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Pupil Premium and Catch Up

Pupil Premium Funding

Students eligible

The number of pupils eligible for funding in each year group and  Key Stage is as follows:

 

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

 Year 7

14

11

21

 Year 8

18

17

10

Year 9

12

19

15

 Year 10

14

13

18

 Year 11

16

13

11

 Total KS3

44

47

46

 Total KS4

30

26

29

Total in school

74

73

75

Pupil Premium, 2018-19:

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils

  • Many PP students have more limited access to support and enrichment outside of school than their non-PP peers.
  • PP students may struggle to access school trips and events for financial reasons.
  • PP students have the potential to have lower self-esteem, confidence and aspiration than their non-PP peers

Strategies to overcome the barriers

Strategy

Aim

How impact will be evaluated

Cost

Regular monitoring of progress of PP students through high-profile ‘Pupil Progress meetings’, chaired by Headmistress.

 

  • Raise profile of PP students in the school.
  • Ensure that PP students making limited progress are rapidly identified and interventions put in place.

Meeting minutes show students in need to support being identified, and interventions planned.

None

Provision, as appropriate, of individual or small-group tuition for English and Maths at KS4.

 

  • Enable PP students who are performing well below their FFT targets in English and Maths to make improved progress.

Assessment data (internal, and GCSE outcomes) shows targeted students making improved progress.

£1,000

Provision of targeted mentoring.

 

 

 

  • Provide personalised support for mentored student. This may include supporting the student with organisation, or encouraging the student to have higher aspirations.

Assessment data (internal, and GCSE outcomes) shows targeted students making improved progress.

None

Provision of after-school Study Club

  • Provide an appropriate space for PP students to complete independent study.

Study Club registers show Study Club being used regularly by PP students.

Students using Study Club to complete evaluation survey to provide insight into the needs it is meeting.

 

£3,250

Provision of Spires Club – an enrichment club for KS3 PP students

  • Provide additional enrichment activities in core subjects.
  • Raise aspirations amongst PP students.

Evaluation form completed by Spires Club members.

£2,000

Financial support for PP students to enable them to access the curriculum and enrichment opportunities in school. This may involve providing textbooks, uniform or financial support for participation in trips.

 

  • Ensure PP students are able to participate in school enrichment activities and have appropriate resources.

Record of spending shows PP students being supported to participate in school life.

£4,000

In class learning support

  • Provide students with targeted support in lessons

Assessment data (internal, and GCSE outcomes) shows targeted students making improved progress.

 

55,000

Citizenship and enterprise education

  • Provide students with experience of entrepreneurial activity which expands horizons

Pupil evaluation of activities indicates that it has had positive impact.

6,000

These strategies will be reviewed termly, with the next review in January 2019.

Pupil Premium for 2017-18

Sums received by the school

In 2017-18, the school received 78,140, and in 2016-17 the sum received was £81,160. Funding for the current academic year has not yet been received.

Summary of how funding was spent in 2017-18 to support the strategies

Strategy

Costing

Learning enrichment

55,173

Additional Maths and English provision at KS3

6,000

Enterprise and citizenship education

6,000

Study club

3,247

Counselling provision

2,575

Supporting access to trips and music lessons

2,750

Tutoring and exam workshops for Y11

725

Spires club

1,080

Miscellaneous spending to meet immediate needs of PP students

590

Measuring the impact of Pupil Premium funding:

Year 11:

Targeted support was provided for Y11 students throughout the academic year. There is evidence which suggests this was effective. The gap in performance at GCSE between PP and non-PP students closed between 2017 and 2018:

  • Early analysis of 2018 GCSE results by FFT gives a provisional Progress 8 score for PP students of 0.59, which is deemed significantly positive.
  • The gap in performance between PP and non-PP students, when measured with residuals against FFT20 grades, fell by 0.4 of a grade between 2017 and 2018.

Years 7-10:

Internal assessment data suggests that students in years 7-10 during 2017-18 were enabled to make strong progress:

  • In year 10, PP students performed strongly. Their grades at the end of year 10 were closer to their ambitious FFT targets than were the grades of non-PP students.
  • PP students in years 7-9 achieved progress grades (the key measure of progress at KS3) that were comparable to their non-PP peers.

Catch up

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium is allocated for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve a standardised score of 100 in Mathematics, Reading or Grammar Punctuation and Spelling tests at the end of Key Stage 2.

Number of students eligible

Mathematics: 8

Reading: 16

Grammar, spelling and punctuation: 6

Amount of funding

Schools receive additional funding of £500 for each Year 7 pupil who had not achieved the expected standard at KS2. The actual amount for a given academic year is determined by the amount received in the previous year.

 

2016-17

2017-18

Amount received by school

£2000

£2000

How the funding is used

  • After school tuition in English and Mathematics (weekly)
  • Springboard Maths group (weekly in Spring and Summer terms)
  • Participation in Reading and Spelling Club (weekly throughout academic year)

Impact

  • Students attending reading and spelling clubs have increased their reading and spelling ages
  • Students attending catch-up classes have remained broadly on track with their original pathways in English and Mathematics from the beginning of Y7, though some have dropped to the pathway below.

Next steps

  • Continue with strategies in place for current Y7
  • Continue to monitor students previously eligible for this funding as they progress through the school and provide appropriate support and intervention. For example a number of Y8 and 9 pupils continue to attend reading and spelling club on a weekly basis.