Pupil Premium

Heart of England School: Pupil Premium Impact Report 2018

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in 2011 in recognition of the fact that, nationally, children who come from low income families (for example, those who are eligible for free school meals), children who are in the care of the local authority (CLA) or those who have parents serving in the Armed Services, do less well by the end of Year 11.

Heart of England school exists with the aim of ‘Creating Futures’ and our aim, as we detail in our Curriculum Offer, is to offer a ‘greenhouse rather than a hot-house so that our students can flourish, feel successful and achieve highly’.  We use our Pupil Premium funding to help students make the best possible progress and to remove as many potential barriers to learning as is in our power to do so.

In the academic year 2017-18, Heart of England School received £140,998 for Pupil Premium students.  As part of our strategy to narrow the attainment gap we have identified four areas of focus:

  • Raising Aspiration
  • Support and Wellbeing
  • Student progress
  • Impact and Evaluation

Student Profile 2017-18

2017-18 Total Number of students No. PP students Non PP PP % Cohort
Year 7 224 29 195 13%
Year 8 204 26 178 13%
Year 9 208 35 173 17%
Year 10 206 23 183 11%
Year 11 183 32 151 17%
Total 1025 145 880 14%

Evidence of Impact

Raising Aspiration
·       Pupil Premium students who followed a personalised curriculum achieved relevant and pertinent qualifications based upon their personal context, this included (but is not limited to) Functional Skills English, Functional Skills Maths, Entry Level 1 English, Entry Level 1 Maths and NVQ qualifications.  These qualifications are not necessarily offered as part of Heart of England School’s standard curriculum offer.

·       All Pupil Premium students were prioritised for careers interviews and follow up interviews during the course of the year.  Initial destinations checking suggests 97% of PP students are in further education or employment (this is pending publication of destinations data).

·       Four PP students were supported in completing the Duke of Edinburgh award and successfully achieved their Bronze Award

·       Support given to PP students to participate in Enrichment Week activities, several students supported for music tuition with high levels of engagement and positive student feedback reported as well as support for other activities such as Sports Leaders and the German Exchange trip.

 

Support and Wellbeing
·       86% decrease in the number of FTE (fixed Term Exclusions) of PP students

·       A variety of information evenings held across Key Stage 3 and 4 including information about the curriculum, assessment at Key Stage 3, English and Maths information for parents in Key Stage 4, Information Evening on revision and approaches to successful revision

·       Approximately 40% of the students who worked with the wellbeing practitioner were Pupil Premium Students (against a backdrop of Pupil Premium students making 14% of the school’s population)

·       Development of the Pastoral Inclusion Manager role which has been positively received by students and parents; development of personalised target and recording sheet for Pupil Premium students

·       For those students whom we purchased bus passes we saw 75% with attendance of at least 95% (school target)

 

Student Progress
·       In Maths, the number of Year 7 students making better than expected progress at the end of academic year 2017-18 was 10%, 1% higher than their non-PP students.

·       At the end of academic year 2017-18, the Y7 report indicators showed that 90% PP students were either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’ in terms of personal organisation.; for non-pp students the figure was 95%.

·       LASS testing at the end of the year showed an average increase of 2.16 years in reading ages for those PP students that were sampled.  The average gain for the non-pp students who were sampled was 1.89 years.

·       Average Reading Age Progress for Non-PP Students: 4.5years; average reading age progress for PP students 4.9 years for the Year 11 Graduates.          The Year 10 Graduates had 1 PP student who made 4.5 years of progress against 5 years of progress for the 2 Non-PP students.

·       The number of students achieving a Standard and Strong pass in English has increased and there was an increase in the number of PP students achieving a standard pass in both English and Maths (up 1.5%).

·       The Progress 8 Score for Pupil Premium students has improved from -0.8 (2017) to -0.59 (2018)

Use of the Pupil Premium Grant at Heart of England School

Regular analysis of student attainment and progress enables us to identify students for whom we have a progress concern and to implement support or intervention as necessary in response to this data.  Some students will require classroom intervention or support for a short period of time or, in some instances, additional intervention will be needed either as part of a small group or 1:1.

We are equally aware that some of our students will require some additional pastoral support, either in response to a particular challenge or difficulty, or perhaps in ensuring that they have the self-care and self-regulating skills they need to face the demands of examinations.

As part of our approach (further details of which can be found in the school’s Pupil Premium Action Plan), we have identified four areas of focus that we believe through experience and research will best help meet the needs of our Pupil Premium students and remove any potential barriers.  Examples of the type of support we use our Pupil Premium Grant to address is included under these four headings below:

Raising Aspiration Support and Wellbeing Student Progress Impact and Evaluation
·       Careers Advice

·       Peripatetic music lessons

·       Enrichment Trips

·       Wellbeing Practitioner

·       Pastoral Support

·       Home / School liaison

·       Transport

·       Uniform / PE kit

·       Information Evenings

·       Equipment

·       Revision Materials

·       SISS (Specialist Inclusion Support Services)

·       Transition

·       Contribution towards staffing in English and Maths

·       VLE Subscription support

·       Progress Analysis and tracking

·       Pastoral Inclusion Manager

·       Revision Guides

·       Improving attainment in Maths

·       Literacy / Numeracy Intervention

·       Progress Working Group

·       Data Analysis following assessments

 

Achievement 2018

2018 Results PP Students

(30 Students)

Non PP Students

(153 Students)

% Achieving Grade 5+ English and Maths 20% 51%
% Achieving Grade 4+ English and Maths 37.5% 77%
% Achieving Grade 5+ English 47% 75%
% Achieving Grade 5+ Maths 19% 19%
% Achieving Grade 4+ English 63% 88%
% Achieving Grade 4+ Maths 41% 81%
Progress 8 average Score -0.59 0.05
Attainment 8 average score 35.16 52.71

All Data is Provisional Data prior to DFE Publication

Key Stage 3 Progress 2017-18

English

Year 7 English

End of 2017-18

Whole Cohort (218) Boys (94) Girls (124) Non PP (188) PP (31) Non-SEND (190) SEND (28)
Progress 75% 72% 80% 74% 77% 75% 75%
Better than Expected 27% 30% 24% 27% 26% 26% 29%
Progress Concerns 23% 28% 20% 24% 19% 23% 25%

 

Year  8 English Whole Cohort (204) Boys (98) Girls (106) Non PP (178) PP (31) Non-SEND (173) SEND (31)
End of 2017-18
Progress 97% 95% 97% 95% 100% 100% 93%
Better than Expected 86% 86% 89% 86% 81% 89% 83%
Progress Concerns <1% 100% 0% <1% 0% 0% 3%

 

Year 9  English

End of 2017-18

Whole Cohort (203) Boys (108) Girls (95) Non PP (164) PP (39) Non-SEND (167) SEND (36)
Progress 69% 72% 66% 71% 62% 71% 61%
Better than Expected 39% 39% 39% 40% 36% 38% 44%
Progress Concerns 26% 27% 24% 24% 33% 24% 33%

Maths

Year 7 Maths

End of 2017-18

Whole Cohort (218) Boys (94) Girls (124) Non PP (188) PP (31) Non-SEND (190) SEND (28)
Progress 82% 74% 87% 82% 77% 83% 64%
Better than Expected 9% 9% 9% 9% 10% 8% 11%
Progress Concerns 19% 27% 13% 19% 19% 18% 25%

 

Year 8 Maths

End of 2017-18

Whole Cohort (204) Boys (98) Girls (106) Non PP (178) PP (27) Non-SEND (173) SEND (31)
Progress 76% 76% 77% 79% 56% 66% 81%
Better than Expected 21% 15% 26% 23% 7% 6% 24%
Progress Concerns 23% 23% 22% 19% 44% 32% 20%

 

Year 9  Maths

End of 2017-18

Whole Cohort (203) Boys (108) Girls (95) Non PP (164) PP (39) Non-SEND (167) SEND (36)
Progress 62% 63% 61% 62% 54% 65% 50%
Better than Expected 15% 19% 11% 15% 13% 14% 19%
Progress Concerns 36% 36% 36% 36% 36% 34% 47%

Science

Year 7 Science

End of 2017-18

Whole Cohort (218) Boys (94) Girls (124) Non PP (188) PP (31) Non-SEND (190) SEND (28)
Progress 78% 79% 77% 78% 71% 78% 71%
Better than Expected 20% 14% 24% 19% 26% 21% 14%
Progress Concerns 22% 21% 23% 22% 23% 22% 25%

 

Year 8 Science

End of 2017-18

Whole Cohort (204) Boys (98) Girls (106) Non PP (178) PP (27) Non-SEND (173) SEND (31)
Progress 67% 66% 68% 69% 59% 69% 58%
Better than Expected 25% 27% 24% 25% 22% 27% 16%
Progress Concerns 33% 33% 32% 31% 41% 31% 42%

 

Year 9  Science

End of 2017-18

Whole Cohort (203) Boys (108) Girls (95) Non PP (164) PP (39) Non-SEND (167) SEND (36)
Progress 71% 77% 65% 76% 51% 71% 72%
Better than Expected 33% 38% 28% 36% 23% 36% 22%
Progress Concerns 28% 23% 34% 23% 49% 28% 28%

Narrowing the Gap

Strategies and approaches that we have used to narrow this gap include (but are not limited to):

  • Contributions to employment costs of experienced, subject specialists in English and maths
  • Staffing costs associated with Pastoral Support, ensuring that we have a team of staff who know all their students including their Pupil Premium Students so that they can support and challenge students as necessary
  • Contribution towards the salary of a wellbeing practitioner who can respond to aspects of our students’ mental health, ensuring resilience and enabling a focus upon learning
  • Identification of students through the use of data; providing context sheets to staff that make identification of students more readily accessible and enabling class teachers to look at patterns of attainment and progress
  • Contributions to students participating in a variety of enrichment opportunities such as school visits and trips, participation in foreign exchange trips, peripatetic music lessons
  • Funding used to support the employment of a Home-School liaison officer who can work to increase the attendance of Pupil Premium students
  • Purchase of revision guides and resources
  • Contribution to the costs of running Study Support on a Tuesday and Thursday evening

Pupil Premium Numbers by Year Group 2018-19

2018-19 Total Number of students No. PP students Non PP PP % Cohort
Year 7 226 37 189 16%
Year 8 223 32 191 14%
Year 9 209 28 181 13%
Year 10 198 36 162 18%
Year 11 203 21 182 10%
Total 1059 154 905 14%

Pupil Premium Proposed Expenditure: 2018-19

2017-18 Pupil Premium Grant: £140,998

Focus: Raising Aspirations
Expense PP Allocation
Careers £1,900
Enrichment £3,500
Tuition £5,000
Home School Liaison Officer £11,550
CPD £2,400
Total £24,350

 

Focus: Support and Wellbeing
Expense PP Allocation
Wellbeing Practitioner £24,500
Pastoral Staffing contribution (Pastoral Managers and Admin Support costs) £24,000
Transport Support £800
Uniform / PE £500
Equipment / Resources £2,000
SISS £13,198
Total £64,998

 

Focus: Student Progress
Expense PP Allocation
50% Contribution to UPS1 English and Maths Teacher Salary £45,650
Study Support £3,000
Revision Resources £3,000
Total £51,650
 

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