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.
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Year 11 Results
Year 11 Results
Year 11 Results
Year 11 Results
Download Pupil Premium and LAC 2014-2015 Report below
|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|
|JM / CM||£4,833|
|Acorn Training interventions||£2,250|
|Residential activities support||£80|
|Pet XI interventions||£15,600|
|Ancillary transport costs||£1,246|
|Heritage Skills Hub||£10,592|