Pupil Premium &
Pupil Premium Strategy
At Stafford Manor High School, we recognise the need to adopt effective strategies to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. Our methodology sets out a process which helps us to decide on the optimum strategies to maintain efficient and effective use of pupil premium (PP) funding over time. Underpinning the process is the absolute focus on the quality of teaching. There is solid evidence that high quality teaching must be at the core of all our work to overcome disadvantage.
The process of decision-making on PP spending starts with an analysis of the challenges to learning for disadvantaged pupils. Challenges to learning may be for academic or non-academic reasons. Examples of the challenges that may negatively affect pupil’s education and impact their access to teaching include:
· Attendance and levels of persistent absence
· Behaviour incidences and exclusions data
· Wellbeing, mental health and safeguarding concerns
· Access to technology and educational materials
· High Mobility
Governors, Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and staff agree on the desired outcomes of the PP funding. These include: raising attainment of PP-eligible pupils; closing the gap between PP pupils and others in the school and all pupils nationally; improving attendance; reducing exclusions; increasing the engagement of parents with their children’s education and with the school; increasing opportunities for PP-eligible pupils and broadening experience.
Pupil premium and Recovery Funding Intention
The strategy has an emphasis on providing ‘quality inclusive teaching for all’. This can be the single factor that makes the biggest difference for disadvantaged pupils. This is supported by Sutton Trust research and the EEF (Education Endowment Foundation). There is the ‘targeted support’ for pupils who have specific barriers to their learning and progress that, with a solution in place, could make significant gains in their learning. Finally ‘wider strategies’ will be implemented that can help students access and enrich their education to a greater extent. Evidence, expertise and good practice is gained from the schools involvement in the RADY (Raising Attainment of Disadvantaged Youngsters) programme.
Pupil Premium Grant for 2021/2022
Schools will receive £955 funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
A Pupil Premium Grant of £2345 is awarded for each looked after pupil defined by the Children Act 1989 as one who:
· is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by an English local authority
· have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangement order or a residence order.
Schools are held accountable for the spending of these monies and performance tables will capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium. Stafford Manor High School is committed to providing effective resources and ensuring vital support is in place for our disadvantaged students to improve their academic outcomes.
Recovery Premium Funding for 2021/2022
In addition to PP funding, the Government has provided additional funding for each eligible pupil to support education recovery from the COVID pandemic in the 2021/22 academic year.
Schools should spend this premium on evidence-based approaches to support pupils. This could include:
· support the quality of teaching, such as staff professional development
· provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring
· deal with non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support
Like the pupil premium, schools can:
· spend the recovery premium on a wider cohort of pupils than those who attract the funding
· direct recovery premium spending where they think the need is greatest
The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement incorporates how the school will use this funding.
Pupil Premium Strategy Report for 2021/2022
2021/2022 to 2023/2024 PP Strategy Report (Including the Recovery Premium) - Click here to see the 2021-2024 planned spend
2020/2021 PP Strategy Report - Click here to see the 2020-2021 PP planned spend
2020/2021 Recovery Premium - Click here to see the 2020-2021 RP planned spend