Allocation of funding for the Pupil Premium
The government has allocated £935 per student for the academic year 2016-17.
Around 50% of students attending Malden Oaks fall into one of the categories covered by the Pupil Premium. However, the fluctuating nature of our cohort means that the amount received varies considerably. We only receive the full amount for those students who are not on the roll of a mainstream school at the time the census takes place and this was calculated as 8.5 students for 2016/17.
The majority of our students remain on the roll of a mainstream school whilst attending Malden Oaks and therefore any funding will be allocated to them within their budgets. In view of this we charge a pupil premium sessional fee back to the schools and this currently equates to approximately £350 per year per student. The rationale for the reduction of this charge is that schools may have already allocated this funding to other projects during the year which the students may have already benefitted from.
We have therefore based our plan on an estimated allocation / recoupment of funding of £15,000 for the year 2016/17
The Pupil Premium is primarily aimed at:
- students from Year 7 to Year 11 who are from low income families and are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- students who have been eligible for FSM over the past six years (known as Ever 6 FSM)
- students whose parent(s) are serving in the armed forces (added service premium)
- students who have been in care for a period of at least 6 months – child looked after (LAC)
Plan for 2016-17
Target: To continue narrowing the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising attainment of those students in low income families
- To further narrow the gap in performance at GCSE
- To raise aspirations of eligible students
- To improve the well-being of eligible students
- For all eligible students to access extra-curricular opportunities
- To provide opportunities for pupils to ‘catch up’ on learning opportunities previously missed through financial disadvantage, poor attendance or exclusion.
These outcomes direct relate to priorities in our Improvement plan and will be achieved through the following activities:
Resources for 1:1 support
A number of our students have expressed an interest in vocational subjects that we are unable to offer on site such as: car mechanics, bike mechanics and hair and beauty. To enable us to offer these opportunities to students we have employed two Teaching Assistants who provide 1: 1 support on these external courses.
We recognise the benefits that ICT can provide with interactive, targeted and individualised programmes if they are delivered alongside supported teaching. We have invested in a number of these programmes such as Kerboodle and My Maths to extend individual learning.
We provide 1:1 teaching in a range of subjects to enhance students understanding and improve their GCSE outcomes. Additionally we offer 1:1 support for students struggling with literacy with one of our dyslexia trained Teaching Assistants who has additionally attended a two day training programme to deliver “That Reading Thing”.
Afternoon activities programme
Some students have never had the experience of belonging to a club or developing an extra-curricular interest. Our activities programme aims to provide them with this experience. The students are able to choose from a range of indoor and outdoor activities. For those who are in the process of completing college applications, these experiences enable them to complete the ‘hobbies and interests section’ of the forms. For all students the programme provides the opportunity to work alongside different staff and students, thus expanding their social relationships,.
Some of the pupils have had limited access to educational visits in the past. This may have been due to poor attendance, financial disadvantage or poor behaviour. Our educational visits programme aims to redress this balance and give students experiences that they have previously been denied. A key aim for us in narrowing the gap is to enable students to have access to as broad a range of experience as possible.
- Termly updates to the Management Committee on the impact of the plan
- 2016/7 GCSE results will provide information about the effectiveness of the plan in terms of raising attainment.
- Tutors will monitor and report on academic needs in terms of attainment, progress and participation of individual students through half-termly reviews and make recommendations for interventions.
Pupil Premium Expenditure for 2016/17
|Year groups||Cost £|
|Educational visits to support curriculum, social and/or life skills.
Teaching Assistant costs to support students on vocational placements
|Programme Training & Materials for ‘That Reading Thing’ to improve literacy / dsylexic support||All||£300|
|Individual lessons to enhance students Music GCSE achievement and weekly small group music technology / songwriting workshops||All||£7,000|
|ICT – My Maths, Kerboodle and ASDAN to allow extra study support.||All||£700|