Effective use of Pupil Premium Autumn Term Governor Forum September 2014
Aims if the Session • To understand the National context in relation to pupils eligible for FSM • To know how National Research can be used to inform pupil premium spending decisions • To consider the use of case studies to maximising the impact of pupil premium funding • To be aware of best practice and documentation in relation to processes with staff and governors • To understand how self-review can improve effectiveness
Pupil Premium What’s it all about? The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Coalition Government in April 2011 to provide additional support for looked after children and those from low income families. The extra funding is made available to schools to help them narrow the attainment gap that still exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds. It is distributed according to the number of pupils eligible for FSM and those who are LAC. £1300 per pupil for 14/15 (primary) £935 per pupil for 14/15 (secondary)
The National Picture ‘The highest early achievers from deprived backgrounds are overtaken by lower achieving children from advantaged backgrounds by the age of 7’ ‘By the end of KS1 the odds of a FSM child achieving level 2 in writing, reading and maths are a third of a non FSM child’ ‘The odds of a FSM child achieving 5+ GCSEs at A*-C are less than a third of a non FSM child’
Pupil Premium SpendingWhere to start? The main purpose of Pupil Premium funding is to enable schools to target disadvantaged pupils and ‘narrow the gap’ between their attainment and the attainment of non-FSM children. Schools are free to determine how they spend their pupil premium funding but need to clearly identify the approaches they use and be able to demonstrate the impact. Activity: Using the Approaches/Impact grid, work in pairs to identify the estimated impact and cost of the common approaches.
KEY DOCUMENT (1)The Sutton Trust – Education Endowment FoundationTeaching and Learning Toolkit The Sutton Trust was founded in 1997 by Sir Peter Lampl to improve social mobility through education. It has funded a wide range of access programmes in early years, school and university settings, with a focus on research, policy and innovative practical projects with a system-wide relevance. The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils
What about context? • What does our Raise Online report tell us about the achievement of FSM children? • How does the achievement of FSM pupils compare with non-FSM in every class in school in Reading, Writing and Maths? • Where are the gaps? • What about the distinct features of the school - its context? Each school will have different issues and therefore different priorities.
KEY DOCUMENT (2)How schools are spending their pupil premium successfully to maximise achievement (Ofsted) Activity: In pairs – 5 minutes to choose and read a case study In pairs – 5 minutes to consider: - how was it spent? - what was the impact? - what made it successful? - what might be a barrier in your own school?
KEY DOCUMENT (3)The Pupil PremiumAnalysis and challenge tools for schools (Ofsted) Activity: Consider the Key Questions for SLT and Governors
Pupil Premium Spending school self-review Pupil premium spending – the characteristics of successful schools How are we doing? What might we need to do next?
Using Pupil Premium spending to Close the Gap – in summary! What does the data tell you in your school? CONTEXT What does National Research say? BEST PRACTICE Do school staff (and Govs) understand? CONSULTATION Are school staff (and Govs) involved in decision making? AGREEMENT = BUY IN How do you know it has made a difference?IMPACT How are you sharing the outcomes? FEEDBACK
Key Documents Sutton Trust – EFF Teaching & Learning Toolkit Summer 2013 The Pupil Premium: how schools are spending the funding successfully to maximise achievement 11 Feb 2013 Ofsted The Pupil Premium - Analysis and challenge tools for schools Jan 2013 Evaluation of Pupil Premium Research Report DFE July 2013