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Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is Government money designed to help pupils who are registered to receive (or have been registered in the last 6 years) Free School Meals.

In 2014/2015, for every student that is eligible, the Academy received £935. Greensward Academy will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who meets the following:

  • A pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more.
  • A pupil who was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order.

 Historically, the funding has increased; in 2013-14 the funding allocated is £900 per child and for the school year 2012-2013, the amount was £600 per child.

How have we spent our PPG Funding?


RECORD OF PPG SPENDING BY ITEM/PROJECT – 2014/15

Item/Project

Cost

Intended outcome

Impact

Small group and one to one Maths tuition through IHeartMaths: Years 7-11

 

£42,107

To provide additional sessions for PPG students to boost numeracy skills alongside class based assessment and progress.

To provide more individual support for students in small groups.

To provide additional feedback to propel progress.

 

Year 11 achievement data in Maths.

Funded the cost of an English teacher for the year who worked extensively with KS3 and 4 PPG students in extraction lessons

Top of band £51,477

To provide additional sessions for PPG students to boost literacy skills alongside class based assessment and projects.

To provide more individual support for students in small groups.

To provide additional feedback to propel progress.

Year 11 PP students - achievement data in English.

Additional support for English GCSE with expert teacher from CCA.

£800

To offer differentiated sessions to all year 11 students to aid preparation for final exams.

To offer specialist teaching for styles of writing.

Year 11 PP students - achievement data in English.

Breakfast club provision

 

£3,000

To provide every PP student with the offer of a breakfast to ensure students are fuelled and ready to learn.

Following studies of the importance of breakfast, we allow students to a free breakfast to boost concentration levels.

 

Science and Maths revision weekend for Year 11 students

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 11 PP students - achievement data.

Smaller class sizes in Maths and English

 

To provide additional support and feedback for PP students in a smaller learning group.

To allow for greater targeting of PP students in smaller ratio of teacher to students.

Year 11 PP students - achievement data in maths and English.

ECDL courses for PPG students

£6,483

 

 

 

 

Study Skills Day – Year 10/11 students

£850.00

To support students in preparing for external exams.

To provide revision strategies for students to support learning at home.

 

Year 11 PP students - achievement data.

Trip subsidies and activities are offered to PP pupils at reduced cost where appropriate.

£790

Students to be able to take part in external trips they otherwise may not have been able to attend.

Enhance learning in class and social opportunities.

Year 11 PP students - Achievement Data.

Subject Specific Funding Requests – Art, Music, Maths, RE, Photography

 

£650.00

To provide students with support in specialist subjects to prepare them for examinations.

 

Maths – all Year 11 PP Students:

Many students do not have a calculator and cannot access part of the mathematics curriculum. Alternatively they only have a basic calculator and are therefore unable to access the higher topics such as trigonometry.

By consistently using the recommended calculator both in class and in the examinations. They will gain a higher grade. Students become used to one machine and become much more proficient at using it accurately.

 

RE – all Year 11 PP Students:

Provide all PPG students with a CPG revision guide to support them with their studies for their GCSE Short Course examination.

Support independent studies both at home and at school. Also provides students with additional notes taken from school and a basis of any work missed in class.

 

Music

Support PPG students to develop there understanding of the remaining components in the hope to raise their attainment in Music.  We plan to purchase the following books to support students.  These books will be given to them to use throughout the remainder of the course.

 

Art

Students completing their exam title between January-April. Having extra equipment will allow for a higher standard of homework to be completed. 

 

Photography

Funding to be used to support GCSE progress.

 

Whole Staff CPD – PPG Progress in the Classroom

 

n/a

To share feedback and learning from external London course on boosting PPG results.

To share some best practise in monitoring PPG students as a cohort in lessons and assessment.

Updated marking policy – mark PPG first.

Enhanced support packages, including music lessons and laptop support.

£354

To provide additional creative learning opportunities for PP students in Music.

achievement data

Home Tuition

£5000

To provide one to one tuition for students at home.

 


2013-14

In 2013/2014 Greensward Academy has been allocated £124,519 for Pupil Premium.  In 2013/2014, for every student that is eligible, the Academy received £900.

We spent our Pupil Premium funding in the following way:

Intervention

Cost

Subsidising smaller classes in English by employing two additional teachers. (This allows additional time to be spent on assessment and personal feedback).

 

All PPG students will be invited to attend after school additional English sessions with an English teacher. These will be differentiated according to ability.

£50,000

Catering for individual learning needs:

o    Trips

o    Uniform

o    Curriculum equipment & necessities

o    Textbooks & revision resources

o    Travel assistance

o    External courses to improve attitude to learning and attendance

£12,500

Access to Local Delivery Group Services

o    Family Support Worker

o    Educational Psychologist

o    Educational Welfare Officer

£7,000

Counselling sessions

£3,500

Year  11 small group private tuition Maths

£1,500

Year 9 & 10 small group private tuition in Maths – term 4 & 5

£5,250

Year 7 & 8 – small group private tuition in Maths

£3,500

Maths lunchtime club – tuition and lunch at the same time

£1,500

Other Maths interventions - tbc

£10,000

Breakfast club – free breakfast and homework/reading support for PPG students

£30,000

2013-14 Evaluation of Impact

Initial analysis of the 2013-14 GCSE examination results shows that, in terms of attainment (which remain estimates until the publication of official figures around January 2015), pupil premium students have performed above national average in Maths, with 63.6% of students achieving A*-C grades. In addition, PPG students in English have been beaten national average in English with 31.8% of students working above expected progress.

 Outcomes for students in receipt of the Pupil Premium at Greensward Academy 2013-14

Attainment:

In the 2013-14 academic year, there were 262 students in Year 11, 22 of whom received the Pupil Premium at the time of sitting their GCSEs. This makes the PPG population 8.4% of the cohort.

 

Average Total Points (GCSE Only)

Cohort

Points

All Year 11

262

404

PPG Year 11

22

324

Non PPG Year 11

240

411


 

Average Capped (Best 8) GCSE

Cohort

Points

All Year 11

262

420

PPG Year 11

22

359

Non PPG Year 11

240

426

 

 

% reaching Threshold

 

Cohort

5 A*-C

5 A*-CEM

5 A*-G

All Year 11

262

76%

71%

99%

PPG Year 11

22

50%

45%

95%

Non PPG Year 11

240

78%

73%

99%

 

5 A*-C is the proportion of students who passed at least 5 GCSEs at C grade or better.

5 A*-CEM is the proportion of students who passed at least 5 GCSEs at C grade or better including English and Maths.

5 A*-G is the proportion of students who passed at least 5 GCSEs at G grade or better. 


2012-13

In 2012/2013 Greensward Academy was allocated £75,383 for Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium Grant is funding for children from low income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.

In 2012/2013, for every student that was eligible, the Academy received £623.

Pupil Premium funding was spent in the following way:

Intervention

Cost

Subsidising smaller classes in English and Maths by employing two additional teachers. (This allows additional time to be spent on assessment and personal feedback).

£50,000

Catering for individual learning needs:

o    Trips

o    Curriculum equipment & necessities

o    Textbooks & revision resources

o    Travel assistance

o    External courses to improve attitude to learning and attendance

£6,000

Access to Local Delivery Group Services

o    Family Support Worker

o    Educational Psychologist

o    Educational Welfare Officer

£7,000

Counselling sessions

£3,500

Year  11 small group private tuition in English and Maths – Term 4

£650

Year 10 small group private tuition in English and Maths – Term 5

£750

Year 9  small group private tuition in English and Maths – Terms 4 & 5

£3,900

Year 7 & 8 – small group and 1 to 1 private tuition in English and Maths – Terms 4 & 5

£3,500

 Impact

o    There were 130 PPG students

o    122 students participated in at least one intervention (the 8 decided not to participate due to parental request or poor attendance)

o    24 students have personalised spending

o    Uniform provision – 7 students

o    Educational trip funding – 6 students

o    Revision materials for examinations – 5 students

o    Transport payments – 2 students

o    Music tuition – 1 student

o    Provision of laptops – 3 students

o    33 students attending counselling sessions

o    4 students accessed the Local Delivery Group services

Results

o    In Year 11 five students were eligible for FSM (17 for PPG using the Ever 6 measure)

o    The 5 A* to C including English and Maths figure was 75% (58% National average).

o    The Capped Point Score (Best 8 including English and Maths) was 358 (339 National average).

o    84% (67 % national average) of students made expected progress in English and 91% (68% national average) of students made expected progress in Maths.

o    The value added score for FSM students was 1045.1 (national average 982). This score was also slightly higher than the whole school value added figure of 1024.1

o    The value added score for all PPG students in Year 11 was 1024.4