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Pupil Premium

Use of Pupil Premium

We believe that every school has a duty to ensure that each individual child is entitled to the best possible change of achieving their potential.

Consequently, we have a full plan to ensure that we use our Pupil Premium funding to address national inequalities between the achievement of those children who are eligible for free school meals or are children in care when compared to their peers.

Our Pupil Premium money is granted to our school based on the number of students who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) or those children who have been continuously looked after for more than six months.

It is our responsibility to allocate this funding in the best possible way to break-down barriers to learning and to secure the best possible progress for each child.

August 2016 to August 2017:

Pool Hayes Academy received £426,155 of Pupil Premium funding from the Education Funding Agency in the current financial year and are directing that funding to support learning from that point up until the final transition into post-16 or post -18 education in Summer 2017.

Effectively, we are using the Pupil Premium funding for three types of support and these combine new approaches alongside tried-and-trusted methods from 2014-2015. The interventions and approximate costings are laid out below:

Academic Interventions

Achievement Mentors & Support (x6): £80,000
A team of staff dedicated to provide PP targeted assertive mentoring to support academic and pastoral challenges from KS3 and into the Sixth Form.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Learning Hub Support (x2): £35,000
A team of staff working on a daily basis in the Learning Hub to provide PP assertive mentoring to support academic and pastoral challenges and action specific interventions to raise student achievement in under-performing subjects.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 9, 10, 11

Aspiration Mentor & Support (x1): £20,000
A mentor responsible for informing PP aspirations so that career routes, entry requirements and ‘world of work’ options are clarified and specifically targeted through mentoring, guidance, field visits and guest speakers.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 9, 10, 11

Breakfast & After-School Boosters: £17,000
Pre-school and after-school booster classes in a wide range of subjects which are targeted to support students in meeting / beating their target grades.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 10, 11

Saturday School: £27,000
A regular Saturday provision (10.00am-1.00pm) mixing voluntary and compulsory attendance for masterclasses, boosters and catch-up activities, as well as general research and homework support.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 10, 11

Easter School: £10,000
A KS4 and Sixth Form provision for revision and support that is specifically run to support students in the Summer exams.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 10, 11

Half-Term Holiday School: £18,000
These programmes take place in every half-term holiday and focus on specific projects designed to boost academic performance and to support catch-up for students.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 10, 11

Vice Principal – Pupil Premium: £30,000
A senior leader in the school with the specific responsibility for the tracking, supporting and championing all Pupil Premium students.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

PETXi: £10,000
A bought-in package for KS4 focus groups to raise achievement through concentrated booster programmes.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 11

Accelerated Reading: £15,000
A reading support programme designed to cultivate, track and improve student reading.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9

Literacy Withdrawal: £20,000
A heavily supported literacy intervention programme designed to support those students who are lagging behind in reading and writing on entry throughout Key KS3. The programme includes Kinetic Letters, extended Accelerated Reading, TA Support and a Co-Ordinator role.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9

Lexia: £10,000
An intervention programme dedicated to boosting the literacy levels of pupils not achieving in line with their peers.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9

Learning 2 Learn: £10,000
A KS3 programme to develop broad learning skills, ranging from Pool Hayes learning approaches to LAMDA qualifications, and revision and study skills to healthy eating.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9

CAT Testing: £2,000
A cognitive abilities testing package designed to analyse student capacity on entry and to help inform future interventions.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Sound Training: £10,000
A literacy-based programme working in conjunction with PIXL. This external intervention aims to improve reading ages and comprehension levels over a six week programme.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 8, 9, 11

*Please note, Year 7 are supported through Catch Up Premium Funding*

Resources: £15,000
Teaching staff can apply for additional resources to assist disadvantaged pupils in ‘closing the gap’ with their peers through purchasing additional school resources and adding learning incentives.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Doddle: £10,000
A whole school online package that sets tiered work, assesses pupil progress, sets and tracks homework and allows parents to take ownership of learning.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Exam Concessions: £2,000
Testing for lower achieving pupils to make sure they can access the correct support for formal examinations.
Attendance Officer: £3,000
An attendance officer who uses a proportion of their time focusing on improving the attendance of disadvantaged pupils.
PIXL Membership: £3,000
Membership of the PIXL organisation which provides training, support and strategies designed to support raising PP achievement.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Contingency Fund: £20,000
Additional funding that is available to purchase interventions for disadvantaged pupils for unforeseen reasons throughout the year.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

External Professionals: £2,500
A speech and Language therapist weekly to assist with staff training, support pupils and accelerate those requiring Education, Health and Care Plans.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Pastoral Interventions

Transport: £1,000
Financial support for those families needing assistance with school transport costs.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Student Support: £1,000
A full-time base for all student problems and a mentoring base for targeted students.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

External Providers: £8,000
The use of external providers to support those children unable to attend school in the normal way.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Continuing Professional Development/Staff Training: £4,000
Continuing Professional Development for teaching and pastoral staff to improve ‘Quality First Teaching’ (teaching CPD) and to reduce the costs of using external professionals; Eg – counselling, Team Teach, etc (pastoral CPD).

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Interventions: £3,000
This includes rewards such as prom tickets, postcards, parental review / workshops, and Governor support meetings, etc..

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

 Attendance:  £10,000
With Pupil Premium pupils nationally having worse attendance than their peers, part funding for our Attendance Officer supports our  work in ensuring pupils attend school regularly.

 Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

 

Enrichment Interventions

Music Tuition Fees: £20,000
A support programme designed to subsidise musical tuition fees for students.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Field Trips Support: £10,000
A provision to support those students unable to fully pay for field trips, visits, external clubs or other organisations so that they can benefit from the experience.

Disadvantaged pupils’ year groups benefiting from this support: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Rewards Trips: £5,000
We have half termly rewards trips where parents contribute to the cost of transport. By using pupil premium money, the cost can be subsidised and even paid for Pupil premium pupils.

Pupil Premium Achievement 2015 – 2016

 

Our approach towards assisting disadvantaged pupils hugely increased PP results so that the school compares favourably with other local school and national results.

KS4 Achievement -Summer 2016 – Headline Measurements

 

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KS4 Achievement -Summer 2016 – Lead GCSE Subjects

The achievement for Pupil Premium students compared to previous years’ was as follows:

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Attendance

The attendance for Pupil Premium students in 2014-15 compared with 2015-16 was as follows:

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Information by Year group 2015-16

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