Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2015-16

Context

The aim of the government’s pupil premium is to raise achievement amongst disadvantaged children. The pupil premium will provide additional funding for disadvantaged pupils to ensure they benefit from the same educational opportunities as pupils from wealthier families. The pupil premium has a number of wider aims:

·         To increase social mobility

·         To enable more students from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to the top universities

·         To reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools per FSM student in the last 6 years (‘Ever 6’), and Looked After Children. It is for schools to decide how to spend it, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

 

Aim

The main focus of King Solomon High School’s spending of Pupil Premium is to improve outcomes for our most vulnerable pupils and therefore narrow the gap between students on FSM and the rest of the school.

·         We ensure teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.

·         We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups.

·         In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.

·         We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

·         Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis, which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

“The pupil premium catch-up premium is well used to drive the progress of these groups through dedicated extra sessions outside lessons which focus on pupils’ individual needs” – OFSTED 2016

“Disadvantaged pupils gained better grades than their peers in school last year and made very good progress” - OFSTED 2016

 

Impact to date

·         The gap between the percentage of year 11 GCSE students eligible to receive pupil premium funding and non-pupil premium students gaining 5A*-C including English and Maths narrowed from -22% in 2014 to +3% in 2015. In 2016 the gap has widened somewhat to -16% however this is an in school gap and both pupil premium students and non-pupil premium students attainment and progress were well above national average.

·         In 2015, 59% of the 35 Year 11 GCSE students eligible to receive pupil premium funding achieved 5A*-C including English and Maths at GCSE against 56% of non-pupil premium students. In 2016, 65% of the 40 Year 11 GCSE students eligible to receive pupil premium funding achieved 5A*-C including English and Maths at GCSE against 82% of non-pupil premium students.

·         91.2% of pupil premium students made expected progress in English against 97.9% of non-pupil premium students.

·         The gap in expected progress in Maths narrowed from – 30.8% in 2014 to -12.5% in 2015. In 2016, 75.8% of Pupil Premium students made expected progress in Maths against 87.1% of non-Pupil Premium students; a difference of -11.3%.

·         In 2015 Pupil Premium students achieved significantly positive results in Maths and English compared with national figures. We are currently waiting for the national 2016 figures to be released.

 

Overview of the School & Funding 2015-16

Total Number of Pupils on Roll

793

Total Number of Pupil Premium Pupils

Ever 6

Amount of Funding Received per Ever 6 Pupil

£935

Of which: Children Looked After (CLA)

1

Amount of Funding Received per CLA Pupil

£935

Of which: Service Family Pupils

0

Amount of Funding Received per Service Family Pupil

0

Total Amount of Funding Received

£223,615


Year Group

Cohort Size

Ever 6 Pupils

% of Pupil Premium

Students

7

179

67

37%

8

180

56

31%

9

138

31

13%

10

146

43

29%

11

152

42

27%

Whole School

793

239

30%

 

Spend

Kantor King Solomon High School recognises the importance of using Pupil Premium funding to support students through both a range of Curriculum/Academic and Pastoral support. We believe that a balance of academic and pastoral interventions is essential in closing the gap between those students who are FSM and the rest of the school.

Intervention

 

Academic

Focus

 

Cost

 

Impact

KS4 Study room

Teacher appointed to run the KS4 study room whereby students can be withdrawn from subjects to receive additional English and Maths support

£20,219

Specialised teachers were used to target specific students on a one to one basis. 100% of students achieved A*-C in English or Maths

Increase in timetabled English and Maths lesson

Provision includes the following:

1.      Numeracy support years 7, 8 & 9

2.      Year 7 reading program

3.      Writing workshop

4.      Literacy support years 7, 8 & 9

5.      English and maths interventions run by our HLTA’s consisting of small groups of 3-4 students.

 

£74,534

This has allowed for smaller classes size which meant more targeted support for students. There has been an improvement in GCSE A*-C% as well as progress made across year groups (please see data above)

6TH Form Tutoring

Sixth form mentors provide one to one tuition for FSM pupils that are underachieving. Tuition is provided for a range of subjects depending on the need of each individual pupil.

 

£4725

Mentoring with 6th formers has meant that students feel more confident with exam technique. School data shows academic progress for students that attended this intervention with over 60% making above expected progress.

Support for education experience/enrichment

The school provides opportunities for pupils to take part in a range of artistic, cultural, speaking, dramatic, musical, mathematical, scientific and religious activities. Financial support is given to ensure that all pupils have access to a broad range of educational experiences.

£9,000

Providing materials for students has led to improves in academic achievement. For example, there has been increase in the number of students taking Drama for GCSE as students have attended theatre trip which has developed their interest in studying the subject.

Career, Education, Information Advice Guidance

Bought in careers support and guidance to ensure students

£2561

As a result of the student interviews students were given an individual appointment with a careers advisor (Prospects) and given advice on future prospects. Students feel more self-assured in making their subject choices for A-level and GCSE.

G&T Programme

Programme put in place to target PP students that are also HAP

£2561

100% attendance to all provisions provided. All students making at least expected progress.

All students achieve at least 5 A*-C

Pastoral

Focus

 

Cost

 

Impact

Attendance management support  and interventions

Interventions put in place e.g. operation flying squad to improve the attendance of our most vulnerable students. AHOY monitor this on a weekly basis and report directly to HOY. Interventions are then put in place to improve attendance.

£27,767

Attendance percentage has improved greatly. The percentage for July 2016 is 95.2% an increasing 3 year trend. Attendance is also higher than national average. This has clear links with students attainment and has contributed towards the increase in student achieving 5A8-C with English and Maths.

Personal development, behaviour and welfare support

Behaviour management and guidance for students provided by HOY/ Pastoral outreach manager which aims to minimise school exclusion, reduce the number of detention and raise standards

 

£28,866

Behaviour across the school has improved. The number of detention, exclusions and fix term exclusions has all decreased. According to the recent student survey 97% of students feel supported by the pastoral team and 94% feel behaviour in their lessons has improved.

Inclusion Support

King Solomon has allocated significant resources to promote inclusion. Examples include: -FSM mentors, The Sanctuary, Intervention classes, holiday revision sessions, inclusion open days and events and alternative provision.

 

£93,554

All PP students took part in student interviews so that they could outline their issues and concerns. Mentors were requested and assigned to students. Extra revisions sessions were provided as requested by student’s A specific y11 homework club were also set up as a result of the feedback from interviews.

Social Skills group

Programme to help improve social skills of specific students. Focus on attitude to learning

£2561

Students have developed a number of life-skills to help them become more independent. Attitudes to learning have greatly improved with a decrease in detentions.

Norwood Counselling Service

To provide counselling services to students

£15,000

Attendance, behaviour and attitude towards learning of students who have received this service improved. Feedback form counsellors suggest that their emotional well-being has improved.

Hardship Fund

A contributory portion, or all, of the cost for certain students taking part in school trips.

£1,500

Students were provided with a % off the cost of the trip.

 

Kantor King Solomon Pupil Premium Planned Spend 2016-2017

Overview of the School & Funding 2016-17

Total Number of Pupils on Roll

793

Total Number of Pupil Premium Pupils

218

Amount of Funding Received per Ever 6 Pupil

£935

Of which: Children Looked After (CLA)

1

Amount of Funding Received per CLA Pupil

£935

Of which: Service Family Pupils

0

Amount of Funding Received per Service Family Pupil

0

Total Amount of Funding Received

£205,730


Year Group

Cohort Size

Ever 6 Pupils

% of Pupil Premium

Students

7

145

45

31%

8

177

54

31%

9

177

50

28%

10

143

33

23%

11

151

36

24%

Whole School

793

218

27%

 

Provision 2016-17

Listed below are examples of the initiatives we use to close the gap. Many of which are paid for by our pupil premium funding:

Throughout the year we will demonstrate impact of the below interventions as per the above table that evidences the impact of the 2015-16 spend.

Breakdown of allocation for 2016-17

 

Cost (£)

KS4 Study Room/ASDAN/Catch-up/Lit/Num Entry Level Courses

£20,219

6th Form Tutoring

£4725

Support for education experience/enrichment

£9,000

Careers, Education, Information Advice and Guidance

£2561

G&T Programme

£2561

Attendance management, support and intervention

£27,767

Personal development, behaviour and welfare support

£28,866

Inclusion Support

£93,554

Social Skills group

£2561

Norwood Counselling Service

£15,000

Hardship Fund

£1,500

Motivational Speakers and Mentors

£2,000

Drama Workshops

£2000

 

 

 

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Contact: Mrs McKenzie
Kantor King Solomon High School
Forest Road, Ilford
Essex IG6 3HB
T: 020 8498 1300
F: 020 8498 1333
E: info@kshsonline.com
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