What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The Department for Education continue to place an increasing emphasis on closing the achievement gap between students receiving the Pupil Premium and other students, with large amounts of additional funding. There is an increasing accountability on schools in terms of how the funding is used and the impact on student achievement and outcomes.
How much additional funding does Settle College receive?
For the financial year 2019-20 Settle College has been allocated £69,188 for Pupil Premium students.
How is Settle College using the funding during the academic year 2019-20?
Maths and English small group support with a tutor
The employment of a Maths and English tutor to work with small groups of students who need additional support in English and Maths. Support is in place, in particular for Key Stage 4 students who are working below their target grades in either English or Maths
Support for GCSE Resources
To allow all students to access the GCSE Curriculum we fund some of the costs for students who are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding.
Use of motivational speakers to help raise aspirations
Since September 2014 we have had the following speakers in school to raise aspirations and motivation and help to encourage the students to be the best they can be:
- Myerscough College – Higher Education opportunities and raising aspirations
- Lancaster University – The Target University Mentoring Programme
- Craven College – Apprenticeships
- Lancaster University– Functional Skills Day for ‘most able’ students
- Northumbria University- Aspiration and the future
- Sam Boatwright (an ex-Settle College student) – ‘Whatever the human mind can conceive it can achieve!’ A talk about Sam’s charity ‘Epic Run’ – 50 marathons in 50 days
- Mike Tomlinson – Inspirational Talk about Jane Tomlinson, who raised millions for charity by completing athletic challenges despite suffering from terminal cancer
- Stuart Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer of BUPA – Inspirational Talk (sourced through “Speakers4Schools”; a free service to schools providing inspirational speakers)
- Chris Maudsley (ex-student) talked to students in Year 7 and 8 about cycling from Lands’ End to John O’Groats
- Gulwali Passarlay – Child Refugee from Afghanistan
- RAF and Royal Marines
Some of the funding is used to employ Student Service officers and an Attendance Officer for all years. A school counsellor is also employed to support students’ mental health.
Sport, Music, Art and Drama Support
Students will be supported so that all students can access enrichment and extracurricular opportunities in PE and the Arts. This includes supporting with any equipment as and when required.
Settle College has a Pupil Premium Funding Plan which is updated regularly detailing how the above funding will be used and evaluated. The school will consider the guidance offered by the Sutton Trust when planning and implementing strategies to raise achievement of target groups. This is discussed with Governors at every Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting. We also have a link governor responsible for monitoring the use of the Pupil Premium Funding.
What impact has Pupil Premium Funding had?
The Senior Leadership Team has an overview of the impact of the strategies being used. We are always looking for ways to reduce barriers to learning with a view to implementing new activities if appropriate.
10 Students received Pupil Premium funding in Year 11. The progress 8 score for Pupil Premium students is +0.55, compared to the national average of Non Pupil Premium students of +0.11. The Pupil Premium students achieved the following progress score for each Progress 8 basket.
|2017 Results|| Pupils eligible for PP at
Settle College 2017
|Pupils not eligible for PP
|Pupils eligible for PP
(North Yorkshire average)2017
|Progress 8 score -English||+0.37||+0.11||-0.44|
|Progress 8 score – Maths||+0.54||+0.11||-0.31|
|Progress 8 score – EBacc slots||+0.9||+0.13||-0.51|
|Progress 8 score – open slots: Any qualification||+0.32||+0.09||-0.59|
18 Students received Pupil Premium funding in Year 11. The progress 8 score for Pupil Premium students is -0.24, compared to the national average of Non Pupil Premium students of +0.13. The Pupil Premium students achieved the following progress score for each Progress 8 basket.
|2018 Results||Pupils eligible for PP at Settle College||Pupils not eligible for PP
|Pupils eligible for PP
(National Average average)2018
| Pupils eligible for PP
(North Yorkshire average)2018
|Progress 8 score -English||-0.48||+0.11||-0.54||-0.44|
|Progress 8 score – Maths||-0.23||+0.11||-0.39||-0.27|
|Progress 8 score – EBacc slots||-0.29||+0.13||-0.49||-0.45|
|Progress 8 score – open slots: Any qualification||-0.04||+0.09||-0.46||-0.67|
There were 14 Pupil Premium students in year 11 out of a cohort of 83. This section will be updated following the release of national data and progress measures.