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Pupil Premium 2016-17

 

1. Barriers to Attainment for PP Students

A

Quality of teaching, especially marking and feedback.

B

Lower levels of literacy than peers, particularly in reading and writing formal academic language.  The reformed GCSE presents increasing challenges regarding low levels of literacy to access high grades.

C

Lower levels of aspiration and engagement with school leading to higher numbers of sanctions and less participation in school life.

D

Lower attendance.

E

Social-emotional issues, which affect both attendance and behaviour.

 

 

2. Allocation of PP Funding for 2016 - 2017

 

ELIGIBLE PUPILS

FUNDING

Pupil Premium funding per pupil (£935pp)

399

£373,065

Plus LAC (£1900pp)

2

£3800

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

23

£11500

Total funding allocated

424

£388,365

 

3.  Planned Expenditure - Leadership and Management – to ensure effective leadership and management of disadvantaged funding

TYPE OF SUPPORT

DESCRIPTION

COST THIS YEAR

WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE AND RATIONALE FOR THIS CHOICE?

BARRIER ADDRESSED

SLT Lead - Disadvantaged

Member of SLT is accountable for performance of disadvantaged students, and holds departments and staff to account.

 £20,000

The DFE stated that clear responsive leadership is  a key building block for success in promoting high attainment of disadvantaged students. The SLT Lead for disadvantaged students is responsible for PP and ensures that disadvantaged students are monitored across the whole school and that every member of staff is held to account for students’ progress.

ABCDE

SLT Lead –

Assessment

Member of SLT accountable for assessment ensures that departments and staff are informed of progress and attainment of disadvantaged cohort , and held to account.

£10,000

The DFE found that more successful schools use data to identify disadvantaged students learning needs at every opportunity, by reviewing progress regularly , analysing for underperformance and engaging staff with the data to improve teaching and learning.

ABCDE

SLT Lead Behaviour and Inclusion

Member of SLT accountable for the behaviour , attendance and inclusion of disadvantaged students.

£10,000

Addressing behaviour and attendance is a key NFER building block. Success with disadvantaged students requires effective behaviour strategies : communicating , simple, clear rules and training for staff. The EEF suggests that behaviour interventions can produce 4+ months of additional progress with a decrease in problematic behaviours.

ABCDE

 

Teaching, Learning and Assessment/Outcomes – to ensure teaching meets the needs of disadvantaged pupils across the Academy and to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils

TYPE OF SUPPORT

DESCRIPTION

COST THIS YEAR

WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE AND RATIONALE FOR THIS CHOICE?

BARRIER ADDRESSED

Staff CPD and INSET

 

Ongoing CPD to improve T&L to ensure Quality First Teaching is good or better

£15,000

QFT is one of the most important factors in the success of disadvantaged students. The DFE found that the most successful school for attainment of disadvantaged students often focused on improvements to the quality of teaching.

ABCD

Learning Support Staff

Teaching assistants to support SEN students

£36,000

TA’s provide support for individual students with SEN or small groups of SEN students , as well as in class. Evidence suggests that TA can lead to improvements in student’s attitudes. Whilst in-class support provides less of an impact on the progress of students (1 mnth) research which focuses on TA’s who provide 1:1 shows a stronger benefit of 3-5mnths additional progress.

ABCE

KS3 /KS4 Intervention Groups

3 Tutors heading a maths /English intervention strategy for targeted students for PP students at risk of underachieving

£35,500

3 Intervention teachers work with disadvantaged KS3 and 4 students in small groups.

ABC

Saturday School and Holiday Revision

Holiday sessions for targeted Y11 students to support their progress

£16,000

Targeted sessions for disadvantaged students and during holidays , providing structured intervention in core subjects , to ensure students are making accelerated progress. EEF toolkit shows that , on av additional lesson time outside of school provides 2+ additional mnths of progress a yr.

ABC

Educational Visits

Subsidised for PP students for educational trips and visits

£5000

This allows the school to support disadvantaged students and ensure that they are able to attend any school educational trip outside the classroom. NFER found that educational visits were often memorable and learning could stay with the students in the long term, helping students develop knowledge and skills.

ABCE

 

Personal development, behaviour and welfare – to ensure that engagement is enhanced and wide-ranging opportunities given

TYPE OF SUPPORT

DESCRIPTION

COST THIS YEAR

WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE AND RATIONALE FOR THIS CHOICE?

BARRIER ADDRESSED

Student Support Managers

Team of non-specialist teaching staff who oversee pastoral , behaviour and attendance in each year group.

£100,000

Addressing behaviour and attendance is a key NFER building block. Success with disadvantaged students requires effective strategies. The EEF suggests that behaviour intervention can produce 4+ months of additional progress with a decrease in problem behaviour.

CDE

Family Focus Sessions

 

Evening or weekend sessions for targeted “Hard to reach” families to break down barriers and build confidence and aspirations around their child’s education.

£6000

EEF toolkit shows that parental involvement in school showed positive benefits on academic learning and wider outcomes such as self –confidence.

ACDE

Careers Education

Careers information advice and guidance to raise aspirations.

£9,000

The DFE found that a wide range of socio-economic factors results in disadvantaged students being 5 times less likely to enter university than their more advantaged peers. The DFE also recommends that employ specialist knowledgeable staff with specific responsibility for university access , building relationships and visits with universities.

ACDE

Attendance Officers

A team of attendance officers trained in educational welfare

£30,000

DFE found that with regards to attendance of disadvantaged students , the more successful schools set up rapid response systems to address poor attendance , including staff contacting home immediately if a student fails to arrive on time , and working with the families to address any barriers they face in getting their child to school.

DE

The Bridge – Breakfast Club Provision and staffing

On –site learning facility for our most vulnerable students who are initially disengaged with their learning.

£81,000

Targeted behaviour interventions and academic tuition in small groups for students diagnosed or at-risk of emotional or behavioural disorders, who are struggling in mainstream classes. EEF toolkit shows on av both types of intervention provide 4 additional months of progress.

BCDE

  

SECTOR

SPEND

Leadership and Management

£40,000

Teaching, Learning and Assessment/Outcomes

£107,000

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

£226,000

Total Expenditure

£373,000

Total Funding Allocated

£373,065

Overspend required

£0



We also receive a smaller sum of money to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. 
We received £12,693 in total for the academic year 2016-17.
The money was spent on a specialist teacher for a small nurture group based on the primary model.
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