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Brownhill Learning Community

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Allocation


2016-17 financial year


PRS - £84,205

BH - £48,565

LAC £12,990


Brownhill cohort - During the academic year the total number of pupils was 86. Number of pupils eligible for pupil premium = 77.  This represents 90% of the total cohort.


PRS cohort - During the financial year the total number of pupils was 213. Number of pupils eligible for pupil premium = 149.  This represents 70% of the total cohort.


2017-2018 Financial Year (as at 19/11/17)


PRS - £82,885

BH - £58,135

LAC received to date £6,000 as at 20/9/16 - as at 19/11/17

 

Brownhill cohort - During this financial year to date the total number of pupils on roll from 5/4/17 - 19/11/17 is 75. Number of pupils eligible for pupil premium = 64.  This represents 85% of the total cohort.  11% of pupils receiving pupil premium are eligible for looked after pupil premium.


PRS cohort - During this financial year the total number of pupils on roll from 5/4/17 - 19/11/17 is 166. Number of pupils eligible for pupil premium = 122.   This represents 74% of the total cohort. 7% of pupils receiving pupil premium who are eligible for looked after pupil premium.


Context


As we are one community, the budgets for both Brownhill and PRS are combined to enable us to provide education provision to meet the needs of individual pupils. As you can see from the data above a high percentage of our cohort attract pupil premium.  Mainstream school has not worked well for the majority of our pupils any many have poor attendance histories.  This means that there are big gaps in their learning. When pupils start with us we ensure we carry our various assessments to determine their current working level.  We work closely with parents to encourage good attendance and behaviour.  We operate a reward scheme based on 6 targets both academic and behaviour.  We have a high turn over of pupils throughout the year, new admissions and leavers are a regular occurrence.  Pupils numbers in September are always at their lowest.


Our use of pupil premium lays the foundation for our pupils to break down barriers that have stopped them achieving in the past and enjoy the teaching and learning experience in different ways to help them make the most of their academic career with us and in some cases return successfully back into mainstream school.  The majority of our pupils leave with at least 1 accreditation result and go on the successful further education, employment & training.  We base the use of pupil premium using Maslow's Hierarchy of Need.



Without pupil premium funding we could not offer the range of curriculum, interventions and support.  Pupil Premium has ensured that we can provide targeted support to promote pupil progress in the following areas:

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Impact


The destinations for our Summer 2015 leavers show that the estimated NEETS (not in education,employment and training) figure will be the lowest ever and is better than most PRU's/SEMH settings in other local authorities.  Our overall  pupil progress is good given the many issues our pupils face in their personal lives.

In order to make good progress, we recognise that we need to provide our pupils and their families with extension pastoral support to ensure pupils can engage and attend school well.  This includes meeting basic needs, such as clothing, food, welfare support, specialist professional support and support from our staff for pupils to make the right choices regarding behaviour, academic progress and life Post 16.  We play a great emphasis on personal and social development to enable our young people to be useful citizens in society.