“We have already made significant progress towards closing the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. This additional funding will ensure teachers continue to have the resources they need to give all pupils the best possible start at school, regardless of their background.” – Rt Hon David Laws (2014) Press Release, www.gov.uk
Key Facts & Principles
Pupil Premium funding is provided for children who are considered to be disadvantaged, namely:
East Barnet School implements strategies and interventions which target all students who are identified as underachieving, particularly those in receipt of the Pupil Premium. We do not overtly single out disadvantaged students as this could impact negatively on their self-esteem.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and is paid to schools each year by means of a specific grant based on January school census figures.
As an academy, East Barnet School receives the Pupil Premium via the Education Funding Agency.
Local authorities are responsible for looked after children in care and make payments where an eligible looked after child is on roll. East Barnet School receives funding from Barnet and other local authorities for looked after children.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools each financial year, but funding unspent at 31st March may be carried forward to the next financial year.
“The government is providing a literacy and numeracy catch-up premium for Year 7 pupils who have failed to reach level 4 in reading and/or mathematics – the 2 most important skills for life.” – Department for Education (2014) Press Release, www.gov.uk
The catch-up premium gave schools additional funding to support Year 7 students who did not achieve Level 4 or above in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). The amount of funding available from the Education Funding Agency (EFA) for each year was based upon figures published in the autumn school census and results from the National Curriculum assessments at KS2. The grant was spent for the purposes of the school for the educational benefit of students.
The DfE have announced that the premium will not be available past the 2019-20 academic year, and therefore we will not be reporting on any future plans with that particular funding.
Funding and Number of Students:
|Amount of Funding Available||£9,000||£10,335||£10,335||£9,172
Specific areas where funding is implemented include:
Impact on targeted students attainment in 2017-18:
In English there were 28 students targeted:
Progress measured through the KS3 learning ladder.
In Mathematics 23 students were targeted:
Attainment and progress was measured though teacher assessment.
Students identified as needing further support will have access to a range of support in Year 8 (see provision map through Additional Educational Needs).
Incoming Year 7 students will have access to the range of provision as seen on our website and targeted groups are identified in the Summer Term of Year 6.