During 2016/17 Derby Moor will be working closely with a National Leader of Education on our Pupil Premium strategy to ensure we provide the best for all our students. This will start with an in depth Pupil Premium review.
Of a cohort of 261, 96 students received the Pupil Premium. Of these, a small number (9) had significant barriers to their learning. For these 9 students, there are case studies highlighting the individual interventions, support received, and progress the students made. Students highlighted in the data below as “mainstream” are those students that attended the school for full provision.
When considering statistical significance, it can be seen that students eligible for the Pupil Premium made progress in line with other students in maths, the basics element, and the ebacc elements of the Progress 8. However, this is not the case in English. English performance was poor across school last year, and this has had an adverse impact on the overall progress 8 score achieved by Pupil Premium students. Had this performed in line with the other elements, then it is very likely that the Progress 8 score for Pupil Premium would also have been within statistical tolerances.
What is it?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Schools also receive additional funding for children who are looked after (CLA) for 1 day or more has been adopted from care has left care under:
- a special guardianship order
- a residence order
- a child arrangement order
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium and the impact it is having.