Pupil Premium

What is the pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. The purpose of the funding is to narrow the attainment gap between pupils from low income families by ensuring that this funding reaches the pupils who need it most.  Schools have the freedom to spend this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of pupil needs.  An evaluation of the success of a school's use of the funding is focused on the pupils ultimate levels of achievement. 

For the financial year 2015/2016, all secondary schools will receive £935 for each pupil who at any point in the past 6 years has been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM); £1,900 goes to any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order; £300 goes to students whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD.  It is for schools to decide how this funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what individual provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. (Source:  DfE website)

Tibshelf School has created an Aspire Team who are funded from the money school receives for Pupil Premium. They work to support specific disadvantaged pupils in all year groups who have difficulties with learning, accessing the curriculum or need additional support with relationships and social situations. They form a part of the whole school Intervention plan which can include SEN, Pastoral and Multi Agency issues. The team have a school base which is open to pupils at breaks and lunch. They also welcome parental contact through normal school systems of phone calls, emails and visits. They also run a Summer School for Year 6 pupils moving up to secondary education.


Why is there a pupil premium?

Students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. In 2009-10 GCSE statistics showed that around a third of students who have been on Free School Meals in the previous six years achieved five or more A*- C grades, compared to more than two thirds of their fellow students.


How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?

To monitor progress on attainment, new measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium. At Tibshelf Community School the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.


How many pupils at Tibshelf Community School are eligible for the Pupil Premium?

Currently 34% of students  are eligible for the Pupil Premium

If you wish to find out if your son / daughter is entitled to support from this group please contact Gary Wallis (Key stage 4) or Lucie Hartland (Key Stage 3)


Is there an issue with eligible pupils not applying for FSM?

In Derbyshire, when a Housing/Council Tax Benefit form is completed, this automatically entitles child(ren) in the family to receive free school meals. The Council inform the Student Services Team and the school of the child’s entitlement to free school meals.

Parents in receipt of Child Tax Credit are required to complete a free school meal application form, and it is vital that the application form is completed to allow additional funding to be released to the school. Below are links to the Derbyshire County Council website and PDF file to complete the application.

Pupil Premium Online Form

Pupil Premium PDF download

 Click on the titles below to see the data

2012-13

Year 11 Results

2013 EP

 2013 MEP

Attendance

2013 PA

2013-14

Year 11 Results

2014 EP

2014 MEP

Attendance

2014 PA

2014-15

Year 11 Results

2015 EP

2015 MEP

Attendance

2015 PA2015 Att Gaps

Download Pupil Premium and LAC 2014-2015 Report below

Report FACe

Funding Allocation  £195,415
Staffing costs  
Core   faculty support programmes.  We employ two additional teachers in the   core subjects of Maths and English.  They will have target groups of PP   students or enable others to target particular students or groups of   students. £39,756
PP intervention team.  The Core School PP team who lead and   manage intervention programmes across the school.  These range from 1-1   support programmes to whole class support. Review data and progress to narrow   gaps in achievement. They run after school clubs and plan weekend   activities.  They also support Careers programmes and target both More   able aspiration and ensuring pupils are not NEET  £49,268
Data support programmes.  To ensure that whole school   systems support progress and narrow the gap. £10,061
Reducing exclusions programme.  Following the School   Improvement Plan and Ofsted action planning we have employed additional LA   Behaviour Support time to target reducing exclusions. £10,850
Improving attendance programme.  Following School   Improvement Plan and Ofsted action planning to reduce absence of PP pupils   which was affecting gaps in performance and achievement. £7,225
Final term funding text now programme for last academic year. £4,139
   
Balance £74,116
Administration Support  £7,600
Uniform support £5,226
JM / CM £4,833
Acorn Training interventions £2,250
Arts award  £1,192
LAC support £3,333
Residential activities support £80
Pet XI interventions £15,600
Ancillary transport costs £1,246
Careers support £1,500
Music support £337
Groundwork Cresswell £4,880
Heritage Skills Hub £10,592
New Directions £4,060
Healthy Eating £500

 

Pupil Premium Summer School Report 2014-15

Tibshelf Community School secured government funding for the second year running to host a summer school that supports children in particular disadvantage children to engage in activities that provide an excellent transition from primary into secondary school.

The aim of the Summer School is to address a number of key areas listed below:

  • Transitional activities such as meeting teachers, having a tour of the school or learning more about their new curriculum, to build on schools’ own induction arrangements. This will help pupils familiarise themselves with their new environment and give them a flying start.
  • Additional intensive support in English and mathematics to enable pupils who need it to make progress in these key areas before the start of the autumn term, both as catch up and preparation for the secondary curriculum.
  • Wider enrichment activities such as arts, music and sports activities, trips to theatres and museums, visits to local higher education institutions and employers etc.

Tibshelf invite all Year 6 into Summer School and there is a charge for the children who are not eligible for funding. This approach means that disadvantaged children are not stigmatised by financial constraints and the summer school offers an inclusive programme of engagement.

The Summer School is promoted in all the primary schools that fall into the catchment for Tibshelf School and all children eligible for funding have a personal invite so they are not singled out during the promotion of the Summer School.

                       

Incoming Year 7

Prior to the Summer School, teaching staff, support staff and the Summer School Co-ordinator P4YP CIC visited all schools to promote the transitional from primary to secondary as well as days in Tibshelf and summer activities that were available.

There were 151 Year 6 students offered places at Tibshelf Community School and of these 56 (37%) where identified as eligible for funding.

In total 55 Year 6 students attended the Summer School of the 55 there was 33 (60%) of the ones attended eligible for funding.

Each day all students participated in a number of activities and these always included numeracy and literacy activities.

At the end of the Summer school a survey was carried out with 45 of the Year 6. The findings demonstrated how much they enjoyed the activities and numeracy came joint second in what they enjoyed the most

Of the 45 surveys completed when asked if they were glad they came to Summer school 100% said yes.

When asked if they would recommend to other Y6 students 100% said yes.

The Y6 were all asked to describe their experience so we could demonstrate the impact of the Summer school - 1 being not very good and 10 being excellent

The results were evident of a successful summer school with all responses being 8-10 and 64% recording an excellent score.

A future survey will be carried out with the Y6 who attended the Summer School to identify how they have found the transition 6 months into secondary school.