Pupil premium 2019/20

This spending plan was approved by the LGB on 26th September 2019

The Pupil Premium is additional funding received by the academy to raise the attainment of pupils who are currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been eligible in the past 6 years, have been designated as a looked after child for more than 6 months, or for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The funding is used to contribute towards closing the gaps between these pupils and their peers.

In 2019/20 the allocated funding is £233,625.

Strategy statement

A statement outlining the academy’s strategy for spending the Pupil Premium allocation is outlined in the table below.

Date for review: September 2020.

Identified AreaRationaleMonitoringResources / Budget
Increase outcomes for disadvantaged HAT students across all pillars.Progress for PP HAT students improved in the Ebacc in 2019 but not across all pillars. Outcomes need to continue through targeted support / masterclasses in Core and Open subjects.Books Mock examinations Revision attendance Data captures 2020 Examination outcomes£6,000
GCSE ScienceTo further improve Science outcomes for disadvantaged students in Y11 in 2019/2020. Including 121 tutoring for students.Books Mock examinations Revision attendance Data captures 2020 Examination outcomes£6,000
Specialist primary trained teacher of literacy and numeracyTo make rapid progress and support students in catching up with their peers though an ‘accelerate’ group in Year 7 and targeted support in Year 8. To improve access to the curriculum.CLP data NGRT and Progress Tests End of term/year assessments£40,650
Provision of Teaching Assistants for SEN Pupil Premium studentsTAs will support students in accessing the curriculum in all areasBooks TA Performance Management SEN review meetings£33,400
Additional GL Assessment TestsImproved testing will ensure teachers have good information to identify intervention needs and track progress. Focus on reading scores.Report to governors on impact of using additional tests Effectiveness of CPD programme on using GL Assessment Data Use on class data profiles£2,300
Identified AreaRationaleMonitoringResources / Budget
KS4 One to One Maths tuitionThis strategy has been used effectively in 2018 and 2019 for Y10 and Y11 students. Continue to expand to Y9. EEF data shows 121 tuition improves progress +5months.Half termly tracking of outcomes in Maths QLA breakdowns and gap filling Summer 2020 exam results Mock results in Y10 and Y11£20,000
Y11 MentoringMentoring will support students with lower aspirations and ensure behaviour issues are limited to improve attainment. Mentor will also help organise timetables, revision, and access to additional support for students as they prepare for exams.2019/2020 destinations data Attendance at revision ATL data Year team intervention logs Summer 2020 exam results£9,850
Additional staffing in core subjects (English, Maths and Science)Additional groups will improve the student: staff ratio and allow for a more bespoke provision where needed. EEF data supports +3months further progress for reduced class sizes.Books Mock examinations Revision attendance Data captures 2020 Examination outcomes£33,850
Additional teaching support in English and MathsHLTA support will enable us to further tackle gaps in skills and knowledge in English and mathematicsHalf termly tracking of outcomes in Maths and English QLA breakdowns and gap filling Summer 2020 exam results Mock results in Y11£15,750
CPD to support Teaching and LearningEEF data supports improved progress for students using mastery learning and reading comprehension strategies.Books Data captures Summer 2020 exam results£4,275
Attendance Officer and engagement with LA attendance and inclusion supportTo work with students and families to continue improving attendance. Additional transportation to be provided/considered in exceptional circumstancesWeekly attendance updates to SLT and half termly to LGB£12,600
Intervention CoordinatorTo provide Literacy and Numeracy support, and ELSA, Life Skills and Social Skills support to enable access to the curriculum and reduce behaviour issues to improve attainment.NGRT and Progress Test data ATL data Life skills course outcomes  £13,600
Identified AreaRationaleMonitoringResources / Budget
Behaviour Support AssistantTo reduce behaviour issues that may have a detrimental effect on attainment and progress.Weekly updates on: Exclusions Isolation ATL£11,550
Music TuitionTo allow students to have opportunities to increase their competency in, and their love of MusicATL data Uptake of Music at KS4 Half termly data tracking£2,300
Trips and residential provisionEnsure that disadvantaged students can fully access the plethora of enrichment and extracurricular opportunities the academy offersParticipation rates ATL information£8,000
Engagement with Food TechnologyEncourage all disadvantaged students to fully participate in KS3 Food Technology and to encourage passion for cooking and healthy eatingParticipation rates Uptake of Food at KS4 Pupil Voice Half termly data tracking£1,500
UniformEnsure that all Y7 disadvantaged students and any mid-phase entrant who is disadvantaged is provided with a full uniformHalf termly update of numbers and uptake of uniform£4,000
RewardsEnsure a higher proportion of disadvantaged students receive more tangible and relevant rewards: New rewards system launched in September 2017Weekly rewards update (SIMS) Pupil Voice£8,000