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Small Heath School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding Statement

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), or are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. From April 2012 the coverage of the Premium was widened to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.

The Government believes that Head teachers and school leaders should make the decisions on how to use their pupil premium. They are accountable for the decisions they make through: the performance tables which show the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers; the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment and progress of pupil groups, and in particular those who are eligible for pupil premium; and the reports for parents that schools have to publish online. 

Small Heath School Pupil Premium Principles:

1. Improve academic outcomes

This is the key principle of Pupil Premium. We want every child to have the opportunity to

succeed academically and realise their full potential. Our aim is to remove any barriers to learning and offer targeted support and advice to improve the knowledge, skills and understanding of the curriculum.

2. Enrich pupils lives through new opportunities and a creative curriculum

We want every pupil to have opportunities outside ‘classroom’ learning and to develop a variety of life skills that will help them to be socially aware and develop confidence. We want pupils to have high aspirations and learn to be comfortable in a range of environments and circumstances.

3. Encourage excellence

We want to offer behavioural and social support and reward consistent excellence and sustained improvement to create safe and supportive learning environments for all pupils.

4. Ensure there is no hardship that hinders learning

We want all pupils to have all of the equipment, uniform, resources and technology they need to succeed in education. We want pupils to feel safe on the journey to and from school at school, as well as at school and have excellent attendance and punctuality.

We have continued with previous strategies that have had an impact and produced effective support for the children who need it, and extended interventions where funds allow.

Pupil Premium 2014/15

The school received £608,685 in Pupil Premium funding in the financial year 2014/15, based on 651 Ever6 FSM students @£935/ child, plus £7,500 specifically to run a Summer School, giving a total of £616,185

Expenditure was as follows:
£
   
Profiling – Tutors working with individual pupils in order to track progress and set challenging targets
     127,500
Y11 support programme
       28,000
Home School Liaison
       48,000
Cyber Café
         8,000
Peer Mentoring - Mentors
         7,500
                          - Training
            250
Mentoring
       65,000
Learning Beyond the Classroom
       45,500
Forest School
       12,000
Curriculum Enhancement and Enrichment Days
       29,000
On-Line Learning Programmes
       12,000
Literacy
       13,500
Summer School
         7,500
School Nurse
       18,500
Somali Mentor
       13,500
Intervention strategies
       95,000
I-pads, upgrades to IT systems
       40,000
Homework Clubs
         3,000
Study Clubs
         3,500
Uniform Provision FSM students (blazer and tie)
         1,750
Breakfast Club/Nurture Club
         3,000
PE/Community Sport
         6,650
Gifted and Talented chidren
         3,450
Free Music Lessons
       19,195
Increased support in IAG
         5,000
   
Total approximate expenditure
     616,295