Saltersgill Avenue, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS4 3JS
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Pupil Premium is extra funding provided by the Local Authority in order to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11
It is allocated to the school based on how many individual children are
Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
The school's Governing Body and the Head Teacher are held to account by the Local Authority, Ofsted and the Government through performance tables, which include data on:
NOTE: With Prince Bishop School being a special school for young people who have a Statement of Educational Need (SEN) for Emotional, Behavioural and Social Difficulties, the vast majority of pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium and it is very difficult to truly measure the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
In 2014-15, Prince Bishop School received £67,920 in Pupil Premium's. This was mainly allocated to establishing a library and education some of our more challenging students in vocational subjects such as bike maintenance, motor maintenance, hair and beauty etc. This was aimed at the type of student in Prince Bishop School, their abilities and at providing a wider foundation for the relevant students.
In 2015-16 it is estimated that Prince Bishop School will receive £73,420 in Pupil Premium funding.
Building on the wider foundation approach taken in 2014-15, the Governing Body have agreed that the 2015-16 allocation will be used to improve attendance and behaviour of relevant pupils with a focus of getting them actively engaged in learning and raising academic progress and achievement.
The Governing Body have considered the findings of the independent review of the pupil premium at Prince Bishop School and have accepted the recommendations. These recommendations are being introduced through the school development plan to ensure that systems are put in place for senior leaders and Governors to monitor the use of Pupil Premium by requesting updates regarding the actual spend, information regarding pupil progress and the pupil achievement at different assessments.
The year 7 catch-up funding provides an additional £500 for every student who has not achieved level 4 in reading and/or maths at key stage 2.
The additional funding aims to help these students to ‘catch up’ with their peers during their first year in the school.
In 2014-15 Prince Bishop School received funding for 2 students (£1000), which was spent on English and English resources and additional 1-1 interventions.