Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grants (PPG and PPG Plus)

Principles

At Roman Fields we are dedicated to improving outcomes for all young people regardless of socio-economic background or level of need. Our aim is for every young person to have equal opportunities and access to outstanding Teaching and Learning. The young person is at the heart of what we offer and a priority is the emotional and social well-being of all our young people.

Since April 2011, central government has allocated funding to schools called ‘Pupil Premium Grant’ (PPG). The funding has been introduced to help close the gap in attainment and improve the quality of teaching and learning for vulnerable groups of children.

The groups identified by the Government for PPG are:

  • Children of parents in the services
  • Those accessing Free School Meals now and, those who have in the past 6 years.

A higher amount called ‘Pupil Premium Grant Plus’ is awarded to ‘Looked After Pupils’ (referred to as pupils in receipt of Child Arrangement Orders or CAO), although the Local Authority in which the pupil resides maintains this fund and allocate according to their own arrangements.

For Hertfordshire Schools the Pupil Premium Grant Plus (PPG Plus) money awarded to the school to boost the provision for:

  • Children Looked After
  • Post-Looked After Children (adopted children) In 2016/2017 the total amount received by Roman Fields provision for both the PPG and PPG Plus was £10110.This was broken down as follows:
  • NB: A proportion of this grant is maintained by Virtual Schools.
No Per Pupil Total
Total Number of Pupils eligible for PPG (FSM) 6  £935 £5610
Total Number of Pupils eligible for PPG (SERVICE PUPILS) 0  £300 £0
Total Number of Pupils eligible for PPG Plus (LOOKED AFTER PUPILS) 3  £1500 £4500
Other additional Funding received was:
Year 7 Catch Up

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or math’s at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

1 £66.00 £66.00
16 – 19 Bursary Fund (Discretionary payment)

Bursary funding is means tested by the school and fall into the low or medium category (please see 16-19 Bursary policy for more information).

You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and:

Ø  studying at a publicly funded school or college in England – not a university

Ø  On a training course, including unpaid work experience.

2     x £3166
16 – 19 Bursary Fund (Vulnerable payment)

Bursary funding is means tested by the school and fall into the high category (please see 16-19 Bursary policy for more information).

You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and:

Ø  studying at a publicly funded school or college in England – not a university

Ø  On a training course, including unpaid work experience.

1 £1200 £1200
PE & Sports Grant

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding. In most cases the government determines how many pupils in the school attract the funding using data from the January census.

1 £292 £292

The document below details how this money was spent in 2016/2017 and the plans for spending the 2017-2018 allocation of funds.

All these figures are subject to slight variation, as family circumstances change and pupils become eligible for pupil premium during the academic year.

[Link to Pupil Premium Report 2017]

[Link to see the relevant documentation from parents/carers]

Current Interventions

  • PPG has supported the provision to pay for two family workers to support young people and their families with strategies to ensure continuous engagement.
  • To run family support groups each half term.
  • PPG has supported the provision to pay for an Educational Psychologist to work with young people and create sensory passports.
  • To support educational day visits and holiday activities leading to an increase in confidence and self- esteem along with better social interactions.
  • PPG has paid for a trained counsellor to come into the provision and provide 1:1 counselling. Evidence of individual pupil progress is collected, evaluated and monitored throughout the academic year enabling staff to present information to parents/ families and to the Management Committee about pupil progress and effective spending of PPG on an on-going basis, as well as with analysis of progress towards the targets set on an annual basis.
  • PPG has supported the provision employ a person to deliver work experience support for onward transition preparation and engagement.

Use of funding 2016-2017

During this academic year Pupil Premium Funding will continue to be used to fund projects, resources and interventions that support the progress made by eligible pupils. This will include: 

  • Support for holiday clubs, breakfast clubs and after school clubs.
  • Training for staff to deliver specific interventions or on strategies to support individual/groups of learners.
  • Sensory resources for learners with complex needs
  • Specific requests for individuals or groups of young people.
  • Resources to support the delivery of the curriculum, specifically changes made by government to the core subjects to support learners.
  • Intervention strategies and support from Educational Psychologist.
  • Revision sessions to support examinations.
  • Counselling and Mentoring to support well-being and encourage resilience to support attendance.

If you require any more information in relation to the Pupil Premium, eligibility of your child for Pupil Premium or its use at Roman Fields please don’t hesitate to contact the individuals listed below who will be happy to answer your questions about Pupil Premium funding.

 

  • Jane George (Assistant Head Teacher)
  • Mandy Crow (Business Manager)

 

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.