Pupil Premium

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Pupil Premium 2019-03-25T11:46:27+01:00

The amount allocated to Sandbach school for 2017-2018 is £113,135

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school include:

  • A pupils home circumstances; the individual context of a student in terms of their parental support and engagement with their sons education can significantly limit progress in school.
  • Poor attendance and behaviour; students must be in school and fully engaged in their learning in order to maximise their progress. Low attendance or a high rate of fixed term exclusions will reduce student academic and social development.
  • Study support; ensuring students have the facilities and support completing homework and preparing for examinations, particularly public examinations is an area where progress can be enhanced by comprehensive support plans.
  • Low expectations; ensuring individuals are encouraged and supported to explore and realise aspirational life choices both during their time at school and as economically independent adults.

Spending Plan for the Pupil Premium

The spending plan for the year is focussed on removing the barriers identified above. Individual needs of students will be assessed and resources allocated according to the principles set out above and within the pupil premium policy.

Resource Amount
Curriculum Support £40,000
Music Tuition £5,000
Extra Curricular Engagement £5,000
Exam Support £10,000
Learning Support Centre £30,000
Pastoral Support £10,000
Uniform & Equipment £4,863
Emotional Behavioural Support £30,000
Total £109,863

Principles governing how Pupil Premium Impact will be measured:

Key measures that will be used to evaluate the pupil premium strategy will include:

  • Progress and attainment data for pupil premium students at the end of KS4 and KS5.
  • Attendance and Behaviour information.
  • Destination measures.
  • Engagement in extracurricular activities.
  • Representation within the student voice structures.
  • Parental surveys.

All of these measure will be judged by the size of the gaps present between the pupil premium cohort and the rest of the school population. Additionally pupil premium information will be compared to national benchmarks for the student population.

Principles governing how Pupil Premium money will be used

  • The school will ensure that the pupil premium grant has an impact on their education and reduces inequalities present within their school life.
  • The pupil premium grant will be used for all year groups not just those taking examinations at the end of the year.
  • The pupil premium grant will be used to provide additional educational support to improve progress and raise the attainment for these students.
  • The funding will be used more generally to address any underlying inequalities between students eligible for pupil premium and their peers.
  • We recognise the fact that pupil premium students are not a homogeneous group and there is a wide range of needs. As such, the strategies that are deployed to raise attainment will take these individual needs fully into account.

Pupil Premium Review Dates

A robust monitoring and evaluation will account for the use of the pupil premium grant by the school and governing body. The Pupil Premium Strategy will be reviewed annually in November of the academic year.

The table below highlights the results obtained by the Sandbach school Pupil Premium Cohort 2015 2016.

The cohort of students for 2016-2017 was 24. Within this cohort there were no cared for students. Eight of the students received external agency support. Five students were persistently absent from school. The ability profile of the cohort was as follows: High 9, Mid 11, Low 4.

Progress eight demonstrates there is a small ‘in school gap’.

The Pupil Premium Policy for 2017/2018 can be found HERE.

Catch up Funding Statement 2016 2017
Catch up Funding Spending & Impact Statement 2016 2017
Y7 catch up funding
Spending and Impact Report of Pupil Premium 2015 2016

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