Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report 2017

Pupil Premium Statement 2017

 

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 to try to address the current underlying issues relating to underachievement amongst young people from less financially secure backgrounds and Children who are Looked After (CLA). Nationally the funding for Pupil Premium / Pupil Premium Plus is allocated as below:

– £935 per young person eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and per young person identified as ‘Ever 6 FSM’ (any young person who has been eligible for FSM in the past 6 years).

– £300 per young person of a service family.

– £1900 per young person who is looked after (CLA) – Pupil Premium Plus. £1500 of the premium provided for CLA youngsters is allocated by the virtual school to RF. The remaining £400 is held centrally by the Virtual School. Additional funding, for CLA youngster, can be accessed through the PEP process.

– £1900 per young person, adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and young people who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order.

 

Due to the unique nature of our provision we allocate far in excess of the PP and PP+ entitlement to support our youngsters’ personal, social, emotional and academic development. All the young people have EHC plans as a result of their complex needs. PP and PP+ funding is used to support re-engagement in learning through a variety of bespoke packages designed to suit the interests of the young person. The overall aim being to eventually reduce the attainment gap that still exists between young people from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.

In 2015/16 Roman Fields received £14,400 in pupil premium funding. The school is currently expecting £11,110 for 2016/17. Please note a reliable figure is extremely hard to predict as our roll will change significantly throughout the academic year.

Impact of PP 2014/15

10 young people were in receipt of FSM:
90% of these youngsters were in line with or achieved above expected progress in Maths.
70% of these youngsters were in line with or achieved above expected progress in English.

7 young people were CLA:

85% of these youngsters were in line with or achieved above expected progress in Maths.
72% of these youngsters were in line with or achieved above expected progress in English.

Impact of PP 2015/16

9 young people were in receipt of FSM
77 of these youngsters were in line with or achieved above expected progress in Maths.
88% of these youngsters were in line with or achieved above expected progress in English.

4 young people were CLA:

75% of these youngsters were in line with or achieved above expected progress in Maths.
75% of these youngsters were in line with or achieved above expected progress in English.

 

Impact of PP 2016/17(currently)

5 students are in receipt of FSM
80% of these youngsters are currently in line with or will achieve above expected progress in Maths.
80% of these youngsters are currently in line with or will achieve above expected progress in English.

3 young people are CLA:

100% of these youngsters are currently in line with or will achieve above expected progress in Maths.
66% of these youngsters are currently in line with or will achieve above expected progress in English.

 

Measuring the impact

Roman Fields measures the impact of the spend through the careful and constant analysis of data including attendance, examination outcomes, personal social and emotional development and successful onward transition. The school will review the PP spend in February 2017 following scrutiny of the January mock examination results in order to provide timely, bespoke interventions.

Please note the school spends far, far in excess of what is received in PP because the vast majority of the young people join Roman Fields following significant periods of time out of education and all arrive with an EHC plan. The figure would be significantly higher if it weren’t for Roman Fields staff giving up their time freely to support with day trips in the holiday and revision activities.

Confidentiality

We keep detailed records of the amount allocated to each individual. Parents and carers can be provided with their child’s individual record on request. Anonymised group records are available to Ofsted on request. These records are scrutinised on twice yearly by Governors.