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Pupil Premium Statement

  

You may have read recent publicity about the Pupil Premium. The policy involves schools receiving a sum of money to enable them to combat disadvantage. The amount varies markedly between schools and is calculated using a variety of educational and social measures.

Schools are required to explain how they are making use of the Pupil Premium – a further sign of how seriously the government takes this issue.  This is understandable; if they feel they are investing a significant amount of additional money they hope to see a return in terms of the improved academic performance of students who attract this funding.

For academic year 2016-2017, Lawrence Sheriff School received a Pupil Premium grant of £31,005, plus £1,500 to support children whose parents are serving in the armed forces. Supported by additional resources from the governing body, the school has:

  • Provided independent advice, guidance and support to disadvantaged students
  • Provided extra tuition to students requiring support in English, Mathematics and a range of other subjects.
  • Offered assistance in key subjects to aid revision at GCSE, AS and A-level.
  • Funded the provision of books, trips and other educational and extra-curricular opportunities.
  • Kept open the school library and ICT facilities to provide a place for students to undertake before and after-school study.
  • Provided additional staffing to help individual students achieve their potential.
  • Offered Pastoral support.
Research from groups such as The Sutton Trust indicates that the best way to boost the performance of students in receipt of the Pupil Premium is to improve the quality of their dialogue about learning with their teachers. For this reason, we continue to invest in programmes to develop the quality of the learning dialogue within the classroom.

For academic year 2017-2018, Lawrence Sheriff School will receive a Pupil Premium grant of £29,105 plus £900 to support children whose parents are serving in the armed forces.

As the detailed breakdown below demonstrates, for many years the governing body has put additional resources into the school for the specific purpose of ensuring that all students have the maximum chance to benefit from educational opportunities at Lawrence Sheriff School, regardless of background or economic circumstance. As the country has sailed into more difficult economic waters, the determination of the governing body has grown to support students and increase opportunity.

 


We would always encourage parents to contact the Headteacher if financial issues are preventing their son from accessing the opportunities within the school. All enquiries will be dealt within the strictest confidence and will be responded to sympathetically whenever possible. Over recent years we have been able to help with the cost of school uniform, transport, music fees and school trips. Please do not hesitate to contact the Headteacher if you would like to have an informal and entirely confidential discussion about ways in which the school can provide support.

We would also remind parents that they can apply for free school meals by contacting Warwickshire County Council at:

Children, Young People and Families, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4SP
Telephone 01926 742060

or apply online at:

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

Even if you live outside Warwickshire you should still contact Warwickshire County Council since your child attends this school. The comment on the WCC website about Pupil Premium provides a helpful summary:

When you successfully apply for free school meals the school will receive an extra £935 of government funding, even if your child does not want the meal. This additional funding will be used to help children from lower income families do their very best at school. Please also be aware that if your family is registered for free school meals you may be eligible to claim other forms of assistance, for instance with home to school transport. If you would like more information about home to school transport contact Education Transport on 01926 742059.

Pupil Premium Grant Summary



2016-2017

2017-18

Total number of students on roll   (January Census, Year 7 to Year 11)

595

599

Total number of Pupil  Premium students   (Ever 6 FSM)

28

27

Total number of Child  Looked After students

0

0

Total number of Post Looked After students

0

0

Total number of Service  family students   (Ever 5)

5

3

Total   Pupil Premium grant adjusted for Academic Year

£32,505

£30,005

Please note that the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is allocated to schools on a financial year basis (April to March). However, the school is required to publish the funding received on an academic year basis (September to August).


Pupil Premium Grant Actual Expenditure 2016-2017

Expenditure Item



Actual   Cost

Outcome

Pastoral support

One to one pastoral support available to all students.

£2,350

Students are able to access support and guidance   which will impact on areas such as building self-confidence, improving   attendance and emotional wellbeing.

Academic mentoring

Designated   member of staff allocated to each Pupil Premium student to track their   progress to ensure that they meet their target grades.

£2,500

All   students have the opportunity to regularly discuss their progress with a   designated mentor. Where necessary,   tailored interventions can be discussed, implemented and evaluated.

Additional tuition

(Years 7 to 11) and

Revision support

(Year 11)

Additional support offered in all subjects where   intervention is required to achieve targets. Focused opportunities to maximise potential during Year 11.

£8,427

All students reach their targets.

SEN support

After school homework support and planning.

£1,000

Improve homework planning and completion.

Continuing Professional Development

On-going INSET to improve the quality of   learning conversations.

£1,000

Research   from EEF reveals that the greatest impact on student achievement is   the quality of the learning conversations within the classroom. Hence by developing   expertise in this area, attainment of Pupil Premium students is enhanced.

Careers advice

Inspiring Futures membership.

£163

Enhancement of careers advice and careers   education provision.

Before/after school facilities

Extra   staffing to open the library and the computer room after school.

£4,720

Provides   an opportunity for study, research and homework completion.


 

Expenditure Item



Actual   Cost

Outcome

Curriculum trips   and activities

All curriculum related trips, part or fully by Pupil Premium grant.

£4,932

Promote inclusion and opportunity.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Enrolment   on the Duke of Edinburgh Award; Bronze, Silver and Gold awards is offered.

£340

Promote   inclusion and opportunity.

Home to school transport 

The school is in a semi-rural location, so help   with transport is a major issue for some students.

£4,265

Improvement in attendance and social inclusion.

Music lessons

Individual   and group music tuition provided by County Music Service. Tuition is   available for a wide range of musical instruments.

£2,308

Currently 24% of Pupil Premium students receive extra music tuition. Aim to increase   the number of PP music students and encourage participation in school events.

Other support

Assistance available to cover the cost of   textbooks, revision guides, exam fees, enrichment materials, uniform and PE   kit.

£833

Promote inclusion and opportunity for all.

Total expenditure planned for 2016-2017

Funded by:   Pupil Premium Grant   Service Child Pupil Premium Grant   Governor contribution   Total funding for 2016-2017

£32,838

  £31,005    £1,500 

£333   £32,838





Pupil Premium Grant Anticipated Expenditure 2017-2018

Expenditure Item



Anticipated   Cost

Expected Outcome

Pastoral support

One to one pastoral support available to all   students.

£2,184

Pupil Premium students accessed pastoral support   and received help with problems which if not supported, may have led to   attendance and wellbeing issues.

Academic mentoring

Designated  member of staff allocated to each Pupil Premium student to track their   progress to ensure that they meet their target grades.

£2,500

All Pupil Premium students met their individual targets.

Additional tuition

(Years 7 to 11) and Revision support

(Year 11)

Additional support offered in all subjects where intervention   is required to achieve targets.

Focused opportunities to maximise potential during Year 11.

£9,000

All students met their targets.       

SEN support   

After school homework support and planning

£1,000

Improved homework planning and completion

 Careers advice

 All disadvantaged students now receive a one to one advice and guidance interview with an independent advisor.

Inspiring Futures membership

£525







£165 

 Independent advice and guidance identified as a particular need for disadvantaged students



Enhanced careers advice and careers education provision.



Before/after school facilities

Extra staffing to open the library and the  computer room after school.

£1,265

Provided an opportunity for study, research and   homework completion.

Extended this initiative in 2014-2015 to open the computer room before school from 8am each morning.



Expenditure Item



Anticipated   Cost

Expected Outcome

Curriculum trips

and activities

 All curriculum related trips funded by Pupil Premium grant.

£6,000

 Promoted inclusion and opportunity.

Funded a range of trips such as History Battlefields, Biology field trip, Year 7 Residential, Careers Show and Rugby tour.

Home to school transport 

The school is in a semi-rural location, so help with transport is a major issue for some students.

£2,500

Pupil Premium students were able to use the   school bus.   Also funded transport on   public buses to allow PP students to attend after school activities.

Music lessons

Individual and group music tuition provided by County Music Service. Tuition is   available for a wide range of musical instruments.

£1,785

20% of Pupil Premium students received music tuition from the County Music Service.









Other support

Assistance available to cover the cost of  textbooks, revision guides, exam fees, enrichment materials, uniform and PE kit.

£3,500



Total planned expenditure for 2017-2018

Funded by:   Pupil Premium Grant   Service Child Pupil Premium Grant   Governor contribution   Total funding for 2017-2018

£30,424

  £29,105   £900   £419   £30,424



 

Impact of Pupil Premium expenditure as measured by Summer 2017 results

Progress 8 projections for 2017 (once AS levels and later remarks are taken into account) using the Attainment 8 estimates circulated by the Association of school and College Leaders, suggest that whilst the Progress 8 score for the whole school is around 0.3, the Progress 8 score for our three disadvantaged students is approximately 0.6. Our modelling use the DFE Level 3 value-added tool suggest that at Y13 non-disadvantaged had a VA score of 0.1 whilst disadvantaged achieved 0.05

Whilst this data is provisional and will be revised, it does appear to suggest that the measures we put in place last year to respond to gaps between disadvantaged and other students at both GCSE and Post 16 have had an impact. In particular we feel that the appointment of a pupil premium champion has promoted great consistency in our work, whilst an increased focus upon careers advice has also had a positive impact by giving students a clearer sense of potential future career directions. We are also feel that increased mentoring has supported students as they progress through courses. Students in current examination classes are experiencing the benefits of these changes becoming embedded, alongside the consistency provided by our Pupil Premium Champion working across the school from ages 11-19.

 

 


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