EXAMPLE STRATEGIES TO CLOSE ATTAINMENT GAPS Targeted strategies for FSM pupils might include… Incentives and targeting of extended services and parental support Subsidising school trips and other learning resources Additional residential and summer camps Interventions to manage key transitions between stages /schools Dedicated senior leadership champion Targeted strategies for under-achieving pupils might include… Early intervention and targeted learning interventions One-to-one support and other ‘catch-up’ provision Rigorous monitoring and evaluation of impact of targeted interventions Extended services and multi-agency support Targeted parental engagements In-school dedicated pastoral and wellbeing support and outreach Developing confidence and self-esteem through pupil voice, empowering student mentors, sport, music, or other programmes such as SEAL TARGETED STRATEGIES FOR PUPILS ELIGIBLE FOR FSM …which specifically benefit FSM pupils STRATEGIES FOR UNDER- PERFORMING PUPILS …which benefit FSM and other under-achieving pupils Whole school strategies might include… Quality teaching and learning, consistent across the school, supported by strong CPD culture, observation/moderation and coaching Engaging and relevant curriculum, personalised to pupil needs Pupil level tracking, assessment and monitoring Quality assessment Effective reward, behaviour and attendance policies Inclusive and positive school culture Effective senior leadership team, focused on PP agenda WHOLE SCHOOL STRATEGIES...which benefit all pupils Source: abridged from Rea and Hill, 2011, Does School-to-School Support close the gap? National College for School Leadership
Additional per pupil funding 2014-2015 Pupil Premium Funding Secondary pupils: £935.00 per pupil Primary pupils: £1300 per pupil Looked after and adopted children £1900 Over £8,000,000 this year in Southend.
Focusing minds Effective use of pupil premium is at the core of the moral purpose of school leadership. Nationally outcomes for disadvantaged pupils are improving since the pupil premium was introduced. Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw credits this, in part, to Ofsted inspections placing a stronger emphasis on the issue.
“If schools are just using it to tarmac the playground and fix the school roof then that is not good use of the money.”
Sir John Dunford’s 5 questions governors need to ask 1. Do we know where the attainment gaps are in our school? 2. Do we all know who our Pupil Premium pupils are? 3. Have we accessed the evidence of what works to accelerate disadvantaged pupil progress? 4. How are we planning and targeting our activities for Pupil Premium pupils? 5. How do we know our activities are having an impact? What evidence are we gathering to share with Ofsted?
The opportunity Don’t wait for politicians to tell you what to do The government isn’t telling schools how to close the gap It’s for schools to decide how to use PP Stop looking up and start looking out 9
What are we doing to close the gap in Southend? Analysing the trends - Closing the Gap Urging schools to undertake a cost-benefit analysis of interventions Developing a Pupil Premium Review framework Piloting Pupil Premium Reviews Collecting case studies and facilitating the sharing of good practice Increased governor focus of holding school leaders to account for the impact of pupil premium funding
What we have done so far… 1.Completed a 3 year data trend analysis for primary schools 2.Published Pupil Premium registers on the SLN showing contact details for school operational leads and governor pupil premium leads 3.Arranged Pupil Premium Network Meetings: 9 March 2015, 14 th May 2015, 2 nd July 2015 4.Sent a Pupil Premium Intervention Cost Benefit Analysis to PP Leads for completion 5.Briefed Chairs of Governors on the Pupil Premium Action Plan 6.Analysed projected Pupil Premium outcomes for 2015
What we are doing next… 1.Analysing the 3 year trend by school in EY, Phonics, KS1 and KS2 to identifying areas of good practice 2.Sharing the 3 year trend data with schools 3.Developing a pupil premium review framework 4.Piloting the framework in selected schools 5.Leading the Pupil Premium Network Meeting 6.Following up pupil premium projected outcomes 7. Analysing outcomes from the Intervention Cost Benefit Analysis 8.Liaising with clusters regarding 11+ tutoring for more able pupil premium pupils
If you want to be involved… As a member of the Pupil Premium Review team for the pilot schools As a Pupil Premium Review pilot school As a school that can lead a session on a measure from the Sutton Trust toolkit at a Pupil Premium Network meeting