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Pupil Premium 2018-2019

Pupil premium funding does not follow each pupil but it is used in two ways:

In the academic year 2018/19 the school received the following funding: £81408

No single intervention provides a complete solution to the complex educational needs experienced by our pupils and it is therefore a multi-faceted approach that must be adopted, which will offer our pupils  the best opportunities for our pupils to succeed.

The key to closing the gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils is careful and thorough monitoring and tracking of our pupil attainment and progress. The tracking can then inform effective interventions.

In the academic year 2018/19 the school spent the pupil premium in the following ways:

Improvement Initiative

Description

Improving literacy and numeracy

 

 

Purchased Bug Club and resources

Bug Club intervention targeted to year 7 pupils

Targeted 1:1 interventions in maths and English

Interventions planned by English and maths teachers in conjunction with Directors of Learning and delivered by Pastoral and Learning Support Worker.

My maths licence renewal

Continue use of the programme to consolidate maths knowledge and provide weekly opportunities to further personalise the learning to fill the gap for pupils through a different media.

Improving academic outcomes

 

Revision materials for GCSE pupils

Additional revision sessions improve academic outcomes for pupils.

Continuing arts program in the school

Funds allocated to allow for a range of art opportunities and resources  for pupils for example Lichfield Christmas Tree, visits to galleries

Careers advice and guidance

Support from Birmingham Support and Guidance Service which will include 40 days of careers support. Initially targeting year 9 - 11 pupils as part of their transition. Attendance at Annual reviews and EHC transfer for identified pupils.  Monitoring of outcomes for the 2018/19 year 11 leavers cohort. 

Rewards

To support the rewards for our school merit system which pupils earn through positive engagement in lessons, high standards of behaviour and attendance above 90%.

Pastoral and pupil support

 

Support for transition to post 16

One day a week for a Pastoral and Learning Support Worker to aid pupils in securing post 16 placements and support for pupils in maintaining the post 16 placements

Pathfinder Project involvement

Subscription costs to the pathfinder project through which pupils and families are supported in a range of areas.

Malachi

Support for individual pupils and families to help address barriers to learning and success.

Enrichment Program

To extend pupils experiences and encourage positive engagement at school.

SEMH development

Range of workshops led by external agencies to support pupils self-regulation skills and knowledge and understanding around PSHE issues.

 

Major impact and outcomes:

 

Impact

Evidence

Reading progress, 92% of the year 7 pupils made progress in their reading ages.

 

Pre and post assessment tests.

 

Sustained high number of pupils selecting Art and Design Technology at GCSE level

Most popular subject chosen at options.

Working towards securing silver arts mark award

Silver Arts Mark Awarded to the school in 2019.

Increased awareness around PSHE issues which impact on relationships with peers

Feedback from pupils following workshops.

Increase in pupil engagement in lessons.

Reduction in average number of negative scores per week gained by pupils compared to previous academic year. Autumn Term reduced from 196 to 193, Spring Term reduced from 266 to 193 and the Summer Term reduced from 208 to 153.

Increased attendance for pupils in Spring and Summer Term compared to previous academic year.

Attendance figures per term show increase from 71.49% to 75.27% in the Spring Term and an increase from 69.03% to 74.5% in the Summer Term.

Families involved in pathfinder project receiving increased level of support.

Opportunities available for pupils through the project.

Case studies from pathfinder project.

Summer family fun day which some of our pupils attended.