Pupil Premium Plan 2015-2016
Pupil premium (PP) grant is allocated to schools to support work designed to narrow achievement gaps between ‘disadvantaged students’ and all others.
In the 2015-16 academic year, secondary schools receive £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 (as defined by securing a Pupil Premium allocation). Support is devised carefully using available research and evidence of successful strategy within and beyond school.
- To heighten awareness of PP students and to raise their profile within school so that staff can monitor their progress, support effectively and challenge underachievement
- To improve curriculum engagement, progress and academic achievement of PP students to narrow the attainment gap between PP students and non PP students
- To improve attendance of PP students so that they have better access to all aspects of the curriculum and thus reducing the attendance gap between PP and non PP students
- To support Year 6 PP students through the transition to secondary school to ensure a smooth induction and a continuation of progress
Planned use of funds
Our Pupil Premium allocation during 2015-2016 is targeted to support a wide variety of highly effective intervention strategies.
- 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 throughout the year
- External provision for motivation and raising self- esteem to be put in place throughout the year.
- Interventions in place across all subjects to meet PP students’ needs (after school, registration, tutor group time, PHSE withdrawal, half term school, Saturday mornings, Borwick Hall, 1 to 1 tuition, additional support in Maths)
- Group tutors to monitor and mentor PP students liaising closely with progress managers to identify support strategies
- Links with Blackpool Sixth Form, and Blackpool and the Fylde College to raise aspirations and to support transition
- Careers interviews for all PP students in Years 10 and 11
- Portakabin set up to support all students but particularly PP students to maximise usage of time on students’ timetable
- Effective tracking through Montgomery Transition Matrix and the use of Flight Paths
- Key stage 3 intervention in English, maths and science on Thursday evenings
- Half –term booster classes for PP students in Year 9 in English, Maths and Science
- Financial support to subsidise curriculum based visits
- Use of Focus system to track interventions and impact
All PP students who are PA placed on a Montgomery Student Support Plan
- Fast track specific pupil premium group
- Pupil premium attendance blitzes
- 3.0 days PWO specifically for PP and SEND
- Staff training for improving PP attendance within tutor groups
- Group tutors issued with relevant data
- Attendance assemblies
Many of the same interventions are in place as last year with more interventions cascading down to all year groups. An additional teacher has been appointed in maths, to support Pupil Premium. An added bonus is that there is now a full time PWO in place to improve attendance.
Additional interventions for this year include:
- Additional anxiety workshops delivered for CAMHS students
- All Group Tutors to mentor 2 of their PP students in addition to other mentoring programs in place
- Greater focus on progress and less on attendance and behaviour for Progress Managers
- Increased engagement between Progress Team and Group Tutors to ensure progress
- An increase in the number of progress meetings to discuss underachievement attended by both subject teachers and members of the progress teams
- Student achievement identified by use of ‘War Boards’ in the staff room and in Progress Managers offices
- Use of individual flight paths for all students in all subjects so students take responsibility for their own progress
- All intervention recorded to identify gaps
- Focus system introduced to improve recording of actions and impact
- Greater use of SISRA Analytics by Progress Team to track students
- The library available as a quiet study area for students to work at breaks and after school
For the academic year 2015-16, Montgomery High School has £406,500 funding for Pupil Premium students. This is calculated from the January 2015 school census. It is expected that 423 pupils are eligible for pupil premium. The school is also expecting a year 7 Catch Up Premium of £13,000 (budgeted) to support progress for students who did not achieve at least a level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at key stage 2. The final catch up premium allocation will be paid to the school by the EFA in March 2016.
Item / Project
|Staffing - PP Focused Time.||£235,400||
Staffing support from Assistant Principal PP, Head of Lower School, Pastoral, Behaviour and Progress Managers in supporting PP improvements and tracking.
|Staffing – Additional Maths Teacher||
|Full time Mathematics support specifically focusing on the progress of PP students.|
|Staffing – Data Analysis||£5,700||Data Analyst to provide regular end of cycle Pupil Premium progress reports for the Headteacher.|
|Staffing – Nurture Unit||£14,200||High level pastoral / SEND Support to PP students.|
|Staffing – Pupil Welfare Officer||£24,000||Targeted contact with parents/carers of PP students. (3 days per week)|
|Staffing – Careers Advisor||£9,200||All PP students in years 10 and 11 receive an interview with a careers advisor.|
|Staffing – Accelerated Reader Programme||£16,800||Programme to enable students who have not made the expected level of progress in reading and weaker readers more generally to make more rapid progress. Targeted at year 7s|
|Interventions||£43,800||Interventions including mentoring, anger management and counselling. Additional schooling at Easter and on Saturdays during the Spring term to ensure we are meeting the needs of disadvantaged students.|
|Music Lessons||£8,800||Free music lessons for PP students undertaking music as a chosen subject|
|Borwick Hall Programme||£9,300||3 additional weekends offsite tuition for PP students targeted at improving results|
|IT Subscriptions||£10,150||Accelerated Reader, Mint Class, Vision 2 Learn, SISRA software subscriptions|
|Portakabin Lease||£7,100||Half of the leased Portakabin (1 room) is used as ‘buddy space’ for PP students|
|Educational Materials||£15,600||Includes educational equipment, ingredients for catering, revisions guides, and course materials for PP students.|
|School Visit Contributions||£2,000||Contributions to school visits for PP students eligible to take part who may otherwise miss out due to hardship issues.|