Bury CE High School FOUNDED 1748

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Pupil Premium Statement

Pupil premium: 2018-19

Bury Church of England High School receives a Pupil Premium grant for each Looked After Child and for any child who has received or been entitled to receive free school meals at some point during the last six years. The Pupil Premium grant for Bury Church of England High School for 2018-19 was £147,640.00, although the figures are apportioned and arrive on the basis of the financial year rather than the academic and therefore the final accounts will not be published by the school until the end of year 2019. With the support and authorisation of the Governing Body, it was agreed that this grant was to be allocated in the following ways in 2018-2019:

We also use pupil premium funds to provide:

The decisions to make these the priorities for our pupil premium funding was based upon our analysis of the previous year’s data regarding progress and attendance of pupil premium pupils and current reading scores for this tranche of pupils. It is clear that the reading and intervention programmes are beginning to have a positive impact but needed to be extended and pursued. Attendance data was heavily skewed by individual cases impacting upon group analysis, but also in our evaluation demonstrated that the use of money to support pastoral support was warranted and necessary.

The money was divided as follows £77,642.55 of the total funding supported salaries for staff working specifically with pupil premium pupils or to enable their greater support in the school systems. This included money to support maths and English teaching with provision for 40% of a part time maths teacher and 33% of a part-time English teacher as well as 25% of a full-time English teacher. There was also 25% of a SPLD part-time teacher salary. Our pastoral staff all had a contribution towards salary costs of 12% – 50% (7 at the lower level, including two teachers where the 12% is of the management allowance and one pastoral staff member at 50%) Three administrative staff, one for pastoral reporting, one for attendance reporting and one developing assessment systems and progress reporting had a 12% contribution to the salaries from pupil premium funding. Finally, 12% of the teaching assistant costs in English and maths were funded by PP money.

The rest of the money was divided in a number of ways. Further staffing was provided in addition to the 65% funding for resourcing intervention programmes. The most substantial was that teaching staff were designated to offer in class support or small group withdrawal to work on literacy. Agency and external operators were used to provide Elevate revision sessions, in addition to using supply desk tuition to support individual PP students. This agency provision came to £2070 and internal intervention provision was 25% of a teacher cost. Funding was also spent on purchasing revision guides for PP pupils.

A more detailed account of our spending on pupil premium and the outcomes will be published at the end of the academic year when it becomes possible to evaluate the impact of the spending and the strategies employed.