Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM

Wood Green Academy Pupil Premium Strategy 2020/21

1. Summary information
School Wood Green Academy
Academic Year 2020/21 Total PP budget £362,900.00 Date for next internal review of this strategy After each PC collection (see school calendar)
Total number of pupils 1511 Number of pupils eligible for PP (including 6th form) 447
2. Current attainment
Pupils eligible for

PP Vs Non-PP (WGA)

Difference Vs 2019/20 (+/-)
% Achieving E+M (Strong Pass 5+) 40% / 55% +10% / +19%
% Achieving E+M (Standard Pass 4+) 53% / 75% +3% / +8%
% Achieving EBacc (Strong Pass 5+) 6% / 9%

+2% / +0%
% Achieving EBacc (Standard Pass 4+) 10% / 11% +4% / -1%
Progress 8 score average -0.06 / 0.42 +0.01 / +0.46
Attainment 8 score average 42.83 / 52.49 +1.07 / +6.18
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
C. Low Levels of Numeracy on entry to Year 7
D. 21% FSM, 35% 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. A positive Progress 8 Score for disadvantaged pupil cohorts.
C. All students attain well All PP students to at least meet the National Average of Attainment 8 for disadvantaged pupils and to remove in-school gaps with respective peer cohorts.

5. Review of Expenditure
Previous Academic Year 2019/20
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. Contribution to Staffing, mentoring and tutoring.

Contribution to an additional Maths post

Contribution to an additional English post.

Contribution to an additional Science post.

Contribution to Academic Coaches

Attainment 8 for PP 42.9: non PP 52.49 (PP increase of 1.07 compared to 2019).

Progress 8 for PP -0.06: non PP +0.42 (PP Increase of 0.01 compared to 2019).

% achieving 5 GCSEs (9-5) incl. EM for PP 38%: non PP 54% (PP increase of 4% compared to 2019).

% Achieving E+M (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 53%: non PP 75% (PP increase of 2% compared to 2019).

% Achieving EBacc (Strong Pass 5+) for PP 6%: non PP 9% (PP increase of 2% compared to 2019).

% Achieving EBacc (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 10%: non PP 11% (PP increase of 5% compared to 2019).

* Internal data based on Centre Assessed Grades as per the 2020 GCSE grading process.

Academic Coaches continued to deliver intensive in-class support and additional 1:1/focus group interventions for targeted disadvantaged students. Internal data is regularly collected and analysed in order to measure the impact of the interventions that are implemented and to identify any areas of concern or opportunities for further development. Attainment 8 scores have increased by 1.07 (PP) and 2.77 (FSM) points from Summer 2019 results. Progress 8 scores have also increased this year by 0.01 (PP) and 0.03 (FSM). This year, the PP department will modify its deployment of Academic Coaches in order to adhere to social distancing restrictions in place for at least the duration of term 1. As a result, disadvantaged students in Year 11 will initially act as the priority cohort for coaching intervention. This will allow us to expand the provision (beyond Core Subjects) in order to support the progress made by PP students across a broader range of subjects. Additional teaching posts allow for reduced class sizes to facilitate more intensive/focussed support for disadvantaged students. £178,307.00
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. Continuous communication with Year Group Leaders in order to extend the department’s ability to identify pupil barriers and intervene where required. £500.00
Total budgeted cost £178,807.00
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

YPP (Whole School Cohort) – 93.6%

Non-PP (Whole School Cohort) – 96.1%

PP GAP – 2.5%

*Attendance data collected from 04/09/19 - 14/02/2020.

Behaviour

PP Whole School Cohort - 45%

Non- PP Whole School Cohort - 55%

*Detention data collected from 04/09/20 - 14/02/2020.

Raffle Ticket reward schemes were deployed in Half Terms 1B and 2B to tackle persistently absent FSM (and PP) students. The incentive demonstrated notable impact towards improving FSM attendance across all year groups. This intervention was repeated last year after initial success in 2018/19. The PP department also launched a similar scheme in order to reduce the number of behaviour incidents and detentions received by disadvantaged students, in order to minimise disruption to learning. With significant results, the department will look to implement these schemes this year, whilst complying with the current social distancing regulations. Continuous communication with Year Leaders to extend the department’s ability to identify specific pupil barriers inhibiting positive behaviour and attendance. £130,059.00
Improve outcomes for all students. Revision classes contribution.

Holiday Revision Classes

The Learning Hub

Attainment 8 for PP 42.9: non PP 52.49 (PP increase of 1.07 compared to 2019).

Progress 8 for PP -0.06: non PP +0.42 (PP Increase of 0.01 compared to 2019).

% achieving 5 GCSEs (9-5) incl. EM for PP 38%: non PP 54% (PP increase of 4% compared to 2019).

% Achieving E+M (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 53%: non PP 75% (PP increase of 2% compared to 2019).

% Achieving EBacc (Strong Pass 5+) for PP 6%: non PP 9% (PP increase of 2% compared to 2019).

% Achieving EBacc (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 10%: non PP 11% (PP increase of 5% compared to 2019).

* Internal data based on Centre Assessed Grades as per the 2020 GCSE grading process.

The Pupil Premium continued to support pupils by way of the supply of curriculum materials to departments, in order to deliver additional revision classes to develop pupil progress made in lesson time. This was managed by way of continuous communication with Heads of Departments, alongside systematic monitoring of departmental data at data capture points throughout the year, with identification of areas for development. The Learning Hub’s audience continued to expand last year following the department’s recent investments in both Academic and ICT provisions. Support was available via the Academic coaches, alongside ample ICT facilities and a positive learning environment in order to facilitate pupils’ individual study time. The department has this year “mobilised” the Learning Hub in order to maintain the provision’s availability whilst complying with the current social distancing regulations. £16,365.00
Improved attainment and progress across all subjects. Contribution to Revision Materials including Course Specific Revision Guides and Textbooks Attainment 8 for PP 42.9: non PP 52.49 (PP increase of 1.07 compared to 2019).

Progress 8 for PP -0.06: non PP +0.42 (PP Increase of 0.01 compared to 2019).

% achieving 5 GCSEs (9-5) incl. EM for PP 38%: non PP 54% (PP increase of 4% compared to 2019).

% Achieving E+M (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 53%: non PP 75% (PP increase of 2% compared to 2019).

% Achieving EBacc (Strong Pass 5+) for PP 6%: non PP 9% (PP increase of 2% compared to 2019).

% Achieving EBacc (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 10%: non PP 11% (PP increase of 5% compared to 2019).

* Internal data based on Centre Assessed Grades as per the 2020 GCSE grading process.

Revision materials were purchased, including the provision of essential Revision Guides for students unable to access the finances required to obtain the provision. This resource not only assists students with the learning of course content and improves the quality of teaching in lessons, but also provides an excellent utensil to facilitate independent study and revision. This resource evidently proved vital last year, following the significant time students spent away from the classroom as a result of the temporary school closure. The PP department will again support this provision this year as we feel that the resource is an essential strand in the process of supporting pupil attainment and progress. The recent months of lost and impacted learning hours mean that any tools that facilitate learning and revision outside of the classroom are invaluable in our attempts to support our students to ‘catch-up’ £5000.00
To gain new life skills.

To develop an “I can, I will” attitude.

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 – 33 Pupils completed the course (27% PP)

The department is keen to continue to support the Duke of Edinburgh Award as we understand the importance of the skills that pupils develop by participation in the scheme. The Pupil Premium department will always provide financial support to any disadvantaged students looking to develop key personal attributes by taking on roles beyond the classroom.
Total budgeted cost: £151,424.00
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 104 Student Leadership posts awarded (Years 8-11):

Junior, Senior and Lead Ambassadors

Prefects, Senior Prefects, Head Boy/Girl.

39 PP Students assigned (38%)

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. £159.00
Improve outcomes.

Build confidence.

Provide pupils with opportunities to succeed.

Financial support for students (curriculum, enrichment activities and music lessons) Attainment 8 for PP 42.9: non PP 52.49 (PP increase of 1.07 compared to 2019).

Progress 8 for PP -0.06: non PP +0.42 (PP Increase of 0.01 compared to 2019).

% achieving 5 GCSEs (9-5) incl. EM for PP 38%: non PP 54% (PP increase of 4% compared to 2019).

% Achieving E+M (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 53%: non PP 75% (PP increase of 2% compared to 2019).

% Achieving EBacc (Strong Pass 5+) for PP 6%: non PP 9% (PP increase of 2% compared to 2019).

% Achieving EBacc (Standard Pass 4+) for PP 10%: non PP 11% (PP increase of 5% compared to 2019).

* Internal data based on Centre Assessed Grades as per the 2020 GCSE grading process.

The Pupil Premium department provided a tailored Enrichment Program for the 2019/20 RADY cohort. Weekly sessions were designed to develop “I can, I will” pupil attitudes and to expand the seven characteristics of resilient learners. Students were set weekly challenge as opportunities to earn rewards. Sessions were also designed to expand the cultural capital of our disadvantaged students whilst simultaneously developing skills to support their academic attainment and progress in lessons. The PP department again maintained 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. The purpose of such is to unlock more opportunities for our disadvantaged students to engage in activities beyond the classroom including residential visits, external activities and extra-curricular events in a bid to develop our pupils holistically. £2000.00
Improved outcomes for all students. Contribution to alternative provision.

Inclusion Support SLA

Attendance

PP (Whole School Cohort) – 93.6%

Non-PP (Whole School Cohort) – 96.1%

PP GAP – 2.5%

Attendance data collected from 04/09/19 - 14/02/2020.

To be continued this year in order to facilitate the learning and development of every student on roll at the academy. The contribution ensures that every student, regardless of personal circumstances, has access to a curriculum and academic opportunities. Behaviour incentives to be introduced with the aim of reducing the number of detentions/ behaviour incidents obtained by PP students in order to reduce any subsequent exclusions from lessons. £23,500.00
Improved attendance

Improved outcomes.

Attendance rewards

SEN trips

Clubs (LSA staff costs)

SEN Summer Fayre

Attendance

SEN (Whole School Cohort) – 93.5%

Non-SEN (Whole School Cohort) – 95.6%

SEN GAP – 2.1%

Attendance data collected from 04/09/19 - 14/02/2020.

The PP Department recognises the barriers that some pupils within the SEN cohort encounter, which can impede attendance and opportunities. The PP department therefore maintains consistent communication with the SENCo/Deputy SENCo to identify opportunities to extend the support provided for disadvantaged SEND pupils. We will continue to maintain this inter-departmental link this year and will provide financial support for provisions that help to provide Pupil Premium students with special educational needs with the tools to enjoy a complete secondary school experience. £3,500.00
Improved attendance

Improved outcomes.

Travel expenses

Uniform

Attendance

PP (Whole School Cohort) – 93.6%

Non-PP (Whole School Cohort) – 96.1%

PP GAP – 2.5%

Attendance data collected from 04/09/19 - 14/02/2020.

The PP department understands the challenges that some of our disadvantaged students face in the form of the school commute. The department purchases bus passes for students to prevent any damaging impact on attendance and punctuality. With an indisputable correlation between student attendance and attainment, supporting disadvantaged students in achieving high levels of attendance will continue to remain one of the department’s highest priorities. The department also recognises the financial challenges that many of our pupils and families face, particularly during the current circumstances. We will therefore continue to assist pupils by way of financial support for fundamental school requirements including uniform, equipment and kit. £4,000.00
To support our disadvantaged pupils and families during the school closure enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial support ICT equipment Food/Meal Support Students eligible for Pupil Premium – 447 (35%)

Students eligible for Free School Meals – 311 (21%)

The PP department recognises the substantial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all students on roll at the academy. The department acted to ensure that we provided our disadvantaged pupils and their families with the fundamental items required to maintain basic health and education. Without access to face-to-face teaching, the department ensured that any student without access to a suitable ICT device was provided with one in order to allow them to access online teaching and work. This included the provision of iPads, laptops and internet connections, which in combination, provided our students with the tools to continue their independent study as effectively as possible. The department subsequently organised and administered the Government-issued devices to the appropriate disadvantaged students. This support was and will continue to remain pivotal as schools continue to transition to more ‘blended learning’ with the incorporation of more online/remote activities into department’s schemes of learning. Prior to the launch of the National Free School Meals voucher scheme, we also provided our disadvantaged and vulnerable families with financial support by way of supermarket gift cards purchased by the school. This ensured that no student went hungry during the weeks leading up to the Government provision. £5,000.00
Total Budgeted Cost £368,390.00

Planned Expenditure 2020/21
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

Contribution to additional English post

Contribution to additional Science post

Contribution to Academic Coaches

We want to offer outstanding quality teaching to all pupils in order to maximise their academic performance. Additional teaching posts in CORE subjects will result in smaller class populations and more intensive teacher support. The % of PP students achieving Grade 5+ increased significantly in both English and Maths in comparison to the 2018/19 academic year.

English 51% (9-5) +9%

Maths 49% (9-5) +13%

Science 32% (9-5) -3%

Qualified staff, data collected regularly to monitor pupils’ performance, more regular pupil rewards to recognise and incentivise positive attitude to learning. More frequent 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. Regular Pupil Premium meetings between PP Manager/SSM and Academic Coaches in order to ensure that students are receiving appropriate and effective interventions. Senior leadership, Head of departments, £177,817.00
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 individuals and to close the gap for the disadvantaged pupil cohorts. CPD courses are selected which offer a combination of subject knowledge and involve 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). With a whole school PP cohort of 35%, it is critical that all staff are aware and utilise any support that may be available from the PP department in order to support their teaching and to subsequently improve the results obtained by disadvantaged students. Subject courses selected based on analysis of effectiveness, cover staff organised well in advance. Regular communication with HODs to offer support and to highlight any trends in progress identified by the PP department with suggested solutions.

PP procedures communicated to all new staff during induction sessions to educate them about the department and all staff to be sent a copy of the updated PP Staff Guidance document upon commencement of the new academic year.

SLT/ Pupil Premium Manager £500.00
Total budgeted cost £178,317.00
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. With an indisputable correlation between high attendance and attainment/ progress levels, ensuring that pupils are attending school is essential. Barriers preventing some pupils from achieving this to be dismantled by way of intensive support in various forms including mentoring, counselling and coaching. The safeguarding of students is also a consistent fundamental feature of staff’s responsibilities to ensure that pupils are happy and feel safe. Personalised support and assertive mentors assigned for pupils that require the additional support. Attendance discussed weekly with student support managers and attendance managers. Letters/texts sent regarding attendance trends to parents/guardians. Home visits are made to explore barriers so we can support pupils and families in the removal of such obstacles. The department will maintain constant dialogue with Year Leader SSMs in order to expand our ability to identify any specific pupil barriers preventing students from a full and enjoyable school experience with a removal of any pupil disadvantage. SLT £30,059.00
Improve outcomes Revision classes contribution.

Revision materials.

Holiday Revision Classes

The Learning Hub

To provide extra support for all subjects leading in the approach of the GCSE exam season. Academic interventions delivered in either 1:1 or small group format in order to maintain the intensity of the specialist support available to its targeted students. Small group interventions with high qualified staff are known to be effective. These will be used in collaboration with the in-class support provided by Academic Coaches throughout the year. Revision materials will again be purchased, including the provision of essential Revision Guides for students unable to access the finances required to obtain the provision. This resource not only assists students with the learning of course content and improves the quality of teaching in lessons, but also provides an excellent utensil to facilitate independent study and revision. Communication with parents of disadvantaged students helps us to identify which pupils face the barrier of financial difficulty that would otherwise prevent access to such a critical learning resource. This resource evidently proved vital last year, following the significant time students spent away from the classroom as a result of the temporary school closure. This academic year consists of similar challenges as pupils are forced to self-isolate due to COVID-19. The PP department will again support this provision this year as we feel that the resource is an essential strand in the process of supporting pupil attainment and progress. The recent months of lost and impacted learning hours mean that any tools that facilitate learning and revision outside of the classroom are invaluable in our attempts to support our students to ‘catch-up’. The Learning Hub has also been mobilised this year (to adhere to social distancing regulations) to continue to provide a positive learning environment for independent study.

ordinators

PP Manager/PP SSM/Heads of departments/Academic Coaches/Teaching staff £16,365.00

Gain new life skills Duke of Edinburgh Award The Duke of Edinburgh is the world’s leading youth achievement award. Giving students the opportunity to be the best they can be.

Pupils progression increased – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications.

Award delivered by trained staff. We aim to increase the percentage of Pupil Premium and FSM students enrolling on the award moving forward by discussing the benefits of such a scheme during regular PP SSM Mentoring sessions. Although current social distancing restrictions have postponed schemes such as this, the Pupil Premium department will continue to support any disadvantaged students looking to enrol on the award when the current restrictions are lifted. Duke of Edinburgh Staff Delegates
total budgeted cost £146,424.00
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 provide students with the opportunity to develop ‘pupil voice’ and to take ownership with 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. For students within the posts to be able to identify various opportunities to develop and improve school life for all learners at the Academy. Students to go through an application process whereby a new cohort is selected every year. Ambassadors are monitored through pupils signing up to various events/ evenings throughout the year. We will aim to continue 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 £159.00
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
We want to ensure that the full extra-curricular network of opportunities across the academy is available to all disadvantaged students.

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 every pupil at WGA has access to, thus development more rounded and resilient young people.
To engage with staff, parents/guardians and pupils to be able to share thoughts, promote self-esteem and ensure that pupils are engaging holistically in 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. Although the current social distancing regulations have postponed enrichment activities for KS3 students, the department will continue to contribute financial support towards the provision of enjoyable and varied activities designed to develop our pupils holistically, once regulations permit us to reintroduce the facility. Pupil Premium Manager/PP Student Support Manager £3,500.00
Improved outcomes for all students. Contribution to alternative provision.

Inclusion Support SLA

To ensure that any pupil who remains on roll at WGA can access a wholesome curriculum during periods of study at alternative provision centres. As such, pupils will have access to the tools to support their continued learning and progress towards a high standard of academic attainment. Regular communication with Alternative Provision Education settings and regular staff visits to monitor pupil progression and well-being. Travel support delivered to disadvantaged pupils at alternative provisions centres in order to ensure that the Academy continues to support the progress of every pupil on roll at WGA, irrespective of their personal circumstances. Assistant Head teacher/ Student Support Managers £23,500.00
Improved attendance

Improved outcomes.

Attendance rewards

SEN trips

Clubs (LSA staff costs)

SEN Summer Fayre

Monitoring attendance and addressing any issues regarding pupils below satisfactory attendance levels is vital in ensuring that pupil progress does not deteriorate. With a direct correlation between poor attendance and poor Attainment 8/Progress 8, good attendance is vital in ensuring that all pupils attain well. Although attendance GAPS between PP and Non-PP cohorts have seen a continuous trend of improvement over the last three years following more targeted intervention, internal GAPs do remain within the disadavanatged cohorts. Weekly notices about pupil’s attendance. Year leaders meet regularly with the School Attendance Manager. Realistic targets are set for persistently absent pupils to achieve and benefit from Attendance Reward incentives. A persistent, consistent and insistent approach from the PP department regarding the importance of high attendance, with regular rewards for the pupils who demonstrate the standards that are expected by the academy. Termly PP attendance reward schemes, offering short-term and long-term rewards for pupils to acknowledge achievement of personal milestones, to continue this year. Year Leader/ Attendance Manager

SENCO/PP Manager/PP SSM

£1,500.00
Improved attendance

Improved outcomes.

Travel expenses and uniform.

Equipment

Various staff members across the academy, including Year leaders and SENCo make frequent requests for bus passes and uniform for identified vulnerable students. These types of intervention are implemented in order to support these students in improving their attendance and independence, with subsequent increased progress seen as a result. The PP department understands the challenges that some of our disadvantaged students face in the form of the school commute. The department will continue to purchase bus passes for students to prevent any damaging impact on attendance and punctuality. With an indisputable correlation between student attendance and attainment, supporting disadvantaged students in achieving high levels of attendance will continue to remain one of the department’s highest priorities. The department also recognises the financial challenges that many of our pupils and families face, particularly during the current circumstances. Parent/Student surveys regularly directed towards disadvantaged pupils and their families enable us to identify any areas of need that develop as we move through the academic year. We will therefore continue to assist pupils by way of financial support for fundamental school requirements including uniform, equipment and kit. Year Leaders/ SENCO/ Pupil Premium Manager £3,000
Improved Outcomes Improved welfare of pupils and their families

Financial support ICT equipment

Numerous hours of lost teaching, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, have and will continue to impact the progress of our disadvantaged pupils. Schemes of work have been adjusted to incorporate more online learning features, to support the transition of the academy back to full capacity. Many students have and will continue to miss further periods of education as a result of having to self-isolate. This provision ensures that no disadvantaged student is unable to access the curriculum effectively when having to independently study at home. We will continue to provide ICT equipment for pupils to allow them to access software and homework that require IT access. These ICT provisions have proven and will continue to prove essential as the Academy transitions through the unpredictable public health circumstances. With this support in place, disadvantaged students will have the ability to access all online homework tasks as well as the ability to engage with any enforced periods of remote learning, thus minimising the disruption to student progress. Parent/Pupil surveys throughout the year will ensure that any lack of access is identified and addressed accordingly. PP Manager /

Pupil Premium Manager/PP Student Support Manager/IT Technicians

£4,000.00
Improved attendance

Improved outcomes.

Travel expenses and uniform.

Equipment

Various staff members across the academy, including Year leaders and SENCo make frequent requests for bus passes and uniform for identified vulnerable students. These types of intervention are implemented in order to support these students in improving their attendance and independence, with subsequent increased progress seen as a result. The PP department understands the challenges that some of our disadvantaged students face in the form of the school commute. The department will continue to purchase bus passes for students to prevent any damaging impact on attendance and punctuality. With an indisputable correlation between student attendance and attainment, supporting disadvantaged students in achieving high levels of attendance will continue to remain one of the department’s highest priorities. The department also recognises the financial challenges that many of our pupils and families face, particularly during the current circumstances. Parent/Student surveys regularly directed towards disadvantaged pupils and their families enable us to identify any areas of need that develop as we move through the academic year. We will therefore continue to assist pupils by way of financial support for fundamental school requirements including uniform, equipment and kit. Year Leaders/ SENCO/ Pupil Premium Manager £3,000
Improved Outcomes Improved Progress in English, Maths and Science. Improved attendance and behaviour The Learning Hub Sam Learning MathsWatch Bedrock

Seneca

(E-Learning Provision)

With an irrefutable correlation between the number of online study hours and pupil attainment & progress, the Pupil Premium department continues to value online learning challenges for disadvantaged pupils. As in previous years, the PP Academic Coaches will select cohorts of Pupil Premium students in all year groups to target with digital learning support. Students can earn termly prizes in recognition for their participation in additional independent study. By targeting KS3 students with this type of support, we feel that it helps students to build good learning habits early on in their secondary school career. 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 HODs/Year Leaders 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 support sessions via a variety of academy channels to continue the increase of participation amongst the disadvantaged pupil cohorts. The Learning Hub has been mobilised this year in order to remain accessible during the current restrictions. PP Manager/PP SSM/

PP Subject Co-coordinators / Academic Coaches

£2,000.00
Total budgeted cost £362,900.00