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Summary of Pupil Premiums Allocation and Catch up Funding


Financial Year (1st April – 31st March) Apr 14 – Mar 15 Apr 15 – Mar 16 Apr 16 – Mar 17
Status Actual Current Estimated
Allocation

£487,135

£503,965

£499,290

Students 521 539 534
Catch up Funding

£33,500

£15,000

TBC

Pupil Premium Spend – Academic Year
(1st September – 31st August)

2014-15
Actual

2015-16
Current

2016-17
Estimated

Teaching post for intervention

£96,939

£101,666

£102,683

SLT support to focus and achievement

£62,255

£67,438

£68,112

Ed support staff

£55,468

£58,383

£58,967

Raising attainment posts

£54,080

£52,090

£52,611

One post to support behaviour

£42,005

£48,002

£48,480

e-Learning posts

£35,330

£42,064

£42,485

Training and supply cover

£25,000

£0 £0

Classroom res and extra-curricular activities

£123,849

£119,744

£109,303

Well-being intervention

£0

£12,627

£12,753

Total

£494,926

£502,014

£495,394

Pupil Premium 2015-16 and 2016-17


The Pupil Premium is additional Government funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

 

Impact of Pupil Premium 2015-16 spend for Pupil Premium Students

 

In 2015-16 Pupil Premium Students achieved a progress 8 score of 0.14, this is ahead of the national average for both Pupil Premium and Non Pupil Premium Students. An Academy Target of no larger a progress 8 gap than 0.25 has been set for 2016-17.

Spend in Previous Year

 

The spend for 2015-16 and 2016-17 are similar. Spend is on the key barriers outlined below for this year and last. Where an item is highlighted in red below, it is a new action for 2016-17.

 

Key Principles

 

Pupil Premium funding is used to support a raft of interventions around the 57% of students with Pupil Premium status in Year 11 and the students with this status throughout the other year groups. The key principles of the use of our Pupil Premium funding are addressing individual need and equality of opportunity where there are difficult circumstances and providing strong additional academic support for our Pupil Premium students with the allocated funding.

Pupil Premium is an identified and monitored attribute for students at a whole school and departmental level. All teaching staff are aware of these students within their classes and are asked to be mindful of when and where support needs to be drawn from the funding to provide equality of opportunity.

 

Key Barriers

 

Key barriers to student’s attainment are:

  • Significant numbers of safeguarding issues which disproportionally effect these students.
  • Poverty reducing student’s participation in extracurricular activities and trips.
  • Low home aspirations or areas where no English is spoken in the home.
  • Higher ability student’s confidence and motivation to achieve the top grades.
  • Levels of cultural capital.
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    Addressing Individual Needs

     

    Educational support staff are equally important in closing the gap for pupil premium youngsters. Mentoring, Safeguarding and Behavior specialists are all employed to deal with issues within students’ lives, as does support from the Academy nurse and Education Welfare Officer. The Academy has created a supportive learning suite to aid youngsters who are falling behind on their studies. Here in a safe and secure environment students are assessed and given one to one provision with a structured plan to secure a more confident return into mainstream lessons within the Academy. We believe that until students are safely cared for there will be restrictions to their academic progress.

     

    Equality of Opportunity

     

    A large portion of the funding goes to supporting students’ equality of opportunity. This includes, but is not exclusive to, free resources such as: revision guides, stationery, peripatetic music tuition, trips and after school activities with no charge, Saturday School and transition Summer Schools.


    There are a number of whole school opportunities in which the delivery has been changed to maximise the use by Pupil Premium Students. For example, all students have access to SAM learning, Pupil premium students receive extra tuition on its use, extra monitoring on its usage and the ability to use after school opportunities to access the software.


    In addition Pupil Premium Students have access to:

  • One to one personalised intervention with “Tute” video-conferenced lessons
  • The development of the whole student in our L4L thematic curriculum including a strong focus on collaborative learning and peer tutoring
  • Specific training by the Bell foundation on dealing with EAL students in teaching.
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    Higher Ability Students

     

    In 2016-17 further, specific interventions have been added in the following areas:

  • Raising the standards of Higher Ability Pupil Premium students.
  • Adding specific mentoring and form groups to Pupil Premium students.
  • Increasing student’s cultural capital and inquisitiveness
  • Providing strong role models
  • A series of raising aspiration interventions such as our Theatre School
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    Measuring Impact

     

    Impact is measured through a cohort analysis of each subject and year group for pupil premium at each assessment point. A senior member of staff is detailed to examine this data and present to the senior team on recommendation for further Pupil Premium intervention.

     

    Review of Strategy

     

    The current date of the Pupil Premium Strategy Review is January 2016 will be publishing further details.

     

    Previous Awards

     

    In 2013-14 the Academy had some of the finest grades for disadvantaged students in the country and came first in the West Midlands (tied 2nd nationally) at the National Pupil Premium Awards.


    Pupil Premium in 2014-15


    This year, the Academy is continuing with the above, successful interventions. Safeguarding and a suite of non-teaching professionals continue to aid our most vulnerable students. Strong intervention programmes at KS4 are raising attainment, led by our Assistant Principal for Intervention.

     

    In addition, we are undertaking the following programmes:

     

    • One to one personalised intervention with “Tute” video-conferenced lessons
    • The development of the whole student in our L4L thematic curriculum including a strong focus on collaborative learning and peer tutoring
    • Online homework units through our E-Learning 24-7 package
    • A series of raising aspiration interventions such as our Theatre School

     

    Addressing Individual Needs

     

    Educational support staff are equally important in closing the gap for pupil premium youngsters. Mentoring, Safeguarding and Behaviour specialists are all employed to deal with issues within students’ lives, as does support from the Academy nurse and Education Welfare Officer. The Academy has created a supportive learning suite to aid youngsters who are falling behind on their studies. Here in a safe and secure environment students are assessed and given one to one provision with a structured plan to secure a more confident return into mainstream lessons within the Academy.

     

    A large portion of the funding goes to supporting students’ equality of opportunity. This includes, but is not exclusive to, free resources such as: revision guides, stationery, peripatetic music tuition, trips and after school activities with no charge, Saturday School and transition Summer Schools.

     

    The Pupil Premium is additional Government funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

     

    Examination Results for Pupil Premium Students in 2013/14

     

    2013/14 saw a large drop in the gap between students with and without Pupil Premium funding. The gap between students gaining 5A*-C including English and Mathematics closed to 5%, nearly half the national average of 9%.

     

    Points Score, English and Mathematics performance and the English Baccalaureate all saw gaps smaller than the national average. A higher percentage of Pupil Premium students gained 5A*-G grades than non-Pupil Premium students showing our strong support for the most disadvantaged students under the Academy’s care.

     

    Key Principles

     

    Pupil Premium funding was used to support a raft of interventions around the 62% of students with Pupil Premium status in Year 11 and the students with this status throughout the other year groups. The key principles of the use of our Pupil Premium funding are addressing individual need where there are difficult circumstances and providing strong additional academic support for our Pupil Premium students with the allocated funding.

     

    Pupil Premium is an identified and monitored attribute for students at a whole school and departmental level. All teaching staff are aware of these students within their classes and are asked to be mindful of when and where support needs to be drawn from the funding to provide equality of opportunity.