ALLOCATION AND IMPACT OF PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT 2018-2019
The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to the raise attainment of disadvantaged (DA) pupils of all abilities and to close the gap between them and their peers across the country.
Barriers to learning
|1. To improve literacy and numeracy.||See below for the breakdown of the GCSE results and reading ages for literacy.
|2. To accelerate student progress across the curriculum.||See below for the breakdown of the GCSE results|
|3. To improve attendance.||2018-2019 PP: 201 pupils – 91.7% (non-PP: 889 pupils – 95.5%)
2017-2018 PP: 151 pupils – 92.9% (non-PP: 889 pupils – 95.4%)
An Attendance Welfare Officer was employed to deal with persistent absentees. However, there was a higher percentage of PP pupils (18%) compared to the previous academic year (15%).
|4. To provide information, advice and guidance and enhanced welfare support.||The Attendance Welfare Officer and additional welfare support provided by the Leigh Academies Trust have worked closely alongside the Student Services Managers and Educational Psychologists to provide specialist provision for our DA pupils. This ensured that needs were addressed promptly. DA pupils were also given priority and had access to a careers advisor who provided independent advice and guidance on the range of opportunities available to them.|
|5. To support students at risk of exclusion.||2018-2019 – There were 19 exclusion events for 14 DA pupils.
2017-2018 – There were 32 exclusion events for 11 DA pupils.
The number of exclusion events have decreased due to our strong pastoral care and the use of external providers (where needed) to provide specialist intervention and support.
|6. To ensure disadvantaged students have access to the full breadth of the curriculum.||Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that enables all students, regardless of need, starting point or background to reach their full potential and have a successful career. Our curriculum model develops the knowledge, skills and attributes needed for further education and employment. To meet the demands of the new GCSE courses, the curriculum model offered in 2018-2019 ensured that more curriculum time was offered to teach the key concepts. To ensure DA pupils had access to the full breadth of the curriculum, they were given the same opportunities as their non-disadvantaged peers through the use of the Pupil Premium Grant. This subsidised payment towards trips and visits, enrichment activities and transportation.|
|Attendance Welfare Officer (AWO)||8,678.00|
|Kent Schools Athletic Championships (entrance fee)||155.00|
|LogOn Science (revision software)||72.00|
|Number screening (Hodder Education)||105.52|
|Reach for the Stars rewards||1,529.39|
|Subscriptions (Maths Box Limited, Boardworks, Hegarty Maths, Exampro Online, Accelerated Reader, Rosetta Stone and PiXL Club)||14,880.58|
|Supplies for Looked After Children (LAC)||2,785.18|
|Taiko Drumming Workshop||450.00|
|Tim Foot Study Skills Seminar||620.00|
GCSE progress and attainment
|Percentage of cohort||15%|
|KS2 Average Point Score (APS)||26.9||27.7|
|Progress 8 (provisional)||-0.63||-0.06|
|4-9 English and maths||34%||58%|
|5-9 English and maths||7%||24%|
|7-9 English and maths||3%||2%|
|Progress 8 English (provisional)||-0.44||0.19|
|Progress 8 maths (provisional)||-0.58||-0.31|
Reading age gains/Chronological reading age
|Cohort Eligible||No.||%||Cohort Eligible||No.||%|
|Year 8||Gained 1+ year but less than 2 years||42||4||9%||200||42||21%|
|Gained 2 years+||5||12%||30||15%|
|Year 9||Gained 1+ year but less than 2 years||30||6||20%||205||56||27%|
|Gained 2 years+||2||7%||10||5%|
|Year 10||Gained 1+ year but less than 2 years||37||0||0%||189||10||5%|
|Gained 2 years+||0||0%||1||1%|
|Year 11||Gained 1+ year but less than 2 years||34||1||3%||164||8||5%|
|Gained 2 years+||0||0%||0||0%|
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2019-2020
The Governors agreed that the PPG should be allocated as follows:
Targets for disadvantaged students