Pupil Premium 2012 - 2013

We received a total of £293,325 with an additional £1246 for Looked After Children (children in Care). We also had £4040 carry forward for 2011-2012. Total spend - £249,512.  Carry forward of £49,099 allocated in 2013-2014 plans.

The Pupil Premium was used in the following ways to support learning:

Intervention for Key Stage 3 total – £66,689

Additional staffing costs – £ 36.857

  • Two members of staff were promoted to the role of Associate Assistant Headteachers to develop the work begun 2011-2012 to transform the learning at KS3 to ensure stronger foundations for success at KS4 and to put a number of strategies into place regarding KS3 attainment and progress. This year 2 groups of targeted students have been identified in Year 8, the Motivation Group and the Aim Higher group. Work is also continuing with the students from last year’s Motivation group who are now in Year 9. The Associate Assistant Headteachers’ role is also to further develop thematic learning and Building Learning Power into KS3 to raise standards for all students.
  • The Breakfast Club Co-ordinator role has been continued to run Breakfast clubs in Maths and English throughout the year for Year 8s who were identified as being below expected levels in either or both subjects. The Breakfast Club Co-coordinator continues to be responsible for running a weekly Film Club for KS3 where students developed their communication skills by writing about the films they see.
  • End of contract for supply teacher in English before HLTAs appointed
  • Staffing coast for KS3 1to1 tuition

Cost of resources - £29,832

  • Resourcing of Breakfast clubs in Maths and English with appropriate materials
  • Assistance with uniform with targeted students
  • New Ark sessions for the Year 7 Breakthrough group – students who have arrived at school just below Level 4 in English or Maths and have 6 week intensive support to raise their communication and numeracy skills.
  • Forest Learning experience is continuing for our Year 7 groups who require additional intervention
  • A residential for a group of students in Year 8, the ‘motivation group’ who were identified as under-achieving and who needed to build their self-esteem and resilience.
  • Various trips and activities in school for the Motivation group and the Aim Higher groups
  • A residential for those students who made the most progress across KS3.
  • A DVD for parents to raise attainment

Intervention for both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4   £75,277

  • Two English HLTAs were appointed for part of the year to support targeted intervention and improved progress for particular groups of students. They are also delivering reading programmes to targeted students
  • Maths TA helping with Breakfast Clubs and targeting individual students in lessons
  • Learning Mentor to work with targeted students and all FSM students in the school
  • Mathletics on-line programme for all FSM students across KS4 and KS3
  • Additional EAL TA to support targeted students
  • Pixl strategies to raise attainment
  • Consultancy in all Curriculum Areas to raise attainment and analysis of progress trends across the school for various groups of students

Impact on Key Stage 3 Pupil Premium (Ever6) students as tracked through data

ENGLISH

Year

Pupil Premium Average Point Sore from KS2 to KS3 

Points per term

Non Pupil Premium Average Point Score  from KS2 to KS3

Points per term

National figure points per term 2011

National figure points per term 2012

2011/2012 (current Year 10)

8.58

0.95

8.99

0.99

0.81

0.78

2012/2013 (current Year 9)

7.73

0.86

7.46

0.83

0.81

0.78

MATHS

Year

Pupil Premium Average Point Sore from KS2 to KS3 

Points per term

Non Pupil Premium Average Point Score  from KS2 to KS3

Points per term

National figure points per term 2011

National figure points per term 2012

2011/2012 (current Year 10)

8.65

0.96

9.88

1.09

0.81

0.78

2012/2013 (current Year 9)

8.40

0.93

9.45

1.05

0.81

0.78

ENGLISH

Year

Pupil Premium Average Point Sore from KS2 to KS3 

Non Pupil Premium Average Point Score  from KS2 to KS3

Difference

Gap reducation

2011/2012 (current Year 10)

8.58

8.99

-0.41

 

2012/2013 (current Year 9)

7.73

7.46

0.27

0.68

MATHS

Year

Pupil Premium Average Point Sore from KS2 to KS3 

Non Pupil Premium Average Point Score  from KS2 to KS3

Difference

Gap Reduction

2011/2012 (current Year 10)

8.65

9.88

-1.23

 

2012/2013 (current Year 9)

8.40

9.45

-1.05

0.18

Average Point Score on Entry

Current Year 10

26.89

Current Year 9

26.19

Intervention for Key Stage 4 total – £106,318

Additional staffing costs – £70.923

  • From October 2012 until the end of the June 2013 exams the school ran Saturday Schools for Year 11, and some Year 10 and Year 9 students taking GCSE exams. They ran from 9.00 until 3.00 every Saturday during term time and covered the exam subjects with a focus on Maths and English All were delivered by school staff and attendance continues to be impressive with some Saturdays seeing over 200 students present.
  • Saturday Schools in Maths delivered by 20/20 – a company giving exam support.
  • A residential weekend run by English staff to boost English results at GCSE
  • 1 to 1 tuition after school with students who were performing below their target grade
  • Alternative provision after school for disaffected and vulnerable students in Year 11
  • who are in danger of underperforming.
  • Support session on a Saturday for students and parents

Cost of Resources – £35,395

  • Revision Week preparation and materials
  • Motivational outside speakers for Year 11 and mentors throughout the year which ended in Leavers Day Celebration
  • Intervention materials; which included a Maths DVDs and Maths revision materials for every KS4 student
  • A Motivational package Study skills support for all Year 11s
  • Weekly support for the Gifted and Talented students
  • Targeted individual support for under-performance
  • 6th form mentors/’study buddies’
  • Emergency ‘crisis’ support for individual students (this includes travel costs, laptops, uniform, support for various activities)
  • Exam packs for every student to use during the exam period
  • Intensive support from 20/20 for highlighted students in Maths and Physics
  • Additional support in Modern Foreign Languages to raise attainment

LAC/CIC spending £1,228

Laptops were bought for each Looked after Child

Impact of KS4 Interventions

In our Ofsted Inspection 2 and 3 May 2013, the following made up part of the Report:

‘The impact of the pupil premium is good. A wide number of interventions cover the needs of all abilities and are regularly reviewed. In 2012 students eligible for the pupil premium were five terms behind pupils nationally in English and 10 terms behind in mathematics. These interventions are rapidly narrowing the gaps. English is already on a par with the attainment of those students not eligible for the pupil premium. In mathematics the gap is expected to close in the next 4 terms.

Intervention groups are highly effective. The breakthrough group in Year 7, which helps students to catch up through Year 7 catch up funding, targets improved reading and writing skills. Motivation and aim higher groups are run for Year 8. Saturday schools every Saturday from September to June cater primarily for Year 11, but also Year 10 and recently Year 9. Nurture and learning-to-learn groups are successfully addressing behaviour and learning skills. The breakfast club provides specific support for students in English and mathematics who need a little extra help.

Data on student progress are regularly collected and analysed in increasing detail as part of the effort to close remaining gaps. Current data, incorporating banked results, show that a significantly larger number of students is expected to gain 5 A*-C grades, including English and mathematics, this year

The Headteacher has a focused picture of the school as a place which supports all students to achieve beyond their initial expectations. Together with the senior leadership team and governors, she has accurately identified areas for development and is successfully improving achievement and teaching to take the school forward. ‘

 Our results in 2103 saw attainment overall above the national average at 65% 5A*-C including Maths and English and our Pupil Premium Students achieving above the national average for the following:

School FSM 

National FSM

84% making expected levels of progress KS2-KS4  SIG+

56% making expected levels of progress KS2-KS4

1013 Overall Value Added  SIG+

983.2 Overall Value Added

1003.7 English Value Added

998.5 English Value Added

1000.8 Maths Value Added

998.2 Maths Value Added

325.8 Capped total GCSE point scores SIG+

304.9 Capped total GCSE point scores

262.2 GCSE only capped point score SIG+

215.4 GCSE only

486.1 total point score SIG+

404.3 total point score

311.7 GCSE only total point score SIG+

235.8 GCSE only total point score

In addition our attendance for FSM students compares favourably with the National Average; but is something we wish to improve further as is our attainment figures for FSM/PP and closing the gap within the school. We continue to remain focused on achieving the best possible results for all our students.