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Seaton Burn College

Seaton Burn College

Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium and how do we spend it?

The Pupil Premium is a funding stream allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils they have who are known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in the last six years; Looked after Children; and Service Children.

The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is received by the school in addition to other funding, is the best way to address some of the inequalities in the educational results achieved by different groups of pupils.

The funding is used by schools to tackle disadvantage and to help the students who most need the benefits of some additional resource to help them make the best of the opportunities available to them.

The following activities, processes and strategies contribute directly or indirectly to closing the attainment gap at Seaton Burn College and help to raise the attainment levels of our disadvantaged students:

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-2018

Pupil Premium  Strategy Statement 2016-17

Pupil Premium Funding 2015-2016

The Pupil Premium funding being received by Seaton Burn College in 2015-2016 is £161,210

This funding is being spent in the following ways :

Engagement with Employers : 2,000

Strengthening Families Project : 31,398

Breakfast Club : £1,000

Curriculum Provision  Construction / Engineering : 4,044

                                 Childcare : 6,236

                                 Health, Beauty & Wellbeing : 31,164

                                 Land-based studies : 5,402

Targeted Reading Development : 4,500

Behaviour and Attendance support : 16,380

Maths 1:1 / small group intervention work : 2,344

FSM Achievement Champion : 9,692

Additional Literacy support : 15,925

Additional Maths support : 15,925

Summer School / Transition : 21,000

This year we have no indication of any additional Year 7 catch-up funding, but as well as having run a successful 2 week summer school, we have invested in additional responsibility for a staff role specifically to support pupil progress between primary and secondary school; as well as supporting extensive additional timetabled literacy and numeracy lessons for students in year 7 to help them accelerate their skills development in these areas.

IMPACT

Our 2015 results highlight the Disadvantaged gap closing both in school and against all other pupils nationally.  The gap has closed by 3% in school and by 13% against national 'non-disadvantaged' pupils (measure: 5+A*-C inc EM).

Year 11 Student Performance 2015

  • Disadvantaged students achieving 5 A-C - 42% (2014: 17%)
  • DIsadvantaged students achieving 5 A-C inc English and Maths - 27% (2014: 14%)
  • Disadvantaged students achieving the English Baccalaureate - 15% (2014: 3%)
 

Pupil Premium Funding 2014-2015

The Pupil Premium funding received by Seaton Burn College in 2014-2015 was £154,210

The funding last year was spent in the following ways :

Curriculum visits and engagement with employers : 2,000

Leadership experience : 500

Breakfast Club : 1,000

Curriculum Provision (Health Beauty and Wellbeing) : 26,021

Curriculum Provision (Land-Based Studies) : 5,402

Curriculum Provision (Childcare) : 5,706

Curriculum Provision : (Construction, Motor Vehicle Engineering) : 8,788

Curriculum Provision : (Employability, Enterprise, Community Volunteering) : 12,591

Behaviour and Attendance Support : 20,373

Strengthening Families project : 30,130

Reading Recovery : 18,596

Additional literacy resources : 814

Extended Reading development : 3,000

Targetted classroom support :10,024

Summer School / Transition : 13,000

The Y7 catch-up pupil premium funding received was £6k and was used to purchase staffing to support students small groups and 1:1 to improve their reading. The reading ages of all the students in receipt of this support increased significantly.

 

Pupil Premium Funding 2013-2014

The Pupil Premium funding received by Seaton Burn College in 2013-2014 was £154,275 and it was spent in the following ways :

Curriculum visits and engagement with employers : 5,000

Leadership experience : 500

Enterprise and employability : 1,000

Breakfast Club : 1,000

Curriculum Provision (Health Beauty and Wellbeing) : 9,660

Curriculum Provision (Land-Based Studies) : 13,526

Curriculum Provision (Childcare) : 5,706

Curriculum Provision : (Construction, Motor Vehicle Engineering) : 13,788

Curriculum Provision : (Wider Key Skills, Community Volunteering) : 22,591

Neet Prevention Programme : 11,058

Behaviour and Attendance Support : 13,628

Reading Recovery : 9,596

Numeracy Recovery : 9,596

Additional literacy resources : 814

Extended Reading development : 6,000

Targetted classroom support :20,024

Behaviour support : 28,531

The Year 7 catch-up premium funding was £3,500. This funding was used to support students who needed extra help to raise their level of reading. It paid for staff to provide additional small-group or individual tuition. The reading age of all the children who were supported in this way increased significantly.

The Pupil Premium funding received by the school in 2013-14 created curriculum pathways which enhanced the performance and engagement of students and meant that no Pupil Premium student left Seaton Burn in 2014 without a positive progression route into further learning or employment.

The attendance at school of the students who received this support increased more than in any other school in the Local Authority during the academic year 2013-2014.