time in the last six years, known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’;
  • Children who have been Looked After in public care (LAC) for at least one day as recorded in the March 2014 Children Looked After Data Return;
  • Children Adopted from Care (Post-LAC) under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order;
  • A grant is also paid to the school for children from service families.

Schools receive the following grants (2020-2021):

  • £1,320 for each pupil in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM
  • £2,300 for each looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
  • £2,300 for each child who has ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • £300 for each pupil in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as a Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

For the financial year 2020-21, BHPS received £39,005 in Pupil Premium funding. 

How we plan to spend that money is outlined in our pupil Premium Strategy

The amount of money allocated to schools under Pupil Premium is clearly identifiable. It is, however, at the discretion of the school to decide how it is spent, since they are in the best position to assess what intervention strategies or additional support will be most effective to support their individual pupils to make progress. The provision to which funds have been allocated has been decided based on rigorous research about interventions which have the most impact. The Education Endowment Fund (EEF) Teaching and Learning Toolkit has been used to prioritise spending based on potential impact. We also look at best practice in other successful schools.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done.

Our implementation process

Explore

  • Identify a key priority that we can address
  • Clearly identify how socio-economic disadvantage impacts on pupil learning
  • Systematically explore appropriate programmes and practices
  • Examine the fit and feasibility with the school

 Prepare

  • Develop a clear, logical and focussed plan
  • Develop strategies that tackle barriers to learning
  • Assess the capacity to deliver the plan
  • Make practical preparations including CPD

Deliver

  • Support staff and provide a flexible leadership approach
  • Tackle barriers to learning
  • Reinforce initial training with additional CPD
  • Implement consistently and adapt where appropriate

Monitor

  • Monitor and evaluate impact of interventions and strategies
  • Learn lessons where appropriate

Sustain

  • Plan for sustaining successful interventions
  • Continually acknowledge, support and reward good implementation practices

Our tiered approach

To prioritise spending, we have adopted a tiered approach to define our priorities and ensure balance. Our tiered approach comprises three categories:

  1. Teaching
  2. Targeted academic support
  3. Wider strategies

Within each category, we have chosen two or three interventions. This focused approach ensures the best chance of success for each intervention.

Quality of Teaching

Good and Outstanding teaching is the most important lever schools have to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. Using Pupil Premium to improve teaching quality benefits all pupils and has a particularly positive effect on children eligible for Pupil Premium.

Our priority at BHPS is to ensure that a highly effective teacher is in front of every class, and that every teacher is supported to keep improving. Regular, high quality CPD is central to this.

  • Continuous Professional Development: Regular individual and group coaching/mentoring sessions to support teachers/TAs, with a particular emphasis on maths, English and curriculum development.
  • Professional Development for staff by attending targeted training courses, staff meetings and INSET.

Targeted support

At BHPS we consider carefully how staff are deployed to provide specific targeted support either in a one to one or small group situation.

  • Structured interventions: including maths, English and oral skills.
  • Small group support: including targeted English and maths teaching for pupils who are below age-related expectations.
  • Home liaison worker
  • Brighter Futures Through Sport: Development and mentoring programme
  • Plant-a-seed: Bespoke family support in order to improve attendance and wellbeing of targeted children

Wider Strategies

At BHPS we aim to focus on the most significant non-academic barriers to success in school, including attendance, ensuring a sense of belonging and a thirst for learning.

  • Attendance of PP pupils is tracked weekly and analysed monthly
  • Covid Catch Premium is used to target pupils falling behind, with PP prioritised
  • Provide provision for supporting children’s emotional wellbeing
  • All PP children are involved in at least 2 extra-curricular activities and attend all trips and residentials.

Think you might be eligible for Free School Meals?

We want to make sure as many eligible pupils as possible are claiming their free school meals. Use the link below to access the Nottinghamshire County Council Free School Meal web page.

Free school meals and milk | Nottinghamshire County Council

The application process will use the Department for Education's free school meals eligibility checking system to determine eligibility.

To apply, you will need to register and provide:

  • your National Insurance Number or National Asylum Support Service Reference Number
  • your last name
  • your date of birth

If you are unable to apply online please contact us on 0300 500 80 80 or complete an application form

 

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