Working with primary and secondary schools in the Allerdale and Copeland areas

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is provided to schools to address inequalities in pupil achievement resulting from social circumstances.  The aim of the funding is to raise levels of achievement and to close the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers.The government allocates pupil premium funding to schools for each pupil who is entitled to Free School Meals, or who has been entitled to Free School Meals at any point during the previous six years.  Pupils who are looked after by the Local Authority (CLA), or who have ever been looked after by the Local Authority, are eligible for the funding.  Pupils who have a parent / parents, who are serving in the armed forces, are also eligible for the funding allocation. 

The funding enables pupils to:

West Cumbria Learning Centre - Pupil Premium Strategy

At the West Cumbria Learning Centre, our aim is to ensure that all children in receipt of pupil premium funding benefit from the funding, not just those who are underperforming.  We consider the pupil's individual needs so that we tailor interventions to the needs of the child.  When deciding on the allocation of pupil premium funding, we formally analyse our pupil progress data to identify real needs, and we take into account research undertaken by the Educational Endowment Fund (formerly Sutton Trust) to ensure the funding is used to greatest effect.  We believe that pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding benefit most when we use the funding to:

All staff are aware of who is entitled to pupil premium funding, what their learning needs are and what the potential barriers to learning may be, in order that appropriate support can be provided. 

The Centre evaluates its own performance rigorously.  Data is monitored and reviewed regularly to measure pupil progress, to determine the effectiveness of interventions, to identify areas of need, and to establish new intervention strategies.

This strategy is reviewed annually, in September.

Pupil Premium Funding 2018-19

Pupil Premium Allocation

 

Total number of places

90

Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium 2018-19 (as per January census 2018)

 

Total amount of pupil premium funding allocated

£11,551

The funding will be allocated to providing targeted interventions to support emotional development.  Interventions are determined by the needs of each individual pupil.  Progress data is held by the Centre to monitor the impact of the interventions provided.  This data is regularly scrutinised by staff, leaders and the Management Committee to ensure outcomes for pupils are maximised.

Pupil Premium Plan 2018-19

Nature of spending

Specific activity/ action

Students benefitting

Emotional interventions

Building resilience, developing self-esteem, managing emotions - including anger

 

Meta cognition and self- regulation (learning to learn)

Provision of educational aids

 

One to one tuition, for students with disrupted educational history

English, Maths and Science tuition

 

Attendance

Student Welfare Officer support

 

Personalised intervention for English

Reading, spelling and grammar intervention

 

Support for transport

Personalised travel plans to ensure attendance

 

Home-School liaison

Student Welfare Officer

 

Vocational placements

Work experience placements

 

GCSE support / additional revision sessions

1:1 support for Year 11 students

 

Post-16 integration support

Student Welfare Officer support for transition to

Post-16 education

 

Intensive school re-integration support

1:1 support for transition to mainstream education

 

 

Pupil Premium Impact 2017-18

Pupil Premium Allocation

 

Total Number of places

90

Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium 2017-18 (as per January census 2017)

9

Total amount of Pupil Premium funding allocated

£8,629

The West Cumbria Learning Centre received £8,629.00 Pupil Premium funding for 2017-18.  The funding was allocated to providing targeted interventions to support emotional development.  Progress data is held by the Centre in respect of the interventions provided.

Nature of Spending

No. of students benefiting

Monitoring and evidence of impact

Emotional Interventions

 3

Improved self-awareness and improved positive behaviour patterns

Meta Cognition and self-regulation (learning to learn)

 

Improved self-esteem and readiness to learn

One to one tuition, for students with disrupted educational history

6

Improved academic performance 

Attendance

8

Improved attendance levels

Personalised intervention for English

1

Improved academic performance

Support for transport

4

Improved attendance levels

Home-school liaison

8

Improved relationships with family

Vocational Placements

2

Improved confidence and understanding of educational choices and next steps

GCSE support / additional revision sessions

 

Improved academic performance

Post-16 integration support

4

Improved confidence and understanding of educational choices and next steps

Intensive school re-integration support

 

Reduction in anxiety levels, improved understanding of school requirements; improved retention levels.


Through the use of these targeted interventions we are successfully reducing barriers to learning, which is having a significant impact on progress and attainment.  Thus, closing the gap between pupils within this group and their peers.