Pupil Premium Impact 2014-2015


Introduction

Pupil Premium (PP) grant is allocated to schools to support work designed to narrow achievement gaps between ‘disadvantaged students’ and all others.

 

In 2014 to 2015 academic year, secondary schools received £935 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.

 

This funding is intended for the use to narrow the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising attainment and overall achievement for students in low income families. Support is devised carefully using available research and evidence of successful strategy within and beyond school.

 

Key Objectives

  1. To heighten awareness of Pupil Premium students and to raise their profile within school so that staff can monitor their progress, support  effectively and challenge underachievement

 

  1. To improve curriculum engagement, progress and academic achievement of Pupil Premium students to narrow the attainment gap between Pupil Premium students and non-Pupil Premium students

 

  1. To improve attendance of Pupil Premium students so that they have better access to all aspects of the curriculum and thus reducing the attendance gap between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium  students

 

  1. To support Year 6 Pupil Premium students through the transition to secondary school to ensure a smooth induction and a continuation of progress

 

Identifying needs

  • All Pupil Premium students were interviewed by pastoral staff and SLT to identify areas of weakness and implement support strategies
  • Data was tracked to identify students who were underachieving
  • Close analysis of pupil premium attendance was undertaken
  • Monthly progress review meetings for years 10 and 11 took place to track progress

 

Interventions

  • Visit to Borwick Hall for students suffering with anxiety
  • Visit to Borwick Hall for A/A* students focusing on English and maths
  • Visit to Borwick Hall for B - G students focusing on English and maths
  • External provision of anger management
  • External provision for motivation and raising self- esteem
  • TAs for English and maths were appointed to work primarily with Pupil Premium students. They worked with students on a withdrawal basis from PSE, tutor time and PE to provide additional support
  • Interventions in place across all subjects to meet Pupil Premium students’ needs (registration, tutor group time, PHSE withdrawal, half term school, Wednesday afternoons, Saturday mornings, FCSE languages and 1 to 1 tuition)
  • Thirty-four Pupil Premium students were given a mentor
  • Group tutors  issued with monitoring sheets for Pupil Premium students liaising closely with progress managers to identify support strategies
  • Links with UCLAN and Lancaster University to raise aspirations (Years 10 and 11)
  • Careers interviews for all Pupil Premium students in Years 10 and 11
  • Portakabin 1 set up to support all students but particularly Pupil Premium students to maximise usage of time on students’ timetable
  • Effective tracking through Montgomery Transition Matrix
  • Key stage 3 intervention in English, maths and science on Thursday evenings
  • Half –term booster classes for 18 Pupil Premium students in Year 9 in English, maths and science
  • Financial support to subsidise curriculum based visits

 

Attendance

  • All Pupil Premium students who were PA were placed on a Montgomery Student Support Plan
  • Fast track specific Pupil Premium groups
  • Pupil Premium attendance blitzes
  • 0.5 day PWO specifically for Pupil Premium students and SEND
  • Staff training for improving Pupil Premium attendance within tutor groups
  • Group tutors issued with relevant data
  • Attendance assemblies

 

Outcomes

Financial Statement

 

 

Pupil Premium 2014/15

 

Number of pupils eligible

 

420

Amount received per pupil

 

£935

TOTAL PP received

 

£392,700

 

This funding was spent as follows,

 

Item / Project

Cost (£)

Objective

Staffing – PP Focused Time

184,000

Staffing support from Assistant Principal PP, Head of lower school, Pastoral and Progress Managers in supporting PP improvements.

Staffing – TA Support English and Maths

44,000

Full time TA support in English and

Mathematics specifically focusing on the progress of disadvantaged students.

Staffing – Data Analysis

15,500

Data Analyst to provide regular end of cycle pupil premium progress reports for the Headteacher.

Staffing – Nurture Unit

13,000

High level pastoral / SEN Support

Staffing – Pupil Welfare Officer

4,000

Targeted contact with parents/carers of PP specific pupils. (0.5 days per week)

Staffing - Accelerated Reader Programme

13,800

Implemented from September 2012 enabling students who have not

made the expected level of progress in reading and weaker readers more generally to make more rapid progress

Implement ‘Accelerated Reader’ alongside in-house reading schemes

Interventions

37,600

Interventions including, mentoring, anger management and counselling. Additional schooling at Easter and on Saturday’s during Spring term to ensure we are meeting the needs of disadvantaged students.

Music Lessons

9,200

Free music lessons for disadvantaged pupils undertaking Music as a chosen subject

Borwick Hall Programme

9,600

3 additional weekend offsite tuition workshops targeted to improve results of disadvantaged pupils

IT Subscriptions

9,900

Accelerated Reader, Mint Class, Vision 2 Learn software subscriptions

School Uniforms

37,800

Support for families in need to purchase uniform and other curriculum related items so as to remove a key emotional and practical concern for students.

Educational Materials

13,200

Includes educational equipment, ingredients for food tech, revisions guides, and course materials for PP students.

School Visit Contributions

1,700

Contributions to school trips for PP students eligible to take part in specific trips.