Effective use of Pupil Premium

Effective use of Pupil
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
• 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
• ‘The odds of a FSM child achieving 5+ GCSEs at A*-C are
less than a third of a non FSM child’
Pupil Premium Spending
Where 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
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.
Using the Approaches/Impact grid, work in pairs to identify
the estimated impact and cost of the common approaches.
The Sutton Trust – Education Endowment Foundation
Teaching 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 systemwide 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.
How schools are spending their pupil premium
successfully to maximise achievement (Ofsted)
• 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?
The Pupil Premium
Analysis and challenge tools for schools (Ofsted)
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?
• 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

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