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Pupil Premium

Introduction

Pupil premium funding supports schools to “close the gap” between the progress and attainment of students from lower-income backgrounds and that made by pupils from higher income backgrounds.

This is because, nationally, there is a significant gap in achievement between these two groups pf pupils and the government is has tasked schools with closing it..

The funding is made available to schools on the basis of how many pupils have experienced a certain level of deprivation. It is based on how many children have been eligible for a free school meal within the last 6 years. Schools are required to use the money to students of all ability levels from lower income households are progressing at a rate which will close the gap between them and those from more affluent households. Put bluntly; it is designed to even out the impact of financial inequality on pupil outcomes.

The funding is not ring-fenced for pupils from lower income households. It can be spent on a range of activities and strategies. We have to spend it in such a way that the money has an effective impact on closing any achievement gap for pupils from an economically disavantaged background.

Mr N Sharma, Assistant Headteacher i/c Pupil Premium

Key Information

Number of Students on Roll 993
Proportion of Disadvantaged students 48.7%
Pupil Premium allocation for this year £302,940
Pupil Premium Lead Mr N Sharma
Pupil Premium Lead Governor Mr S Sandys

Disadvantaged pupil performance in the last academic year

  Progress 8

0.51

  Ebacc entry

92%

  Attainment 8

51.27

  % Grade 5+ in English and Maths

39%

Barriers to Attainment for our Students

Some of the barriers to future attainment that we have identified for our pupils in receipt of pupil premium are:

Language barriers

  • Levels of literacy and numeracy in their households.
  • Higher than average levels of English as an additional language in home settings.

Economic factors

  • Lower than average family incomes can restrict the level of parental study support offered either by making it  difficult for families to provide suitable space for homework/self-directed study at home, or due to;
  • Parents who work long hours not being at home to supervise homework/revision.

Cultural Capital Issues

  • Lack of 'cultural capital' which inhibits access to all elements of the revised GCSE specifications.
  • A number of our pupils don't benefit from the same level of support with homework/extension tasks as their more affluent peers receive.
  • Some of our students do not have any immeadiate family members who have progressed to higher education (esp Russell Group universities). This impacts on their aspiration to progress.
  • Some stakeholders have lower expectations around girls' achievement. 

Health and home setting

  • Instances of adverse mental health impact on family life and families' ability to support students.
  • Family issues such as being young carers impacting on students' studies.
  • Reduced levels of fitness due to low take up of sport / physical recreation activities outside of school.

Strategy and Impact

Use the tabs below to find out more about how we spend the money at BGGS to combat these barriers. We have also made information about the impact of this expenditure available too.

Our future Pupil Premium Strategy & Spending Plans for 2020/21 (next academic year)

The Governors and the Leadership team are planning the appropriate strategy for the next academic year.

The full impact of the Coronavirus crisis during the  2019/20 academic year is not yet known and it will be some time after a return to 'normal' operations before the school can evaluate that impact and determine the appropriate strategies to address it.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy & Spending Plans for 2019/20 (current academic year)

Strategy:

At Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form, our strategy for spending our pupil premium allocation for the 2019-20 academic year is to use the funding we receive to improve and enhance the quality of teaching provision plus provide comprehensive pastoral support support across the whole school. This support addresses the social, emotional and behavioural needs of students eligible for Pupil Premium.

Spending Plans for 2019/20:

The total amount of Pupil Premium funding for this academic year was approximately £300,000

All Pupil Premium income will be targeted towards the same budgets as in the 2018/19 academic year to provide improved contact ratios with appropriately skilled teachers, classroom based support staff and pastoral managers and fund specific activities to support students. 

Budget Heading

Amount of Pupil Premium Funding

Expenditure and the Intended Impact

Staff salaries

£256,106

Expenditure:  salaries for SEN admin, 2.5 Pastoral Mangers, a Maths Teacher, School Nurse, HTLA, appropriate proportion of Counsellor, Attendance Officer & English Teacher/Librarian.

 

Outcome: These roles increase our capacity to support Pupil Premium students and give us capacity to address commonly occurring hurdles which these students face. 

 

Education Initiatives 

£8,154

Expenditure: One-off activities such as enrichment trip costs including subsidising the cost of running (and staffing) the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme. Subsidy of Geography and History fieldwork to ensure the curriculum remains accessible.

 

Outcome: Range of visits and activities undertaken in which pupils eligible for pupil premium participated. Improved motivation and attitudes to learning resulted. Number of visits run increased on previous two years in order to instill confidence in students' own ability to cope well with off-site activities and to further enrich the curriculum 

Staff Training Budget

£6,352

Expenditure: Further improvements to the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in order to better differentiate lessons. Training for pastoral staff to equip them to address barriers to learning. 

 

Outcome: Better differetiated lessons leading to improved outcomes for PP students. Additional DSL capacity for supporting problems at home. 

Student Awards Budget

£2,821

Expenditure: We have increased our reward programme (previously public celebration and recognition plus token prize amount) to include an annual 'high status' awards event at a community venue off site.

 

Outcome: Fostering a high achieving culture which celebrates hard work and progress; leading ultimately to improved achievement. Improved student and parental engagement with awards due to high profie event. 

KS3 Pastoral Budget

£1,829

Expenditure: Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Pupils will be assisted through ad hoc loan of uniform items or equipment to address barriers caused by low income.

 

Outcome: improved student progress as a result of removing barriers to attainment

KS4 Pastoral Budget

£2,739

Expenditure: Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Money will support the Y11 Prom, thus incentivising hard work and study through access to subsidised Prom at end of KS4.

 

Outcome: improved student progress as a result of removing barriers to attainment

KS5 Pastoral Budget

£2,277

Expenditure: Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Additional counselling support costs and assistance with university application costs to build a cohort of 'role-mode' pupils thus encouraging aspiration in their younger KS3 and KS4 siblings.

 

Outcome: improved student progress on to Higher Education as a result of proactively supporting PP students with university applications

Other

£22,659

Expenditure: this funding is held in reserve to support projects which are over and above that which the Educational Initiatives budget can sustain

 

Outcome: Range of visits and activities undertaken in which pupils eligible for pupil premium participated. Improved motivation and attitudes to learning resulted. Number of visits run increased on previous two years in order to instill confidence in students' own ability to cope well with off-site activities and to further enrich the curriculum 

What we spent in 2018/19 and its impact

At Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form, our strategy for spending our pupil premium allocation for the 2018-/9 academic year was to use the funding to improve and enhance the quality of teaching provision and classroom support across the whole school. 

The intention was to provide improved contact ratios with appropriately skilled teachers, classroom based support staff and pastoral managers to support pupils eligible for the premium. Additionally, money was allocated to supporting reward, enrichment and educational initiatives which made the curriculum accessible to students from all income levels. 

Budget Heading

Amount of Pupil Premium Funding

Expenditure and the Intended Impact

Staff salaries

£256,634

Expenditure: salaries for SEN admin, 2 Pastoral Mangers, Maths Teacher, School Nurse, HTLA, appropriate proportion of Counsellor, Attendance Officer & English Teacher/Librarian.

 

Outcome: These roles increase our capacity to support Pupil Premium students and give us capacity to address commonly occurring hurdles which these students face. 

 

Evaluation: student progress at BGGS is strong. Governors and the Leadership team believe the money allocated in this way represents good value for money

 

Education Initiatives 

£8,171

Expenditure: One-off activities such as enrichment trip costs including subsidising the cost of running (and staffing) the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.

 

Outcome: Range of visits and activities undertaken in which pupils eligible for pupil premium participated. Improved motivation and attitudes to learning resulted. Number of visits run increased on previous two years in order to instill confidence in students' own ability to cope well with off-site activities and to further enrich the curriculum 

 

Evaluation: student progress at BGGS is strong. Governors and the Leadership team believe the money allocated in this way represents good value for money

Staff Training Budget

£6,366

Expenditure: Further improvements to the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in order to better differentiate lesson

 

Evaluation: student progress at BGGS is strong. Governors and the Leadership team believe the money allocated in this way represents good value for money

Student Awards Budget

£2,827

Expenditure: We continued to support our reward programme (public celebration and recognition plus token prize amount) leading to intrinsic motivation to achieve.

 

Outcome: Fostering a high achieving culture which celebrates hard work and progress; leading ultimately to improved achievement.

 

Evaluation: student progress at BGGS is strong. Governors and the Leadership team believe the money allocated in this way represents good value for money

KS3 Pastoral Budget

£1,833

Expenditure:   Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Pupils will be assisted through ad hoc loan of uniform items or equipment to address barriers caused by low income.

 

Evaluation: student progress at BGGS is strong. Governors and the Leadership team believe the money allocated in this way represents good value for money

KS4 Pastoral Budget

£2,745

Expenditure: Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Money will support the Y11 Prom, thus incentivising hard work and study through access to subsidised Prom at end of KS4.

 

Evaluation: student progress at BGGS is strong. Governors and the Leadership team believe the money allocated in this way represents good value for money

KS5 Pastoral Budget

£2,282

Expenditure: Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Additional counselling support costs and assistance with university application costs to build a cohort of 'role-mode' pupils thus encouraging aspiration in their younger KS3 and KS4 siblings.

 

Evaluation: student progress at BGGS is strong. Governors and the Leadership team believe the money allocated in this way represents good value for money

Balance

£22,706

Evaluation: student progress at BGGS is strong. Governors and the Leadership team believe the money allocated in this way represents good value for money

Outcomes for students based on the 2018/19 expenditure reported above will be added here shortly

 What we spent in 2017/18 and its impact

Pupil Premium Allocation for 17/18 Academic Year

For the 17/18 Academic Year a total of £279,233 pupil premium income was received.  Overall, the level of funding that the school receives is reducing due to lower numbers of students who have qualified for free school meals over the last 6 years.

The funding was notionally allocated to the same areas as previous years i.e. improving contact ratios with appropriately skilled teachers, classroom based support staff and pastoral managers to support pupils eligible for the premium.

Funds were also allocated to supporting reward, enrichment and educational initiatives which made the curriculum accessible to students from all income levels. 

Budget Heading

Allocation from Pupil Premium Funding

Intended outcome

Staff Salaries

£244,962

  •  Achievement grades raised via Saturday, after school and holiday classes put on for targeted pupils 

  • Individual barriers to achievement addressed via enhanced pastoral support (inc counselling and 'signpost' conversations with support workers in school)

  • Rapid progress in English and Maths as a result of additional hours / improved contact ratios.

Education Initiatives

£4,895

  • Enrichment and extension activities designed to engage and support pupils, thus raising attainment

KS5 

£2,034

  •  Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Additional counselling support costs and assistance with university application costs to build a cohort of 'role-mode' pupils thus encouraging aspiration in their younger KS3 and KS4 siblings.

KS4

£2,448

  •  Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Money will support the Y11 Prom, thus incentivising hard work and study through access to subsidised Prom at end of KS4.

KS3

£1,634

  •  Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Pupils will be assisted through ad hoc loan of uniform items or equipment to address barriers caused by low income.

Training

£3,587

  • Further improvements to the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in order to better differentiate lessons.

Student Awards

£2,520

  • As with last year, we intend to continue our extrinsic reward programme (public celebration and recognition plus token prize amount) leading to intrinsic motivation to achieve.

  • Whilst we intended to foster a high achieving culture celebrating hard work and progress, there were significant issues experienced with some students behaviour and attitudes to learning. Results held up but the school experienced disruption and unrest due to behavioural issues of some pupil premium and non-pupil premium students. 

Total Allocation

 £262,080

Current provisional allocation totals £262,080, which will be reviewed once actual funding for the 18/19 Financial Year has been confirmed.

Outcomes for students based on the 2017/18 expenditure reported above will be added here shortly

What we spent in 2016/17 and its impact

Pupil Premium Allocation for 16/17 Academic Year

  • A total of £286,810 pupil premium income was received for the 16/17 academic year.
  • As  at January 2017, a total of 305 students attracted pupil premium funding.
  • As a percentage of pupils in Years 7 to 11 this represented 49% 

For the 16/17 Academic year the Pupil Premium Funding was allocated to the following budgets:-

Budget Heading

Allocation from Pupil Premium Funding

Intended outcome

Employee Salaries *

£255,146

  • Achievement grades raised via Saturday, after school and holiday classes put on for targeted pupils 
  • Individual barriers to achievement addressed via enhanced pastoral support (inc counselling and 'signpost' conversations with support workers in school)
  • Rapid progress in English and Maths as a result of additional hours / improved contact ratios.

Education Initiatives

£15,211

  •  Enrichment and extension activities designed to engage and support pupils, thus raising attainment.

KS5

£2,320

  •  Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers. Additional counselling support costs and assistance with university application costs to build a cohort of 'role-mode' pupils thus encouraging aspiration in their younger KS3 and KS4 siblings.

KS4

£2,792

  •  Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers.

KS3

£1,280

  •   Ad hoc grants for books, equipment, uniform, etc. plus costs associated with resourcing pastoral managers.

Training

£7,374

  • Further improvements to the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in order to better differentiate lessons.

Student Awards

£2,877

  • Extrinsic reward programme (public celebration and recognition plus token prize amount) leading to intrinsic motivation to achieve.
  • Fostering a high achieving culture which celebrates hard work and progress; leading ultimately to improved achievement.

Total Allocation

£287,000

 

 *Staff salaries include support for after school classes, Saturday classes, Additional teaching in English & Maths, Pastoral Managers and a School Nurse.

Outcomes for students based on the 2016/17 expenditure reported above

The data below shows the outcomes for Year 11 pupils who took their GCSEs in July 2017. We know that students in that year group joined our school with attainment that was below the national average (2017 Year 11: 26.3 KS2 points on entry, Nationally 28.3).

Based on the data below and performance predictions about other cohorts in school who had yet to take their GCSEs, we decided that our decisions regarding allocation of pupil premium expenditure were right. We concluded that we used the premium to support pupils effectively during 2016/17.

With regard to the specific data presented here, Year 11 achievement in 2017, disadvantaged students made up 56% of the cohort.

 

Pupil Premium?

National

(all pupils i.e PP and non-PP)

2017 Year 11

 

 

Yes

No

2017

Cohort Size

Number

116

65

51

 

 

%

100

56

44

 

Average Core KS2 APS per Student

26.1

26.29

26.33

 

Average Total Progress 8

0.12

0.24

0.01

 

Average Total Attainment 8

 

41.2

42.11

40.82

44.6

Students Achieving 9-5 inc English and Maths

Number

23

13

10

 

 

%

20

20

19.6

39.6

Students Achieving 9-4 inc English and Maths

Number

56

32

24

 

 

%

48.3

49.2

47.1

63.9

Students with 5 x A*-C inc English & Maths

Number

23

13

10

 

 

%

19.8

20

19.6

 

Students in COHORT Achieving the E-BACC

Number

18

10

8

 

 

%

16

15.4

15.7

19.7

Students making 3+ LOP in English

Number

64

36

28

 

 

%

57.1

57.1

57.1

 

Students making 3+ LOP in Maths

Number

27

16

11

 

 

%

24.5

25.8

22.9

 

Average Points Per Grade Per Student (Capped at Best 8)

Number

37.94

38.59

37.11

 

Capped8 +EM Value Added Score

 

997.472

1005.188

987.506

 

  • 48.3% GCSE results in Maths and English 63% in summer 2016 (GCSE reforms began for English & Maths in 2017)

  • 49.2% of disadvantaged students achieved grades A*-C in English and Mathematics GCSEs.  This was a 2% difference against other students (47.1%)

  • No difference in the percentage of students making expected progress (3+ LOP) in English.

  • 3% difference in the percentage of students making expected progress (3+ LOP) in Maths.

  • There was no real gap, within school, in the Ebacc attainment for Pupil Premium students and non Pupil Premium students.

Catch Up

The school will receive around £7,000 of catch-up funding in the Academic Year 2019/20. We will use this amount to support our staffing structure by contributing to salary costs. 

Our internal tracking data, when combined with final outcomes for pupils at the end of KS4, shows us that pupils who underachieved upon entry, go on to do well with us.