Pupil Premium

Wood Green Academy Pupil Premium Strategy 2018/19

 

1.     Summary information
School Wood Green Academy
Academic Year 2018/19 Total PP budget Date for next internal review of this strategy After each PC collection (see school calendar)
Total number of pupils 1493 Number of pupils eligible for PP (inc 6th form) 451
2.   Current attainment
*Data correct as of 03/10/2018. Pupils eligible for PP Vs Non-PP (WGA) All Pupils (National Average)
% Achieving E+M (Strong Pass 5+) 19.19 / 39.19 TBC
% Achieving E+M (Standard Pass 4+) 41.41 / 64.86 TBC
% Achieving EBacc (Strong Pass 5+) 3.03 / 10.81

 

TBC
% Achieving EBacc (Standard Pass 4+) 4.04 / 14.19 TBC
Progress 8 score average -0.49 / -0.07 TBC
Attainment 8 score average 36.91 / 45.68 TBC
3.   Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP)
In-school and external barriers
A.       High Levels of Deprivation- 0.35 ((NA 0.22) School Deprivation Indicator).
B.      Low Levels of Literacy on entry to Year 7 (18% of Students Below the Expected Standard)
C.      Low Levels of Numeracy on entry to Year 7 (16% of Students below the Expected Standard)
D.      16% FSM, 30% Pupil Premium and 28% EAL
4.   Desired outcomes (desired outcomes and how they will be measured) Success criteria
A.       Students in Year 7 Catch up swiftly 100% of Students at the Expected Standard by the end of Year 7
B.      Students make more than expected progress by the end of KS4 +0.50 or greater Progress 8 Score for all groups.
C.      All students attain well All students at least at National Averages with no in school or national gap.

5. Review of Expenditure
Previous Academic Year 2017/18
    i.    Quality of teaching for all
Desired outcome Chosen action / approach Impact: Did we meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate. Lessons learned

(and whether you will continue with this approach)

Cost
Improve progress in English, Maths and Science. Staffing, mentoring and tutoring.

Additional Maths post (incl TLR)

Additional English post (incl TLR)

Additional Science post (incl TLR)

Attainment 8 for PP 36.91: non PP 45.68

Progress 8 for PP -0.49: non PP -0.07

% achieving 5A* – C incl. EM for PP 18.18: non PP 37.84 (GAP now 19.66%)

% Achieving E+M (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 41.41: non PP 64.86 (GAP now 23.45%)

% Achieving EBacc (Strong Pass 5+) for PP 3.03: non PP 10.81 (GAP now 7.78%)

% Achieving EBacc (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 4.04: non PP 14.19 (GAP now 10.15%)

Restructuring of the tuition delivered to students of the academy.  All tuition has now been centralised to The Learning Hub. Newly employed Academic Coaches are to support targeted students with both in-class and intense 1:1/focus group style intervention.  Students’ progress monitored continuously by PP Department Co-ordinators, ensuring that pupils are receiving adequate support.  One aim for this academic year is for 30% of FSM pupils in year 11 to achieve a grade 5 or above in both English and Maths.  As a department, we will also increase the level of communication between the PP and SEND department to ensure that all Pupil Premium students with SEN are receiving appropriate and adequate intervention. £262,745.00
Ensure staff are aware of developments that will impact on closing the PP gap. CPD for staff to support PP students.

Class Charts

Training given, RAG meetings, Class Charts identification. Inter-departmental links to be maintained alongside regular progress reviews in order to highlight opportunities for the PP Department to support.  Best practices to be developed and disseminated to other schools through Teaching School Alliance. £546.00
                                                                                                                                                                                Total budgeted cost £263,291.00
   ii.    Targeted support
Desired outcome Chosen action / approach Impact: Did we meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate. Lessons learned (and whether you will continue with this approach) Cost
Improved attendance and behaviour.

Improve outcomes.

Pupil Premium Manager Pupil Premium Student Support Manager

Student Support Managers (5 posts)

Attendance Manager

Welfare Manager.

Attendance

Year 7 – PP GAP -2.18% FSM GAP -2.93%

Year 8 – PP GAP -1.88% FSM GAP -2.40%

Year 9 – PP GAP –2.48% FSM GAP -4.81%

Year 10 – PP GAP -3.95% FSM GAP -3.88%

Year 11 – PP GAP -4.38% FSM GAP -2.24%

Year 12 – PP GAP -+3.05% FSM GAP -0.60%

Year 13 – PP GAP -0.52% FSM GAP +0.63%

Behaviour    *A- Disruption School Detentions

*Year 7 Detentions PP 53% Non PP 47%

*Year 8 Detentions PP 44% Non PP 56%

*Year 9 Detentions PP 45% Non PP 55%

*Year 10 Detentions PP 45% Non PP 55%

*Year 11 Detentions PP 56% Non PP 44%

To be continued this year.  Continuous monitoring of attendance and behaviour trends in order to possess the knowledge to respond proactively to any identifiable barriers to learning for our students. Reward schemes to be developed to incentivise positive behaviour and attendance above the academy’s target of 97%.  Communication with Year teams/attendance team and forms tutors regarding any persistently low attenders and any trends that have become apparent that merit intervention. £ 214,648.00
Improve outcomes for all students. Revision classes contribution.

Revision materials.

Holiday Revision Classes

The Learning Hub

Attainment 8 for PP 36.91: non PP 45.68

Progress 8 for PP -0.49: non PP -0.07

% achieving 5A* – C incl. EM for PP 18.18: non PP 37.84 (GAP now 19.66%)

% Achieving E+M (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 41.41: non PP 64.86 (GAP now 23.45%)

% Achieving EBacc (Strong Pass 5+) for PP 3.03: non PP 10.81 (GAP now 7.78%)

% Achieving EBacc (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 4.04: non PP 14.19 (GAP now 10.15%)

Pupil Premium to continue to support with the supply of curriculum materials to departments in order to eradicate any barriers in the delivery of an accessible scheme of work.  Systematic monitoring of departmental data at data capture points throughout the year, with identification of areas for development. Recognition of positive revision class attendance and progress with regular pupil rewards.  The Learning Hub will continue to provide a centralised base for students to work academically outside of their lessons.  Support will be available via the Academic coaches, alongside ample ICT facilities and a positive learning environment in order to facilitate pupils study. £16,529.00
Gain new life skills Duke of  Edinburgh award Pupil’s progression increased – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills including resilience to transfer to their academic studies.  Student’s participation enabled the development of their CVs and university applications.

Bronze Award – 31 Pupils completed the course (30% PP)

Silver Award – 12 Pupils completed the course (25% PP)

To be continued this year with an aim of introducing more Pupil Premium students to the opportunity. £3,000
Total budgeted cost: £234,177.00
       iii.         Other approaches

 

Desired outcome Chosen action / approach Impact: Did we meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate. Lessons learned (and whether you will continue with this approach) Cost
Development of Leadership skills and development of student voice. Student leadership posts 126 Student Leadership posts awarded:

Junior, Senior and Lead Ambassadors

Prefects, Senior Prefects, Head Boy/Girl.

38 PP Students assigned (30%)

To be continued this year with an aim to incorporate as many Pupil Premium students into the leadership team as possible via positive marketing of the scheme and regular pupil feedback from staff. Barriers preventing awareness and confidence to apply for such opportunities to be addressed and dissembled by way of regular mentoring. £3,817.00
Improve progress in English, Maths and Science. Core Challenge Core Challenge examinations – w/c 12/03/18.

Improvement aims:

Improved English Score by 10%

and/or 10% in Maths

and/or 10% in Science

Maths – 167 students achieved the required progress.

English – 84 students achieved the required progress.

Science – 127 students achieved the required progress.

Qualified – 100 students achieved the combined criteria. (35% PP, 13% FSM)

The Core Challenge reward scheme again demonstrated significant pupil progress and improvement between internal exam results collected in January and March 2018.  Following last year’s meetings between students and the PP Student Support Manager, and the introduction of smaller, more frequent reward incentives dispersed throughout the academic year, the PP department identified a general pupil preference for more regular, personal rewards as recognition of positive attitude and progress.  This year we will continue to meet with pupils to identify preferences in order to ensure the most effective application of funding to make our students feel most valued.  We will also ensure that the highest achieving pupils are recognised for their consistently high attainment when it is not always apparent that progress has been made between two respective short term measurements. £1,000.00
Improve outcomes.

Build confidence.

Provide pupils with opportunities to succeed.

Financial support for students (curriculum, enrichment activities and music lessons) Attainment 8 for PP 36.91: non PP 45.68

Progress 8 for PP -0.49: non PP -0.07

% achieving 5A* – C incl. EM for PP 18.18: non PP 37.84 (GAP now 19.66%)

% Achieving E+M (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 41.41: non PP 64.86 (GAP now 23.45%)

% Achieving EBacc (Strong Pass 5+) for PP 3.03: non PP 10.81 (GAP now 7.78%)

% Achieving EBacc (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 4.04: non PP 14.19 (GAP now 10.15%)

The Pupil Premium department will continue to promote the availability of support for our students who are facing barriers that prevent them from accessing opportunities presented in the school, both curricular and extra-curricular.  Regular communication with HOY/SSM/Form Tutors to collate any concerns regarding personal pupil barriers, allowing the Pupil Premium department to assist parents with financial support. £4,000.00
Improved outcomes for all students. Contribution to alternative provision.

Inclusion Support SLA

Attendance

Year 7 – PP GAP -2.18% FSM GAP -2.93%

Year 8 – PP GAP -1.88% FSM GAP -2.40%

Year 9 – PP GAP –2.48% FSM GAP -4.81%

Year 10 – PP GAP -3.95% FSM GAP -3.88%

Year 11 – PP GAP -4.38% FSM GAP -2.24%

Year 12 – PP GAP -+3.05% FSM GAP -0.60%

Year 13 – PP GAP -0.52% FSM GAP +0.63%

To be continued this year in order to facilitate the learning and access to the cirrciculum for all students on roll at the academy. £30,221.00
Improved attendance

Improved outcomes.

Attendance rewards

SEN trips

Clubs (LSA staff costs)

SEN Summer Fayre

Attendance

Year 7: SEN 94.9% GAP -0.4%

Year 8: SEN 91.1% GAP -3.9%

Year 9: SEN 93.3% GAP -1.7%

Year 10: SEN 93.0% GAP +0.5%

Year 11 SEN 90.4% GAP -2.9%

To continue this year with a focus on KS3 trips in order to develop skills from a younger age and to provide opportunities for all pupils on roll at Wood Green Academy. £4,000
Improved attendance

Improved outcomes.

Travel expenses and uniform.

Financial support

ICT equipment

Attendance

Year 7 – PP GAP -2.18% FSM GAP -2.93%

Year 8 – PP GAP -1.88% FSM GAP -2.40%

Year 9 – PP GAP –2.48% FSM GAP -4.81%

Year 10 – PP GAP -3.95% FSM GAP -3.88%

Year 11 – PP GAP -4.38% FSM GAP -2.24%

Year 12 – PP GAP -+3.05% FSM GAP -0.60%

Year 13 – PP GAP -0.52% FSM GAP +0.63%

To be continued this year in order to allow all pupils to travel to school safely, removing any barriers to their education.  The positive impact of the purchase of bus passes for vulnerable students is evident by the significant improvements made in individual levels of attendance and punctuality, thus resulting in positive learning based outcomes. £4,001.50
Total budgeted cost £544,507.50

Planned Expenditure 2018/19
  iv.    Quality of teaching for all
Desired outcome Chosen action / approach What is the evidence and rationale for this choice? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead Cost
Improve progress in English, Maths and Science. Contribution to Staffing, mentoring and tutoring.

Contribution to  additional Maths post (incl TLR)

Contribution to additional English post (incl TLR)

Contribution to additional Science post (incl TLR)

We want to offer outstanding quality teaching to all pupils to drive up the results. Extra teaching posts in CORE subjects for pupils and to have smaller classes so pupils are getting more support.  One aim for the Pupil Premium department this year is for 30% of FSM pupils in Year 11 to achieve a grade 5 or

above in English and Maths.

Qualified staff, data collected regularly to monitor pupils’ performance, more regular pupil rewards to recognise and incentivise positive attitude to learning.  More regular whole school Pupil Premium updates to ensure that staff are aware of the provisions that are implemented and to encourage departments to request provisions to support the delivery of their own departmental interventions. Senior leadership, Head of departments, £173,639.00
Ensure staff are aware of developments that will impact on closing the PP gap. CPD for staff to support PP students.

Class Charts

We want to offer outstanding quality specific teaching to meet the needs of the pupils and to close the gap for the pupil premium pupils. CPD courses are selected which offer a combination of subject knowledge and involved both external and peer support. They are then disseminated to WG staff.  Staff to utilise Class Charts to record, monitor and evaluate progress/intervention for vulnerable students (PP/FSM). Course selected using evidence of effectiveness, cover staff organised well in advance.  Regular Pupil Premium meetings between PP Manager/SSM, PP Subject Co-ordinators and Academic Coaches in order to ensure that students are received adequate and appropriate interventions.  PP Subject Co-ordinators to ensure that PP interventions and action plans are fed back to departments and are incorporated consistently by teaching staff.  PP procedures communicated to all new staff during induction sessions to educate them about the department. SLT/ pupil premium manager £500.00
Total budgeted cost £174,139.00
   v.    Targeted support
Desired outcome Chosen action / approach What is the evidence and rationale for this choice? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead Cost
Improved attendance and behaviour. Improve outcomes. Contribution to Pupil Premium Manager

Pupil Premium Student Support Manager

Contribution to Student Support Managers (5 posts)

Attendance Manager

Welfare Manager.

We want to support the PP students with their academic, emotional and social needs in and out of school. Ensure they are attending school and getting the best opportunities in school and feeling valued. Putting things in place to help the student academically without having any barriers in the way. To improve attainment by making sure pupils are attending school and are fully supported in school through, mentoring, counselling, safeguarding and are happy and feel safe. Personalised support and assertive mentors assigned for those that need the extra support. Attendance discussed weekly with student support managers and attendance managers. Letters/texts sent about attendance to parents/guardians. Home visits are made to explore barriers so school can support and help take the barriers away.  Behaviour support packs have been created to provide effective resources for any PP pupils during periods of exclusion in order to minimise the negative impact on their learning.  Increased focus and regularity of attendance reward schemes for PP pupils in order to minimise persistence absence and improve overall academy attendance figures. SLT £156,298.00
Improve outcomes Revision classes contribution.

Revision materials.

To provide extra support for all subjects leading up to the exam season. 1 to 1 or small groups to maintain high attainment. Small group interventions with high qualified staff are known to be effective. Regular PP Meetings with PP Co-ordinators to ensure that departments are engaging with the interventions and that class teachers are supporting the practices with their approach in lessons.  Following the reconstruction of the deployment of PP Tutoring, Academic Coaches are to work closely with department Co-ordinators to communicate progress and any areas of concern to ensure that targeted students received effective intervention.  The restructuring ensures that more effective subject specific intervention will be delivered this academic year to help the PP department secure the GCSE results targets set as part of “Project Apollo”. Heads of departments

PP Subject Co-ordinators

£16,365.00
Gain new life skills Duke of  Edinburgh award Pupils progression increased – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications.

2018/18 Internal Data:

Bronze Award – 31 Pupils completed the course (30% PP)

Silver Award – 12 Pupils completed the course (25% PP)

The Duke of Edinburgh is the world’s leading youth achievement award. Giving students the opportunity to be the best they can be. Award delivered by trained staff.  We aim to increase the percentage of Pupil Premium and FSM students enrolling on the award this year by discussing the benefits of such a scheme during regular PP SSM Mentoring sessions.   In order to achieve this we will support PP students with existing financial barriers that potentially restrict their registration onto the course. Duke of Edinburgh £3,000
total budgeted cost £175,663.00
  vi.    Other approaches
Desired outcome Chosen action / approach What is the evidence and rationale for this choice? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead Cost
Development of Leadership skills and development of student voice. Student leadership posts To give pupils the chance to gain student leadership opportunities which aims to raise student voice to give them the leadership in organising events and evenings in school for different occasions. To build a good team ethos around school life and to become the decision making vehicle when the opportunity arises in school.

2017-18 Internal Data:

126 Student Leadership posts awarded:

Junior, Senior and Lead Ambassadors

Prefects, Senior Prefects, Head Boy/Girl.

38 PP Students assigned (30%)

Students to go through an application process and a new cohort is selected every year. Monitored through pupils signing up to various events/ evenings throughout the year.  We will aim to increase the percentage of PP and FSM students with Student Leadership roles for the current academic year.  Regular mentoring and catch-up SSM meetings to promote the opportunity and the benefits from undertaking such a role in relation to self-development.  Increased frequency of rewards issued to PP pupils representing the school within these posts to ensure that they feel valued. Student leadership co-ordinators £3,832.00
Improve outcomes.

Build confidence.

Provide pupils with opportunities to succeed.

Financial support for students (curriculum, enrichment activities and music lessons)

PP Manager/PP SSM Mentoring Meetings

RADY (Year 7)

We want to provide support to pupils that would benefit from being able to have the access to all areas of school life with no barriers in the way and to be able to express themselves in school.  Meeting with PP students individually and educating them on the provisions that the department can provide presents an opportunity to identify barriers to learning on a personal scale.  The knowledge obtained from the discussions will inevitable assist in the process of creating a full and engaging curriculum that all pupils have the ability to access.

 

To engage with staff, parents/guardians and pupils to be able to share thoughts and offer our support so we know that the pupil is making full use of the opportunities in school and engaging with school life.  Communication with departments to advertise funding support for materials and resources to support in the improvement of its teaching delivery and resultant outcomes. Pupil Premium Manager £3,500.00
Improved outcomes for all students. Contribution to alternative provision.

Inclusion Support SLA

To allow our challenging pupils that are finding mainstream school a challenge to learn off site at an alternative provision. Regular updates from the various provisions and to do regular visits to see the pupils and staff. Monitor their progress and day to day schooling.  Travel support for Pupils at alternative provisions in order to ensure that our accountability to support every pupil on roll is fulfilled. Assistant head teacher/ student support managers £23,500.00
Improve progress in English, Maths and Science. Core Challenge Giving pupils the push to improve their mock exams and to give them an incentive. Internal data for 2017/18 revealed that the following number of students achieved the required subject progress to qualify for the Core Challenge reward, demonstrating the effectiveness of the incentive:

Maths – 167 students achieved the required progress.

English – 84 students achieved the required progress.

Science – 127 students achieved the required progress.

Qualified – 100 students achieved the combined criteria. (35% PP, 13% FSM)

Rigorous monitoring of data collections before and after the 2019 Core Challenge intervention. This year’s rewards to be confirmed.  This year we will adjust our approach accordingly during the data review process to ensure that consistently high performers receive adequate recognition and reward in instances where it is difficult to demonstrate significant “progress” between two respective data captures.  Rewards will also be reviewed in line with “student voice” to ensure that pupils value the incentives offered and feel valued for the progress that they achieve. Heads of departments/ Pupil Premium Manager and Pupil premium student support manager £1,000.00
Improved attendance

Improved outcomes.

Attendance rewards

SEN trips

Clubs (LSA staff costs)

SEN Summer Fayre

Monitoring attendance and addressing attendance is a key. Making sure pupils are attending school so their attainment levels will improve. Trips for SEN pupils so that they are included and being able to have the same opportunities.  The SEN Summer Fayre reward in recognition of aspirational attendance demonstrated its effectiveness, with the attendance percentage GAP between SEN and Non-SEN students reducing in every year group based on the data from the previous academic year (2016/17). Weekly notices about pupil’s attendance. Year leaders have meetings with attendance manager. Realistic targets set for pupils to achieve and benefit from the reward. SEN pupils presented with opportunities to experience inclusive trips.  A persistent, consistent and insistent approach from the PP department in regards to the importance of high attendance, with regular rewards for the pupils who demonstrate the standards that are expected by the academy.  Newly developed PP attendance reward schemes, offering short-term and long term rewards for pupils to demonstrate personal targets that are deemed more achievable and valued following regular incentives. Year Leader/ Attendance manager

SENCO

£3,501.00
Improved attendance

Improved outcomes.

Travel expenses and uniform.

Financial support

ICT equipment

Year leaders and SENCO make requests for bus passes and uniform for pupils that will need financial support in this area which improves the pupil’s attendance and self-esteem. Also we provide ICT equipment for pupils to allow them to access software and homework that need ICT support. To monitor the pupils attendance over a period of time to see if our support is helping them attend and being able to participate in activities and events in school. Year Leader/ SENCO/ Pupil premium manager £3,500.00
Improved Outcomes

Improved Progress in English, Maths and Science. Improved attendance and behaviour

The Learning Hub

Academic Coaches

Sam Learning /MathsWatch Online Revision

RADY Project

Following data evaluation, the PP department restructured the deployment of its tutoring in the Summer term of 2018.  Academic Coaches have now been employed on a full-time basis to deliver intensive tutoring across the Core Subjects.  The coaches will work with targeted cohorts identified by PP Subject Co-ordinators in both in-class and 1:1/small focus group environments.  These sessions will all be centralised in The Learning Hub, following its launch in May 2018.  Having seen the impact of online intervention for KS4 pupils last year, we will launch an online learning project, whereby 10 PP pupils will be selected from each year group (7-11) and set tasks in the core subject that internal data demonstrates requires the most improvement.

Following its launch in September 2018, the RADY project has been deployed to support a targeted group of Year 7 PP students to close the attainment gap between themselves and the non-disadvantaged cohort of the same curriculum year group.  National and internal data demonstrates evident disparity between PP and Non PP KS2 attainment, a difference which continues to expand as students continue to progress through secondary education.

Academic Coaches and PP Student Support Manager will monitor digital reports and analyse pupil progress across online intervention tasks.  Progress to be communicated and shared with PP Subject Co-ordinators and compared to internal PC data to measure the impact of the interventions for each cohort of students and adjust the target groups based on the findings.  Academic Coaches to motivate pupils to complete the tasks independently in order to obtain more regular half termly rewards in recognition for adequate completion.  Academic Coaches to continue to market the Learning Hub via a variety of academy channels to continue the increase of pupil usage and maintain the centre as a provision to develop both academic and pastoral pupil development.

A tailored enrichment program will be delivered for the RADY cohort in order to develop academic and life skills, in addition to broadening opportunities and life experiences.  Regular staff communication regarding RADY pupils, with the implementation of effective intervention in any subject areas of need.  Breakfast Club will be expanded in February 2019 to enable the provision to be delivered on a daily basis.  RADY pupils will be invited to attend daily to ensure healthy nutrition to improve concentration and focus levels.  The provision will also aid the improvement of attendance and punctuality.

PP Manager/PP SSM/ PP Subject Co-coordinators/Academic Coaches

PP Manager /

PP SSM

Academic Coaches

£5000.00
Total budgeted cost £393,635.00

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