Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2019-22

Pupil Premium is a government initiative providing extra funding for pupils from less advantaged backgrounds with the specific target of ‘closing the gap’ with other students. The Government has used entitlement to Free School Meals and those who are looked after in care as an indicator of focus. Pupil Premium is allocated to schools with pupils on roll who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years.  Children in care and children adopted are also included in the provision.  Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget; in a way, they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils in order to close the gap in achievement.

At Fazakerley High School, the targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support helping disadvantaged students to reach and exceed their individual academic and personal development targets and goals.

At Fazakerley High School

  • We work to ensure that the teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils and that we provide students with individualised, aspirational targets which are challenging but achievable to ensure every student fulfils his/her potential.
  • We work to ensure that appropriate provision is made for disadvantaged pupils.
  • In making provision for such pupils, we recognise that many disadvantaged pupils are already doing well.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
  • Attainment and progress – disadvantaged students will be tracked carefully and the impact of Pupil Premium funding will be allocated, following the needs analysis, which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources may mean that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium Interventions at one time.

Provision

The range of provision for disadvantaged pupils include:

  • Educational, personal and social development support from all members of the teaching and support staff.
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through curriculum areas, trained TAs or external agencies.
  • Small group intervention with an experienced Teacher or TA focussed on overcoming identified gaps in learning and 1-2-1 or small group tuition.
  • Pastoral interventions to raise self-esteem and maximise learning opportunities.
  • Facilitating extra curriculum activities and educational visits through financial support.
  • Summer School for disadvantaged pupils to help provide a smooth transition into year 7.
  • Providing a dedicated members of staff to liaise with parents / carers.
  • ‘Revise til 5’ provides a supportive environment where extended work can take place.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh scheme offered to all pupils from year 9 onwards
  • Pupil Premium resources or equipment designated to close the gap including revision packs and licences for all disadvantaged pupils for Seneca Learning.

Reporting

It will be the responsibility of Mr Roberts, Mr Ollerton  & Mrs Torley to produce a report for the Governing Body. This report will describe income, expenditure and its impact.

Impact

The evaluation of this policy is based on how the school can close the gap between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium Students. Targets will be identified and evaluated termly and included in the School Improvement Plan.

Names of Key Personnel

  • Mr Roberts
  • Mr Ollerton
  • Mrs Gousiou
  • Mrs Torley

Date of Next Review: January 2020

Fazakerley High School plan to allocate the funding to achieve the following:

  • Raising the attainment and achievement of pupils
  • Improved levels of expected / better than expected progress
  • Improved attendance
  • Raising literacy/oracy and numeracy levels
  • Providing pupils with life experience
  • Improve confidence/self-esteem and communication
  • Raising aspirations in school and future destinations

Links

Click the below link for an information letter about claiming Free School Meals and Pupil Premium eligibility for your child:

Click the below link to access the application form on the Liverpool City Council website:

Click the below link to access the Department of Education website for additional information: